2022 Mailing of 2021 Form 531 Local Earned Income and Net Profits Tax Return

The form and instructions that will be mailed can be printed from the Individual Tax Forms link at left.

As in prior years, the FCATB will be mailing the 2021 Form 531 Local Earned Income and Net Profits Tax Return and related instructions to the taxpayers of the member political subdivisions who 1) have filed with the FCATB in the prior year(s), 2) have had local income tax remitted on their behalf to the FCATB by their employers or another tax office, or 3) have filed 2021 estimated payments with the FCATB.  While the mailing was planned for mid-January, our production vendors have experienced supply chain issues delaying the mailing.  At this time, we anticipate that the forms will be mailed the week of February 21, 2022.

~ No Mailing Labels Enclosed with the Forms ~

Due to supply chain issues, the mailing labels for submitting 2021 tax returns were not available for enclosure with the forms.  The FCATB Board voted on 1/27/2022 to send the forms out without the labels rather than delay the mailing further.  Therefore, to help us process returns more efficiently, please legibly indicate one of the following on your envelope prior to submitting your filing to 443 Stanley Ave, Chambersburg PA 17201-3600.

Refund                               Indicate Refund if an individual filer or either spouse has a refund.

Payment                            Indicate Payment if an individual filer or one spouse has a payment while the other spouse has no payment/no refund.

No Payment/No Refund   Indicate No Payment / No Refund if an individual or both spouses do not have a refund or payment.


2021 Earned Income Tax Filing Deadline

The Franklin County Area Tax Bureau (FCATB) generally follows the decisions of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (PA DoR) regarding the personal income tax filing deadline.  While the usual tax return filing deadline is April 15, the deadline to file the 2021 Personal Income Tax Return is April 18, 2022 per the PA-40IN 2021 Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax Return Instructions which can be found at  https://www.revenue.pa.gov/FormsandPublications/FormsforIndividuals/PIT/Pages/default.aspx# under 2021 Personal Income Tax Forms.  

Since the FCATB 2021 Individual Form 531 Local Earned Income and Net Profits Tax Return and related instructions were due to production well in advance of the PA DoR publishing its due date in the documents at the above-referenced website, the FCATB issued its form with a due date of April 15, 2022 but will process returns in accord with the PA DoR deadline.


COVID-19 Precautions

 To allow for social distancing, a maximum of three customers will be allowed in the lobby area at one time.  

While waiting for or receiving counter service, please adhere to the following:

  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other individuals.
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a sleeve or elbow. 
  • Wear a mask as required per any posting on front door. 

Service at FCATB*

Drop Box*

Taxpayers may drop off tax returns and associated documentation and other correspondence in our drop box provided outside of our entry.  If you wish to make a cash payment, please DO NOT utilize the drop box for remittance and use the drive-thru or counter instead.

Drive-Thru Service*

Taxpayers may utilize the drive-thru at the right side of the building as you face the building from 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.

Counter Service*

The Franklin County Area Tax Bureau provides counter service to the general public as follows:

Day Open   Close
Monday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday*: 8:00am - 4:00pm

* FCATB is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and certain holidays, and summer Fridays.  Please refer to the schedule at the Office Closures link at the left.


About the Franklin County Area Tax Bureau
Franklin County Area Tax Bureau is a jointly operated local government tax collection agency located in Chambersburg Pennsylvania. The tax office was formed in 1975 to provide cost savings and efficiency in collecting local earned income and local services taxes. We have grown from our original membership of one school district and four municipalities in 1975 to the current membership of five school districts and twenty municipalities.

443 Stanley Avenue, Chambersburg PA 17201
Fax: (717) 263-4563
Telephone: (717) 263-5141