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February 16, 2008

Sharon income tax forms can be found on Web site

SHARON — Some Sharon residents have been looking for forms to file their local income taxes. And this year, there’s no city employee to help them because council outsourced the wage tax office.

City Treasurer Diane Thut Thursday told council a lot of people have come to the city building looking for forms and some didn’t even realize the tax office no longer exists.

“I don’t know what to tell the people anymore,” Mrs. Thut said.

In June, council hired Central Tax Bureau of Pennsylvania, or CENTAX, to collect the city’s wage taxes. Mayor Bob Lucas vetoed the plan, but council overrode him.

Forms are available from the company’s Web site,, which is linked from the city’s site at CENTAX’s office is in Ellwood City.

But some residents don’t have computers, Mrs. Thut noted.

“You’d be surprised the people here that don’t,” she said.

Mrs. Thut said she has downloaded the tax form from CENTAX’s Web site and made copies for people and will continue to do so.

“Being they are working for us and we’re paying them, they should’ve provided forms here,” Mrs. Thut said.

Someone in the audience at council’s workshop suggested council ask CENTAX to reimburse the cost of making copies.

CENTAX has had problems extracting the city’s records from the antiquated computer format used before the city got new software last month.

“Part of the problem is that our data was in disarray,” council President Victor Heutsche said.

Heutsche said he didn’t think CENTAX anticipated that, so he was “not going to be too quick to point the finger at them.”

Lucas said city employees have been “very cooperative” with the company and said Sharon City School District lent CENTAX a truck to move records to its office in Lawrence County.

Contact CENTAX at 724-752-3350 or 800-569-6704 or visit

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