Here are the deadlines for significant events in the changeover from local receivers of taxes to a countywide system to collect earned income taxes:

• By Sept. 15 — Mercer County entities that levy wage taxes name a delegate and two alternate delegates to the Mercer Tax Collection Committee, the governing body that will decide how to collect wage taxes. The chairman of Mercer County commissioners or a designee sets the first meeting of the Mercer Tax Collection Committee.

• By Nov. 15 — The committee holds its first meeting. The county government’s designee will chair the meeting, which will end the county government’s involvement unless the committee appoints the county to be tax officer.

• By April 15, 2010 — The Mercer Tax Collection Committee adopts bylaws.

• By June 1, 2010 — The committee appoints an appeals board to address appeals of the decisions of the tax officer, who will collect the tax and pay it out to school districts and municipalities.

• By Sept. 15, 2010 — The committee appoints a tax officer.

• Jan. 1, 2012 — The tax officer collects all wage taxes starting on this date.

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