CCATO to Provide Testimony at the PA House Finance Committee Hearing on the Collection of the Philadelphia Non-Resident Wage Tax under the Sterling Act

CCATO President Ernie Holling has been invited to present testimony on the impacts of the collection of non-resident Philadelphia wage tax under the Sterling Act on Chester County municipalities. The PA House Finance Committee hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2016 beginning at 1:00 PM at the Bensalem Township Municipal Building, located at 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020. 

Revenue lost to Chester County municipalities in 2014 totaled $4,800,357 with additional revenue lost by school districts. CCATO has been working with our counterparts in Bucks, Montgomery, and Delaware County's in an effort to amend the Sterling Act of 1932 in order to mitigate or reduce this lost revenue. If your municipality has not done so as of yet, please consider adopting a resolution in support of amending the Sterling Act and sending it to To date (July 24, 2016) twenty one (21) Chester County municipalities have adopted a resolution of support. Resource materials, currently proposed legislation, and resolution templates can be found and reviewed at our website located at

CCATO will update our membership on the progress of these efforts. Thank you for your support! 

Thank you to the following municipalities for adopting and sending resolutions of support for amending the Sterling Act. If your governing body has recently adopted a resolution in support of this effort please email to  

Caln Township
East Bradford Township
East Caln Township
East Goshen Township
East Vincent Township
East Whiteland Township
Lower Oxford Township
Newlin Township
New London Township
North Coventry Township
Penn Township
Phoenixville Borough
Upper Uwchlan Township
Uwchlan Township
Valley Township
West Brandywine Township
West Caln Township
West Nantmeal Township
West Pikeland Township
West Sadsbury Township   
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