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A Resolution of the Governing Board of Bolivar Borough of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania, Authorizing, Empowering, and Directing the Proper Officers of the Governing Board to Appoint A Liaison Between it and Berkheimer, the Duly Appointed Collector of Earned Income Tax for the Tax Collection District, for the Express Purpose of Sharing Confidential Tax Information with the District for Official Purposes.
Whereas, The Local Tax Enabling Act ("LTEA") authorizes certain political subdivisions to levy, assess and collect a tax on salaries, wages, commission, compensation and earned income of individuals as therein with more particularity specified, generally and hereinafter referred to as the "Earned Income Tax"
Whereas, Bolivar Borough of Westmoreland County, has entered into contractual agreement with Berkheimer of Banger Pennsylvania, whereby and where under Client appointed Berkheimer to collect Earned Income Tax and,
Whereas, said LTEA specifically mandates that any information gained by the appointed tax officer, his agents or by any other official or agent of the taxing district, as a result of any declarations, returns, investigations, hearings or verifications required or authorized by the taxing municipality's ordinance or resolution, be kept confidential, except for official purposes, and
Whereas, any person who divulges any information which is confidential under the provisions of any ordinance or resolution, upon conviction may be subject to fines and / or imprisonment, upon conviction and dismissal from office or discharge from employment and,
Whereas, Berkheimer requires passage of a resolution by the governing body of Bolivar Borough, Westmoreland County specifying that said confidential information is needed for official purposes and absolving Berkheimer from any liability in connection with the release of said confidential information.
Now, therefore by it resolved that
1. The Bolivar Borough of Westmoreland County, hereby Appoints Patricia Betts, Treasurer as its authorized representative to make requests upon and receive any and all tax information and records from Berkheimer, relative to collection of taxes for the Taxing authorities within the Westmoreland Tax Collection district, as desired and deemed necessary, to be used for official and
2. Berkheimer is hereby directed to provide and / or transmit any and all tax information and records, or any portion thereof, relating to the collection of taxes
for the taxing authorities within the Bolivar Borough, of Westmoreland County, upon request, to Patricia Betts, Treasurer as the authorized contact representative for it.
3. Bolivar Borough of Westmoreland County hereby save harmless, indemnifies and / or absolves Berkheimer from and against any and all liability in connection with the release of said confidential information.
Resolved, Enacted and Adopted at a meeting held on the 5th day of April 2012.
President of Council
Vice President, council
Dan Short, Jr
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