The Local Services Tax (LST Tax) of $10.00 will increase to $52.00 for each employee working at a business located in West Mead Township, effective January 1, 2019. In previous years, this tax was known as the Occupational Tax and the entire amount of $10.00 was normally withheld from each employees paycheck at one time, usually at the beginning of the year or whenever hired by the business. Beginning in 2019, that tax will be replaced with the LST Tax and $1.00 per week will be withheld from each employees paycheck so that over the course of a year, the total tax will be $52.00. There is an exemption for anyone earning under $12,000.00 per year. Berkheimer Inc. will continue to collect this tax from the employer on the employees behalf.