Pennsylvania - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 25, 2019 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance

County 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Adams County

1,538

1,806

1,903

2,122

2,156

Allegheny County

1,372

1,611

1,698

1,893

1,924

Armstrong County

1,168

1,372

1,446

1,612

1,638

Beaver County

1,264

1,484

1,564

1,744

1,772

Bedford County

1,152

1,353

1,426

1,590

1,616

Berks County

1,504

1,767

1,862

2,076

2,110

Blair County

1,165

1,368

1,442

1,608

1,634

Bradford County

1,222

1,435

1,512

1,686

1,713

Bucks County

1,997

2,345

2,471

2,755

2,800

Butler County

1,488

1,748

1,842

2,054

2,087

Cambria County

1,117

1,312

1,383

1,542

1,567

Cameron County

1,061

1,246

1,313

1,464

1,488

Carbon County

1,351

1,587

1,672

1,864

1,894

Centre County

1,527

1,794

1,890

2,107

2,141

Chester County

2,104

2,471

2,604

2,903

2,950

Clarion County

1,085

1,275

1,343

1,497

1,522

Clearfield County

1,084

1,274

1,342

1,496

1,520

Clinton County

1,210

1,421

1,497

1,669

1,696

Columbia County

1,248

1,465

1,544

1,722

1,749

Crawford County

1,155

1,356

1,429

1,593

1,619

Cumberland County

1,498

1,759

1,854

2,067

2,101

Dauphin County

1,421

1,669

1,759

1,961

1,993

Delaware County

1,801

2,115

2,229

2,485

2,525

Elk County

1,052

1,236

1,302

1,452

1,475

Erie County

1,234

1,449

1,527

1,703

1,730

Fayette County

1,098

1,290

1,359

1,515

1,540

Forest County

932

1,095

1,154

1,287

1,307

Franklin County

1,397

1,641

1,729

1,928

1,959

Fulton County

1,260

1,480

1,560

1,739

1,767

Greene County

1,117

1,312

1,383

1,542

1,567

Huntingdon County

1,172

1,377

1,451

1,618

1,644

Indiana County

1,205

1,415

1,491

1,662

1,689

Jefferson County

1,077

1,265

1,333

1,486

1,510

Juniata County

1,201

1,411

1,487

1,658

1,685

Lackawanna County

1,362

1,600

1,686

1,880

1,910

Lancaster County

1,504

1,766

1,861

2,075

2,109

Lawrence County

1,179

1,385

1,459

1,627

1,653

Lebanon County

1,395

1,638

1,726

1,924

1,956

Lehigh County

1,590

1,868

1,968

2,194

2,230

Luzerne County

1,284

1,508

1,589

1,772

1,800

Lycoming County

1,267

1,488

1,568

1,748

1,777

McKean County

1,035

1,216

1,281

1,428

1,451

Mercer County

1,164

1,367

1,440

1,606

1,632

Mifflin County

1,159

1,362

1,435

1,600

1,626

Monroe County

1,675

1,967

2,073

2,311

2,349

Montgomery County

1,942

2,281

2,404

2,680

2,724

Montour County

1,367

1,606

1,692

1,887

1,917

Northampton County

1,657

1,946

2,051

2,287

2,324

Northumberland County

1,176

1,381

1,455

1,622

1,649

Perry County

1,380

1,621

1,708

1,904

1,935

Philadelphia County

1,314

1,543

1,626

1,813

1,842

Pike County

1,528

1,795

1,891

2,108

2,143

Potter County

1,134

1,331

1,403

1,564

1,590

Schuylkill County

1,202

1,412

1,488

1,659

1,686

Snyder County

1,268

1,489

1,569

1,749

1,778

Somerset County

1,149

1,349

1,422

1,586

1,611

Sullivan County

1,229

1,443

1,521

1,696

1,723

Susquehanna County

1,272

1,494

1,574

1,755

1,783

Tioga County

1,273

1,495

1,575

1,756

1,784

Union County

1,387

1,629

1,717

1,914

1,945

Venango County

1,048

1,231

1,297

1,446

1,470

Warren County

1,063

1,248

1,315

1,466

1,490

Washington County

1,347

1,582

1,667

1,859

1,889

Wayne County

1,378

1,619

1,706

1,902

1,933

Westmoreland County

1,268

1,489

1,569

1,749

1,778

Wyoming County

1,327

1,558

1,642

1,831

1,860

York County

1,514

1,778

1,874

2,090

2,123


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