Business Income and Receipts Tax
Note: The Business Privilege Tax is now called the Business Income and Receipts Tax
Every individual, partnership, association and corporation engaged in a business, profession or other activity for profit within the City of Philadelphia must file a Business Income and Receipts Tax Return, whether or not they earned a profit during the preceding year. Rental activities are usually considered business activities.
Every estate or trust, (whether the fiduciary is an individual or a corporation) must file a Business Income and Receipts Tax Return if the estate or trust is engaged in any business or activity for profit within the City of Philadelphia. The Business Income and Receipts Tax is based on both gross receipts and net income. Both parts must be filed.
How to File
Contact the Department of Revenue
New businesses that employ six people or more within the first two years of operations may qualify for an exemption of the Business Income and Receipts Tax. Learn more about Jump Start Philadelphia.