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Radio, Television and Recording Studio Services

Facilities where audio programs are produced, sound recording and mixing occur, video productions take place, either for the recording of live television to video tape, or broadcast, or for the acquisition of raw footage for post-production.

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Obtain a Business Income and Receipts Tax ID

Every individual, partnership, association and corporation doing business in Philadelphia must file a Business Income and Receipts Tax Return in whether or not they earned a profit during the preceding year. Rental activities are usually considered business activities.

Obtain an Activity License

An Activity License is required for all businesses and non-profits operating in Philadelphia. This includes businesses that are located outside the city limits but do some or all of their business activity in the City.

Zoning and Use

The Philadelphia Zoning Code regulates development within the city. Zoning regulations govern land use, the height and size of buildings, population density, parking requirements, signage placement and the character of development on private property, and property uses.

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Special Assembly Occupancy License

This license is required for restaurants, bars, catering halls, night clubs and other gathering places with dancing and a lawful occupancy of over 50 people. Theatres with fixed seating do not need this license.

Use & Occupancy Tax

The Business Use and Occupancy Tax is a levy on the business, trade or other commercial use and occupancy of real estate located in Philadelphia.