A person, business, or corporation that provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract or within a verbal agreement are generally considered self-employed and file a 1099 with the IRS.
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.
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.
If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.
The Business Income & Receipts Tax (BIRT) is based on both gross receipts and net income. Both parts must be ﬁled. This is a completely separate tax from the Net Profits Tax.
Certain professionals and businesses require a license and state credential to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
While you are not required to register your mark, there are certain advantages to owning a federal Trademark registration.
This license is required for any distributor, distribution business, or person, who distributes commercial handbills on sidewalks, in public places, or door-to-door.