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Tax Resources

General information about City taxes and tax services.

Workforce Skills Training

Now that you have a business, you need reliable employees to support your growth and ease your workload. Take advantage of these resources that can help you recruit, train, and retain good workers.

Building Your Workforce

To help build your workforce, there are a wide range of resources that will help you strengthen your professional network and find the right people for the job.

Workforce Incentives

As an employer you may be eligible for state and city programs that provide tax credits, grants and other incentives for businesses that create jobs and/or help people transition back into the workforce

Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance

The Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance is intended to encourage the hiring of qualified ex-offenders through the reduction of the potential for discrimination. It is also known as "Ban the Box".

Have a Recycling Plan

All commercial properties receiving private or city waste collection must complete the Commercial Solid Waste and Recycling Plan.

Turning on Water Service

Water and sewer service in the city of Philadelphia is operated by Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). Billing for water use and services is regulated by the Water Revenue Bureau, which is a division of the Philadelphia Revenue Bureau.

Purchasing a Business

When buying or transferring a business, many of the same considerations apply as in starting a new business.

Financing Types

So you’ve tapped the bank – including your piggy bank – and you still need funds for your startup? Don’t worry. There are many avenues yet to explore.