Contractor and Permit Requirements
The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.
Parts of a Business Plan
Whether you are starting a pizza shop or a plumbing business, a flower shop or a factory, you need a solid plan.
Deciding Your Ownership Structure
Learn about the different ownership structures - Sole proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC). They all have distinct tax implications.
Register a Trademark
While you are not required to register your mark, there are certain advantages to owning a federal Trademark registration.
Certificate of Occupancy
A Certificate of Occupancy is required as a condition of a change in the use and occupancy of a space in accordance with the International Building Code. Certificates of Occupancy are also required for all new construction and building additions.
Handbill Distribution License
This license is required for any distributor, distribution business, or person, who distributes commercial handbills on sidewalks, in public places, or door-to-door.
Dumpsters in the public right of way require an annual, renewable license from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
The City Wage Tax is a tax on salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation paid to an employee employed by or rendering services to an employer. Generally, individual employees of Pennsylvania companies will find that the employer deducts Wage Tax from their pay, since this is required by law.
Net Profits Tax
The Net Profits Tax (NPT) is levied on the net profits from the operation of a trade, business, profession, enterprise or other activity.