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Tax Payment Options and Information

Tax Forms
Find prior year tax forms here.

Where to File Your Taxes
This is a listing of addresses for mailing tax payments.

Tax Filing Tips
These tips may be useful for filing your business taxes. Refer to these tips for general information.

Tax FAQs
Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions of the Revenue Department.

Payment and Filing Options

How can I pay my Philadelphia Taxes?
The City of Philadelphia accepts tax payments online, by mail, or in-person. We accept:

Check or Money Order

  • Accepted for all tax types
  • Make checks payable to “City of Philadelphia”
  • Returned checks will be subject to a fee, in addition to interest and penalties for late payment.
  • Click here for the list of mailing addresses. The mailing address is different for each tax type. Be sure to enclose your payment coupon with check or money order. If you do not have a payment coupon, you can print a coupon from our website here. Please write your account number on the check or money order.
  • Can be paid in-person at the Municipal Services Building, Northeast Satellite Office, and North Philadelphia Satellite Office. Click here for address and hours.

Credit Card

  • Accepted for Business Income and Receipts Tax, Net Profits Tax, School Income Tax, and Annual Wage Tax Reconciliation online.
  • Accepted for the Real Estate Tax, after accepting the Terms of Use, online or by calling 1- 877-309-3710.
  • Credit card payments are subject to a 2.49% processing fee.
  • Cashiers at the Center City, Northeast, and North Philadelphia Offices cannot accept credit card payments.


E-Check

  • Accepted for Business Privilege Tax, Net Profits Tax, School Income Tax, and Annual Wage Tax Reconciliation online.
  • Accepted for the Real Estate Tax, after accepting the Terms of Use, online.
  • E-Check payments are subject to a $1.50 processing fee for transactions up to $10,000 and a $12.00 processing fee for transactions greater than $10,000.

Electronic Funds Transfer

  • Accepted for all tax types.
  • Transfer payment directly from your bank account. There is no processing fee – it’s free!
  • Requires application before first payment.
  • There are 2 options:
    • ACH Debit: To allow the City to debit your account, complete this application. Payments can be initiated via a touch-tone or operator assisted phone call.
    • ACH Credit: To allow your bank to credit the City’s account, complete this application. You will need to contact your bank to direct them to debit your bank account and credit the City of Philadelphia’s bank account.
    • EFT payments are not accepted online. For more information about the EFT options, click here.

Cash

  • Accepted for all tax types.
  • A payment coupon is required. You can print a payment coupon here.
  • Only accepted at the Municipal Services Building:1401 J.F.K. Boulevard
    Cashiering – Public Services Concourse
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    8:00 am to 5:30 pm – Monday through Friday

What if I cannot pay in full?
If you are unable to pay your tax bill in full:

  • Immediately contact us so we can help you meet your tax obligations with a payment plan.
  • File your tax return anyway, if one is required
  • Pay what you can

The Department of Revenue normally requires a down payment of 25% with the balance to be paid in equal monthly installments over up to 24 months.

The Department does have a special payment plan available for Real Estate Taxes. If we do not hear from you, we must assume that you refuse to pay, and we must carry out our responsibility to enforce collection of your tax obligation.

What happens if I refuse to pay or don’t make a payment arrangement with the City?
You will be charged interest and penalties for late payments, as well as face a $5,000 fine for failure to file required tax returns.

The City will attempt to contact you to provide you with the opportunity to pay voluntarily. If you do not cooperate, the City can take more aggressive actions, including:

  • Referring your account to a collection agency.
  • Seizing your real estate and other property.
  • Revoking or denying business licenses.
  • Seeking criminal prosecution that can result in up to 7 years in jail.