In fall 2021, Philadelphia taxpayers will start using a new website, the Philadelphia Tax Center, to file and pay City taxes electronically. This change is part of a two-phase process to replace their tax system of record. The new system will allow the Department of Revenue to provide individuals with better customer service.
Starting in November, you can start using the new website. The site is the best way to pay, file, and amend business taxes for 2015 and later. Eventually, you will find all our taxes and online services on the site.
In phase one (Nov. 2021), you can:
- File and pay Philadelphia’s central business taxes.
- Open and close accounts.
- Request refunds.
- Apply for payment agreements and tax credit programs.
- Send secure messages to our service representatives.
City account numbers are going from 7 digits to 10 digits (adding three 0’s in the front). Existing city accounts must create a username and password to access the Philadelphia Tax Center.
Phase one – November 2021
- Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT)
- Wage Tax
- Net Profits Tax
- Earnings Tax
- School Income Tax (SIT)
- Liquor Tax
- Beverage Tax
- Tobacco Tax
Phase two – October 2022
- Real Estate Tax
- Use and Occupancy Tax
- Realty Transfer Tax
- Hospital Tax
- Parking Tax
- Valet Parking Tax
- Hotel Tax
- Amusement Tax
- Coin-operated Tax
- Vehicle Rental Tax
- Outdoor Advertising Tax
- Commercial Trash Fees
- Police Fees
- Agency Receivable Fees
The new site will include many features that were unavailable previously, including self-service options. Also, some existing online services will be easier to understand and complete. The Philadelphia Tax Center allows you to:
Share secure communication
- Send and receive secure messages from Revenue representatives.
- See all letters you received from Revenue from November 2021 on.
- Respond online to a letter you received in the mail.
- Upload any audit documents.
Apply for programs and submit requests
- Apply for a payment agreement.
- Apply for business tax credits.
- Request refunds.
- Request a waiver of interest and penalty.
- Upload W-2s and 1099s.
View and manage your account(s)
- From a single dashboard, view account balances, overdue returns, and payments.
- Give access to accounts to your accountant or other users.
- Manage your account details, including your name and address.
For more information, visit www.phila.gov/guides/philadelphia-tax-center