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.
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)
Net Profits Tax
School Income Tax (SIT)
Phase two – October 2022
Real Estate Tax
Use and Occupancy Tax
Realty Transfer Tax
Valet Parking Tax
Vehicle Rental Tax
Outdoor Advertising Tax
Commercial Trash 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 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