Philadelphia launches tax amnesty program

    The city of Philadelphia is waiving all penalties and half the interest due on eligible delinquent tax bills. The city’s tax amnesty program includes all levies except sales, hospital and some hotel taxes.

    Today is a good day for Philadelphians who owe taxes to the city.

    The city of Philadelphia is waiving all penalties and half the interest due on eligible delinquent tax bills. The city’s tax amnesty program includes all levies except sales, hospital and some hotel taxes.

    Philadelphia Revenue Commissioner Keith Richardson says the program makes sense for the city and for tax delinquents.

    “With the economic climate that we’ve been experiencing the last couple of years we recognize that businesses and individuals have gotten behind because of the times,” says Richardson. “We’re looking for a net revenue gain of $25-30 million, and it will get people back on track with getting their responsibilities of paying taxes to the city.”

    Tax delinquents who want to take advantage of the city’s amnesty program have until June 25th to apply online, by phone or head to a walk-in center on Walnut Street in Center City.

    For information on the Philadelphia amnesty program, go to: www.phillytaxamnesty.com

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