City of Philadelphia Launching New Tax Filing and Payment Website on November 1, 2021

The City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue has announced that it will be launching a new tax filing and payment website on November 1, 2021.

Beginning November 1, all taxpayers – including those who previously filed an annual Wage Tax reconciliation form by paper, via the previous eFile/ePay site, through ACH debit, or by phone – will be required to use the new Philadelphia Tax Center website. No other filing or payment methods will be permitted.

Taxpayers will be required to file returns quarterly starting in 2022, providing a weekly schedule. The first filing date in the new schedule is May 2, 2022.

However, the City is strongly encouraging taxpayers not to wait and to take several steps now to prepare for the change:

  1. Visit the new Philadelphia Tax Center website at https://tax-services.phila.gov and bookmark the URL in your browser.
  2. Ensure your mailing address with the Department of Revenue is correct. The Department will be mailing taxpayers a physical letter with a verification code which you will need to get set up on the new site. You can update your address via the online change form here or call 215.686.6600 to verify the address the Department has on file.
  3. Create your user name and password for the new site and request your verification letter. Note that it may take 5-10 business days to receive the letter.

The City has created an online guide where you can learn more about these important changes and watch video tutorials. The guide will be updated regularly and you can sign up here to have email updates sent directly to you.

As always, if you have any questions about these or any other state and local tax matters, please contact your Kreischer Miller relationship professional or any member of our State and Local Tax team.