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(1) An annual tax to provide revenues for the purposes of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority is imposed as follows:
(a) On salaries, wages, commissions, and other compensation earned by residents of Philadelphia on and after July 1, 1991 at the rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%).
(b) On the net profits earned in business, professions or other activities conducted by residents after July 1, 1991 at the rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%).
(2) The tax imposed under subsection 19-2803(1)(a) shall relate to and be imposed upon salaries, wages, commissions, and other compensation paid by an employer or on his behalf to any person who is employed by or renders services to him.
(3) The tax levied under subsection 19-2803(1)(b) shall relate to and be imposed on the net profits of any business, profession, or enterprise carried on by any person as owner or proprietor, either individually or in association with some other person or persons.
(4) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 1998, the tax levied under subsection 19-2803(1)(b) shall not apply to any net profits earned from a domestic or foreign business trust, or any series thereof, that qualifies as a regulated investment company under Section 851 of the Internal Revenue Code and is registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Company Act of 1940, or any related domestic or foreign business trust, or any series thereof, which confines its activities in Philadelphia to the maintenance, administration and management of intangible investments and activities of regulated investment companies. 557
Added, Bill No. 980787 (approved December 30, 1998).
Added, Bill No. 120007 (approved April 10, 2012). Section 5 of Bill. No. 120007 provides: "Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect the amount of estimated business privilege tax payments required to be paid in April 2012 for estimated Tax Year 2012 tax liabilities, and such estimated tax payments shall be calculated as if this Ordinance were not in effect for Tax Year 2012."