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City of Philadelphia

Agreements & Assistance

Active Duty Real Estate Tax Credit

This program provides a Real Estate Tax credit for members called to active duty anywhere outside of Pennsylvania. Download an application.

Homestead Exemption

The City of Philadelphia offers a Homestead Exemption--which means if you own your home, you can qualify for Real Estate Tax savings of up to $402 per year.

Longterm Owner Occupants Program (LOOP)

LOOP is a Real Estate Tax discount program for homeowners who have lived in their homes for 10 years or more, experienced a significant increase in their property assessment from one year to the next, and meet income and other eligibility requirements.

Standard Agreements

For those who know they will not be able to keep up with their bills or have already fallen behind, find out about standard payment agreements that are offered for water bills and taxes.

Senior Citizen Programs

There are programs available to senior citizens who meet certain criteria to reduce their water bills, keep their real estate tax bills from increasing from assessment or rate increases, or enter into monthly real estate tax payment arrangements.

Low-Income/Hardship Payment Agreement

There are low income payment agreement and assistance programs available to those who own their homes and who meet certain income and expense criteria to pay their water bills and real estate taxes.

Medical Delay

Learn about your options if you are a person with medical issues who is at risk of having their water service shutoff or just had their water service shutoff.

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Event and Due Dates

  • Oct 25, 2016
    Monthly Use and Occupancy Tax Due
  • Oct 25, 2016
    Monthly Liquor Tax Due
  • Nov 15, 2016
    Monthly Wage, Amusement, Hotel, Outdoor Advertising, Parking, Valet Parking, Vehicle Rental Taxes Due
  • Nov 25, 2016
    Monthly Use and Occupancy Tax Due