Following Tax Day extensions by the IRS and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Philadelphia is also delaying the filing and payment date for some – but not all – City taxes this year.
Philly taxpayers now have until May 17, 2021, to file and pay their:
- Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT).
- Net Profits Tax (NPT).
- Earnings Tax.
- School Income Tax (SIT).
However, the due date to pay Real Estate Tax remains March 31, 2021.
The change is a result of an emergency regulation, adopted by the Philadelphia Department of Revenue and the City’s Law Department.
It means you will not owe interest or penalties on BIRT, NPT, Earnings Tax and SIT for Tax Year 2020, so long as you pay your liability by May 17, 2021.
If you are struggling to pay your property tax, call (215) 686-6442 to ask us about an Owner-Occupied Payment Agreement. You don’t have to wait after March 31 to get into an agreement.
We also have affordable installment options for a property you own, but do not live in.
MeF filers to receive instructions
Taxpayers who used Modernized e-Filing (MeF) to schedule a Philadelphia tax payment on April 15 will have the opportunity to reschedule their payment.
If this is your case, we will contact you, or your tax preparer, with payment-rescheduling instructions.
While we’ve delayed the filing and payment date for four taxes, we’re keeping safety measures that protect the health of our taxpayers and staff during the pandemic.
The best way to pay any City tax is always online. Go to www.phila.gov/pay, and find your tax type.
Use eCheck to pay for free. Debit or credit cards are another option, but you will be charged a processing fee.
If you must pay a tax in person, you’ll need to schedule a payment appointment first. Get an appointment here: www.phila.gov/revenue/payment-appointment.