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Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT-ACH) forms & instructions

IMPORTANT UPDATE: You can no longer use ACH Debit to pay the following Philadelphia taxes: BIRT, NPT, SIT, Liquor, PBT, Tobacco, Wage, and Earnings. The City has terminated this pay-by-phone method. All payments for these taxes must be made in the Philadelphia Tax Center.  Current participants of our ACH Debit payment program can continue to use ACH Debit to pay all other City taxes until September 20, 2022.

The Department of Revenue offers an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) program that lets you pay City taxes straight from your bank account. Payments are initiated through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network. ACH is an electronic payment system that moves tax payments directly from your debit or credit account to the City of Philadelphia’s bank account. Not all banks are able to do this transaction, and some charge a fee to do it. The ACH Credit program is usually used by Payroll Services and larger companies.

Name Description Released Format
ACH Credit program application PDF Application form to sign up to pay the City electronically through your bank. January 6, 2020
ACH Credit record format for Payroll Services PDF Payroll Services should use this record format for Wage Tax remitted to the City of Philadelphia November 16, 2021
ACH Credit record format for taxpayers PDF Taxpayers should use this record format for Wage Tax remitted to the City of Philadelphia November 16, 2021

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