Licenses, permits, taxes, incentives, and employment laws related to doing business in Philadelphia. Report a paid sick leave violation Details on the City law that requires sick leave for employees, and how to report a Philadelphia business that isn’t following the law. Business taxes Tax types and requirements for businesses that are located or operate in Philadelphia. Register a business Instructions for registering a business in Philadelphia, including how to choose your business structure and get a City tax account number. Report wage theft violation Wage theft is an illegal practice where an employer withholds money rightfully owed to an employee, or retaliates against an employee. Find a minority, woman, or disabled-owned business Information on how to find a minority, woman, or disabled-owned business. Report possible fraud, waste, or other issues on contracts How to report possible fraud, abuse, safety issues, or waste on contracts to the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Starting a business Find the information and licenses you need to start a business. Support for businesses Resources that provide guidance and financial assistance for businesses. Bidding on a City contract Information and resources for vendors doing business with the City. Pay the fee for a professional services contract online Vendors can pay contract preparation fees for Professional Services Contracts online. Record a notary commission Notaries public must record their oath of office, completed bond, and commission with the Department of Records. Inquire about a City-issued check The City Treasurer's Office can help you replace a lost or damaged City-issued check or get a copy of a canceled one.