You can find detailed instructions for how to pay a tax on the website page for each tax. The methods described below are for general reference.
The following taxes can be paid online when they’re filed through the eFile/ePay portal:
- Business Income and Receipts Tax
- Tobacco Tax
- Net Profits Tax
- School Income Tax
- Tobacco & Tobacco-Related Products Tax
- Use & Occupancy Tax
- Wage Tax (annual reconciliation)
- Amusement Tax
- Earnings Tax
- Hotel Tax
- Liquor Tax
- Outdoor Advertising
- Parking Tax
- Valet Parking Tax
- Vehicle Rental
To pay your taxes online, you will need:
- Your SSN/EIN or Philadelphia tax account number.
- Your Department of Revenue PIN number.
- Your bank’s nine digit routing number and your savings or checking account number.
Your PIN is generated by the City when you register your business online. If you have never used our online system, you will need to go to select “Apply for a PIN” on the left-hand side of our online services screen.
By eCheck or by credit/debit card
The following taxes can be paid online by eCheck or credit/debit card:
Paying by eCheck is free. There is a service fee of 2% for payments made with credit cards. Visa debit cards have a $3.95 payment processing fee for all taxes.
By Modernized e-Filing (MeF)
If you file your City taxes through the Modernized e-Filing, you can also pay what you owe through the approved software packages.
Please note that MeF allows you to schedule your payment date up to the taxes’ due date.
By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Most tax payments can also be made electronically via our free Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) program. This type of payment is also referred to as an Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) transaction, and it involves a direct deduction from your account. To apply for this service or find out more about using it, visit our EFT information page.
Send in the payment coupon attached to your bill with a check or money order. Be sure to write the tax type and account number on your check.
Use the mailing address provided on the bill, or check the website page for the specific tax.
Visit our eFile/ePay site if you need to print a payment coupon.
Pay your bill in person with check or money order at one of the three authorized customer service locations. Pay with cash in person at the Municipal Services Building.
You can pay your Real Estate Tax by credit card over the phone by calling (877) 309-3710.
If you experience any problems with this telephone system, please contact customer service at (800) 487-4567.