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Payments, assistance & taxes

Petition for a tax appeal

All Tax Review Board (TRB) reviews begin with the taxpayer filing of a petition seeking review of a:

  • Waiver of interest and penalty.
  • Review of a denial of a refund.
  • Tax assessment appeals, such as:
    • Licenses and inspections assessments.
    • Refuse, or trash taxes.
    • Wage taxes
    • Business income and receipts taxes.
    • School income taxes.
    • And others.

All disputes are screened for eligibility, tracked, and scheduled for a hearing at the TRB.

Who

Any taxpayer can petition for a tax appeal.

Where and when

See the Tax Review Board instructions for filing this appeal for specific deadlines.

Petitions can be:

  • Faxed.
  • Emailed.
  • Mailed.

How

Send or bring your completed petition to the City of Philadelphia Tax Review Board. You must provide a copy of the disputed bill with your petition. Ex. Water bill, revenue statement

By fax:

(215) 686-5228. If you fax your petition, you still must mail or bring the original, signed copy of the petition into the office.

By email:

tax.reviewboard@phila.gov. If you email your petition, you still must mail or bring the original, signed copy of the petition into the office.

By mail or in person:

City of Philadelphia Tax Review Board
100 South Broad Street, Room 400
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Work Phone:

TRB offices are open Mon. through Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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