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Payments, assistance & taxes

Jump Start Philly

Jump Start Philly is a program for entrepreneurs and new businesses in Philadelphia. A business in its first two years of operation is exempt from paying the Business Income and Receipts Tax, and does not have to pay for a variety of licenses and registrations.

All businesses are still required to apply for applicable licenses, but eligible new businesses pay no fee. To qualify for this exemption, your business must meet certain requirements.

To learn more about Jump Start Philly see:


Forms & instructions