Refunds Forms and instructions for requesting a refund on City taxes, water bills, and other fines or fees. Request a refund for City taxes or water bills Requirements, timelines, and forms for requesting a refund on all City taxes, bills, fines, and fees except the Wage Tax. Request a Wage Tax refund Claim a refund on Wage Taxes paid to the City. Instructions are for salaried and commissioned employees as well as income-based refunds. Request a Real Estate Tax refund Form and instructions for claiming a refund on excess Real Estate Tax paid to the City. Request a refund for taxes paid to local jurisdictions Claim a refund for taxes you paid on the same income to both the City of Philadelphia and another local jurisdiction outside Pennsylvania.