One of the most unusual tax battles in Philadelphia history has come to an end.
A City Council committee has okayed a major change in the city’s Business Income and Receipts Tax, but any final vote may not come for many months.
The discussion, titled “Philadelphia Taxes — Past, Present and Future.” was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics.
City Council’s finance committee has approved a name change for the tax business owners love to hate — Philadelphia’s “Business Privilege Tax.”
Over the objections of the mayor, Philadelphia City Council has given preliminary okay to a $200 annual property tax rebate for condominium owners, because some use private trash haulers.