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City of Philadelphia: Tax Amnesty Program Coming in May!

The City of Philadelphia is conducting a tax amnesty program starting May 3, 2010 and running through June 25, 2010.

Benefits of Amnesty Program

During the amnesty period, Philadelphia will waive all penalties and half the interest due on eligible delinquent tax bills.

Eligible Taxes

All taxes of the City of Philadelphia are eligible for tax amnesty, except for the Sales and Use Tax and Hotel Occupancy Tax imposed pursuant to Section 19-2701 and the General Acute Care Hospital Assessment and High Volume Medicaid Hospital Assessment. The Sales Tax is eligible for amnesty through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Additional information regarding who can participate and how to participate is provided on Philadelphia's website.

If you have any questions or need assistance in determining if or how to participate, please contact me at brian.strahle@bakertilly.com.

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Brian Strahle is the owner of LEVERAGE SALT, LLC where he provides state and local tax technical services to accounting firms, law firms and tax research organizations across the United States.  He also writes a weekly column in Tax Analysts State Tax Notes entitled, "The SALT Effect."  For more info, visit his website: www.leveragestateandlocaltax.com

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