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How did the pandemic affect Philly’s wage tax? purpose

Feb. 8, 2021 3:00 pm

How did the pandemic affect Philly’s wage tax?

A quick explainer on the income-based tax that pays for city services, and how employees who live in the 'burbs can apply for a refund if they've been working from home.
Why the City of Philadelphia Should Invest in Skilled Labor Development purpose

Dec. 1, 2014 12:36 pm

Why the City of Philadelphia Should Invest in Skilled Labor Development

Philadelphia finds itself in a dilemma: the wage tax is the city’s biggest source of revenue, and yet more than 25 percent of its residents are unemployed or underemployed and pay little, if any, wage tax. This doesn’t mean the city should necessarily raise taxes. Instead, Philadelphia needs to find ways to increase wages. Short-term investments […]