As of July 2015, the Philadelphia Department of Revenue website offers extensive information on both business and individual taxes, including details on discounts available for senior citizens and assistance for residents facing financial hardship. The website also has an intuitive E-pay section where users can file their taxes electronically.
To access information regarding individual taxes, click on the Individual Taxes tab on the homepage. This provides information on tax types, W-2 income, 1099 income and income from dividends. The tabs on the left provide users with the opportunity to file taxes electronically and also link to detailed explanations of payment agreements and assistance programs.
In order to file taxes electronically, both individuals and businesses need to register for a tax account number. This can be done through the website by clicking on the E-File/E-Pay tab on the left, then clicking on the text that says "Register for a tax account number" at the top of the page. In order to receive a tax account number, an individual needs a valid Social Security Number and a Philadelphia Department of Revenue PIN. Users can apply to receive a PIN when they start filing their taxes.
The website also offers users the option to pay taxes online. A valid bank account number or credit card is needed in order to complete the payment process. After paying, filers can print a receipt via the Payment Coupon tab.