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Old 09-12-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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City wage tax?
What all taxes are there is Philadelphia?
You can probably google Philadelphia City Wage Tax. There's also a PA sales tax which is 8% in the city and 6% in the rest of PA. You can google both to get more detail.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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How reasonable is it to live in either Dover or Newark and commute to Philly International Airport?
Wilmington is closer.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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You can probably google Philadelphia City Wage Tax. There's also a PA sales tax which is 8% in the city and 6% in the rest of PA. You can google both to get more detail.
If you do decide to come here to work at PHL, I still think the places I mentioned in Delaware Co would work. They are solid middle class/working class communities with more affordable housing and the commute to PHL might be okay.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:07 PM
 
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If you do decide to come here to work at PHL, I still think the places I mentioned in Delaware Co would work. They are solid middle class/working class communities with more affordable housing and the commute to PHL might be okay.
Yes, I leaning hard on living and commuting from Delaware Co.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:19 AM
 
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But if they are limited by their budget, he/she might not have the wiggle room to add on the entire city wage tax bite by living in the city.
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You can probably google Philadelphia City Wage Tax. There's also a PA sales tax which is 8% in the city and 6% in the rest of PA. You can google both to get more detail.
1) Depending on whether they work at the airport proper -- or administrative offices adjacent to the airport -- will make a difference in whether they pay the city wage tax.

2) Right now two of the terminals are in Tinicum Township in Delaware County.

There are plans (could still take a while, but getting closer to fruition because lawmakers really want it to happen....but we'll see they've been talking about it for YEEEEARS).... that ALL of the Philly airport proper will be IN Philadelphia. The City has apparently bought land (where the terminals are located) from Tinicum Township to make that happen. However no concrete word on when workers in those terminals will or could actually start paying city wage tax.

3) Philly City Wage tax is paid if you WORK in Philly, whether you live in the city or not.
-- For residents (whether they work in the city or outside the city) it's: 3.8712%
-- For non-residents who just work in the city it's: 3.4481%.

To avoid the tax you must neither work, nor live in the city.

4) As stated correctly above the state sales tax is 6%.
BUT counties are allowed to collect some extra assessment on that....so in the city the sales tax is 8%. Because Philly tacks on its 2%. (In Pittsburgh the total sales tax is 7% because Allegheny County's sales tax assessment is only 1%, added on to the state's 6%.)

So living in DelCo and working in the city will only save you .4231 in wage tax -- if and when the city actually ever starts taxing those terminals that are in Tinicum. People who work at the airport have been hearing that so long, they'll believe it when they see it.

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Old 09-25-2019, 11:40 PM
 
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A bit of a broad brush you're painting with there. Not all of Delaware County is like that. Upper Darby Township and lower Delaware County in general, yes, but guess what? Radnor is also in Delaware County and I wouldn't call the property values there low at all.
Why do you continue to talk about places you are clearly ignorant of?

You clearly know nothing about these parts of the county and don't spend any time there. Enough of your classist nonsense.

Yes the property values are low in some parts you love to derisively mention but then there are places in still solid school districts like Interboro, as well as sections of say Upper Darby that are as nice as anywhere in Havertown and still quite stable with decent schools.

People like you constantly tell others not to generalize yet you do it all the time about places you clearly don't actually know.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:11 AM
 
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Yes, I will be physically working at the airport but so far I’m still leaning towards living in Delaware. However, should I consider living in New Jersey?
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:20 AM
 
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Yes, I will be physically working at the airport but so far I’m still leaning towards living in Delaware. However, should I consider living in New Jersey?
There are some nice communities in South Jersey, but property taxes in most of them are significantly higher than in Pennsylvania or Delaware, plus you're adding $5 in bridge tolls (maybe less with the EZPass discount for frequent users) to your daily commute.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:07 AM
 
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Why do you continue to talk about places you are clearly ignorant of?

You clearly know nothing about these parts of the county and don't spend any time there. Enough of your classist nonsense.

Yes the property values are low in some parts you love to derisively mention but then there are places in still solid school districts like Interboro, as well as sections of say Upper Darby that are as nice as anywhere in Havertown and still quite stable with decent schools.

People like you constantly tell others not to generalize yet you do it all the time about places you clearly don't actually know.
She lives in Havertown and moved there from Upper Darby. So she actually has a valid opinion.

Now if she lived in Haverford then telling her she was a classist might, just might, make sense.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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She lives in Havertown and moved there from Upper Darby. So she actually has a valid opinion.

Now if she lived in Haverford then telling her she was a classist might, just might, make sense.

Thank you, kyb01. Was trying to decide whether or not I wanted to respond to him when I saw your response.

ActualUDRes...considering that I lived in Upper Darby Township for almost ten years and the sale price of my home in 2015 was 74% of the price I paid when I bought it in 2006, I think I'm well within my right to comment on this topic.
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