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Old 04-22-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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Hi

I am contemplating moving to Philly area and settling in Wayne/Randor area. Question:

1. If i work in Philly city and live in Wayne (outside the city limits) - do I owe the city wage tax?
2. If i live in Wayne and work in king of Prussia (both outside Philly) - would Wayne or KoP levy wage tax? If yes - what's the % of wage tax for these 2 suburbs?

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Old 04-22-2016, 11:01 AM
 
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Yes - if you work in the City of Philadelphia, then you owe wage tax. Since you live outside the city, it's a little bit less than if you lived in the city (approx 3.4% as opposed to 3.9%)
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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Thx.

What about the case where if i live in Wayne and work in another suburb (e.g. king of Prussia)? What % do i owe in wage tax?
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Yes - if you work in the City of Philadelphia, then you owe wage tax. Since you live outside the city, it's a little bit less than if you lived in the city (approx 3.4% as opposed to 3.9%)
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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Might be able to find that info on the township website if no one here is familiar. KOP is in Upper Merion Township and Wayne is in Radnor Township.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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Generally, you pay income taxes to the jurisdiction you work in, and reconcile with the jurisdiction you live in. Some of them will give you credit for the income taxes you've already paid, some won't.
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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Has anyone been in this situation i.e. lived in Philadelphia suburb and worked in the suburb? What's the income/wage tax levied by local township?

The local township websites don't mention any income tax, but I am inclined not to assume that they don't levy an income tax. Here's the two local govt. websites:

Upper Merion Township - Official Website - Local Services Tax
Local Services Tax | Radnor, PA - Official Website

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Might be able to find that info on the township website if no one here is familiar. KOP is in Upper Merion Township and Wayne is in Radnor Township.
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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Has anyone been in this situation i.e. lived in Philadelphia suburb and worked in the suburb? What's the income/wage tax levied by local township?

The local township websites don't mention any income tax, but I am inclined not to assume that they don't levy an income tax. Here's the two local govt. websites:

Upper Merion Township - Official Website - Local Services Tax
Local Services Tax | Radnor, PA - Official Website
Why don't you call the townships and ask?
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Just about every town in SE Pa has an EIT earned income tax. Its usually 1% or 2%. Might check out Montgomery County earned income tax or Radnor/Upper merion EIT.
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:19 PM
 
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I found this site awhile back when I was planning a move to Lower Merion while working in Upper Merion. The state website actually makes it very easy to find this information:

Municipal Statistics

You're in luck. Neither Radnor Township nor Upper Merion Township levy an EIT. There is a $52 LST/year. Not sure what that tax is, but it's minimal at ~$2 a paycheck.

Hope this helps.
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