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Old 05-28-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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If you work outside the city and rent in the city(Philly) but use an outside the city PO box or parents address (at work), would you basically be avoiding having to pay any of the Philadelphia City Wage tax? Anyway you could be caught doing this?

And is there a chart that breaks down the rate for the CWT this year and years to come. Thanks....
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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I'm imagine you're asking the first question theoretically as I'm sure you're an honest citizen.

Here's a link that will partially answer the second question.

City of Philadelphia

Both wage rates are slated to go down every year, if only slightly.


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If you work outside the city and rent in the city(Philly) but use an outside the city PO box or parents address (at work), would you basically be avoiding having to pay any of the Philadelphia City Wage tax? Anyway you could be caught doing this?

And is there a chart that breaks down the rate for the CWT this year and years to come. Thanks....
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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I'm imagine you're asking the first question theoretically as I'm sure you're an honest citizen.
Of course.

Just trying to break down rates between NJ & PA/PHL.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:30 AM
 
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Default City Wage Tax

I'm not sure if this is the right way to ask a question. But here goes.
My wife works for a temp service in Philadelphia. But all her work placements are outside the city. We live out side the city.
My question is. The temp agency is taking CWT out and I feel they are in error.I tried to find the wording for the CWT bill,on line but was unable to

Thank you
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:43 AM
 
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I live in Collingdale (Delaware County) and worked in Glenolden (Delaware County) but my place of employment took out city wage tax in error. What form do I fill out for have the taxes refunded.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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If you work outside the city and rent in the city(Philly) but use an outside the city PO box or parents address (at work), would you basically be avoiding having to pay any of the Philadelphia City Wage tax? Anyway you could be caught doing this?

And is there a chart that breaks down the rate for the CWT this year and years to come. Thanks....
I think its dependent of where you claim your residency.

That is if you rent in Philly, but remain a NJ resident under parents address (i.e. you likely have a NJ driving license) you pay NJ tax and the Philly city wage tax. Many 20-25 yrs that take up craigslist sublets, do that, but most of them work in Philly too (as they rent where they work), so they end up paying city wage tax but as a non-resident. That one can pay in-state tuition rates at Rutgers or Rowan, but would have to pay out-of-state tuition at Temple or Penn State.

By renting in Philly, but not working in Philly, and using parents address outside of Philly as residency, yes then I think the city tax is avoided. But you can't use a PO Box as residency.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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essington pa resident; work in broomall, pa; there is a cith of philadelphia wage tax on my earned income. is this correct?
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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essington pa resident; work in broomall, pa; there is a cith of philadelphia wage tax on my earned income. is this correct?
Neither Essington or Broommall are part of Philadelphia which is both a City and County unto itself. Whether either town levies a wage tax, I'm not certain of...but it's doubtful.
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