Philadelphia Extends Filing, Tax Payment and Estimated Payment Due Dates and Loosens City Wage Tax Withholding Policy

Alerts / April 1, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the city of Philadelphia issued policy statements that did the following:

  • Extended to July 15, 2020, the April 15, 2020 deadline for filing, paying and making estimated payments of BIRT and NPT.
  • Clarified that:
    • “Non-resident employees based in Philadelphia whose employers require to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are not subject to City Wage Tax withholding during that time.”
    • An employee may file refund claims for any wage tax mistakenly withheld during this (or any other) period by filing a Wage Tax Reconciliation Form in 2021.

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