Publications & forms

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Office of Property Assessment

Homestead Exemption application

The Homestead Exemption reduces the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000 if you own a home in Philadelphia and use it as your primary residence. You can fill out the online application, or print one of the application forms and send them by mail to: City of PhiladelphiaDepartment of Revenue PO Box 52817 Philadelphia, PA 19115



Department of Revenue

2014 Owner Occupied Payment Agreement reports

The Owner Occupied Payment Agreement (OOPA) is a payment agreement option for people who own and reside in their property. The plan is designed to create an affordable repayment agreement on delinquent taxes, while also requiring the homeowner to stay current on new taxes as they become due each year.


Department of Revenue

2015 Owner Occupied Payment Agreement reports

The Owner Occupied Payment Agreement (OOPA) is a payment agreement option for people who own and reside in their property. The plan is designed to create an affordable repayment agreement on delinquent taxes, while also requiring the homeowner to stay current on new taxes as they become due each year.






Office of Emergency Management

Family Emergency Plan

Keep track of local emergency contacts, important phone numbers, medical information, and family meeting locations. Keep a copy within easy access so that you or your family members can refer to it in case an emergency happens.


Department of Revenue

W-2 Submission Instructions

Use these instructions to learn about the City's W-2 submission process. W-2’s must be submitted to the City electronically through a secure FTP site. The City will no longer accept CDs and other electronic media through the mail.



Department of Revenue

2016 Net Profits Tax forms

These forms help taxpayers compute and file 2016 Net Profits Tax. Net Profits Tax applies to Philadelphia residents who are self-employed (even if their business is conducted outside the City), and non-residents who conduct business in Philadelphia. You can also file and pay your Net Profits Tax online.




Language Access Plans

Language Access Plans are currently provided by City agencies and are required by Philadelphia Home Rule Charter 8-600.



Department of Revenue, Philadelphia Water Department

ZipCheck Application

ZipCheck is an electronic system that automatically deducts your monthly water bill from your bank account each month. In order to enroll in the ZipCheck program you need to print out this application, fill it out, and send it to: Water Revenue Bureau Settlement Audit Unit 1401 JFK Boulevard, 3rd Flr., Room 300 Philadelphia, PA 19102-1663





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