Philadelphia Launches a new way for homeowners to pay their taxes.
-Access the new Philadelphia Tax Center site to pay your city taxes, here.
-City taxes came out December 1, 2022, and need to be paid anytime before March 31, 2023 (unless you get an extension)
-Call the tax center directly at (215) 686-6442 if you’re having issues.
Philadelphia homeowners aren’t exactly thrilled at the launch of the city’s new tax website- but it does make their lives somewhat easier. The city’s new tax website, the Philadelphia Tax Center, recently launched, allowing residents to pay their taxes in a flash.
The site, which is accessible via PC (or Mac), mobile, and tablet, is currently the fastest way to pay the city’s real estate tax. There are several things you can do at the new site, including:
-See your past balances- going all the way back to 2010
-Make a payment, either all at one time or by individual tax period
-Gain access and manage several property accounts from one dashboard, giving multi-property owners or property managers the ability to oversee multiple accounts in a flash.
When is my 2023 Philadelphia Property Tax Bill Due?
2023’s Philadelphia city real estate tax bills were posted on December 1, 2022, just like usual- and those bills are due March 31, 2023- again, as usual. Although the due date is in March, you can pay whenever you like- simply head to the Philadelphia Tax Center site to find and pay your bill.
What happened to the Philadelphia property balance search site?
Prior to the release of The Philadelphia Tax Center, Philly residents were able to check their tax bill via the Philadelphia Property Balance Search website. Anyone visiting that site will now be redirected to the Philadelphia Tax Center.
Can I still view my Philadelphia Property Balance Without the Philadelphia Tax Center Site?
Yes! You can head to phila.gov and search for your property address. However, if you click the link titled “View the Tax Balance,” you’ll be directed back to, you guessed it, the Philly Tax Center site.
Do you need a password to login to the Philadelphia Tax Center Site?
Nope! You do not need a unique login to pay your taxes with the new tax center site.
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How do you pay taxes with the new Philadelphia Tax Center site?
It’s pretty simple!
- Head over to tax-services.phila.gov on your PC, Mac, tablet, or mobile phone.
- Click the “Property” panel and select “Search for a Property”
- Plug in your street address under the “Search for a Property” page and click search.
- You’ll see your property’s OPA (City Of Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment) number in blue on the right side of your screen. Click the OPA number and head to the next screen, where you’ll see a summary of your property account.
- At this screen, you can view a summary of your property account.
- Click whatever option you need, including “View Period Balance,” Make a Payment,” “View Liens and Debt,” or “Apply for Real Estate Assistance Programs.”
Using the Property Panel
It’s also possible to use the property panel to check your balances and pay them off- either all at once or by individual period. In addition, on the same page, you can also pay any associated fees, like L&I Fees (License and Inspection), related abatement invoices, or commercial trash fees.
Select the “Make a Payment” Panel
Simply click the “Make a payment” button, and then click “Yes” to pay your current property tax bill. If you are looking to pay a past due bill, select No, then head to the dropdown menu and choose “Real Estate Task. If you use the Letter ID at the top of your bill, it’ll be much easier to navigate the process- so hold on to it!
Once you get to the payment screen, follow the directions on the site to finish paying. If you’re having trouble with the site, you can always reach out to the tax office directly at (215)686-6442.
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