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File #: 220297    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 3/31/2022 In control: Committee on Finance
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 19-1100 of The Philadelphia Code ("Personal Property Taxes") to impose an annual tax on certain intangible personal property, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Gauthier
Code sections: 19-1100 - Personal Property Taxes
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 22029700.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 19-1100 of The Philadelphia Code ("Personal Property Taxes") to impose an annual tax on certain intangible personal property, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 19-1100 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 1100. PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES

? 19-1101. Imposition and Rate of Tax.

(1) A tax is hereby imposed on the value of intangible personal property owned by a natural person resident in the City of Philadelphia.

(2) Intangible personal property means all personal property which is not in itself intrinsically valuable, but which derives its chief value from that which it represents, including, but not limited to, the following:

(a) All stocks or shares of incorporated or unincorporated companies, business trusts, and mutual funds.

(b) All notes, bonds, and other obligations for the payment of money, and

(c) All comparable financial instruments, whether or not publicly traded.

(3) Intangible personal property does not include:

(a) Public loans issued by this Commonwealth or the United States, and public loans and obligations of any county, city, borough, town, township, school district and incorporated district of this Commonwealth and bonds Obligations of bodies corporate and public of this Commonwealth known as municipal authorities.

(b) Savings deposits, checking accounts, and savings certificates issued by any private bank, building and loan association, savings and loan association, credit union, savings bank, bank and trust company or trust company.

(c) Tax qualified retirement accounts such as 401(k) or IRAs.

(4) Beginning in 2022, the tax is imposed each year at the rate of four mills on the value of intangible personal property as of the end of the day on September 30 and such tax shall be payable in following ca...

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