Pennsylvania Basic Business Taxes
Corporate Taxes & Incentives Guide
Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise Tax: Imposed at a rate of 0.89 mills; this tax is being phased out and is anticipated to be completely eliminated by 2016. Assets used in manufacturing, processing, or research and development are exempt from this tax.
Sales and Use Tax: 6 percent on the sale at retail of tangible personal property and certain specifically enumerated services. By law, a 1 percent local tax is added to purchases made in Allegheny County, and 2 percent local tax is added to purchases made in Philadelphia. Purchases of materials to be consumed in manufacturing or those to be used directly in manufacturing (e.g., equipment, raw materials, etc.) are exempt from the sales and use tax.
Property Tax: Imposed by counties, municipalities, and school districts on the assessed value of property as established by local assessor; no county or state tax on personal property, whether tangible or intangible
Incentive and tax information is provided to Area Development by each state's economic development or commerce agency for information purposes only and is subject to revision at any time by the state government. Please contact the state agency directly for full requirements and offerings. This information was last updated November 2014.
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