Businesses

To be eligible to receive a tax credit through PREP a business must have no outstanding tax delinquencies with the City of Philadelphia. To see if any delinquencies exist please contact the Philadelphia Revenue Department at 215-686-6600 or visit the Business and Earnings Tax Unit located at Lower Level, Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, PA 19102.

Step 1 — Complete Appplication

Application for participation in PREP is available here

  • Download application and complete in its entirety printing neatly.
  • Compile all required attachments.
  • Applications can be sent in via US mail or hand delivery.

Mail to:
Revenue Commissioner
City of Philadelphia Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard – Room 630
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hand Delivery:
Revenue Commissioner
City of Philadelphia Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard – Room 630
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Step 2 — Sign Agreement with Revenue Department

  • If the application was approved 2 copies of the Agreement will be sent via certified mail for signature.
  • Upon signing and returning the Agreements to the Revenue Department, a fully executed copy will be returned to the business via certified mail.

Step 3 — N/A

Step 4 — Hire

  • Has an open, or new, position(s) and contacts RISE., or partner(s), to get names of potential employees who have an Agreement with RISE with skills set matching position(s).
  • Receives resume(s) and/or job application(s), interviews and decides to hire employee(s).
  • Verifies with RISE individual has a signed Agreement with RISE.
  • Meets all the hours, wage and length of employment requirements.
  • Employee begins employment.

Step 5 –Request Tax Credit

If still meets all the eligibility requirements outlined to receive the tax credit through PREP, completes application for receipt of tax credit through PREP. Applications are found on RISE’s website at www.phila.gov/Rentry and the Revenue Department’s website at www.phila.gov/Revenue.

  • Download application and complete in its entirety printing neatly.
  • Compile all required attachments.
  • Applications can be sent in via US mail or hand delivery.

Mail to:
Revenue Commissioner
City of PhiladelphiaMunicipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard – Room 630
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hand Delivery:
Revenue Commissioner
City of Philadelphia Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard – Room 630
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • If application for tax certificate is approved the business will receive a letter and the certificate via US mail notifying them.
  • When the business is ready to claim/request the tax credits, it submits the tax certificate for the credit to be issued.

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