Is all income subject to the tax?
No, only earned income / net profits are subject to this tax. Earned Income Tax is defined as: Salaries, wages, commissions, bonuses, incentive payments, fees, tips and other compensation received by a person or his/her personal representative for services rendered, whether directly or through an agent, and whether in cash or in property, but not including:
  • Wages or compensation paid to persons on active military service
  • Periodic payments for sickness and disability other than regular wages received during a period of sickness, disability or retirement
  • Payments arising under worker's compensation acts, occupational disease acts and similar legislation
  • Payments commonly recognized as old-age benefits, retirement pay or pensions paid to persons retired from service after reaching a specific age or after a stated period of employment or payments commonly known as public assistance
  • Unemployment compensation payments made by any governmental agency or payments to reimburse expenses
  • Payments made by employers or labor unions for wage and salary supplemental programs, including, but not limited to programs covering hospitalization, sickness, disability or death, supplemental unemployment benefits, strike benefits, social security and retirements

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1. When is the local tax bill due?
2. Where do I pay the Colonial School District's Real Estate Tax bill?
3. What is the Earned Income Tax?
4. Who is taxable?
5. If I am subject to the Philadelphia Wage Tax, must I also pay this tax?
6. How will the Earned Income Tax be collected?
7. Will I be notified when each tax installment is due?
8. Is all income subject to the tax?
9. Who must file a quarterly return?
10. Who must file a final return?
11. What happens if I do not pay or file the required returns?
12. Must I file if I receive no taxable income?
13. Which employers are required to withhold the tax from their employees?
14. Must those subject to withholding do anything else?
15. If my work status should change from an employer who as been withholding, to an employer in an area who does not withhold, what do I do?
16. What happens if I overestimate or underestimate my income?
17. Are non-residents taxable?
18. Is there any minimum or maximum income or age group/
19. Does Whitemarsh Township have an Earned Income Tax (EIT)?