Sales Tax Rate In $locality Pennsylvania 2024 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Philadelphia County



2024 Philadelphia County sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Pennsylvania State Sales Tax 6.00%
Philadelphia County Sales Tax 2.00%
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 8.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania sales tax is 8.00% , consisting of 6.00% Pennsylvania state sales tax and 2.00% Philadelphia County local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 2.00% county sales tax.

  • The Philadelphia County Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Philadelphia County
  • Groceries and clothing are exempt from the Philadelphia County and Pennsylvania state sales taxes
  • Philadelphia County collects a 2% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Pennsylvania law
  • Philadelphia County has a higher sales tax than 100% of Pennsylvania's other cities and counties

Philadelphia County Pennsylvania Sales Tax Exemptions

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Philadelphia County doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most clothing and groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Pennsylvania state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Pennsylvania's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Philadelphia County.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:TAX EXEMPT Prepared Food:8% Prescription Drugs:2% Non-Prescription Drugs:2%

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All merchants operating in Philadelphia County must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Pennsylvania sales tax.

Philadelphia County Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Philadelphia County sales tax region partially or fully covers 81 zip codes in Pennsylvania. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Pennsylvania here

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