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Philadelphia Pennsylvania Sales Tax Revenue Highest Ever


The February sales tax revenues in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania reflected  “…$1.14 million more than sales tax collections from February last year, which suggests the City realized a strong holiday shopping season.” A special economic update was issued by City Controller Alan Butkovitz indicating that “…February’s sales tax revenues totaled $23.9 million, marking the highest one-month sales tax collection ever recorded by the City.”

In Fiscal Year 2010, the City’s sales tax rate increased to 8 percent. Since then, “[s]ales tax revenues for February have increased every year.” Of that 8 percent, the City receives 2 percent and the State keeps 6 percent.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”