Who is For Tax Reform?

Tax Reform Will Only Happen if We All Make It A Priority


Citizens, taxpayers, employers, business groups, and civic groups are all raising their voices to demand tax reform to improve Philadelphia’s competitiveness in a fair and fiscally responsible manner. Those who have written letters of support for, or spoken out on behalf of, the work of the Tax Reform Commission include…

    10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

    21st Century Review Forum (Mayor Street’s Transition Committee)

    African-American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware

    Alliance for a Sustainable Future

    American Street Erie Avenue Business Association

    Bella Vista United Civic Association

    Boathouse Sports

    Center City Residents’ Association

    Center City Owners Association

    Center City Proprietors Association

    Center for the Study of Economics

    City Controller Jonathan A. Saidel

    Common Ground-USA

    Cruz Inc. General Contractors

    Friends of the Earth

    Get America Working

    Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors

    Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

    Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce CEO Council for Growth

    Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

    Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition

    Grow Philadelphia

    Henry George School of Social Science

    Homeowners Association of Philadelphia

    Hunting Park-Germantown Business Association

    League of Women Voters of Philadelphia

    Mayfair Community Development Corporation

    Midlantic Business Alliance

    National Association of Realtors

    National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights

    National Organization For Women (NOW), Philadelphia Chapter

    National Taxpayers Union

    Nationalities Service Center

    North 22nd Street Merchants Association

    Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

    Pennsylvania Economy League

    Pennsylvania Fair Tax Coalition

    Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority

    Philadelphia Bar Association

    Port Richmond Industrial Development Enterprise

    Project H.O.M.E

    Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight (SCRUB)

    Society Hill Civic Association

    Urban Leadership Council, Inc.

    Young Involved Philadelphia

    There is a mistaken belief that eliminating the job-killing Business Privilege Tax is corporate welfare. The fact is that big corporations find ways to avoid the tax or come to the city for sweetheart deals to compensate for the tax. Eliminating the Business Privilege Tax is an issue of survival for neighborhood employers, which is why "Eliminate The BPT" signs are appearing in neighborhoods across the city. The organizations listed below are some of the groups across the city that have taken "Eliminate The BPT" signs to distribute to their members:

    40th Street Area Business Association

    Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

    PA Institute of CPAs

    52nd Street Business Association

    Hispanic Association of Contractors & Enterprises

    Passyunk Avenue Business Association

    60th Street Merchants Association

    Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

    American St. Erie Ave. Business Association

    Historic Antique Row Business Association

    Plaza Americana

    Asian Business Alliance

    International Chambers of Commerce

    Port Richmond Business Association

    Baltimore Ave. Businessmen's Association

    Italian Market Merchants Association

    Ridge Avenue Business Association

    Bridesburg Business Association

    Jeweler's Row Association

    Rittenhouse Row

    Bridge Pratt Business & Professional Association

    Kensignton Business Association

    Roxborough Business Association

    Building Owners and Managers Association

    Korean Businessman's Association of West Phila.

    Russian-American Chamber of Commerce

    Center City Proprietors Association

    Lancaster Avenue Business Association

    South Philadelphia Business Association

    Chestnut Hill Business Association

    Lawndale Business Association

    South Street West Business Association

    East Falls Business Association

    Manayunk Development Corporation

    Southwest CDC

    Fabric Row Association

    Midlantic Business Alliance

    Stenton Avenue Business Association

    Fishtown Business Association

    Mt. Airy Business Association

    Tacony Business Association

    Germantown Business Association

    North 22nd Street Business Association

    The Enterprise Center

    Girard Avenue Business Association

    Ogontz Area Business Association

    West Girard Business Association

    Greater Northeast Philad. Chamber of Commerce

    Old City Arts Association

    PA Society of Public Accountants

    Greater Phila. Association of Realtors

    Olney Business Association

    Wissinoming Business Association