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Business Income & Receipts tax (BIRT)

The Philadelphia Business Income & Receipts Tax (BIRT) is based on both gross receipts and net income. Every individual, partnership, association and corporation engaged in a business, profession or other activity for profit within the City of Philadelphia must file a Business Income & Receipts Tax Return, whether or not they earned a profit during the preceding year.

Income earned by a not-for-profit entity that relates to its tax-exempt mission is not subject to the Business Income & Receipts Tax. However, income earned that is not related to a not-for-profit’s tax exempt mission is recognized as unrelated business income and is subject to the Business Income & Receipts Tax.

The University files the Philadelphia BIRT annually to report its unrelated business income.

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GL Object Codes FY2019
Concur Expense Type/Object Code Matrix (2019)
FY2018 Closing Instructions
FY18 Closing Calendar QRG
Guide to RCM Year-End Closing
RCM Year-End Closing Summary Template

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