Philadelphia to Get 1% More Expensive
Get your shopping done while you can. Then comes to Bucks, Montgomery or Delaware counties.
If you’re thinking about buying a car, a piece of furniture, an expensive electronic or appliance, and you live in Philadelphia, you may want to do it before Thursday. That’s when Philadelphia’s sales tax increase takes effect. The sales tax will now be eight percent, a one cent increase for each dollar spent.
“That’s a lot of money,” said Jay Dunphy, owner of Dunphy Ford in Holmesburg.
Sales tax on a $30,000 car will increase from $2,100 to $2,400.
“Right now, the city needs more money. It’s a minor thing you have to live with, that’s all,” said Dunphy.
He does not expect much change in sales because when it comes to cars, sales tax is based on where you live, not where you shop.