Senate Majority Leader, Dominic Pileggi as made it public that he would “strongly oppose anything that would have the impact of raising the Philadelphia wage tax.”
Currently, the wage-tax rate is 3.93 percent for city residents and 3.5 percent for nonresidents. Although the city gets a cut of the states gaming revenue to offset wage taxes, certain conditions apply allowing them to be raised. For instance, city tax collections must drop by more than 2 percent to allow an increase.
Even Mayor Nutter’s finance director, Rob Dubow believed there would be a negative response from the legislature.