Philly’s Revenue Policy is Smoking

Oh Philly. It’s as if you really don’t *want* businesses to stick around.

Yesterday, my colleague posted about her experience with the Philadelphia Tobacco and Tobacco-Related Tax. Didn’t know about it? She didn’t either before her husband got a notice. But if Philly Revenue has its way, it sounds like all taxpayers in the City with a tax account will soon. Notices have been mailed out effectively advising business owners that they have to actively file a form with the City confirming that they don’t sell tobacco – or risk a $5,000 fine.

Words fail me.