Business Privilege & Mercantile Tax

The City of Bethlehem Tax Bureau is the administrator of the Business Privilege & Mercantile Tax. All Businesses wishing to do business within the city must obtain a Business Registration Form online or through the Code Enforcement Office at (610) 865-7091.

The collection of the tax is being performed by:

Bridgeport PA 19405
Phone: (610)-270-9520

The Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax is assessed on the gross receipts of all businesses located within the City of Bethlehem. The tax is levied at 1.5 mils on retail sales, service and rentals ($1.50 per $1,000.00 of business) and at 1 (one) mil on wholesale sales ($1.00 per $1,000.00 of business).

A Business Privilege License is required by all businesses wishing to do business within the City of Bethlehem. The annual license fee is $25.00 and the license period runs from May 1st through April 30th of the following year.