Besides that issue, there's also the fact that gates B13-16, the A East ticketing lobby and baggage claim are not in the City/County of Philadelphia. A Security is split down the middle. The customer service desk next to B10 is literally sitting on the Philadelphia side of the county border line. It's a big cluster, but if you work in A one day, then C another, your wages are taxed differently due to being in 2 different counties.
This changed earlier this year. Philadelphia and Tinicum reached an agreement. It’s all taxed the same now, the split depends on the employee’s bid location, it no longer changes day to day. If the employee is a Philadelphia resident, 100% goes to the city, regardless of bid or work location.
I did not know that. So do agents in A who live in Philadelphia get City wage tax, but those who live outside the City/County don't?
I remember hearing stories of gate agents who would bid or ask for assignments to gates/concourses depending on where they lived, and it would change sometimes daily.
If you are a city resident, you always pay the city wage tax no matter where you work or are based from.
If you live outside the city, you only pay the city wage tax if you work in or are based in the city.
The way TSA and Federal Agencies handle it, wages are taxed based on the bid location of the employee, not where they end up physically working on a particular day. AW and AE Terminals are in Tinicum, Delaware County and B-F are in Philadelphia. So, if you are a non-resident and bid AW/AE, you DO NOT pay the city tax. If you are a non-resident and bid B-F, you pay DO pay the tax.
If you are a city resident, it does not matter where you bid, you always pay the tax.
Being detailed to another work location for a few hours or days doesn't change the taxes since it goes by bid location. So, a non-resident employee who bids for AW/AE can be sent to say D/E for the day and won't be subject to the city tax for that time and vice-versa.