Mercantile Tax

The Mercantile Tax (MT) is a gross volume of business tax levied by the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners upon the privilege of doing certain types of business in Radnor.

The MT applies to the gross volume of business of wholesale and/or retail vendors in goods, wares, and merchandise of every kind, and all persons engaged in conducting restaurants or other places where food, drink, or refreshments are sold. "Gross volume of business" includes all receipts whether cash, credit, or other property.

Businesses subject to the MT are required to pay a tax to Radnor Township each year equal to 3 mills, or $3 for every $1,000 in gross receipts (the 1st $25,000 in gross receipts are exempt).   Businesses may exclude the gross receipts of the retail sale of alcoholic beverages. In addition, each business must pay an annual $10 business license fee.

Tax returns are typically required to be filed with the Township's Finance Department by May 15 each year. In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Board of Commissioners of Radnor Township, in an effort to support our business community, have passed a resolution authorizing the following:

1. Deadline for filing and paying your business taxes has been further extended to September 15, 2020.
2. Required estimated tax payment for 2020 is based on no less than 50% of your prior year taxable receipts.

Click here to view Resolution 2020-52. Revised forms are available from the link below.

Returns & Regulations

New Mailing Address
Radnor Township has closed the post office box previously used to receive Business Tax returns and correspondences. 
Please do not send returns and payments to a post office box

Correspondences for Business Privilege Tax, Mercantile Tax, and Amusement Tax must be sent to:
Radnor Township
Attn: Finance Dept
301 Iven Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

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  1. Robert V. Tate, CPA
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    Ext. 152

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    610-688-5600
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