Amtrak Says Phila. Can't Charge It Wage Taxes

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT) -- Arguing that it is exempt from all state and local taxation, Amtrak filed suit in Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday over nearly $500,000 the city of Philadelphia claims it’s owed from wages Amtrak paid to security personnel based there.

The National Railroad Passenger Corp., as Amtrak is known officially, said the city is seeking payment of wage taxes from 2007 through 2009 for police officers based out of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, according to the complaint.

The rail giant, however, maintains that the federal Amtrak Act and...
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