Perhaps they’re hedging their bet “for the children”, or maybe just after the money, but on the more creative side of the ledger, town fathers in the City of Brotherly Love may be looking to cash in on business tax delinquencies by selling those debts to third party debt collectors. The idea was initially floated by Councilor Allan Domb and came in the wake of the city selling property tax liens last year and realizing some $17 million in revenue from the effort. Currently, there are 25,000 businesses in Philadelphia with “active” (those in arrears for 6 years or less) delinquent business income and receipt taxes (BIRT) totaling $70 million! With interest and penalty fees added on, the number swells to $131 million! If you owe Philly any tax money, you may want to pay it now . . .