1 Pennsylvania Airport, 2 Rates of Wage Tax

Noncity residents stationed in Tinicum earn 3 percent more than their airport counterparts working on Philadelphia turf, the equivalent of a pay raise.

The normal response to a mistake like this is to ask US Airways for a letter to give to the city stating she works only in Tinicum. But it's not always that easy, especially when your employer has been distracted by two bankruptcy filings and a merger, she said.

A five-year US Airways employee who has survived three wage cuts and two job furloughs, Morris, the mother of four children, is now losing a few hundred dollars a year.

Said Morris: "You just give up after a while."

Others who have been doubly taxed, such as Theresa Love of Upper Darby, have had more success. She got a city refund in 2004 of $477.62.

After fighting for a year, she said, "for me, it's finally worked out."

Philadelphia Inquirer

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