Philadelphia's tax-amnesty program, which expires Friday night, scored its biggest payment yet on Tuesday - $2 million.

City Revenue Commissioner Keith J. Richardson would not identify the source of the $2 million payment, but he said the total collected since the program started on May 3 had grown to $18 million. He expressed confidence that the city would meet its goal of $25 million to $30 million.

Taxpayers so far have filed 17,000 applications seeking amnesty, Richardson said. Nearly 6,400 taxpayers have visited the program's walk-in site at 1315 Walnut St., Suite 1300, he said. For more information about participating in the program, call 1-877-645-4108 or go to

- Robert Moran