How to File a Pennsylvania Tax Amendment

Pennsylvania State Taxes
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Pennsylvania
"The Keystone State"

When Do I Need to Prepare and File a Pennsylvania Tax Amendment?

The amended tax return should be filed within 3 years of the filing deadline for the original tax return, or 2 years from the time when tax was paid, whichever is later.

If you reported too little income or too many deductions, or tax credits weren't claimed properly, then you have up to 30 days from the date of the original filing to file an amendment correcting those mistakes. After the 30 days pass, you can still file an amendment, but you may owe late filing and/or late payment penalties.

How Do I Fix My Accepted Pennsylvania Tax Return or File a Tax Amendment in the State of Pennsylvania?

As a Pennsylvania taxpayer, you must file or efile a tax amendment if you reported incorrect income on your original tax return or claimed too many or to view allowable deductions and/or tax credits etc. In the case of incorrectly reported income (whether under- or over-reported), you should also file a federal tax amendment form to correct the errors in your federal tax return. You have two options to amend your Pennsylvania amended tax return:

  1. Download and complete Form PA-40 and Form PA-40X yourself. When you're done, print out both forms and mail your amended return to one of the following addresses: PA Dept Of Revenue, Payment Enclosed, 1 Revenue Place, Harrisburg PA 17129-0001 (payment), PA Dept Of Revenue, No Payment Or No Refund, 2 Revenue Place, Harrisburg PA 17129-0002 (no payment or refund), or PA Dept Of Revenue, Refund Or Credit Requested, 3 Revenue Place, Harrisburg PA 17129-0003 (refund) OR
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Pennsylvania State Tax Amendment Forms (download, print out, fill out, and mail)

To file an amendment, the taxpayer must fill out Form PA-40 for the corresponding tax year, clearly printing the words "AMENDED RETURN" at the top of the form. He or she must also fill out Schedule PA-40X when filing an amendment to a return from 2011 or any year after that.

Income Tax Forms

Form (Tax Year)Description
Form PA-40 (2014) Pennsylvania Individual Income Tax Return Form
Form PA-40 (2013) Pennsylvania Individual Income Tax Return Form
Form PA-40 (2012) Pennsylvania Individual Income Tax Return Form
Form PA-40 (2011) Pennsylvania Individual Income Tax Return Form

Amended Income Tax Forms

Form (Tax Year)Description
Form PA-40X (2014) Pennsylvania Amended Individual Income Tax Return Form
Form PA-40X (2013) Pennsylvania Amended Individual Income Tax Return Form
Form PA-40X (2012) Pennsylvania Amended Individual Income Tax Return Form
Form PA-40X (2011) Pennsylvania Amended Individual Income Tax Return Form

How Do I Find Information About My Filed Pennsylvania Tax Amendment?

You call the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue at 717-787-8201.

What Are the Penalties, Interest, and Fees Related to Pennsylvania Amended Tax Returns?

If a taxpayer files an amendment for under-reported income past the 30 day mark, there is a 5% late penalty. There is interest that is accrued every day, and it's computed using this formula:

Interest = Unpaid Tax x Number of Days x Applicable Daily Interest Rate

Where Do I Mail My Pennsylvania State Tax Amendment?- Pennsylvania Mailing Address:

If a tax payment in form of a check or money order is attached to the form being mailed, then mail to:

PA Dept Of Revenue
Payment Enclosed
1 Revenue Place
Harrisburg PA 17129-0001

If no payment is attached and no refund is owed, then mail to:

PA Dept Of Revenue
No Payment Or No Refund
2 Revenue Place
Harrisburg PA 17129-0002

If you are owed a refund or credit, then mail to:

PA Dept Of Revenue
Refund Or Credit Requested
3 Revenue Place
Harrisburg PA 17129-0003

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Phone Number: 717-787-8201

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

Where Can I Find More Information on Pennsylvania State Taxes?

How Do I Just File My Pennsylvania Tax Return?

Where is my Pennsylvania State Tax Refund?

Pennsylvania Tax Extension

Pennsylvania State Taxes

What If I Need to Correct My Accepted Federal Tax Return?

Learn how to prepare and file an IRS tax amendment.

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