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Pennsylvania Income Taxes and PA State Tax Forms

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Pennsylvania
"The Keystone State"

Start Federal and Pennsylvania Tax Returns

Your Pennsylvania Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your state tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective state tax agencies require you to e-file a federal income tax return at the same time you efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Pennsylvania Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Pennsylvania State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Pennsylvania Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Pennsylvania State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Pennsylvania State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Pennsylvania State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
efileIT Now*
Form PA-V
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form PA-40
Individual Income Tax Return for Residents, Nonresidents, and Part-Year Residents-General Information and Income/Payments, Credits, and Donations
Form PA-40 Schedule O
Other Deductions
Form PA-1000
Property Tax or Rent Rebate Claim
Schedule C
Profit or Loss From Business or Profession
Schedule D
Sale, Exchange, or Disposition of Property-Renter
Schedule E
Rents, Royalties, Patents, and Copyrights-Owner/Renters
Schedule F
Farm Income and Expenses
Schedule G-L
Resident Credit for Taxes Paid
Schedule OC
Other Credits
Schedule SP
Special Tax Forgiveness
Schedule UE
Allowable Employee Business Expenses

 

* Due to IRS and state tax agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a state income tax return while also e-filing a federal income tax return. This is not an efile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Pennsylvania efile Error Codes

If your Pennsylvania state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all Pennsylvania State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File a Pennsylvania Tax Extension

If you are certain that you cannot file your Pennsylvania return by the deadline, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2019. Please be aware that Pennsylvania will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your Pennsylvania tax return. However, if you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with payment voucher Form REV-276. If you efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a Form REV-276 on efile.com. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Form REV-276 is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Form REV-276 unless it is made electronically. Use efile.com and prepare an Pennsylvania tax return to find out what your Pennsylvania state income tax payment will be.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File a Pennsylvania Tax Amendment

Amended Pennsylvania tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Pennsylvania tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing an Pennsylvania tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Pennsylvania Tax Forms

Pennsylvania state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Individual Income Tax Return for Residents, Nonresidents, and Part-Year Residents-General Information and Income/Payments, Credits, and Donations
Other Deductions
Property Tax or Rent Rebate Claim
Profit or Loss From Business or Profession
Sale, Exchange, or Disposition of Property-Renter
Rents, Royalties, Patents, and Copyrights-Owner/Renter
Farm Income and Expenses
Resident Credit for Taxes Paid
Other Credits
Special Tax Forgiveness
Allowable Employee Business Expenses

2016 Tax Year Pennsylvania Tax Forms

Pennsylvania state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Individual Income Tax Return for Residents, Nonresidents, and Part-Year Residents-General Information and Income/Payments, Credits, and Donations
Other Deductions
Property Tax or Rent Rebate Claim
Sale, Exchange, or Disposition of Property-Renter
Rents, Royalties, Patents, and Copyrights-Owner/Renter
Farm Income and Expenses
Resident Credit for Taxes Paid
Other Credits
Special Tax Forgiveness
Allowable Employee Business Expenses

Pennsylvania Tax Facts

PA Income Tax

Pennsylvania taxes all resident and nonresident personal income at a flat rate of 3.07%. Some localities levy additional income taxes.

PA Sales Tax

Pennsylvania has a state sales, use, and hotel occupancy tax rate of 6% on most goods and services. Allegheny County levies an additional local sales tax of 1%, and Philadelphia County levies a 2% local sales tax (but not on hotel occupancy).

More information on Pennsylvania Sales Tax

PA Personal Property Tax

There is no Pennsylvania state tax on personal property, but counties, municipalities, and school districts levy local taxes on real estate and tangible property.

Odd Pennsylvania Tax Fact

In Pennsylvania, liquor is taxed at the rate of 18%.

Pennsylvania State Tax Agency Contacts

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

For more information on Alabama state income taxes, you can visit the website of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

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