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Pennsylvania Income Taxes and PA State Tax Forms

Pennsylvania State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2020  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2020) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a PA state return). The latest deadline e-filing Pennsylvania State Tax Returns is April 15, 2021 May 17, 2021.

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Pennsylvania
"The Keystone State"

The 2020 Pennsylvania State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2020 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020) can be e-Filed together with the IRS Income Tax Return by April 15, 2021 May 17, 2021. If you file a tax extension you can e-File your Taxes until October 15, 2021 without a late filing penalty. However, if you owe Taxes and don't pay on time, you might face late tax payment penalties. Tip: File on time, even you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties. Estimate your IRS penalties by using our free PENALTYucator tool.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Pennsylvania 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 e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Though you cannot e-File a Pennsylvania Tax Return anywhere - not just eFile.com - without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return, you can still file only your state return; read on for the good news. 

Find detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Pennsylvania 2020 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must complete and sign the forms online on eFile.com before you download/print and mail the forms to the Pennsylvania Tax Agency. The address is listed at the bottom of this page.

Function
Description
Prepare only a PA State Return without an IRS return. Details
Step by Step instructions on how to only Prepare and Download - not eFile - State Returns on eFile.com.
Where Is Your Pennsylvania Tax Refund Money?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Pennsylvania Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Pennsylvania Income Tax Extension
Pennsylvania Income Tax Amendment
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your PA Tax Return was rejected by the PA Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Pennsylvania Tax Return.
Pennsylvania, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty: For every month or part of the month a return is filed late, you would be charged a 5% penalty of your total unpaid tax unless you can provide a reasonable cause for filing the return after the May 17 deadline. The maximum penalty is 25% of the your unpaid or late-paid taxes owed. The minimum penalty you can be charged by the state tax agency is $5.
2. Late Payment Penalty: You will be charged a 5% underpayment penalty If you do not pay the entire amount of your taxes due with your filed return. An additional 25% penalty of your taxes due will be imposed on any unreported amount of taxable income that's more than 25% of the taxable income that's shown on your return.
3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

PA Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Pennsylvania Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
Pennsylvania Income Tax Brackets
Pennsylvania Income Tax Forms
Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are not subject to income taxes in Pennsylvania.

 

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2021 Pennsylvania Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2020. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
May 17, 2021
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date May 17, 2021) and Pennsylvania State Income Tax Return (Due Date May 17, 2021) until October 15, 2021. - eFileIT*
May 17, 2021
2020 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2021
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return after the May 17, 2021 Pennsylvania Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2020 Pennsylvania State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Pennsylvania Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2021 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return after the May 17, 2021 Pennsylvania Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got a PA Tax Extension to file their PA Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2021. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2021). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Pennsylvania State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2021, 2022, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2021, 2022, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
May 17, 2024
2020 Pennsylvania Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2020 Pennsylvania Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2020 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2020 Pennsylvania State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2020 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
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Form PA-40
Individual Income Tax Return for Residents, Nonresidents, and Part-Year Residents-General Information and Income/Payments, Credits, and Donations
Form PA-1000
Property Tax or Rent Rebate Claim
Form PA W-2
Reconciliation Worksheet
Form REV-459B
Consent to Transfer, Adjust, or Correct PA Estimated Personal Income Tax Account
Schedule 19
Sale of a Principal Residence
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 to Another State
Schedule NRH
Compensation Apportionment
Schedule O
Other Deductions
Schedule OC
Other Credits
Schedule P
Refund Donations to Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program Accounts
Schedule SP
Special Tax Forgiveness
Schedule UE
Allowable Employee Business Expenses
PA-41 Schedule RK-1
Resident Schedule of Shareholder/Partner/Beneficiary Pass Through Income, Loss and Credits
PA-41 Schedule NRK-1
Nonresident Schedule of Shareholder/Partner/Beneficiary Pass Through Income, Loss and Credits
Payment Voucher Form. Complete and submit to the PA Department of Revenue - address is on the form - with your payment.

 

* 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. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Pennsylvania Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2020, if you do not owe taxes, you do not need to file a tax extension.  However, if you are certain that you cannot file your Pennsylvania return by the deadline, and you owe taxes, here are some options:

  • You can e-File an IRS Tax Extension by the May 17, 2021 for free on eFile.com. Before you do that, learn more about whether you should file a Tax Extension or not. Also, if you have been approved for a federal extension, you do not have to file a separate PA extension as you will be granted a 6 month extension for your PA Tax Return.
  • If you owe PA Taxes and do not pay on time, you may be subject to late payment penalties.  You can pay your Taxes online at myPATH via ACH or the Official Payments site via Debit/Credit Card.  Be aware there may be a convenience fee if paying by card.
  • 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, 2021. Please be aware that Pennsylvania will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your Pennsylvania tax return.  If you are making an online tax payment, a Form REV-276 is not needed. However if you are making an extension payment by check or money order, you also must file Form REV-276.

The extended IRS/Pennsylvania eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2021 - eFileIT*. If you plan to file or mail-in a Pennsylvania tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2021. 

Pennsylvania State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2020 Pennsylvania Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Pennsylvania income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Pennsylvania tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Pennsylvania paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through the Official Payments site. When you're on the site, select the "Personal Income Tax (Balance Due) Return Payment" option, then follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, Filing Status).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an 2.49% convenience fee per credit card transaction, or a $3.49 fee for debit cards per transaction.
Check or Money Order with Form PA-40 V
Complete voucher Form PA-40 V  and attach it to your check or money order payable to "PA Department of Revenue". Write your last four Social Security number, "2019 PA-40 V", and your phone number on the check. Mail them to the Form PA-40 V address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Go to Pennsylvania MyPATH to submit your estimated payment.  On the home screen click "Make a Payment", and then click "Make an Estimated/Extension Payment".  You can select "Estimated Payment" and "Personal Income Tax" as your payment and account type. From there you can enter your personal information.  Next, on the payment screen you can choose "Checking" or "Savings", enter your Bank Information, and your Payment Amount.  2) Pay via credit or debit card through the Official Payments site. (choose the "Personal Income Tax - Estimated Payment" options). Be aware that a convenience fee of 2.49% per credit card transaction, or a $3.49 fee for debit cards per transaction. 3) Complete voucher Form PA-40ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "PA Department of Revenue". Write your last four Social Security numbers and the full name of the primary tax payer on your check or money order. Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form PA-40ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Pennsylvania Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail PennsylvaniaTax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
PA Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you don't expect a Tax Refund or owe Taxes on your Tax Return
PA Dept. of Revenue
No Payment/No Refund
2 Revenue Place
Harrisburg, PA 17129-0002
PA Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
PA Dept. of Revenue
Payment Enclosed
1 Revenue Place
Harrisburg, PA 17129-0001
PA Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you overpaid your Taxes.
PA Dept. of Revenue
Refund or Credit Requested
3 Revenue Place
Harrisburg, PA 17129-0003
PA Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Application For Automatic Extension of Time to File Form REV-276. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in Form REV-276.  See above.
PA Department of Revenue
Bureau of Individual Taxes
PO Box 280504
Harrisburg, PA 17128-0504
PA Payment Voucher: Form PA-40 V
PA Dept. of Revenue
Payment Enclosed
1 Revenue Place
Harrisburg, PA 17129-0001
PA Tax Estimate Payments: include Tax year 2021 Form PA-40ES.
PA Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 280403
Harrisburg, PA 17128-0403

 

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