Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed into law Act 10 of 2020, which extends the due date of certain personal income tax returns and payments, as well as waiving certain other income tax dates. The Department of Revenue also announced it is extending the due date for corporations with tax returns due in May to Aug. 14.
“These extensions for taxpayers will provide more time for the filing of returns as the governor urges everyone to stay at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell. “We are working with the governor and members of the General Assembly to make sure that Pennsylvanians and business owners in the commonwealth are able to put their health and safety first during this challenging time.”
Act 10 of 2020 specifically provides for the extension of the follow tax filing deadlines:
– Extends the deadline to July 15 for declarations of estimated personal income tax
– Extends the deadline to July 15 for payments of estimated personal income tax
– Extends the deadline to July 15 for the filing of informational returns related to Pennsylvania S corporations and partnerships (Form PA-20S/PA-65), and estates and trusts (Form PA-41)
– Extends the filing date by three months for certain information returns (1099-R, 1099-MISC and W2-G)
In addition to the due dates changed by Act 10 of 2020, the federal due date for calendar year corporation returns that is normally April 15 has been moved back to July 15. As a result, the due date for corporations with Pennsylvania returns and payments due on May 15 is now Aug. 14. There is no extension for the June 15 estimated payment due date for corporations.
In addition to the dates extended by Act 10 of 2020, the department is extending the due date for non-resident withholding and partnership corporate net income tax withholding to July 15.
There are no additional extensions for fiscal year filers (taxpayers with a tax year other than January to December).
The department is issuing this guidance for taxpayers after announcing the extension of the filing deadline to July 15 for taxpayers to file their 2019 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns and payments. The extension gave taxpayers an additional 90 days to file from the original deadline of April 15 as the commonwealth takes steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Extension of Deadline for Local Taxes
Act 10 of 2020 also extends the deadline for the filing of 2019 local tax returns and payments to July 15. The Department of Revenue does not administer local taxes, so additional questions should be directed to the taxpayer’s local taxing office. Visit the Department of Community and Economic Development’s web page on Local Income Tax Collectors by Tax Collection District.
Find Alerts From Revenue Online
Taxpayers and tax professionals are encouraged to visit revenue.pa.gov for additional guidance and updates on department operations. The department’s pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn also have real time updates.
With the department’s call centers closed due to the mitigation efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, taxpayers are encouraged to use the department’s Online Customer Service Center, available at revenue-pa.custhelp.com. You can use this resource to electronically submit a question to a department representative, who will be able to respond through a secure, electronic process that is similar to receiving an email. Additionally, the Online Customer Service Center includes thousands of answers to common tax-related questions. Free tax forms and instructions are available at revenue.pa.gov