The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently announced that the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2019 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020, which is in conformity with the 90-day extension granted by the Internal Revenue Service last week.
In addition to an extension of time to file, the Department of Revenue will also waive penalties and interest on 2019 personal income tax payments through the new deadline of July 15, 2020. The payment extension applies to 2019 tax return payments as well as estimated payments for the first and second quarters of 2020.
Since commonwealth offices are currently closed in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, certain taxpayers who wish to appeal a tax assessment issued by the Department of Revenue or to file a petition for a tax refund with the Board of Appeals will be granted additional time to do so. A petition for appeals of all tax types will be accepted as timely filed as long as it is filed by the later of the following dates:
- 30 days after the reopening of the Board of Appeals offices; or
- The original appeal deadline*
*If the appeal deadline fell on a date prior to the closure of commonwealth offices on March 16, 2020, the original appeal deadline is still applicable, and the 30-day extension does not apply.
The Philadelphia Department of Revenue announced that it has extended the deadline for business taxpayers to file and pay the following taxes until July 15, 2020:
- Business Income and Receipts Tax
- Net Profits Tax
In addition to extending the payment deadline for balances due with the 2019 business tax returns, the extension also applies to estimated payments.
Additionally, the deadline to pay Philadelphia real estate taxes has been extended from March 31, 2020 until April 30, 2020.
Please feel free to contact your WG advisor if you have any questions or concerns regarding how your tax situation may be affected by COVID-19.