By Adam Capotorto
Pennsylvanians affected by Hurricane Ian will have additional time to file their tax returns. However, this extension DOES NOT include tax payments.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE | This extension comes after an announcement from the IRS that extended the due dates of various tax returns on the federal level. The extension applies only to areas designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual or public assistance.
This guidance follows an announcement from the IRS, which also extended the due dates for various individual and business tax returns on the federal level. As the IRS announced, the extension applies to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual or public assistance. The current list of eligible localities is available on the Help for victims of Hurricane Ian page on IRS.gov.
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has provided the following points to keep in mind:
- The tax relief for those affected by Hurricane Ian postpones various tax return filing deadlines that occurred starting on Sept. 23, 2022.
- Affected individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2021 Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax return (PA-40) due to run out on October 17, 2022, will now have until Feb. 15, 2023, to file. Affected taxpayers seeking an extension on their 2021 personal income tax returns should email RA-BITDIRECTORFAX@pa.gov to request an extension.
- Although there is an extension for the filing of 2021 personal income tax returns, the Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that payments related to these 2021 returns are not eligible for an extension. These Pennsylvania income tax payments were due on April 18, 2022.
- Businesses and estates/trusts with an original or extended due date also have additional time to file (see chart below):
Corporate taxpayers affected by Hurricane Ian who are filing the form RCT-101 will have more time to file. To avoid a late file penalty assessment, RCT-101 taxpayers should email a request on company letterhead and signed by a corporation official to RA-RVnoticeofadjustm@pa.gov. Please include the name and address of the business where the tax records are located and the 10-digit account ID of the taxpayer. Here are the due dates for RCT-101 filers:
Contact PA Department of Revenue
The Online Customer Service Center contains the answers to hundreds of common tax questions. Taxpayers are encouraged to visit the Customer Service Center page and submit any questions that they have that are not already answered. Taxpayers can also use the Schedule a Call service to speak to a representative at a time that is most convenient. Other contact methods are available online through Contacting the Department by Telephone and Regional and District Offices.