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Pennsylvania Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Ida Have More Time to File Tax Returns

09/22/2021

Harrisburg, PA — The Department of Revenue is extending the due dates to file various individual and business tax returns for taxpayers in parts of Pennsylvania who were affected by Hurricane Ida. Importantly, taxpayers should know that this extension does not apply to tax payments.

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. This includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties, but taxpayers in Ida-impacted localities in other parts of Pennsylvania, subsequently designated by FEMA, are eligible for the same filing relief. The current list of eligible localities is available on the disaster relief page on IRS.gov

Here are other important details to keep in mind:

  • The tax relief for those affected by Ida postpones various tax return filing deadlines that occurred starting on Aug. 31, 2021.
  • Affected individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2020 Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax return (PA-40) due to run out on November 15, 2021, will now have until Jan. 3, 2022, to file. Although this is the case, the Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that payments related to these 2020 returns are not eligible for an extension. These Pennsylvania income tax payments were due on May 17, 2021.
  • Businesses and estates/trusts with an original or extended due date also have additional time to file. This includes calendar-year partnerships and S corporations whose 2020 extensions ran out on Sept. 15, 2021, calendar year estates or trusts whose 2020 extensions run out on Sept. 30, 2021, and calendar-year corporations whose 2020 extensions run out on Nov. 15, 2021 (see chart below).
Entity Form Tax Year State Due date Original PA Due Date with Federal Extension State Due Date (Ida Relief) New PA Due Date with Federal Extension (Ida Relief)
PartnershipsPA-20S/PA-6520204/15/20219/15/2021N/A1/3/2022
S CorporationsPA-20S/PA-6520204/15/20219/15/2021N/A1/3/2022
Trusts/EstatesPA-41 20204/15/20219/30/2021N/A1/3/2022
IndividualsPA-4020205/17/202111/15/2021N/A1/3/2022
CorporationsRCT-10120205/17/202111/15/2021N/A2/2/2022
  • Corporate taxpayers affected by Hurricane Ida 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:
    Tax Year State Due Date State Due Date with Federal Extension State Due Date with Ida Relief State Due Date with Federal Extension
    9/1/2020-8/31/20211/14/2022N/A2/2/2022N/A
    8/1/2020-7/31/202112/15/2021N/A2/2/2022N/A
    7/1/2020-6/30/202111/15/2021N/A2/2/2022N/A
    6/1/2020-5/31/202110/15/2021N/A2/2/2022N/A
    5/1/2020-4/30/20219/14/2021N/A2/2/2022N/A
    4/1/2020-3/31/20218/16/20212/14/2022N/AN/A
    3/1/2020-2/28/20217/15/20211/14/2022N/A2/2/2022
    2/1/2020-1/31/20216/16/202112/15/2021N/A2/2/2022
    1/1/2020-12/31/20205/17/202111/15/2021N/A2/2/2022
    12/1/2019-11/31/20204/14/202110/15/2021N/A2/2/2022
    11/1/2019-10/31/20203/17/20219/14/2021N/A 2/2/2022
  • Contacting the Department of Revenue

    Taxpayers are encouraged to use the department’s Online Customer Service Center for customer service. This is a way for taxpayers to submit a question to the department in a secure, electronic process that is similar to sending an email. The Online Customer Service Center also contains the answers to hundreds of common tax questions.

    The Department of Revenue also encourages taxpayers to use the department’s Schedule a Call service to make an appointment to receive a call from a department representative. This is a way for customers to schedule a phone call at a time that is convenient for them. Other contact information for the department is available online by visiting Contacting the Department by Telephone and Regional and District Offices.

    Media Contact: Jeffrey Johnson, ra-press@pa.gov.
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