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
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).
- 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:
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,
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