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​Free Tax Help Available at Community Centers in Central, Western PA

02/07/2022

Harrisburg, PA — Representatives from the Department of Revenue will visit senior and community centers over the next several weeks to help Pennsylvanians who need help filing their Pennsylvania personal income tax returns and Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications.

"We know from our experience that many times customers benefit from having a face-to-face conversation with someone who can help guide them through the filing process," Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. "We hope that Pennsylvanians will take advantage of the opportunity to receive free help from our staff in person."

Department of Revenue staff will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the locations listed below (unless otherwise specified). Please keep in mind that inclement weather may impact this schedule.

Allegheny County

  • Body & Soul Health and Wellness Center, 209 13th St., Sharpsburg, PA 15215
    • Dates: February 8, 15 & 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; April 5 & 12
  • Highland Senior Center, 704 East Second Ave., Tarentum, PA 15084
    • Dates: February 9, 16 & 23; March 2, 9,16, 23 & 30; April 6 & 13
  • Turtle Creek Center, 519 Penn Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145
    • Dates: February 10,16 & 22; March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; April 7 & 14

Northumberland County

  • Lower Northumberland County Senior Action Center, 5089 State Route 147, Herndon, PA 17830
    • Dates: February 10 & 17
  • Coal Region Senior Center, 2 East Arch St., Shamokin, PA 17872
    • Dates: February 10 & 24; March 3
  • Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging, 322 North 2nd St., Sunbury, PA 17801
    • Dates: February 18

Westmoreland County

  • Latrobe Center for Active Adults, 15 Avenue C, Latrobe, PA 15650
    • Dates: February 4, 11, 16 & 25; March 4, 11, 18 & 26; April 1, 8 & 15
  • New Kensington Center for Active Adults, 1039 Third Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068
    • Dates: February 8 & 15
    • Appointments are requested for this location. Call 724-335-8597 to schedule an appointment.
  • Mount Pleasant Center for Active Adults, 424 Washington Street, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
    • Dates: February 8
  • West Newton Center for Active Adults: 103 East Main Street, West Newton, PA 15089
    • Dates: February 9, 16 & 23; March 2, 9,16, 23 & 30
  • Herminie Center for Active Adults, 101 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15644
    • Dates: March 14

Other Places to Find Tax Help

In addition to the locations noted above, state personal income tax assistance is available at the Department of Revenue’s district offices. Assistance at district offices is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What Should You Bring With You?

Taxpayers who need assistance with the Pennsylvania personal income tax return (PA-40) should bring their tax information/income statements, a photo identification card (driver's license, etc.), and the Social Security cards for themselves and their dependents. As a reminder, all taxpayers who received more than $33 in total gross taxable income in calendar year 2021 must file a Pennsylvania personal income tax return by midnight, Monday, April 18, 2022.

Applicants who need assistance with the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application (PA-1000) should check the eligibility guidelines on the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program page on the Department of Revenue website. The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older.

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

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