Pennsylvania- Will give residents, businesses more time and flexibility on some tax issues, Wolf says

Governor Tom Wolf announced today the Department of Revenue is “offering taxpayers increased flexibility, additional time to meet their tax obligations, and a pause on several of its standard enforcement actions,” according to a press release.

This temporary relief for taxpayers will remain in effect through at least July 15. Details on the specific relief can be found on the Department of Revenue’s website under its COVID-19 information page.

In addition to the relief announced today, the Department of Revenue also has:

• Extended the deadline to file state personal income tax returns by 90 days. The new deadline of July 15 is the same as the new federal deadline.

• Extended the deadline to file informational returns related to Pennsylvania S corporations, partnerships, and estates and trusts to July 15.

• Extended the due date for corporations with tax returns due in May to Aug. 14.

• Removed the requirement for some businesses to make prepayments of Sales and Use Tax for April, May and June of 2020. Many larger businesses are required to make prepayments under normal circumstances.

With the department’s call centers closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, taxpayers seeking assistance are encouraged to use the department’s Online Customer Service Center, available at

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April 15, 2020