HARRISBURG - State Revenue Secretary C. Daniel Hassell says that the PA Tax Amnesty program received an enormous public response in its first two-and-a-half days - in fact he ended up thanking applicants for their patience with high call volumes.
Through noon yesterday - in just the first two-and-a half-days of the 54-day Tax Amnesty period - the department received more than 5,900 completed or in-process Tax Amnesty applications disclosing nearly $6.9 million in previously unpaid Pennsylvania back taxes.
As required by the Tax Amnesty law, the department mailed more than one million notices to the last-known mailing address of people who have delinquent accounts with the department.
In most cases, the online Tax Amnesty application system will tell taxpayers exactly what the outstanding issue is, how much they owe - if anything - and how to resolve it.
The department answered 7,518 phone calls to the Tax Amnesty hotline, 1-877-34-PAYUP, through noon Wednesday, and it is responding to more than 3,900 e-mail inquiries.
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