39 Days Remain for Tax Delinquents to Take Advantage of PA Tax Amnesty
Harrisburg – The PA Tax Amnesty program received 20,048 completed, or in-process, applications disclosing more than $28 million in previously unpaid Pennsylvania back taxes in the program’s first two weeks, Secretary of Revenue C. Daniel Hassell reported today.
The single largest payment to date was $548,284.50 for corporation taxes.
As of this morning, traffic to the PA Tax Amnesty website, www.PATaxPayUp.com, totaled nearly 140,400 hits; and more than 34,400 calls to the PA Tax Amnesty hotline, 1-877-34-PAYUP, were answered.
About Tax Amnesty:
For a limited time, the PA Department of Revenue is waiving 100 percent of penalties and half the interest for anyone who applies for Tax Amnesty online at www.PATaxPayUp.com and pays eligible delinquent taxes by June 18.
The 54-day PA Tax Amnesty program, created by Act 48 of 2009, is generally available to all individuals, businesses and other entities with PA tax delinquencies as of June 30, 2009.
The Tax Amnesty period began on April 26 and is expected to net $190 million for the current fiscal year budget by June 18.
After the program ends on June 18, eligible taxpayers that do not take advantage of the PA Tax Amnesty program to settle back taxes will have a 5-percent non-participation penalty added to delinquencies and may face other enforcement actions.
For more information, visit www.PATaxPayUp.com or call 1-877-34-PAYUP (1-877-347-2987) weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.