PA Tax Amnesty Program waives all penalties until June 18th

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Education & Training with Realty Mark Associates AB066878

Governor Rendell opens the PA Tax Amnesty Program which waives all penalties if back taxes are paid by June 18th.

More than 1,202,000 taxpayers owe delinquent back taxes to PA

The 54 day tax amnesty program waives all penalties and half of the interest for anyone who pays delinquent Pennsylvania taxes between April 26 - June 18. The taxes themselves will have to be paid.
Delinquent taxpayers from in and out of state owe more than $2.1 billion in back state taxes eligible for this program.

The PA Tax Amnesty program, created by Act 48 of 2009, is intended to net $190 million for the current fiscal year budget.  

  

Notices were mailed nationwide last week to more than 1 million delinquent taxpayers known to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue informing them of the online application process at www.PATaxPayUp.com 


Gov. Rendell said there is another strong incentive for tax delinquents to pay what they owe. After the PA Tax Amnesty ends, a 5% penalty will be added to all unpaid taxes.  Tax Amnesty participants who become delinquent again within 2 years after this program ends will be required to pay back all penalties and interest that had been previously waived.


This is the first time in 14 years that Pennsylvania is offering a Tax Amnesty program to boost collections and help balance the state budget.

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Suzanne - Local and state municipalities are having difficulty collecting taxes in these economic times.  If we could only put folks back to work, then things would likely improve!

Apr 27, 2010 09:33 AM #1
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Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Suzanne, I had heard talk about this and the City of Philadelphia is considering it as well. Glad it is happening.  Maybe some people will take advantage and sit a little easier because of it.  ---Gloria

Apr 27, 2010 01:19 PM #2
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

This is a great program that is a win - win for both consumers and the state of PA. !!!

Apr 28, 2010 12:39 AM #3
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