Starting now, amnesty for Pa.’s tax delinquents

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For the next 60 days, individuals and businesses owing back taxes in Pennsylvania can pay up without late-filing penalties under a tax-amnesty program.


In addition, individuals and businesses would have to pay only half the accrued interest on unpaid amounts.

More than 30 taxes are eligible for the amnesty, including the state’s personal income, sales, and inheritance taxes.





Those who are eligible for amnesty but choose not to participate in the program, which expires June 19, would be subject to an additional 5 percent penalty on their unpaid, delinquent taxes, state officials said. 

The Department of Revenue estimates that about 862,000 taxpayers — 132,336 in Philadelphia alone — are eligible. The current program is not open to taxpayers who are in bankruptcy (unless approved by a court), under criminal investigation, or being prosecuted, or who took advantage of the state’s 2010 amnesty program.

According to the state, an individual who owed $1,000 in taxes overdue for three years would save about $300 under the program.




While the state would be forgoing some potential penalty and interest fees, the year’s amnesty program is expected to bring in about $100 million.

The program was approved during last year’s budget negotiations between Gov. Wolf, a Democrat, and the Republican-led state legislature. 

Those who owe back taxes can apply for amnesty at www.backtax.pa.gov or call 1-844-PA-STATE-TAX (1-844-727-8283).






















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