Revenue Department Will Not Impose Penalty, Interest on Personal Income Tax Returns Filed by April 16

Apr 15, 2013, 17:11 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to technical issues that prohibited residents from accessing commonwealth websites including the Department of Revenue website and tax filing resources for a few hours earlier today, Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser announced the department will not impose penalties or interest on personal income tax returns filed on or before Tuesday, April 16.

"Since Pennsylvanians were unexpectedly unable to access padirectfile, tax forms and our Online Customer Service Center on our website for a few hours today, in the interest of customer service, we won't penalize anyone who files a return by midnight, Tuesday, April 16."

The department became aware of the website issues shortly after 1 p.m., and website access was restored before 5 p.m. 

Media contact: Elizabeth Brassell, 717-919-1905

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Revenue