Department of Revenue to Combine Altoona, Johnstown District Offices

Sep 28, 2011, 11:07 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Revenue will consolidate its Altoona and Johnstown district offices in Johnstown, a move that will save taxpayers an estimated $70,000 annually in reduced operating costs.

The Altoona district office, located at 615 Howard Ave., will close permanently at the close of business Friday, Oct. 7. The five Altoona district office employees will be reassigned to the Johnstown district office.

Area residents seeking help filing state taxes or completing Property Tax/Rent Rebate program applications may call or visit one of the following district offices:

  • Johnstown – 425 Main St.; 814-533-2495
  • Harrisburg – Strawberry Square, Lobby, 4th & Walnut Streets; 717-783-1405

Taxpayers are also encouraged to visit the Department of Revenue's website for information and tax filing resources. At www.revenue.state.pa.us, taxpayers can file returns, make payments (including estimated payments), check the status of returns and refunds, update information, pay taxes by credit/debit card, access online customer service, review answers to commonly asked questions and download tax forms.

After the Altoona and Johnstown district offices are consolidated, the department will have 14 district offices. Three similar consolidations occurred last year with the closing of offices in Williamsport, Pottsville and York; combined, the four office consolidations result in $177,000 in annual savings.

For more information and a listing of all Revenue district offices, visit www.revenue.state.pa.us.

Media contact: Elizabeth Brassell, 717-787-6960

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Revenue



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