Tax Delinquents Have One Day Left to Act
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Tax Amnesty program, which waives all penalties and half the interest for anyone who pays delinquent Pennsylvania taxes by June 18, ends tomorrow at midnight, Secretary of Revenue C. Daniel Hassell said today.
"Only one day remains for businesses and individuals that owe back taxes to visit www.PATaxPayUp.com and settle their debts," Hassell said. "By law, the midnight, June 18, deadline cannot be extended.
"It is in the best interest of anyone who owes back taxes to act now and apply for PA Tax Amnesty because after it ends on June 18, not only does the offer disappear, but tax delinquents will face additional penalties and enforcement actions," Hassell noted.
To be considered for PA Tax Amnesty, online applications must be completed and submitted electronically by midnight, Friday, June 18, 2010.
Tax Amnesty payments can be made through a variety of options: by electronic funds transfer, credit or debit card, check, money order or cash. Cash is only accepted at the Harrisburg district office in the lobby of Strawberry Square. Payments for all outstanding tax liabilities must also be made electronically or postmarked by midnight, Friday June 18.
As of this morning, the PA Tax Amnesty program received more than $180 million in previously unpaid Pennsylvania back taxes.
Traffic to the PA Tax Amnesty website, www.PATaxPayUp.com, and calls to the PA Tax Amnesty hotline, 1-877-34-PAYUP, spiked during the final week of the program which started April 26.
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.
After the program ends on June 18, eligible taxpayers that did not take advantage of the PA Tax Amnesty opportunity to pay what they owe 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. The hotline will also be open until midnight on June 18, the final day of Tax Amnesty.
Media contact: Stephanie Weyant, 717-787-6960
Editor's Note: Due to the high volume of activity expected in the final day of the Amnesty program, this will be the last update until Monday, June 21.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Revenue