Tax Assistance Available on Deadline Day; Assistance Available at Post Offices and Libraries on April 16

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Secretary of Revenue Larry P.
 Williams today announced that last-minute tax assistance will be available at
 post offices and libraries across the state on Monday, April 16.
     Assistance will be available in:
     -- Harrisburg at the Crooked Hill Post Office from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
     -- Philadelphia at the 30th Street Post Office from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
     -- Erie at the Griswold Plaza Post Office from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and
     -- Pittsburgh at the Wood Street Library from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the
         Post Office on California Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 
     Representatives from the state Department of Revenue and the Internal
 Revenue Service (IRS) will be available to answer questions and provide
 assistance filing last-minute tax returns.  Representatives will be assisting
 with pa.direct.file over the Internet and traditional paper returns.  In
 Harrisburg and Philadelphia, e-file for both state and federal returns also
 will be available.
     This year, taxpayers have an extra day to file since April 15 falls on a
 Sunday.  All tax returns must be postmarked by April 16 to be considered
 timely.
     "We are there to assist those who have waited until deadline day at
 various locations in addition to our 23 district offices," Secretary Williams
 said.
     District office locations can be found in the government listing of local
 phone books.
     Electronic filing remains the fastest, easiest way to file.  Filers who
 want confirmation of their filing and faster processing of their return can
 choose TeleFile, pa.direct.file over the PA PowerPort at www.state.pa.us, or
 e-file available through software or authorized tax preparers.
     Last-minute filing tips from the Department of Revenue include: use
 electronic filing, if eligible; use original paper forms when filing a return;
 use black ink; write clearly within the preprinted boxes; and remember to sign
 the return.
 
     CONTACT:  Deb Snyder, Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of
 Revenue, 717-787-6960.
 
 

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Secretary of Revenue Larry P.
 Williams today announced that last-minute tax assistance will be available at
 post offices and libraries across the state on Monday, April 16.
     Assistance will be available in:
     -- Harrisburg at the Crooked Hill Post Office from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
     -- Philadelphia at the 30th Street Post Office from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
     -- Erie at the Griswold Plaza Post Office from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and
     -- Pittsburgh at the Wood Street Library from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the
         Post Office on California Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 
     Representatives from the state Department of Revenue and the Internal
 Revenue Service (IRS) will be available to answer questions and provide
 assistance filing last-minute tax returns.  Representatives will be assisting
 with pa.direct.file over the Internet and traditional paper returns.  In
 Harrisburg and Philadelphia, e-file for both state and federal returns also
 will be available.
     This year, taxpayers have an extra day to file since April 15 falls on a
 Sunday.  All tax returns must be postmarked by April 16 to be considered
 timely.
     "We are there to assist those who have waited until deadline day at
 various locations in addition to our 23 district offices," Secretary Williams
 said.
     District office locations can be found in the government listing of local
 phone books.
     Electronic filing remains the fastest, easiest way to file.  Filers who
 want confirmation of their filing and faster processing of their return can
 choose TeleFile, pa.direct.file over the PA PowerPort at www.state.pa.us, or
 e-file available through software or authorized tax preparers.
     Last-minute filing tips from the Department of Revenue include: use
 electronic filing, if eligible; use original paper forms when filing a return;
 use black ink; write clearly within the preprinted boxes; and remember to sign
 the return.
 
     CONTACT:  Deb Snyder, Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of
 Revenue, 717-787-6960.
 
 SOURCE  Pennsylvania Department of Revenue