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March 24, 2018

At this time of year, it’s common for businesses to make thank-you gifts to customers, employees and other business entities. Unfortunately, tax rules limit the deduction for business gifts to only $25 per person per year. But there are exceptions. Here are three: 1) g...

September 5, 2017

All businesses must register for a Business Tax Account number from the Department of Revenue and obtain a Commercial Activity License from the Department of Licenses and Inspections. The same application is used for both items and can be found here.

Before registering...

September 1, 2017

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania collected $2.1 billion in General Fund revenue in August, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell reported today. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $4.2 billion.

Sales tax receipts totaled $838.7 million for August. Year-to-date sales ta...

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced today more than 438,000 older homeowners, renters, and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania will be issued rebates totaling $207 million, starting July 3, 2017, through the Property Tax/Rent Reba...

Harrisburg, PA – Tomorrow is the last day of the PA Tax Amnesty program – which waives all penalties and half of the interest for anyone paying delinquent state taxes, Acting Secretary of Revenue C. Daniel Hassell said today.

“Monday is the final opportunity for delinqu...

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program deadline for older adults and residents with disabilities to apply for rebates of rent and property taxes paid in 2016 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2017.

“We want to en...

November 20, 2016

Helping taxpayers prevent identity theft and stopping refund fraud are top priorities for the Department of Revenue. To help combat the increased threat of both, the department has established a new Personal Income Tax Fraud Investigation Unit. Launched a few weeks ago...

November 20, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is establishing a new unit in Harrisburg to conduct remote examinations of sales and use tax returns. The pilot program will focus on non-filers, unregistered taxpayers and under reporters for sales tax and underreporting or nonpa...

November 20, 2016

In early July, Governor Wolf announced the General Appropriations bill passed by the House and Senate would become law. The budget is a significant step forward for Pennsylvania schools and provides critical funding to fight the opioid crisis.

“This budget makes histori...

November 20, 2016

Governor Tom Wolf recently praised a new innovation that allows business taxpayers and tax practitioners to receive an electronic statement of account and for releasing an informational video explaining the new feature. 

“Businesses and tax professionals have been reque...

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