Keystone is sending over 182,000 notices to Pennsylvania taxpayers who appear on local tax rolls but did not timely file a 2021 Final Local Earned Income Tax Return.
State law requires Pennsylvania residents with earned income, wages and net profits, to file an annual tax return along with supporting documentation, such as a W-2. You must file the tax return even if you are:
- subject to employer withholding
- not expecting a refund
- a new resident of PA
- a part year resident of PA
- retired – for the first year of retirement with no income
File online with Keystone’s e-file. It’s the easiest, fastest and safest way to file your tax return from your computer, mobile phone or smart device.
If you pay state or local income tax to a jurisdiction outside of Pennsylvania, you may submit proof that you have sufficient out-of-state tax credits to satisfy your local tax obligation. Credit for tax paid out of state applies only when the same items of income are taxed out of state and in Pennsylvania.
Payments made after the tax deadline(s) are subject to statutory interest and costs. Taxpayers are required to take corrective action within 30 days of the date of a non-payment notice. Failure to do so may result in the imposition of additional statutory penalty, plus accrued interest and collection costs.
To comply with Pennsylvania law:
- Confirm that your tax preparer filed your local taxes.
- Be aware that some tax preparation systems like Turbo Tax do not support online filing of PA local earned income tax returns.
You can always visit Keystone’s Frequently Asked Questions for answers to most tax inquiries.
To receive an individual response from our Taxpayer Services team 24/7, submit your question online.