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The delinquent earned income tax (EIT) notice is for a prior year. Can you explain why I did not receive this notice earlier?

Yes. Tax returns are due by April 15 of the year following the year in which the income was earned. Many residents request an authorized extension of time to file their return on or before October 15. The local Tax Officer does not receive your income verification from the state until up to two years after you file your state income tax (PA-40) return.

When state income tax data shows taxable income not reported locally, Keystone contacts you to ask you to reconcile that discrepancy. State law requires the Tax Officer to determine from you:

If you may have paid the tax elsewhere

Where you lived and worked during the tax year(s) in question

If the income reported on the state return is subject to local tax

Please file your local earned income tax return every year by April 15 to avoid potentially receiving delinquent notices in the future. Keystone’s e-file is the easiest and fastest way to file your local tax return. It takes just minutes.

State law requires Pennsylvania residents with earned income, wages and/or net profits, to file an annual local earned income tax return and supply income and withholding documentation, such as a W-2. Even if you have employer withholding or are not expecting a refund, you must file an annual tax return.


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