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I received a delinquent earned income tax notice last year and sent in my W-2 showing that I paid income tax out of state or in Philadelphia. Can’t you use that to confirm that I met my tax obligation in other years?

No. The information you sent in the past only confirms you met your tax obligation during those years. You must document that you paid the tax during the year(s) on the delinquent notice you just received.

Please file your local earned income tax return every year by the statutory due date 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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