Pennsylvania Allows More Time for Tax Appeals, Assessments & Notices Due to COVID-19
Pennsylvania is exhibiting true leadership though the COVID-19 pandemic, at least when it comes to the taxpayer relief provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR). In addition to the sales tax relief provided, the State is has taken the following steps to help taxpayers through this challenging time:
Some business owners and taxpayers wanting to appeal a tax assessment issued by the Pennsylvania DOR or petition for a sales tax refund with the Board of Appeals will have extra time to do so.
The PA DOR has announced that a petition will be accepted as on-time if submitted by the later of the following dates:
- 30 days after the reopening of the Board of Appeals offices; or
- The original appeal deadline.
This extension only applies to assessments with appeal deadlines after March 16, 2020, when the State commonwealth offices closed. If your appeal deadline fell on a date prior to March 16, 2020, the original appeal deadline is still applicable.
Assessments and Notices
If you received a notice of assessment from the department that requires a response by a specific date, the deadline to respond is suspended temporarily. The temporary suspension will be lifted once the DOR’s offices have reopened. Further guidance will be posted here as it becomes available.
Be sure to check back frequently as we will add new information and updates as they become available. It is important for business owners, Pennsylvania sales tax lawyers, CPA’s and other professionals to stay up to speed on this fluid situation. Also, reference the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue website for the latest state tax guidance.
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