State Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

HARRISBURG – The deadline to file Pennsylvania personal income tax returns with the Department of Revenue for 2019 has been extended by 90 days to July 15, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).

The new deadline mirrors the decision made by the Internal Revenue Service, which extended the federal  tax-filing deadline by 90 days earlier this week.

All penalties and interest on 2019 personal income tax payments will also be waived through the new deadline. Taxpayers who make quarterly estimated payments will also receive an extension. Both first and second quarter payments will be due July 15.

The extension does not apply to local taxes. Martin encouraged community residents to check with their local tax collection agency to determine whether local taxes are still due on April 15.

Taxpayers are encouraged to file returns electronically to enable the Department of Revenue to process returns while state offices are closed. Tax returns can be filed for free online through the PAdirectfile system.

Free tax forms and instructions are also available at

CONTACT:   Terry Trego (717) 787-6535

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