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How to File a Pennsylvania Tax Amendment


"The Keystone State"

When Do I Need to Prepare and File a Pennsylvania Tax Amendment?

The amended tax return should be filed within 3 years of the filing deadline for the original tax return, or 2 years from the time when tax was paid, whichever is later.

If you reported too little income or too many deductions, or tax credits weren't claimed properly, then you have up to 30 days from the date of the original filing to file an amendment correcting those mistakes. After the 30 days pass, you can still file an amendment, but you may owe late filing and/or late payment penalties.

How Do I Fix My Accepted Pennsylvania Tax Return or File a Tax Amendment in the State of Pennsylvania?

As a Pennsylvania taxpayer, you must file or efile a tax amendment if you reported incorrect income on your original tax return or claimed too many or to view allowable deductions and/or tax credits etc. In the case of incorrectly reported income (whether under- or over-reported), you should also file a federal tax amendment form to correct the errors in your federal tax return. You have two options to amend your Pennsylvania amended tax return:

  1. Download and complete

    Form PA-40 and Form PA-40X yourself. When you're done, print out both forms and mail your amended return to one of the following addresses: PA Dept Of Revenue, Payment Enclosed, 1 Revenue Place, Harrisburg PA 17129-0001 (payment), PA Dept Of Revenue, No Payment Or No Refund, 2 Revenue Place, Harrisburg PA 17129-0002 (no payment or refund), or PA Dept Of Revenue, Refund Or Credit Requested, 3 Revenue Place, Harrisburg PA 17129-0003 (refund) OR

  2. Have an efile Tax Pro file your Pennsylvania tax amendment for you! Enjoy all the benefits of working with a TaxPro, including:
  • Having your tax questions answered by a CPA!
  • Enjoying the peace of mind that your amended taxes are being handled by a tax professional!

It only starts at $79 to have your amended return prepared and filed by an efile TaxPro!

Pennsylvania State Tax Amendment Forms (download, print out, fill out, and mail)

To file an amendment, the taxpayer must fill out Form PA-40 for the corresponding tax year, clearly printing the words "AMENDED RETURN" at the top of the form. He or she must also fill out Schedule PA-40X when filing an amendment to a return from 2011 or any year after that.

Category: Taxes

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