Monday, April 12, 2010

Last Minute Filers Urged to Go Online

With just a few days remaining till the April 15 deadline to file taxes, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is extending hours at its Taxpayer Service and Information Center. Weekdays through April 15, the center will be open to take calls from taxpayers (717-787-8201) from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Acting Revenue Secretary Daniel Hassell said with the deadline fast approaching they wanted to be available to help...
"There's some stress involved, people need to file their taxes and get them done right and pay any money that's due. Our staff is available to help them through that so that everyone can meet their obligation.
Hassell says as of April 2nd, 2.6 million Pennsylvanians had filed their taxes telephone and online.
That's a 2% increase over last year. 963,000 have filed paper forms.
Hassell says electronic filing means fewer errors, instant confirmation of successful filing, and faster processing of refunds. Hassell says it also saves the state about $3.49 per return.
To file using, taxpayers need to provide their Social Security Number and one of the following: 2008 or 2007 tax liability; or, a Pennsylvania Driver's License or identification number; or, a registered e-signature with the Revenue Department.

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