The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced Thursday that a new state website will allow taxpayers to file via computer both their state and federal income tax forms.
PAFreeFile.com will offer free software for filers with federal adjusted gross incomes of $58,000 or less. The software will be available through vendors who are approved to prepare state and federal filings.
For those who do not qualify, the website will make available, beginning January 31, online versions of tax forms, which may be submitted electronically, or by printing and completing the forms and sending them through the mail.
January filers are reminded that the new website system will hold your submissions until January 31, the date on which the Internal Revenue Service and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will begin accepting forms.
State officials say the TeleFile system for filing your state taxes by telephone has been discontinued, and this will be the last year the revenue department will offer PADirectfile, a state-only filing system. This year, PADirectfile will begin operations on February 3.
The state will not be automatically printing or mailing the traditional personal income tax books this year. Instruction booklets and pre-printed forms will be mailed to taxpayers who call 1 – 800 – 362 – 2050.