E-filing offers advantages not available to taxpayers filing by paper, including error-reducing automatic calculators; instant confirmation of a successful filing; faster refund processing and direct deposit options.
PA Free File is a safe and convenient Internet-based electronic filing option that save the department (and taxpayers!) administrative costs.
Free File tax software
, available online from reputable vendors, prepares state and federal filings for free for qualifying individuals with federal adjusted gross income of $62,000 or less for the tax year.
padirectfile is a state-only system for electronically filing Pennsylvania income tax returns for free. Most taxpayers interested in a no-cost free electronic filing service can use padirectfile. This secure service is offered exclusively by the Department of Revenue and allows taxpayers to prepare and submit only the Pennsylvania personal income tax return directly to the department. padirectfile includes automated calculations designed to support error-free filing and timely processing of the return and refund. Click the link above to determine if padirectfile is the best option for you.
In addition to these free filing options, taxpayers may also e-file for a fee, through the Fed/State e-file program, a program available to those who don’t qualify for Free file tax software but who prefer electronically filing state and federal tax returns using software available from reputable vendors.
What's New: As part of a national effort by states to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, software programs are asking tax filers to provide their driver's license number or state-issued identification card number with their filing. Providing this information gives the Department of Revenue an extra security measure to help prevent refund fraud related to identity theft. Your return will not be rejected if you do not have a driver's license or state-issued identification. Providing the number is strictly voluntary and may help speed the processing of your return.