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 saves the department (and taxpayers!) administrative costs.
More information regarding PA Free File for tax year 2015 and direct access to Free File tax software will be available here in mid- to late-January 2016.
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.