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.
||Padirectfile: A secure, state-only electronic filing system – offered exclusively through the Department of Revenue – which allows most taxpayers to prepare and submit their Pennsylvania personal income tax return for free.
||E-file for free: A safe, convenient online filing option available from reputable vendors that allows qualifying individuals to file their state and federal returns for free. Some income restrictions may apply.
E-file for a fee: Taxpayers can also e-file using commercial tax preparation software from reputable vendors approved through the Fed/State e-file program.
Reminder: 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.