Information Regarding 1099 Forms
Information on Mailings of 1099-INT
The Department of Revenue is in the process of mailing taxpayers the 1099-INT, which reports interest income taxpayers received from the department. Please know the 1099-INT forms list the taxpayer’s identification number in the recipient’s identification number box, where the Social Security number (SSN) or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) had historically been noted.
Taxpayers who receive the 1099-INT do not need to take any action. This identification number is simply a number the Department of Revenue uses to identity taxpayers in its tax processing system. The department has taken steps to revert back to the historical approach of using the SSN or FEIN in future tax years to alleviate any confusion.
Visit mypath.pa.gov to view your 1099-INT amount.
1099 Forms for Unemployment Compensation
Taxpayers who receive unemployment compensation are encouraged to watch their mailboxes during the tax season for the 1099G tax form that is required to file your federal tax returns. Although unemployment compensation is not taxable for Pennsylvania personal income tax purposes, this form will be an important part of preparing your tax returns.
For more information, visit PA Tax Talk.
File Your Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax Returns Online for Free With myPATH
Taxpayers have a new way to electronically file their Pennsylvania personal income tax returns. Visit mypath.pa.gov to access the Department of Revenue’s new, state-only filing option.
myPATH is a free, user-friendly system that allows taxpayers to seamlessly file their Pennsylvania Income Tax Return (PA-40) and make income tax payments, as well as offering other services.
myPATH Offers Many Benefits
Using the electronic filing option available through mypath.pa.gov offers many benefits, including:
- Fast and free return/refund processing
- The "Where's My Income Tax Refund?" system to track the status of a refund
- Instant confirmation of a successful filing
- The benefit of error-reducing automatic calculators
- User-friendly options that are not available to taxpayers filing by paper
- The ability to view a detailed Statement of Account for personal income tax
May 17 Deadline
All taxpayers who received more than $33 in total gross taxable income in calendar year 2020 must file a Pennsylvania personal income tax return by midnight, Monday, May 17, 2021.
Use myPATH to File Your Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Online
For the first time, there is now a way for eligible Pennsylvanians to apply online for rebates from the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Applicants can visit mypath.pa.gov to fill out the online application to receive a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2020.
Submitting your application online is easy and does not require you to sign up for an account. Applicants will be asked to provide specific information on their income and rent/property taxes. You’ll also be prompted to upload information confirming your eligibility.
Using the electronic option available through mypath.pa.gov offers many benefits, including:
- Fast processing and direct deposit options
- The Where's My Rebate? tool to track the status of a claim online
- Error-reducing automatic calculators
- Instant confirmation that your application has been filed
- Security features to ensure your sensitive information is safe
The Department of Revenue is offering a 90-day Voluntary Compliance Program for any business that has inventory or stores property in Pennsylvania but is not registered to collect and pay Pennsylvania taxes. This program offers a limited lookback period and penalty relief when the business becomes compliant.
Taxpayers that choose to participate in this program will not be liable for taxes owed prior to January 1, 2019. Taxpayers who participate in the program also will be given penalty relief for any non-compliance for past due tax returns that were not filed and taxes that were not paid. Read the Voluntary Compliance Program For Retailers With Inventory in Pennsylvania page for more information.