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Do You Need to Create an Account on myPATH?

March 17, 2021 09:00 AM
By: Revenue Communications Department

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​myPATH is a user-friendly online option that the Department of Revenue's customers can use for many services, including filing the Pennsylvania Income Tax Return (PA-40) and submitting claims for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.  

Pennsylvanians should know that filing your PA-40 or submitting your rebate claim can both be done on myPATH without signing up for a username or password. Here is a general overview of some of the things you can do on myPATH without having to create an account.

Make a Payment

myPATH visitors can make many tax payments without creating an account. This includes payments for personal income tax (including estimated, extension and return payments). You can also make other payments, including for wage garnishment, bank attachment, or to pay off a lien. All these payments can be made without logging in. You should click the "Make a Payment" link on the myPATH home screen.

Electronic Filing for PIT and PTRR

  • Personal Income Tax: myPATH allows taxpayers to file their 2020 Personal Income Tax Returns for free without creating an account. Depending on income type, there are some exceptions in which a taxpayer must file a paper return or use another type of electronic filing method. Filing with myPATH is easy and secure, allowing the taxpayer to receive instant confirmation after filing.
  • Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program: The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has benefited older and disabled Pennsylvanians since 1971, delivering more than $6.8 billion in property tax and rent relief. Prior to this year, claimants were required to apply for the program by submitting a paper application form. With myPATH, eligible claimants can now file electronically for the first time without the need to create an account. Filing electronically has multiple benefits, including error-reducing automatic calculators and faster processing of rebates. 

Track Status

Without creating an account, taxpayers can track the status of:

Respond to Correspondence

Taxpayers may occasionally receive letters from the department. Using myPATH, taxpayers can respond to a letter, enter their verification code or take the ID verification quiz — all without creating an account. myPATH also allows users to upload and submit requested documents directly to the department.


From the myPATH home screen, taxpayers can verify the amount on their 1099 forms (1099-G and 1099-INT), along with tracking payments and credits for fiduciary tax, nonresident consolidated, pass-through entity and personal income tax.

Other Features

Other features that are available to non-logged in visitors to myPATH include penalty and interest calculators for over 10 tax types, including consumer cigarette use/excise tax, corporation tax, employer tax, inheritance tax, sales and use tax and more.

Get Assistance

Taxpayers can seek assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week using PATHfinder, the myPATH automated assistant. In addition, the Online Customer Service Center is available to browse the department's library of FAQs and to securely submit questions for assistance. 

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