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New Online Filing and Payment Options Available on myPATH for Cigarette Tax, Other Taxes

August 31, 2021 11:00 AM
By: Revenue Communications Department

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myPATH, the Department of Revenue's online tax filing system, now offers electronic filing and payment options for Cigarette Tax and a number of other miscellaneous taxes. These taxes were recently transitioned to myPATH to provide new online service options for the department's customers to easily address their tax obligations.

Below is an overview of the taxes that were recently transitioned to myPATH.

Cigarette Tax

  • Non-participating Manufacturer (NPM) Reporting
  • Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Reporting
  • Cigarette Stamping Agency (CSA) Purchase Orders and Payments
  • Cigarette Stamping Agency (CSA) Reporting
  • Fire-Safe Certification
  • Cigarette Wholesaler Reporting

Visit the myPATH for Cigarette Tax page for a list of tax reports and associated schedules supported by myPATH.

Cooperatives

  • Cooperative Agricultural Association
  • Electric Cooperative Corporation

Visit the myPATH for Agricultural Association & Electric Cooperative Corporation Taxes page for a list of tax reports and associated schedules supported by myPATH.

Pari-Mutuel Wagering

Visit the myPATH for Pari-Mutuel Wagering Tax page for a full list of tax reports and associated schedules supported by myPATH.  

Tavern Games

Visit the myPATH for Tavern Games page for a full list of tax reports and associated schedules supported by myPATH.

How to Enroll for a myPATH account?

For those with obligations for the taxes noted above, you will need to create a username and password to use myPATH for filing and making payments. With a myPATH profile, you will also be able to view letters from the department, update names and addresses, send messages directly to the department, and create additional profiles to file reports and remit payments on your behalf, among other options.

Account holders will need either the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or the Social Security number (SSN) associated with their business or association to register for myPATH. To create a myPATH account, please visit www.mypath.pa.gov.

Note: The prior non-paper filing options for these tax types will no longer be available now that the taxes have been transition to myPATH. The decommissioning dates vary for each prior tax system, but all will be retired by September 30, 2021.

Revenue Partnership with Fast Enterprises, LLC

These new online filing and payment options are the result of Department of Revenue staff and employees of the Employment, Banking, and Revenue Delivery Center working alongside staff from Fast Enterprises, LLC, the vendor the department hired to update its tax systems and improve its technology. Fast Enterprises is a leader in its industry and has implemented its GenTax software solution in municipalities and countries throughout the world.

The department's implementation of GenTax and myPATH are increasing efficiency, reducing risk of system failure, facilitating improved tax collection, reducing administrative costs, and allowing the department to improve overall taxpayer service.

Cigarette Tax and other miscellaneous taxes were transitioned to myPATH as part of a fourth phase of the department's modernization project with Fast Enterprises, LLC. With the fourth phase completed successfully, work is underway to transition all of the business taxes the department administers — including Employer Withholding Tax, Sales Tax and Corporation Taxes — to myPATH. This work is on schedule to be completed in late 2022.

"Expanding the customer service options available through myPATH is making it easier for our customers to meet their tax obligations," Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. "Our modernization project team has done a great job of keeping us on schedule and on budget as we have continued our work to improve online services for our taxpayers."  

For more information on myPATH, please visit www.revenue.pa.gov/mypathinformation.


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