Dec. 13, 2021

HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to make the due date to file final local earned income tax and net profit tax returns consistent with the state Personal Income Tax and federal income tax return deadlines.

“Due to the pandemic, the past two years the Internal Revenue Service extended the final federal income tax filing deadline,” Mako said. “Pennsylvania law automatically moved the state Personal Income Tax deadline to the same date. However, current law requires final returns for local earned income and net profit taxes to be filed by April 15 annually. This caused confusion for taxpayers until the deadline was temporarily moved by the Legislature. My legislation would permanently align all dates so that stopgap moves would be unnecessary.”

House Bill 2058 would require final returns for local earned income and net profit taxes to be filed annually by the deadline that coincides with the filing deadline for final state and federal income tax returns.

The bill now goes to the Senate for its consideration.

The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.

Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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