Did you file your taxes online? Then it’s possible you forgot to prepare a Local Income Tax Return.
Most online tax software does not prepare or file a local income tax return. In the state of Pennsylvania, a local income tax return is required in most counties. You pay 1% or in some areas a higher rate depending on your township or municipality. If you did not prepare and file your local income tax, you will eventually receive a letter from the taxing authority in your area with a late penalty of $25. If you owed on the local income tax return, they will also assess interest on the balance due. It’s important to file this return to avoid any extra fees.
It’s also important to note that if you are not of retirement age and you withdrew money from an IRA or retirement plan, that distribution is also taxed by the local government.
If you need assistance with filing your local income tax return for any tax year, please contact your local tax professionals at Meadville Tax Service via email@example.com or 814-333-2488.