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Pa. OKs Extending Local Tax Deadlines Amid COVID-19

By Asha Glover · March 27, 2020, 3:16 PM EDT

Certain local income tax deadlines in Pennsylvania can be extended under a bill signed Friday by the governor in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

H.B. 1232, signed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, authorizes the state Department of Community and Economic Development to work with localities on extending from April 15 to July 15 the filing and payment deadlines for the local earned income tax, according to a fiscal note on the bill.

The state Senate and the House of Representatives unanimously passed the legislation Wednesday.

The state has already extended its personal income tax return deadlines, and Philadelphia has extended deadlines for some business and real estate taxes, to offer tax relief amid the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus.

--Additional reporting by Paul Williams. Editing by Neil Cohen.

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