Penalties Waived for Farmers Affected by IRS Filing Delay

2/16/2013 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania farmers following the Internal Revenue Service’s delayed tax filing schedule won’t be subject to state underpayment penalties normally assessed at the March 1 deadline so long as their 2012 PA-40 tax return is filed and the full tax is paid by April 15.

This change follows the Internal Revenue Service’s extension of its special filing deadline for farmers.

“Many farmers and their tax preparers use the federal filing as a basis for state filing,” said Revenue Secretary Daniel Meuser. “Knowing this, in the interest of customer service, we’re waiving penalties for farmers so long as they file and pay by April 15.”

Farmers and their tax preparers should fill in the “farmer” indicator oval on the PA-40 personal income tax return to ensure proper return processing.

Additional information is available at Questions about the extension also may be directed to David A. Braden at 717-783-5689.

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