State of Pennsylvania Income Tax Pennsylvania State Income Tax
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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,500.00 in Pennsylvania income taxes. [1]
Rank: 24th out of 51

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Pennsylvania Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
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Note: Pennsylvania's income tax has a single flat tax rate for all income.

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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Pennsylvania Income Tax Calculator

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How to use the Pennsylvania tax estimator How To Use This Calculator
You can use our free Pennsylvania income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Pennsylvania income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The Pennsylvania Income Tax

Pennsylvania collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Pennsylvania's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

Pennsylvania's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Pennsylvania's %. You can learn more about how the Pennsylvania income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Like 14 other states, Pennsylvania allows cities and other localities to collect a local income tax in addition to the Pennsylvania Income Tax. The average income tax rate for counties and large municipalities, weighted by total personal income within each jurisdiction is 1.25%.

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Compare the state income tax rates in Pennsylvania with the income tax rates in

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Pennsylvania Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Pennsylvania income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Pennsylvania tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Pennsylvania, see the list of Pennsylvania income tax deductions.

4.1 - Pennsylvania Standard Deduction

What is the PA Standard Deduction for 2016? Unlike many other states, Pennsylvania has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Pennsylvania income tax return.

4.2 - Pennsylvania Personal Exemptions

Pennsylvania has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Pennsylvania Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Pennsylvania does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Pennsylvania Itemized Deductions

Unlike the Federal income tax, the Pennsylvania income tax does not allow itemized deductions. You may claim the Pennsylvania standard deduction if applicable, and specific deductions may be available to Pennsylvania taxpayers as limited deductions or tax credits.

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Pennsylvania Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Pennsylvania income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Pennsylvania tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Pennsylvania Income Tax Form 40 Instruction Booklet Income Tax Instruction Booklet
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Form 40 Instruction Booklet - Income Tax Instruction Booklet
If you need to file Form 40, as most Pennsylvania residents do, for your income taxes, then use this instruction booklet to help you fill out and file your form.
Free Printable Pennsylvania Income Tax Form PA-40 Individual Income Tax Return
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Form PA-40 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form PA-40 is the general income tax return for Pennsylvania residents. PA-40 can be eFiled, or a paper copy can be filed via mail.
Free Printable Pennsylvania Income Tax Form PA-40ESR I Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
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Form PA-40ESR I - Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
You must pay estimated income tax if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax withholding. Estimated tax payments must be sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on a quarterly basis.
Free Printable Pennsylvania Income Tax Form REV-1630 Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
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Form REV-1630 - Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
If you failed to pay or underpaid your estimated taxes for the past tax year, you must file form REV-1630 to calculate any interest or penalties due with your income tax return.
Free Printable Pennsylvania Income Tax Form REV-276 Application for Extension of Time to File
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Form REV-276 - Application for Extension of Time to File
If you have not been granted an extension of time to file your Federal taxes, you need to fill this form out for an extension of time to file state taxes.
Free Printable Pennsylvania Tax Table
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Printable Pennsylvania Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable Pennsylvania datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Pennsylvania tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Pennsylvania's 2016 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your Pennsylvania Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Pennsylvania income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Pennsylvania tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your Pennsylvania Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Pennsylvania income tax return to the Pennsylvania no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income tax Extensions of Time to File
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Bureau of Individual Taxes
PO Box 280504
Harrisburg, PA 17128-0504
Income Tax Returns (No Payment and No Refund)
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
No Payment/No Refund
2 Revenue Place
Harrisburg, PA 17129-0002
Income Tax Returns (Payment Enclosed)
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Payment Enclosed
1 Revenue Place
Harrisburg, PA 17129-0001
Income Tax Returns (Refund Requested)
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Refund/Credit Requested
3 Revenua Place
Harrisburg, PA 17129-0003

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e-Filing: Submit Your Pennsylvania Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Pennsylvania income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Pennsylvania tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your Pennsylvania and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your Pennsylvania Tax Refund

Your Pennsylvania Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Pennsylvania, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Pennsylvania tax refund, you can visit the Pennsylvania Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2016 Pennsylvania income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on Pennsylvania's 2015 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Pennsylvania and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Pennsylvania tax forms are sourced from the Pennsylvania income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Pennsylvania forms you are using are up-to-date.