On August 1, 2011, the Pennsylvania Board of Appeals (“Board”) implemented the following procedural changes:
- Petitions will now be accepted via fax. Petitions can be faxed to 717-346-2011 and will be considered timely filed if received by midnight EST on the date that the petition was required to be filed.
- Any petition received within 15 days after the due date will not be denied outright. The petitioner will be given an opportunity to provide proof of timely filing such as a U.S. postmark. Note that the Board will not accept a private metered stamp as proof of timely filing.
- Acknowledgements of petitions will now be sent by email to petitioners who request email correspondence.
- All hand-delivered petitions are now to be delivered to the Harrisburg Taxpayer Service Center in the lobby of Strawberry Square by 5:00 p.m. EST on the petition due date. The Taxpayer Service Center will stamp an additional copy for the taxpayer’s records if provided. The date and time stamp will serve as the date of filing for the petition.
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