Pennsylvania Collections on Proposed Assessments

As a result of the recession and the various federal budget cuts, many states are currently in a budget crisis, where spending exceeds collections. Pennsylvania is no exception, where spending has exceeded collections/revenues by $487 million for the first six months of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

We have noted several occurrences where the Department of Revenue (“DOR”) has utilized tax overpayments in a subsequent year to satisfy alleged tax deficiencies in an earlier year for which a formal petition for reassessment has been timely filed with the Pennsylvania Board of Appeals. A collection effort of this type is not in accordance with the applicable statute, which requires the DOR to defer any collection effort until 90 days after the Board of Appeals decision is rendered on the petition.

A Schneider Downs representative can provide assistance if an assessment notice has been received, prompt review and action is critical in order to request reassessment of tax, penalties and interest. 

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This advice is not intended or written to be used for, and it cannot be used for, the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties that may be imposed, or for promoting, marketing or recommending to another person, any tax related matter. 

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