Personal Income Tax Filing Options
File your Personal Income
Tax return electronically using one of three methods offered by the PA
Department of Revenue. TeleFile
and padirectfile, available free of charge, no longer require a special
should I file electronically?
Regardless of the option you choose, the Department protects your information
with the latest security safeguards.
The systems perform the math calculations for you.
The Department processes refunds in three to four weeks instead of six to eight
weeks for a paper return.
can have your refund deposited directly into your checking or savings account.
Direct deposit is not available with a paper PA tax return.
Upon filing with padirectfile
or TeleFile, the Department immediately gives you a Confirmation
Number as proof that you filed. When
filing PA/IRS electronic file, the Department sends an acknowledgement
directly to you, your tax professional, or Electronic Return Originator (ERO)
that we accepted your tax return.
NOW, PAY LATER:
If you owe tax, you can have your tax payment deducted electronically
from your checking or savings account. This
option allows you to determine that date you want to pay your tax.
You can pay when you file or you can delay your payment until the due
Remember: When you use one of the electronic filing options, do not send a paper copy of your tax return. Keep a hard copy of your return or worksheet for your records.