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PA-40 -- Part A

Name, Address, and Residency Information

Who should file a PA Personal Income Tax Return?


You should file a 2013 PA tax return if:

Filing Tip


Rate and due date

Social Security Number

Type Filer
Please review your filing status to make sure that it is correct, based on your status on December 31, 2013.

Married?
There is no advantage for married taxpayers to file a joint PA return. Joint filing is for convenience only.

However, if you file jointly, both you and your spouse are each separately liable for the entire amount of PA tax due, even if only one of you:

Daytime Phone Number and email address
If the Department has a question about your return, we could telephone or email you if you provide a daytime telephone number or an email address.

School Code

Residency Status
(R) Resident

(N) Nonresident

(P) Part-Year Resident

If you are not sure that you were a resident of Pennsylvania during 2013, or that you are subject to PA Personal Income Tax for part of 2013, REV-611, Residency for PA Personal Income Tax Purposes.

College Students
The Department offers a special brochure for PA resident college students attending school outside Pennsylvania, and for nonresident college students attending schools within this Commonwealth. REV-758, PA Personal Income Taxes for College Students.

Guidelines for Proper Entry of Military Addresses

Military addresses can have the following abbreviations in the City and State blocks:
APO (army/air force post office), FPO (fleet post office), AE (ZIP codes 090-098 for armed forces in Europe and the Middle East), AP (ZIP codes 962-900 for armed forces in the Pacific) and AA (ZIP code 340 for armed forces in Central and South America).

Listed below are examples of properly entered military addresses:


X-1 DIV ADMIN
USS NUMITZ CVN 68
FPO AP 96697-2820 FPO is entered in the city field.
AP is entered in the state field.
No periods (.) or commas (,) allowed.


PFC M SMITH
CMR 401 BOX 775
APO AE 09096-6775 APO is entered in the city field.
AE is entered in the state field.
No periods (.) or commas (,) allowed.


Guidelines for Proper Entry of Out-of Country Addresses.
Out-of-Country addresses need the "OC" designation in the state block. These are identified as not having a valid United States ZIP code. Below is an example of a properly entered Out-of-Country address:


SCOTT E SMITH
SETAGAYA KU APT 107
32328 MATSUBARA TOKYO
JAPAN 1560043 OC


Use "OC" in the state field.


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