Tax evasion is a crime that hurts all Pennsylvanians, because when taxpayers don’t pay their fair shares,
it decreases the revenue available to fund essential state programs and services.
If you suspect tax fraud, report the activity directly to the PA Department of Revenue,
including as much detail as possible, using the Web form below, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 717-783-4649.
You can submit tips anonymously, but documentation and supporting evidence are helpful to investigations.
Below are some examples of tax fraud that should be reported to the department as soon as possible:
- If you know of an employer who pays employees under the table and the employer does not withhold PA personal income tax on wages, tips or other forms of taxable compensation, please report that employer to the department.
- Out-of-state vendors of taxable goods that physically come into Pennsylvania (for example, the vendor delivers into PA using its own trucks, installers set up the product in PA, repairmen come into PA to service the product, etc.) are required to be registered to collect sales tax on the sales delivered into Pennsylvania. Vendors that fail to charge tax on such goods should be reported to the Department of Revenue.
- All in-state and out-of-state vendors that perform a taxable service (help supply, building cleaning services, building maintenance, employment agency series, pest control, secretarial services, etc.) are required to be registered and collect PA sales tax on the sales of the such services to Pennsylvania customers. Vendors that fail to charge tax on such services should be reported to the Department of Revenue.
- Sales tax must be separately stated on an invoice provided to the customer. If a vendor fails to provide a receipt or indicates sales tax is included in the sales price (when an invoice does not separately state the sales tax charged), please report that vendor to the Department of Revenue.