PA Tax Deadline Extended: How to Cancel Scheduled Electronic Personal Income Tax Payments

The PA deadline for filing personal income tax payments has been extended to July 15, 2020, due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Taxpayers who have scheduled electronic personal income tax payments before the original April 15, 2020 deadline now have the ability to cancel those payments.

The taxpayer is required to contact the PA Department of Revenue (“Department”) at least two business days prior to the scheduled annual or estimated payment date. The Department has created a dedicated email and fax number to field these requests. To request a payment cancellation, the request may be submitted by email to or by fax to 717-772-9310. The Department requires the following information to be included in the request: taxpayer’s name, Social Security number, payment date, and payment amount to be cancelled.

The Department currently does not have the ability to reschedule the taxpayer’s scheduled payment. Therefore, the taxpayer will need to reschedule the payment once the cancellation is processed. The Department does not have the authority to cancel payment dates without the express consent of the taxpayer.

Lastly, the Department asks that taxpayers who have scheduled their electronic payments for April 15, 2020 send in their requests for payment cancellation by close of business on Friday, April 10, 2020.  There will likely be many requests from taxpayers during that time, and the Department will need sufficient time to address the high volume of cancellation requests.

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