The 2019 Form 1040 Facelift
Next year, taxpayers can expect to see their Form 1040 to be different than the postcard-size Form that was introduced as a result of the 2017 Tax Cuts ...
Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced some recent developments surrounding its multi-year modernization project.
My Pennsylvania Tax Hub or “myPath” System
On February 4th, the Department launched its new online myPATH (My Pennsylvania Tax Hub) system. The first phase of the new tax hub rollout is related to the Department’s Bureau of Motor and Alternative Fuels for the following taxes:
International Fuel Agreement (IFTA)
Motor Carrier Road Tax (MCRT)
Motor Fuel Tax
Alternative Fuels Tax
PA Fuel Transporter
The Department will continue to add different systems to the hub over the next few years. The next rollout is expected later this year, for the realty transfer and inheritance tax administration system. A third rollout is scheduled to occur sometime in 2020 for Personal Income Tax Returns, Property Tax and the Rent Rebate Program. The third rollout is expected to have significant benefits, allowing taxpayers to seamlessly file returns and PTRR applications while receiving refunds and rebates in a timelier manner.
The new myPATH system is expected to increase efficiency and reduce administrative cost, while facilitating improved tax collection with fewer system failures. The system will also allow the Department to respond more quickly to ever-changing tax laws, providing taxpayers access to more information while improving taxpayer services. Additional details related to myPATH can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue website.
Department’s New PA-100 Online Application
In addition to launching the initial phase of myPATH, the Department has also announced that it has updated the PA-100 online application. The new online form will require an e-Signature login, allowing taxpayers to use the same login information that they use for e-TIDES. The online application has a new look and application screen that provides a complete list of all current applications. The application also has pre-filled fields containing previously entered information. The PA-100 can be used for the following taxes and services:
Public Transportation Assistance Taxes and Fees
Sales, Use and Hotel Occupancy Tax
Small Games of Chance License/Certificate
Tobacco Products License
Transient Vendor Certificate
Vehicle Rental Tax
Workers Compensation Coverage
The Department is encouraging taxpayers to use the new online PA-100 application, since it is more efficient and improves processing time.
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