Find more information about your Pennsylvania state income taxes below. Check your filing status & refund for any state.
Where’s My Pennsylvania State Tax Refund?
The Pennsylvania State Department of Revenue is where you can find your PA tax refund status. Check the status of your Pennsylvania tax refund using these resources.
Refund Status Website: https://www.doreservices.state.pa.us/PITServices/WheresMy/Refund
Refund Status Phone Support: 1-717-787-8201
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
General Tax Information: 1-888-PATAXES (24-hour toll-free line)
Online Contact Form: https://revenue-pa.custhelp.com/
2017 State Tax Filing Deadline: April 17, 2018
Note: Please wait at least eight to 10 weeks before checking the status of your refund.
Pennsylvania Flat Tax Rate
The state of Pennsylvania imposes the lowest flat tax rate on taxpayers’ income among the 50 different states. A flat tax means, regardless of income level or filing status, all individuals pay the same percentage of income tax on their wages and other sources of income. In Pennsylvania, that rate is 3.07 percent.
While it may seem taxes are relatively low for the taxpayers in Pennsylvania, certain flexibilities are not available to them. For example, taxpayers cannot claim a standard deduction or a personal exemption for dependents.
A taxpayer can itemize deductions on his or her Pennsylvania state return, but those are constrained to only three different options. Only the following are deductible:
- Contributions made to health savings account
- Contributions made to medical savings account
- Contributions made to 529 college savings plan
Pennsylvania Local Income Tax
Another anomaly in Pennsylvania is the collection of local income tax in municipalities. Known as the Local Earned Income Tax, the rate can be anywhere from 1 percent to nearly 4 percent depending on the size of the city. For example, the Local Earned Income Tax rate is 3.924 in Philadelphia. On the other hand, Bethlehem’s is only 1 percent.