The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will grant up to a six-month extension of time for filing a Pennsylvania income tax return. Unless you're outside the U.S., the Department won't grant an extension for more than six months. An extension of time for filing won't extend the time for paying the tax.
Follow these procedures when applying for an extension of time to file your Pennsylvania income tax return:
- If you owe income tax on your Pennsylvania tax return, you must:
If you have an approved extension for filing your federal income tax return, and you don't owe Pennsylvania income tax on your 2020 tax return, the department will grant you the same extension for filing your Pennsylvania tax return. You don't have to submit Form REV-276 or federal Form 4868 before the due date.
If you don't have an extension for filing your federal income tax return, request an extension on PA Form REV-276 , and file it in sufficient time for the department to consider and act upon it prior to the return due date.
- Pay by check with a timely Application for Extension of Time to File (PA Form REV-276 ); or
- Pay by electronic funds transfer (EFT) to have your extension payment deducted from your bank account. You don't need to mail Form REV-276 if you pay by EFT; or
- Pay by credit card over the Internet at the Official Payments website or over the phone by calling 1-800-2PAYTAX (272-9829). You don't need to mail Form REV-276 if you pay by credit card. This option isn't available if you've never filed a Pennsylvania personal income tax return or made an estimated payment prior to making the request for the extension and payment via this method.