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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 10, 2018 12:06 PM
From: Representative Francis X. Ryan
To: All House members

In the very near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation (former HB2644) that will establish a 10 YEAR time period for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DoR) to collect assessed personal income tax.

Under current law, there is no time period for the DoR to collect assessed personal income taxes. As a result, I have heard from a number of constituents who have been receiving notice, in some cases 15-20 years after an assessment was made, that they owe the Commonwealth various amounts of assessed tax, often times with added penalties. This is not only a burden on taxpayers, but I believe irresponsible and inefficient governance.

My bill will establish a 10 YEAR collection window, similar to that of other states as well as federal statute, in which the DoR would be eligible and required to collected assessed taxes. The only exception to this would be in the instance were a citizen knowingly commits fraud ~ in an effort to avoid paying assessed taxes during the established time window.

Please join me in Cosponsoring this legislation to help ease the tax burden on hardworking Pennsylvania citizens.

Introduced as HB17