Filing Inheritance Tax Returns during the Pandemic

The Pa. Department of Revenue recently posted the following on its website:

“Due to the recent closing of commonwealth and county office buildings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Revenue is aware that taxpayers have been unable to meet their Inheritance Tax filing and payment obligations. To address these concerns, the department is asking County Register of Wills offices to implement the following procedures when their operations resume:

“* If a taxpayer is filing a return or making a payment and indicates that either was due during the timeframe that offices were closed, please place a date received as of March 12, 2020, on the return and the receipt.

“* In addition, the department is making system modifications to not apply penalties for payments received late, that otherwise would have been timely during office closures.”

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