Pennsylvania Department of Revenue http://wesa.fm en Pennsylvania Tax And Revenue Collections Continue To Fall Short http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-tax-and-revenue-collections-continue-fall-short <p>Three months until the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year, Pennsylvania’s revenue collections are 0.5 &nbsp;percent short of estimates.</p><p>The Department of Revenue reports &nbsp;through the first nine months of FY 13-14 it has collected &nbsp;$20.5 billion — $96.3 million behind approximations — but spokeswoman Elizabeth Brassell said that number “disguises the fiscal reality.”</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:00:04 +0000 Michael Lynch 26896 at http://wesa.fm PA Tax Collections Down for 3rd Straight Month http://wesa.fm/post/pa-tax-collections-down-3rd-straight-month <p>Pennsylvania’s coffers continue to be not as full as state officials anticipated. For a third straight month, revenue collections were lower than expected.&nbsp;</p><p>According to the Department of Revenue, Pennsylvania pulled in $1.6 billion in funds in February which was 2.1 percent below projections. For the first eight months of the fiscal year, total revenues are 0.5 percent less than estimates.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:49:45 +0000 Kevin Gavin 25321 at http://wesa.fm Department of Revenue Encourages Pennsylvanians to Apply for Rebate http://wesa.fm/post/department-revenue-encourages-pennsylvanians-apply-rebate <p>Many Pennsylvanians will start the New Year with a little extra money in their pockets, but that’s only if they apply for a tax rebate rebate.</p><p>The Department of Revenue is encouraging eligible adults to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program before the deadline on Dec. 31.</p><p>Department spokeswoman Maia Warren said the holidays are a great time to remind older friends and relatives to apply.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 21224 at http://wesa.fm State Tax and Revenue Collection Behind Projections http://wesa.fm/post/state-tax-and-revenue-collection-behind-projections <p>Two months into the new fiscal year, Pennsylvania’s revenue collections seem to be lagging just a little behind, with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s General Fund bringing in $3.7 billion— 0.1 percent below estimate.</p><p>In August, corporation tax, inheritance tax and realty transfer tax all fell below the state’s projections. Only sales, cigarette, alcohol and table game tax revenues were above estimates.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:01:12 +0000 Michael Lynch 15949 at http://wesa.fm Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Deadline Pushed Back http://wesa.fm/post/property-taxrent-rebate-application-deadline-pushed-back <p>Pennsylvanians feeling the pressure to hurry up and fill out their property tax/rent rebate application by June 30 can breathe a little more easily because the deadline has been extended to December 31.</p><p>The due date was pushed back because the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has additional funds to pay the rebates.</p><p>Spokeswoman Elizabeth Brassell said the deadline has been pushed back every year for the past 10 years she has worked at the department.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 11806 at http://wesa.fm Pennsylvania Tax Revenues Down in March http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-tax-revenues-down-march <p>Though Pennsylvania collected $4.2 billion in revenues in March, that number was $69.4 million, or 1.6 percent, below what was projected.</p><p>Despite last month's shortfall, the <a href="http://www.revenue.state.pa.us">PA Department of Revenue</a>&nbsp;says that from July through March collections totaled $20.3 billion, which is $35.5 million, or 0.2 percent, above estimate.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:08:28 +0000 Nick Jovonovich 7195 at http://wesa.fm Contracts Show State Could Pay $1.2 Million for Lottery Consultants http://wesa.fm/post/contracts-show-state-could-pay-12-million-lottery-consultants <div class="field-item even"><p>A deal to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery has hit a snag, but contracts with the two private firms advising the commonwealth on the plan means the state has some bills to&nbsp;pay.</p><p>The state could be on the hook for something on the order of $1.2 million dollars for work by its consultants on a deal to turn over the operations of the lottery to British firm Camelot Global&nbsp;Services.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Mary Wilson 1946 at http://wesa.fm