H2R CPA Blog

Update on Recent PA Tax Changes

by H2R CPA Team

The recently enacted Pennsylvania House bill, HB 1198, contains the following noteworthy items:

  • The 1% sales tax discount for timely filing will be maxed out at $25 per month.
  • PA lottery winnings are now taxable for PA. This is effective 1-1-16, so anyone who won earlier this year may need to pay some estimates. Going forward, withholding will occur.
  • Downloads are now subject to sales tax effective August 1. Therefore, you might want to download your e-books and your Pokémon software before Monday!
  • There is a new amnesty program if you have any delinquent filings and lots of cigarette taxes.

More detail is provided on the PA Department of Revenue website.

​At H2R CPA, we are pleased to assist clients with understanding the latest tax code changes. Contact us at 412-391-2920 or team@h2rcpa.com with any questions.