Stories tagged: "Tax"

FILE - In this May 8, 2008, file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies. If you didn't bother filing a federal tax return for 2009, it might be a good time to rethink your tax strategy. The Internal Revenue Service says it has $917 million in unclaimed tax refunds from 2009, and time is running out to claim them. The refunds are owed to nearly 1 million people who failed to file returns for 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Pennsylvanians Have Millions in Unclaimed 2019 Federal Tax Refunds. Are You One of Them?

The three-year window for taxpayers to file and claim a 2019 federal tax refund was extended to July 17, 2023 due to the pandemic.

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New Push To Let Pa. Voters Decide State’s Minimum Wage

A constitutional amendment raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 has been introduced in the Senate after years of attempts by Democrats to do just that have been blocked by Republicans.

FILE- Internal Revenue Service taxes forms are seen on Feb. 13, 2019. The flagship climate change and health care bill passed by Democrats and soon to be signed by President Biden will have U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Tax Talk: 9 Ways Pennsylvanians Can Get Their Taxes Done for Free or at a Discount

Free and discounted tax preparation resources are available to Pennsylvanians looking to save money and avoid headaches this tax season. In addition, some new tax rules are in effect which can potentially help taxpayers save money.

FILE - Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 2023. Shapiro will propose a three-year incentive of up to $2,500 a year for newly certified teachers, cops and nurses in Pennsylvania when the Democrat unveils his budget plan on Tuesday, March 7, administration officials said. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Shapiro to Propose Tax Break For Police Officers, Teachers, and Nurses

Gov. Shapiro plans to propose a three-year tax credit incentive for newly certified teachers, cops, and nurses in the commonwealth when he unveils his budget plan next week.

An old house with row houses next to it at the corner of 4th and Hickory streets in Warren, Pa., on a sunny spring day. (Shutterstock Photo/woodsnorthphoto)
Participants in Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Are Getting a Bonus Rebate

Individuals who were approved for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program in 2021 will receive a one-time bonus rebate before the end of this year.

FILE—In this file photo from June 10, 2021, a flume of emissions flow from a stack at the Cheswick Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant, in Springdale, Pa. A plan to impose a price on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants in Pennsylvania is going before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, a five-member panel made up of three Democratic appointees and two Republican appointees on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Pennsylvania Families

The bill lowers healthcare costs, incentivizes companies to adopt renewable energies and produce clean energy products; provides consumer rebates for those products, and delivers tens of billions of dollars of direct investments to American communities—funded by taxes on billion-dollar corporations.

Brick and Mortar Fireworks Stores  Sky King Fireworks is one of two brick-and-mortar fireworks stores located right off the Easton exit of I-78 in Northampton County. Photo by Bill Uhrich 12/14/2018 (Photo By MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
New Fireworks Restrictions Could Arrive Soon in Pennsylvania

New bill would limit the hours when fireworks can be set off and would provide greater penalties for improper sales or illegal use.