Taxpayers reminded of April deadline

State law requires returns to be filed online or by mail

From staff reports

LEWISTOWN — Keystone Collections Group mailed local earned income tax returns on Jan. 11 to more than 26,000 households in Mifflin County.

According to a press release issued by the group Thursday, state law requires Pennsylvanians with earned income, wages or net profits to file a local annual tax return online or by mail on or before April 18. Keystone replaced Miffco Tax Service as the collector and is processing tax year 2017 local returns.

“We are excited to serve as the tax officer for Mifflin County communities,” said Joseph W. Lazzaro, Keystone’s vice president and general counsel, in the release. “Keystone offers a full range of taxpayer services, including a free, fast and secure e-file.”

Taxpayers who opt to e-file can complete their return “literally in minutes,” Lazzaro said, adding that “e-file is the fastest way to get your refund.”

Keystone spent the last several months working with Miffco Tax Service and the Mifflin County Tax Collection Committee to prepare taxpayers and businesses to file their returns this year.

Keystone is available by phone at (724) 978-0300. There will be extended weekend and evening telephone service hours as the April deadline nears.

Taxpayers are also invited to visit to e-file, download forms and get answers to questions.