Electronic Tax Information and Data Exchange System (e-TIDES) is an Internet filing system that allows electronic filing of returns, payments and/or extension requests.
     Important Notice: To comply with industry standards for security, the Department of Revenue has made modifications to implement new complexity rules for our e-Signature Passwords. These changes are scheduled to take place in the near future. With the exception of these new requirements you should not notice any difference when logging in.

    • Minimum Password length will be 8 characters
    • Maximum Password length will be 20 characters
    • Must contain a combination of at least 3 of the following
        º Upper/Lower case letters
        º Numbers
        º Special characters @ { : ) . [ ^ _ } ~ * ] , - $ (

Upon login all users will be required to change their Password if they do not meet the minimum requirements. Your new Password must meet these security standards or the change will not be allowed, and you will receive an error message.

Prior to the department implementing these security changes, you can update your Password to meet these requirements under the User Profile link.

     W-2 Information: The year-end W-2 filing due date for 2015 is Jan. 31, 2016. You can file your W-2 transmittals (REV-1667), employee wage statements and 1099-R forms through a multi-import file upload. Select the "Instructions" link from the left navigation menu, scroll down to the "Multi-Import" section and select "File Specifications" for more information.

     1099-Misc Information: Under Act 85 of 2012, entities paying either nonemployee compensation for Pennsylvania-based work or Pennsylvania-source oil/gas lease payments are required to submit copies of federal forms 1099-MISC to the department. Click the following link for more information: 1099-Miscellaneous Overview.

     e-911 Surcharge Changes: Effective Aug. 1, 2015, the tax rate for pre-paid telecommunication services and wireless telephones subject to the pre-paid wireless emergency-911 surcharge (pre-paid e-911 surcharge) will change from $1.00 to $1.65 per retail transaction. This surcharge is collected on each retail transaction regardless of whether the service or pre-paid wireless telephone is purchased in person, by telephone, through the Internet or by any other method. The pre-paid e-911 surcharge is to be charged and collected by the retailer in addition to any other charges or fees and is not to be included for purposes of calculating sales tax.

Also effective Aug. 1, the discount available to retailers that timely remit pre-paid e-911 surcharge returns and payments will go from 3 percent to 1.5 percent. This discount is separate from the 1 percent discount available for timely remitting sales tax returns and payments and will automatically be calculated by the department.

Additionally, retailers are responsible for keeping records detailing non-retail sales transactions, which may be requested for review by the department.

  e-TIDES Demonstration Site.


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