Dunbar Measure to Increase Corporate Net Income Tax Fairness Advances to PA Senate
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) to address a major problem with the filing of amended corporate net tax income returns in Pennsylvania was unanimously adopted by the state House today.

“Currently there is no statutory basis for multi-state corporations, and especially for out-of-state corporations doing business in Pennsylvania, to file an amended corporate net income tax report,” said Dunbar, a certified public accountant. “In most states, the system already exists to file an amended return in order to obtain a potential refund. Under current Pennsylvania law, the Department of Revenue has unbridled discretion in acting or not acting on an amended corporate net income tax report. In addition, there is no requirement for the department to communicate whether it will accept an amended report and there is no appeals process when the requested tax relief is not obtained.”

House Bill 1198 would establish a new process to file an amended corporate net income tax report with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

“In short, Pennsylvania’s total lack of an amended corporate net income tax report process is both a confusing and costly landmine for unwary corporations,” said Dunbar. “My legislation would remove this anomaly and make Pennsylvania tax law consistent with other states while providing all corporations doing business within the Commonwealth with a level of certainty that does not currently exist.”

House Bill 1198 now advances on to the state Senate for consideration. For the latest legislative updates, visit RepDunbar.com or Facebook.com/RepDunbar.

Representative George Dunbar
56th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Ty McCauslin
RepDunbar.com / Facebook.com/RepDunbar
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