LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 25, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 25, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 25, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have revised the “Stay at Home” order to include Erie County. The new order now includes eight counties (Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties).

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Health says the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth has risen to 851 in 40 counties, including one in Juniata County.

 

Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith assures residents of Huntingdon County that public safety concerns are being met during the public health emergency.  Smith stressed that the county’s courts are operational, and that urgent criminal justice hearings are being held remotely using advanced technology.  A number of community agencies remain available to offer counseling, support, and services, including Huntingdon House, Mainstream Counseling, and Huntingdon – Bedford – Fulton Area Agency on Aging (AAA).  For information regarding other Huntingdon County offices, visit www.huntingdoncounty.net.

 

The deadline to file 2019 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns with the Department of Revenue has been extended to July 15th. The Internal Revenue Service also extended the federal filing deadline to the same date.  All penalties and interest on 2019 personal income tax payments will also be waived through the new deadline. The deadline is also extended for taxpayers who make quarterly estimated payments. First and second quarter payments will be due July 15th.  The extension does not apply to local taxes.  Residents are encouraged to check with their local tax collection agency to determine whether local taxes are still due on April 15th.  Taxpayers are encouraged to file returns electronically to enable the Department of Revenue to process returns while state offices are closed. Tax returns can be filed for free online through the PAdirectfile system.

 

 

 

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