Use Tax


Pennsylvania Lawmakers Quiz Revenue Secretary About Use Tax Collection

Saying it’s a matter of fairness, the state Secretary of Revenue is defending the effort to collect unpaid sales taxes owed by Pennsylvania residents on purchases made via the Internet or from other out-of-state retailers.


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Pa. Pursues Internet Sales Taxes

When taxes are not collected on remote sales, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to pay what’s called “use” tax.


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Bill To Be Introduced In Senate That Could Force Online Retailers To Charge Sales Tax

Efforts to do so have failed in the past. How would such a tax change your shopping habits?


(Pennsylvania residents will have to pay sales taxes on items purchased out of state on next year's return.)

Next Year’s Pennsylvania Tax Return Will Test Your Honesty

Next year, Pennsylvania’s tax forms will add a “use tax” line requiring you to declare any sales tax you may owe for items purchased from out-of-state retailers.