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S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65)
2016 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65)

1606010054 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return PAGE 1 of 3 (09-16) (FI) START ➜ PA-20S FEIN 9 DIGIT - NO DASH Business Name C 2016 PLEASE PRINT. USE BLACK INK. Filing Status: PA-65 Revenue ID Fill in the applicable ovals Method of Accounting Accrual P-S KOZ Cash Other, Describe Inactive NAICS Code Extension Requested Initial Year Fiscal Year Short Year MM/DD/YY Beginning Ending _________ _________ First Line of Address - Street Address - If Address has Apartment Number, Suite, RR No. - Place on this Line. Final Return Second Line of Address - PO Box City or Post Office State FEIN/Name/Address Change Amended Information Return ZIP Code Date activity began in PA ____________________________ SUBMIT ALL SUPPORTING SCHEDULES MM/DD/YYYY (MMDDYYYY) If a loss, fill in the oval Part I. Total Taxable Business Income (Loss) from Operations Everywhere USE BLACK INK next to the line 1a Taxable Business Income (Loss) from Operations Everywhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS 1c Total Income (Loss). Add Lines 1a and 1b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS 1e Total Adjusted Business Income (Loss). Subtract Line 1d from Line 1c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS 1b Share of Business Income (Loss) from All Other Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1d Previously Disallowed CNI Deductions - PA S Corporations only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part II. Apportioned/Allocated PA-Taxable Business Income (Loss) 2 2 2 2 Net Business Income (Loss) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Share of Business Income (Loss) from Other Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Previously Disallowed PA Source CNI Deductions - PA S Corporations only . . . . . . . . . Calculate Adjusted/Apportioned Net Business Income (Loss) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS LOSS LOSS Part III. Allocated Other PA PIT Income (Loss) Outside PA 2a 2b 2c 00 l 00 l If a loss, enter "0" 00 LOSS LOSS LOSS l 2d Outside PA 00 l LOSS 3 Interest Income from PA Schedule A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Net Gain (Loss) from PA Schedule D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5a 4 6 7 8 9 Dividend Income from PA Schedule B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rent/Royalty Net Income (Loss) from PA Schedule M, Part B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6a Estates or Trusts Income from PA Schedule J . . . . . . . 7a Gambling and Lottery Winnings from PA Schedule T . . 8a 00 LOSS LOSS LOSS l 00 If a loss, enter "0"l00 l00 l Total Other PA PIT Income (Loss) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 1 of 3 EC LOSS LOSS LOSS LOSS 1a 1b 1c 1d 1e 00 l00 l00 If a loss, enter "0"l00 l00 l PA Source 2e 2f 2g 4h 5b 6b 7b 8b 00 l PA Source 00 l If a loss, enter "0"l00 If a loss, enter "0"l00 00 l 00 If a loss, enter "0"l00 l 00 l00 l 9b OFFICIAL USE ONLY 00 l If a loss, enter "0" 2h 3h 00 l FC 1606010054 Reset Entire Form TOP OF PAGE NEXT PAGE PRINT 1606110052 PA-20S/PA-65 PAGE 2 of 3 (09-16) (FI) START FEIN 9 DIGIT - NO DASH ➜ C 2016 Business Name Part IV. Total PA S Corporation or Partnership Income (Loss) 10 11 12 Total Income (Loss) per Books and Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS Total Nontaxable/Nonreportable Income (Loss). Subtract Line 11 from Line 10. . . . . . . . . LOSS Total Reportable Income (Loss). Add Lines 1e and 9 or add Lines 2h and 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part V. Pass Through Credits - See the PA-20S/PA-65 instructions LOSS 12 13b Resident Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13b 14a PA 2016 Quarterly Tax Withholding Payments/Extension Payment for Nonresident Owners . . . . . . 14a 14b Final Payment of Nonresident Withholding Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14b 14c Total PA Income Tax Withheld. Add Lines 14a and 14b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14c Guaranteed Payments to Retired Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distributions from PA Accumulated Adjustments Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Distributions of Cash, Marketable Securities, and Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 All Other Guaranteed Payments for Services Rendered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 19 20 Guaranteed Payments for Capital or Other Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distributions - See the PA-20S/PA-65 instructions – PA S Corporations Only Distributions of Cash, Marketable Securities, and Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part VII. Other Information – See the PA-20S/PA-65 instructions for each line 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 If a loss, enter "0"l00 If a loss, enter "0"l00 If a loss, enter "0"l00 If a loss, enter "0"l00 If a loss, enter "0"l00 If a loss, enter "0"l00 16 If a loss, enter "0"l00 17 If a loss, enter "0"l00 18 If a loss, enter "0"l00 15 16 l 11 13a Total Other Credits. Submit PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule OC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13a Part VI. Distributions - See the PA-20S/PA-65 instructions – Partnerships Only 00 l00 l00 10 15 If a loss, enter "0"l00 20 If a loss, enter "0"l00 During the entity’s tax year, did the entity own any interest in another partnership or in any foreign entity that was disregarded as an entity separate from its owner under federal regulations Sections 301.7701-2 and 301.7701-3? If yes, submit statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Yes or No Does the entity have any tax-exempt partners/members/shareholders? If yes, submit statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Does the entity have any foreign partners/members/shareholders (outside the U.S.)? If yes, submit statement . . . . . Was there a distribution of property or a transfer (e.g., by sale or death) of a partner/member interest during the tax year? (Partnership only) If yes, submit statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4 Has the federal government changed taxable income as originally reported for any prior period? If yes, indicate period on supplemental statement, and submit final IRS determination paperwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Does the entity have any foreign operations or ownership in a foreign bank account? If yes, submit statement . . . . . 6 Is this entity involved in a reportable transaction, listed transaction, or registered tax shelter within this return? If yes, submit statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Does the entity filing as a partnership have other partnerships as partners? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Has the entity sold any tax credits? If yes, submit statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Has the entity changed its method of accounting for federal income tax purposes during this tax year? If yes, submit federal Form 3115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Has the entity entered into any like-kind exchanges under IRC Section 1031? If yes, submit federal Form 8824 . . . 11 PA Apportionment as reported on PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule H-Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2 of 3 1606110052 Reset Entire Form PREVIOUS PAGE 12 ● 1606110052 NEXT PAGE PRINT 1606210050 PA-20S/PA-65 PAGE 3 of 3 (09-16) (FI) START FEIN 9 DIGIT - NO DASH ➜ C 2016 Business Name Part VIII. PA S Corporations Only - Accumulated Adjustments Account (AAA) and Accumulated Earnings and Profits (AE&P) 1 Balance at the beginning of the taxable year . . . . . If AAA is negative, fill in the oval LOSS 2 Total reportable income from Part IV, Line 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Other additions. Submit an itemized statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 4 Loss from Part IV, Line 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS 6 Sum of Lines 1 through 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS 6 8 Balance at taxable year-end. Subtract Line 7 from Line 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS 8 5 Other reductions. Submit an itemized statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOSS 7 Distributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part IX. Ownership in Pass Through Entities AAA 1 4 AE&P If a loss, enter "0" N/A If a loss, enter "0" If a loss, enter "0" If a loss, enter "0" N/A 5 If a loss, enter "0" 7 If the entity received income (loss) from an S corporation, partnership, estate or trust, limited liability company or any other pass through entity including a qualified subchapter S subsidiary (QSSS), list below the FEIN, name and address for each entity. If additional space is needed, submit a separate statement. If the income (loss) is from a QSSS, enter “yes” in the QSSS box. a FEIN QSSS 9 DIGIT - NO DASH NAME & ADDRESS b c d e f Part X. Signature and Verification Under penalties of perjury, I declare I have examined this return, including accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct and complete. Declaration of paid preparer is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge. Print/Type name of general partner, principal officer or authorized individual Print/Type preparer’s name Daytime phone no. Preparer’s signature Date Check if self-employed Daytime phone no. Please Sign Your Return after printing. Firm’s name (or yours if self-employed) E-File Opt Out Date MM/DD/YY Please Sign Your Return after printing. Paid Preparer’s Use Only Firms’s address Signature of general partner, principal officer or authorized individual Preparer’s PTIN 9 DIGIT - NO DASH Firm’s FEIN 9 DIGIT - NO DASH Page 3 of 3 1606210050 Reset Entire Form RETURN TO FORM 1606210050 NEXT PAGE PRINT FORM THIS PAGE DOES NOT PRINT Pennsylvania Department of Revenue 2016 Instructions for Form PA-20S/PA-65 Form PA-20S/PA-65 (09-16) WHAT’S NEW Tax year changes for the PA-20S/PA65 Information Return, schedules and forms include: The Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax has expired for tax years beginning after December 31, 2015. References to the capital stock and foreign franchise taxes have been removed from all tax forms and instructions. PA-20S/PA-65, Schedule H-Corp Effective for tax years beginning after 12/31/15, the capital stock/foreign franchise tax has expired. The PA-20S/ PA-65 Schedule H-Corp has been updated to remove the property and payroll factors. PA-65 Corp, Directory of Corporate Partners A “Final Return” oval has been added in the upper right legend where the demographic fields are located for 100% corporate owned entities filing a final PA-65 Corp, Directory of Corporate Partners return. Schedule T With the passing of Act 84, retroactive to January 1, 2016, the Pennsylvania personal income tax applies to cash prizes from the Pennsylvania Lottery. Previously only gambling and lottery winnings from sources other than the Pennsylvania Lottery were taxable. Schedule OC Coal Refuse Energy and Reclamation Tax Credit: This new tax credit is designed to incentivize eligible facilities that generate electricity in the commonwealth to use coal refuse for power generation, control acid gasses for emission control and use ash produced by the facility to reclaim mining-affected sites. Credits may be awarded at a rate of $4 per 2,000 pounds of qualified refuse www.revenue.pa.gov PREVIOUS PAGE PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return capped at 22.2 percent of the available budget allocation per fiscal year. The allocation is $7.5 million for the 201617 fiscal year and $10 million each fiscal year thereafter. PA-20S/PA-65, Schedule M and Schedule D Effective September 11, 2016, Section 1033 of the Internal Revenue Code shall be applicable to the personal income tax. This federal provision allows a taxpayer to acquire replacement property and make an election to defer recognition of gain following an involuntary conversion, for example when the original property is destroyed by fire or natural disaster. HOW TO GET FORMS AND PUBLICATIONS Internet. Visit the department’s website at www.revenue.pa.gov to: ● Download forms, and publications; instructions ● Research tax questions by using the Online Customer Service Center; or ● Search publications online by topic or keyword. If you do not have Internet access, visit your local public library or district office. Email. Forms for tax year 2011 through the current year can be found on the department’s website at www.revenue.pa.gov. Requests for forms prior to 2011 should be sent to [email protected] Written Requests. Send written requests for forms to: PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TAX FORM SERVICE UNIT 1854 BROOKWOOD ST HARRISBURG PA 17104-2244 By phone and in person. You can order forms and publications by calling the department’s automated, 24-hour, toll-free forms ordering message service at 1-800-362-2050. You can also get most forms and publications at your nearest district office. Please call ahead to verify a district office’s address and services or visit www.revenue.pa.gov for more information. Taxpayer assistance hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Copies of Previously Filed Returns To receive copies of previously filed tax returns, complete and sign Form REV467, Authorization for Release of Tax Records, and send it to: PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 12TH FLOOR STRAWBERRY SQUARE HARRISBURG PA 17128-1200 You may also fax the request to 717-783-4355. If someone other than the taxpayer is making the request, Form REV-677, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, must be submitted with the request for the release of the tax records. If a taxpayer is deceased, sufficient evidence to establish authority to act for the taxpayer's estate must be provided to the department. Please allow four to six weeks for a request to be processed. PRIVACY NOTIFICATION By law (42 U.S.C. §405(c)(2)(C)(i); 61 Pa. Code §117.16), the department has the authority to use the Social Security number (SSN) to administer the Pennsylvania personal income tax and other Commonwealth of Pennsylvania tax laws. The department uses the SSN to identify individual taxpayers and verify their 5 NEXT PAGE incomes. The department also uses the SSN to administer a number of taxoffset and child-support programs that federal and Pennsylvania laws require. The commonwealth may also use the SSN in exchange-of-tax information agreements with governmental authorities. Except for official purposes, Pennsylvania law prohibits the commonwealth from disclosing information that individuals provide on income tax returns, including the SSN(s). GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSE OF FORM The PA-20S/PA-65 form is an information return and personal income tax filing requirement used to report the income (losses), deductions, credits, etc., from the operation of foreign or domestic PA S corporations, partnerships or limited liability companies classified as partnerships or S corporations for federal income tax purposes (further referred to as “entity” or “entities”). These entities do not pay tax on their income but “pass through” any profits or losses to their owners (shareholders, partners or members). When preparing the PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return, it is best to start with the completed federal Form 1120S or federal Form 1065 and then proceed to the Pennsylvania schedules. The information on the PA-20S/ PA-65 Information Return has no relevance to C corporations except if a credit from PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule OC has been allocated on the PA Schedule RK-1, Line 9 or NRK-1, Line 7. Otherwise, the only information relevant to a corporate taxpayer is the PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule H-Corp for calculating CNI tax. Act 52 of 2013 authorizes the assessment of partnerships and PA S corporations at the entity level for understating income by more than $1 million. While the provision does not apply to publicly traded partnerships, it does apply to partnerships with 11 or more partners; partnerships with at least one partner that is a corporation, 6 PREVIOUS PAGE limited liability company, partnership, S corporation or trust; PA S corporations with 11 or more shareholders; or any partnership or PA S corporation that elects to be subject to the provision. IMPORTANT: Pass-through entities that fail to maintain accurate lists of owner/beneficiary names, addresses, and tax identification numbers now subject the general partner, tax matters partner, corporate officer and/or trustee of the partnership, S corporation, trust or estate to responsible party assessments holding them individually liable for tax, penalty, and interest owed by the entity. WHO MUST FILE Every domestic or foreign PA S corporation (72 P.S. §7330.1), partnership (72 P.S. §7335(c)) or entity formed as a limited liability company that is classified as a partnership or S corporation for federal income tax purposes must file the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return if any of the following apply: 1. During the taxable year, the partnership, PA S corporation or its qualified subchapter S subsidiary earned, received or acquired any gross taxable income (loss) allocable or apportionable to Pennsylvania, regardless of the amount of its income (loss) and whether or not the income was distributed; or 2. During the taxable year, the PA S corporation had at least one shareholder that was a Pennsylvania resident individual or part-year resident estate, trust or disregarded entity owned by a resident individual or part-year resident; or 3. The partnership, at year-end, had at least one partner that was a Pennsylvania resident individual, estate, trust or disregarded entity owned by a resident individual. A $250 penalty is imposed for failure to file the PA-20S/PA-65. In addition, a $250 penalty is imposed for each missing RK-1, NRK-1 and Schedule H-Corp. IMPORTANT: All income for an S corporation must be proportionally distributed and cannot be specifically allocated. Inactive S Corporations and Partnerships If the PA S corporation or partnership was inactive during the entire tax reporting period, the entity must still submit the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return and fill in the Inactive oval. Schedules and supporting documentation do not need to be included with the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. CLASSIFYING INCOME In many instances, Pennsylvania personal income tax law and regulations differ from federal tax laws. This is especially true with regard to federal elections concerning the timing of income and expense items. Taxpayers should not use federal elections to determine Pennsylvania personal income tax income (loss). PA S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies classified as partnerships or S corporations for federal income tax purposes report income (loss) using the Pennsylvania personal income tax rules. Pennsylvania does not adopt federal rules for purposes of personal income taxation. Accordingly, the determination of reportable amounts in each personal income tax classification may vary significantly from the classifications and amounts as determined for federal income tax purposes. For Pennsylvania personal income tax purposes, read the rules for classifying income found in the Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax Guide. The income must be reported on the owner’s tax return in the same classification of income as it is reported to them on their PA Schedules RK-1 and/or NRK-1 from the entity. The entity must maintain sufficient books and records to properly report income (losses), expenses, credits, deductions, and other amounts for Pennsylvania personal income tax purposes. A PA S corporation or partnership that only operates a business, profession or farm must include all activities and transactions to determine Part I or Part II of the PA20S/PA-65 Information Return, whichever is applicable, regardless of www.revenue.pa.gov NEXT PAGE the name of the transaction and regardless of how it reports for federal income tax purposes. Use PA20S/PA-65 Schedule M to classify federal income (loss) for Pennsylvania personal income tax purposes. Please review the PA-20S/ PA-65 Schedule M instructions on the department’s website at www.revenue.pa.gov. NOTE: Pennsylvania personal income tax law taxes resident partners, shareholders and members (owners) on income from sources within and outside Pennsylvania and taxes nonresident owners on Pennsylvania-source income only. PENNSYLVANIA S CORPORATION S STATUS (S ELECTIONS) Starting with tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2006, all corporations, including those incorporated in a state other than Pennsylvania, with a valid federal subchapter S election are considered Pennsylvania S corporations and are no longer required to file the Pennsylvania S Corporation Election and Shareholders’ Consent form (REV1640) in order to be a Pennsylvania S corporation. Under Act 67 of 2006, all federal subchapter S corporations are Pennsylvania S corporations. Act 67 also includes a provision for federal subchapter S corporations to make an election to not be taxed as a Pennsylvania S corporation. To make this election, the taxpayer is required to file a completed REV-976, Election Not to be Taxed as a Pennsylvania S Corporation on or before the due date, or extended due date, of the report for the first period in which the election is to be in effect. NOTE: 72 P.S.§7301(n.1) stipulates all federal S corporations filling in Pennsylvania are automatically PA S corporations. PENNSYLVANIA S CORPORATION S STATUS REVOCATIONS An election to not be taxed as a PA S corporation may not be revoked for five years from the date it went into effect. www.revenue.pa.gov PREVIOUS PAGE A revocation received within this five year period will be effective for the first tax period for which the taxpayer is eligible to revoke the election. Elections which first went in effect in 2011 may be revoked for 2016. To revoke the election the corporation must send a letter signed by shareholders holding more than one-half of the shares of stock of the corporation on the day on which the revocation is made. This letter must contain the name of the corporation, the federal employer identification number (FEIN), the PA S corporation’s 10-digit Revenue ID or seven-digit PA Account ID and the effective date of the revocation. If no effective date is provided the revocation will be effective for the first tax period for which the revocation was timely submitted. In the case of a corporation with qualified subchapter S subsidiaries, the letter must include the name and 10-digit Revenue IDs, if applicable, of all qualified subchapter S subsidiaries doing business in Pennsylvania. Mail the letter to: PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BUREAU OF CORPORATION TAXES PROCESSING DIVISION PO BOX 280705 HARRISBURG PA 17128-0705 The due date for filing the Election Not to be Taxed as a Pennsylvania S Corporation, REV-976, is the due date or the extended due date of the PA corporate net income tax report for the first year for which the election is to be in effect. A revocation submitted after the due date will be in effect for the next tax period. ELECTRONIC FILING Fed/State Electronic Filing for S Corporations and Partnerships The department will accept original and amended PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Returns (PA-20S/PA65) including corresponding forms and schedules filed through the Modernized e-File (MeF) platform provided by the IRS (also known as the Fed/State e-File). IMPORTANT: An amended PA20S/ PA-65 Information Return filed through Fed/State e-File will only be accepted for 2014 tax year returns and forward. You may not file an amended PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return through Fed/State e-File prior to 2014 tax year return. See How To Amend a PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return prior to 2014 tax year return. Fed/State e-File allows you to file federal and state returns together or separately. It is available through tax preparers or computer software. When you file using Fed/State e-file, the department sends an acknowledgement directly to you, your tax professional or Electronic Return Originator (ERO). Whoever submits the tax return will receive the acknowledgement. The PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return can be filed through Fed/State e-File through an approved vendor that has tested with and been approved by the department to offer electronic filing in Pennsylvania. Even if a vendor is federally approved they must also be approved by Pennsylvania. As a result, every year vendors must go through a testing process for the department's approval of their software. When the vendors complete the testing process, they will be listed on Revenue’s e-Services Center at www.doreservices.state.pa.us. NOTE: Mandatory e-filing is required for third-party preparers who prepare 11 or more PA-20S/PA-65 returns. The department published a “Method of Filing” notice [43 Pa.B. 5772] for electronic filing requirements in a Pennsylvania Bulletin on the PA Department of Revenue website. Once subject to this mandate, the preparer must continue to e-file regardless of how many returns are prepared during a calendar year. Tax filers may direct third party preparers to file returns in a different method than mandated. Electronically Filed Returns with Attachments When the PA-20S/PA-65 S Corporation/ Partnership Information Return is filed through the Fed/State e-File, all 7 NEXT PAGE attachments other than the PA20S/PA-65 schedules must be sent in PDF format. Examples of other attachments to an electronically filed PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return may include statements required with the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return; PA Schedules RK-1 and NRK-1 that a pass through entity receives from another pass through entity; federal Form 8824, Like-Kind Exchanges; federal Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method; and federal Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File. The department will consider the tax return incomplete if all required documents are not submitted with an electronically filed return. IMPORTANT: Do not include the PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and NRK-1 that the entity issues to its owners as a PDF attachment. These schedules are part of the e-File package for the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. HOW TO PAY ELECTRONICALLY Fed/State Electronic Filing Option for Estimated Nonresident Individual Quarterly Withholding Payments The department accepts through the MeF Fed/State program the electronic payment of the quarterly estimated withholding tax for nonresident owners filed with the PA-65ESR. The following types of payments can be electronically transferred if filed through Fed/State e-File program: ● Final nonresident individual tax withholding tax “catch-up” payment submitted with the 2016 tax year PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return; and ● 2017 (future) estimated payments for nonresident individual quarterly withholding tax submitted with the 2016 tax year PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return; and ● PA-65ESR Quarterly Estimated Payments for nonresident individuals. 8 PREVIOUS PAGE Future estimated nonresident individual tax withholding payments for tax year 2017 will be stored in the system as separate electronic transaction payments until the specified due date. IMPORTANT: The nonresident individual quarterly withholding payment may not be submitted through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), credit/debit cards or e-TIDES. Payment Not Submitted with Electronic Return If the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return has been electronically submitted and the nonresident withholding was not sent at the time of electronic submission of the return, then you may send a paper check for the nonresident withholding. You may send in the PA-40 ESR (F/C) with a check if the entity electronically files the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. Submit a check or money order made payable to the PA Dept. of Revenue along with the PA-40 ESR (F/C). Print the entity's federal employer identification number (FEIN) and “2016 Final Nonresident Withholding” on the check or money order. CAUTION: Failure to include the PA-40 ESR (F/C) with your check will result in a delay of processing. Mail the payment to: PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BUREAU OF INDIVIDUAL TAXES PO BOX 280502 HARRISBURG PA 17128-0502 For payment by check with paper tax return, See How To Pay. HOW TO AMEND THE PA-20S/PA-65 INFORMATION RETURN Prior to 2014 Tax Year Return If after filing the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return, the entity discovers that an incorrect PA-20S/PA-65 tax return has been submitted to the department and/or has amended federal Form 1065 or 1120S or if the IRS changed or corrected any items of income, gain or loss previously reported, the entity must submit an amended PA-20S/PA- 65 Information Return to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Prior to the 2014 tax year return, an amended PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA65) cannot be filed through Fed/State e-File Program. When amending a PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return that was originally filed through Fed/State e-File, the entity must: ● Obtain the paper form PA-20S/PA65 Information Return for the year the entity wants to amend. Do not submit a photocopy of your original PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return; ● Complete the amended return including all schedules by entering the corrected information and submit it with the amended PA20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and/or NRK-1; ● Clearly mark the “Amended Information Return” oval on PA-20S/ PA-65 Information Return and the “Amended Schedule” oval on the Schedules RK-1 and/or NRK-1; ● Enter the amended amounts and enclose a statement explaining the reasons an amended return is being filed. Submit only the forms or schedules supporting the amended amounts; ● Provide a copy of the amended PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and/or NRK-1 to the partners, shareholders or members; and ● Enclose a copy of the amended federal Form 1120S or federal Form 1065. Tax Year Return 2014 and Forward For tax years 2014 and forward, the department will accept amended PA20S/PA-65 Information Returns including corresponding forms and schedules filed through Fed/State e-File. To file a 2014 or later amended return through Fed/State E-File, visit Revenue’s e-Services Center at www.doreservices.state.pa.us. Follow all the steps listed above under “Prior to 2014 Tax Year Return” with exception to the first bullet referencing a paper return. www.revenue.pa.gov NEXT PAGE WHEN TO AMEND THE PA-20S/PA-65 INFORMATION RETURN Over-Reported Income If the entity over reported income, failed to claim allowable credits, failed to report allowable deductions, or events transpired that decreased its reportable Pennsylvania-taxable income, including an IRS Report of Change, the entity must file an amended PA20S/PA-65 Information Return. The amended return must be filed within three years of the original due date or extended due date of the PA20S/PA-65 Information Return. The amended PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and/or NRK-1 must show the corrected Pennsylvania-taxable income, so the shareholders or partners can request refunds of Pennsylvania income tax they overpaid. In order to obtain any refunds, owners must also file an amended Pennsylvania tax return within three years of the original due date of their return. See How To Amend a PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. Under-Reported Income If the entity under reported income, erroneously claimed credits or deductions to which it was not entitled, or events transpired that increased reportable Pennsylvania-taxable income, including an IRS Report of Change, the entity must file an amended PA20S/PA-65 Information Return within 30 days from the determination of such increase. The amended PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and/or NRK-1 must show the corrected Pennsylvania-taxable income so the shareholders or partners can pay the tax due. The entity and owners must also file an amended Pennsylvania tax return within 30 days of the discovery of the error to report any increase in income for taxes due. See How To Amend a PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. IMPORTANT: There is no statue of limitations to file an amended return when reporting additional income. Amended returns cannot be filed in response to a Department of www.revenue.pa.gov PREVIOUS PAGE Revenue Assessment. In those cases, an appeal must be filed with the Board of Appeals. WHAT TO FILE PA S Corporations and Partnerships Each entity submits with the PA-20S/ PA-65 Information Return a complete copy of its federal income tax return including all schedules, statements, federal Schedules K-1, and PA20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and NRK1 received from other pass through entities. With the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return, the entity must also submit copies of the PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 that it provides to resident partners/shareholders (owners) and copies of the PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules NRK-1 that it provides to nonresident owners. PA S Corporations and Partnerships as Owners of Another Pass Through Entity If the shareholder, partner, member (owner) of a PA S corporation, partnership, limited liability company or a beneficiary of a trust or estate is classified as a pass through entity, the issuing entity must provide the entity owner with both PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and NRK-1 showing the entity owner’s share of the income (loss) passed through from the issuing entity in the same class in which the issuing entity distributed the income to its entity owner. When the entity owner receives a PA20S/PA-65 Schedule RK-1 and NRK1, it has the classified income (loss) amount to complete the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return, Parts I, II and III. The entity owner is required to file both the PA-20S/PA-65 RK-1 and NRK-1 with their PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. Example. When a PA S corporation receives income from a partnership, the PA S corporation must file a copy of the PA Schedule RK-1 and NRK-1 it received from the partnership along with the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. Partnerships with C Corporation Partners Partnerships or limited liability companies classified as partnerships for federal income tax purposes with operations within Pennsylvania that have corporate partners that have not filed the RCT-101, PA Corporate Tax Report for the prior or current tax year or whose partners are all C corporations must file the PA-65 Corp, Directory of Corporate Partners. If the partners are all C corporations, the partnership: ● Must include a complete copy of federal Form 1065 with the PA-65 Corp, Directory of Corporate Partners; and ● Does not file a PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. For additional information, please review the instructions for the PA-65 Corp, Directory of Corporate Partners on the department’s website. Limited Partnership Filing as Disregarded Entity for Federal Income Tax Purposes If an eligible entity has two members under local law but one of the members of the eligible entity is, for federal income tax purposes, disregarded as an entity separate from the other member of the eligible entity, then the eligible entity cannot be classified as a partnership. The eligible entity is either disregarded as an entity separate from its owner or an association taxable as a corporation. Example. A limited partnership (LP A) is owned by a single-member limited liability company (SMLLC) and a limited partnership (LP B). The LP B owns 100 percent of the SMLLC which gives LP B 100 percent control of LP A. The LP B is required to file the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return and report the income of both LP A and the SMLLC. PA S Corporations and Partnerships Filing on Behalf of their Qualified Electing Nonresident Individual Owners PA S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies classified as partnerships and S corporations for federal income tax purposes may file a 9 NEXT PAGE composite return (PA-40 NRC, Nonresident Consolidated Income Tax Return) on behalf of their qualified nonresident individual owners who elect to be included in the composite filing. For additional information, please review the instructions for the PA-40 NRC, Nonresident Consolidated Income Tax Return on the department’s website. Individual Owners in a PA S Corporation, Partnership or Limited Liability Company Classified as a Partnership or S Corporation for Federal Income Tax Purposes Individual owners of an entity must report on the PA-40, Individual Income Tax Return, their share of the income (loss), passed through from the entity in the same class in which the partnership or PA S corporation reported the income to its individual owners, as shown on their PA Schedules RK-1 and/or NRK-1. Classified as a C Corporation A limited liability company that elects to file as a C corporation for federal income tax purposes files as a C corporation for Pennsylvania and is subject to Pennsylvania corporate net income tax, reported on the RCT-101, PA Corporate Tax Report. A limited liability company that files as a C corporation with the IRS does not file the PA20S/PA-65 Information Return. Classified as an S Corporation A limited liability company that elects to file as an S corporation for federal income tax purposes and has not elected out of PA Subchapter S status for Pennsylvania by filing form REV976, Election Not To Be Taxed as A Pennsylvania S Corporation, must file as an S corporation for Pennsylvania using the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. The members are subject to Pennsylvania personal income tax. Classified as a Partnership A limited liability company that elects to file as a partnership for federal income tax purposes files as a partnership for Pennsylvania using the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. The members are subject to Pennsylvania personal income tax. 10 PREVIOUS PAGE CLASSIFIED AS A SINGLE-MEMBER LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 1. Income Reported on Federal Tax Return of an Individual For personal income tax purposes, a single-member limited liability company owned by an individual or a limited liability company jointly owned by a taxpayer and spouse is a disregarded entity. The income of the limited liability company is reported on PA-40 Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business or Profession, or PA-40 Schedule E, Rent and Royalty Income (Loss), of the member’s PA-40, Individual Income Tax Return, and the single-member limited liability company does not file a PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. 2. Income Reported on Federal Tax Return of another Business Entity The income of a single-member limited liability company owned by another entity is reported on the tax return of the member as if earned by the member. Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary and its Parent S Corporation Pennsylvania personal income tax law does not treat a qualified subchapter S subsidiary (QSSS) owned by a PA S corporation (parent) as a separate corporation for personal income tax. Pennsylvania personal income tax law treats all assets, liabilities and items of income, deduction and credit of a QSSS as assets, liabilities and items of income, deduction and credit of the parent PA S corporation for income tax purposes. The parent PA S corporation must report the assets, liabilities and items of income, deduction and credit of the QSSS on the parent’s PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. NOTE: Shareholders receive the income distribution from the parent corporation, not from each QSSS. The following provisions apply only to a qualified subchapter S subsidiary in Pennsylvania: ● A QSSS cannot elect corporation treatment independent of its parent corporation. If a QSSS and/or parent of a QSSS does not desire to be taxed as a PA S corporation, the parent must file REV-976, Election Not to be Taxed as a Pennsylvania S Corporation, for itself and all QSSS(s). The parent corporation submits a schedule with the election identifying the name, address, the PA S corporation’s Revenue ID and federal employer identification number (FEIN) of each QSSS owned by the corporation and doing business in Pennsylvania. ● The parent corporation is not required to register with the Department of State if its only activity in Pennsylvania is its investment in the QSSS that is registered in Pennsylvania. The parent is required to file a PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return and list the QSSS(s) on Part IX and include all of the QSSS’ items of income, deduction and credit on the return. There is no ownership percentage for the QSSS because it is a division of the parent company. Since the QSSS is a division of the parent company, the QSSS is not included on the Partner/Member/ Shareholder Directory. Only the owners of the parent company are listed on the directory. The parent PA S corporation may also file the PA-40 Nonresident Consolidated Income Tax Return (NRC) for its nonresident owners if they meet the parameters. See the PA-40 NRC instructions on the department's website. ASSEMBLING THE PA-20S PA-65 S CORPORATION/ PARTNERSHIP INFORMATION RETURN Assemble the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return, forms and schedules in the following order: ● Signed original PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return (Pages 1 through 3). Do not mail a photocopy; ● PA Schedule P-S KOZ – attach behind the information return; www.revenue.pa.gov NEXT PAGE ● PA-20S/PA-65 Partner/Member/ Shareholder Directory; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule D-I, D-II, D-III and D-IV; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule E; ● PA-20A/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 that the entity provides to resident owners; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules NRK-1 that the entity provides to nonresident owners; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule M; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule OC and the required supporting documents for claiming any of the business credits allowed by Pennsylvania law; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule A; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule B; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule H; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule H-Corp; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule NW; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule J; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule T; ● PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule I; ● All other required supporting and supplemental documentation, including a copy of the federal extension. NOTE: A complete copy of the federal Form 1120S, U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation, or Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income, including all schedules, statements and federal Schedules K-1 now must be included with the entity’s PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/ Partnership Information Return. Assemble documents in the order above. ● Do not staple documents. ● On all additional statements included with the return, please include the entity’s name, FEIN, tax year and brief line reference to PA20S/PA-65 Information Return or PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules. ● Do not include federal returns or federal Schedules K-1 in CD format. The PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return will be considered incomplete if the federal informa- www.revenue.pa.gov PREVIOUS PAGE tion is not included with the paper return. IMPORTANT: Do not create a substitute PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return that has not been approved by the department. A spreadsheet is an unapproved and unacceptable tax form. Unapproved tax forms filed with the department may be rejected and returned to the taxpayer or tax return preparer. This may result in an assessment of interest and penalty. If filing any tax form other than an official tax form, please review Miscellaneous Tax Bulletin 2008-02 on the department’s website. ESTIMATED QUARTERLY TAX PAYMENTS AND WITHHOLDING Estimated Quarterly Tax Payments for Resident Owners Individual resident partners and shareholders (owners) are subject to the estimated quarterly tax provisions under the Pennsylvania Income Tax Act. Resident owners must file declarations and make quarterly estimated Pennsylvania tax payments if they reasonably expect income, other than compensation on which Pennsylvania tax is withheld, to exceed $8,000. The individual owners use REV-414I, Individuals Worksheet, and REV-413I, Instructions for Estimating PA Personal Income Tax (For Individuals Only), to determine the proper amount of estimated tax payments. Estimated Quarterly Withholding Payments for Nonresident Owners Under Act 22 of 1991, entities must withhold and pay quarterly Pennsylvania personal income tax for nonresident partners and shareholders (owners) that are individuals, estates or trusts. This quarterly withholding tax payment is based on each nonresident owner’s expected share of distributable Pennsylvania-source taxable income. When there has been a change in an accounting period that requires filing of a short-year return, the tax is calcu- lated on an annualized basis. See Short-Year Return. The entity must indicate the amount of Pennsylvania personal income tax it withheld for each nonresident on the PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule NRK-1 and provide the PA-20S/PA-65 Schedule NRK-1 to each nonresident owner. The entity uses REV-414 P/S, Partnerships and PA S Corporations Withholding Tax Worksheet, and REV-413 P/S, Instructions for Withholding PA Personal Income Tax from Nonresident Owners by Partnerships and PA S Corporations, to determine the proper amount of withholding. Partnerships or PA S corporations filing a nonresident quarterly withholding tax return for the first time should use PA40ESR (F/C), Declaration of Estimated Tax or Estimated Withholding Tax for Fiduciaries and Partnerships. Thereafter, the department will provide preprinted forms PA-40ES (P/S). The partnership or PA S corporation makes the initial quarterly tax withholding payment and all future quarterly tax withholding payments under the federal employer identification number, name and address of the entity. CAUTION: Do not use the seven-digit PA Account ID number or the 10-digit Revenue ID number for submitting non-resident withholding payments. IMPORTANT: An entity cannot withhold Pennsylvania personal income tax on another entity or a Pennsylvania resident individual, and should not withhold Pennsylvania personal income tax on income from intangibles such as interest, dividends or sale of stock. If the entity did not make any or sufficient estimated quarterly withholding tax payments for its nonresident owners, a final payment or catch-up payment can be made with the filing of the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return or PA-40 NRC, Nonresident Consolidated Income Tax Return. Failure to remit withholding payments for all nonresident owners on a quarterly basis will result in the imposition of interest, penalty and underpayment 11 NEXT PAGE penalty. See Final Payment of Nonresident Withholding Tax for how and where to send the final nonresident withholding tax payment with the PA20S/PA-65 Information Return. Please review the instructions on the department’s website for the PA-40 NRC, Nonresident Consolidated Income Tax Return, for how and where to send the final nonresident withholding tax payment with the PA-40 NRC, Nonresident Consolidated Income Tax Return. Be sure to review the electronic option. See Fed/State Electronic Filing Option for Estimated Nonresident Individual Withholding Payments. Overpayment/Adjustment of Withholding Tax for Nonresident Owners The PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/ Partnership Information Return is for information purposes only. It is not a return where you can indicate a refund or carry-forward credit. Payments submitted to this account are for nonresident tax withholding only and are held for transfer to the partner, member or shareholder (owner) as indicated on their individual tax returns. The department will not make the assumption that the entity paid more than was needed. Under Act 22 of 1991, entities must withhold quarterly Pennsylvania personal income tax from nonresident partners and shareholders (owners) that are individuals, estates or trusts. This withholding tax is based on each nonresident owner's expected share of distributable Pennsylvania-source taxable income. The partnership, PA S corporation or limited liability company classified as a partnership or PA S corporation is required to remit the withholding tax to the department on a quarterly basis. If the entity overpaid the nonresident withholding tax, the entity should pass through the total nonresident owners’ withholding tax payment (including the overpayment) as PA Nonresident Tax Withheld on Line 6 of their PA Schedule NRK-1. The owners can then include the Line 6 amount as a tax payment on their respective PA-40, 12 PREVIOUS PAGE Pennsylvania Income Tax Return, on Page 2, Line 17, Nonresident Tax Withheld from your PA Schedule(s) NRK-1. If the entity did not pass through the overpayment of nonresident tax withholding to its nonresident owners on PA Schedule NRK-1, and if the entity wants a refund or to carry forward to the next tax year the entire amount of tax withheld or the excess over the withholding passed through to the nonresident owners that are individuals, estates or trusts (providing the entity did not file a PA-40 Nonresident Consolidated Income Tax Return), the entity must submit a written request to: PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BUREAU OF INDIVIDUAL TAXES NONRESIDENT WITHHOLDING TAX REFUND PO BOX 280600 HARRISBURG PA 17128-0600 The request must be on company letterhead and include the entity’s name, federal employer identification number, tax year, Social Security number(s) of the owner(s), amount of nonresident withholding paid, amount of nonresident withholding tax liability, the requested refund amount and/or carry-forward to the next tax year of nonresident withholding and reason for the request. WHEN TO FILE File the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return for the current calendar year or the fiscal year that begins in the current tax year and ends in the next tax year. Use the current tax year return for a tax year of less than 12 months that begins and ends in the current tax year. To remain consistent with the federal tax due date, the due date for filing 2016 Pennsylvania tax returns will be on or before midnight, April 18, 2017. The U.S. Postal Service postmark date on the envelope is proof of timely filing. If the return cannot be filed by the due date, request an extension of time to file. For a calendar-year filer, file the current tax year PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return and PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and NRK-1 on or before April 18, 2017, including an extension date of Sept. 15, 2017. For a fiscal-year filer, file the current tax year PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return and PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and NRK-1 on or before the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the fiscal year including an extension date of five months after the original due date. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or business holiday, the entity must file the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return no later than midnight on the first business day following the Saturday, Sunday or business holiday. The U.S. Postal Service postmark date on the envelope is proof of timely filing. If the entity cannot file by the original due date, request an extension of time to file. See Extension of Time To File. If the entity does not file its return by the original due date or extended due date and does not pay the tax due by the original due date, the department imposes late filing and underpayment penalties. Tax Years Pennsylvania follows the same tax year as federal rules. Calendar-Year Entity An entity that files on a calendar year basis reports all taxable income recognized between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. See When To File. Fiscal-Year Entity A fiscal year is a period of 12 consecutive months without regard to the calendar year. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it begins. A fiscal-year entity reports all taxable income recognized during the fiscal year. See When To File. An entity may use a 52/53 week taxable year if it keeps its books on that basis. Changing From a Fiscal-Year Entity to a Calendar-Year Entity To change from a fiscal-year filer to a calendar-year filer, the entity files a short-year return. See Short-Year Return. The entity then files the next calendar year on or before April 18, 2017, including an extension date of Sept. 15, 2017. www.revenue.pa.gov NEXT PAGE The entity is also required to submit a copy of its federal election Form 1128, Application to Adopt, Change or Retain a Tax Year, with both the short-year return and the calendar-year return. percent or more of the total interest in the partnership capital and profits within a 12-month period and the taxable year of the partnership closes. A short-year return is required for the following reasons: The new partnership is required to file a PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return for its taxable year beginning after the date of termination of the terminated partnership. The new partnership retains the employer identification number of the terminated partnership and its Revenue ID if it is a limited liability company. Short-Year Return A short year is an accounting period shorter than one year and not a 52/53 week taxable year. ● Changes in the annual accounting period. For example, the entity changes from a fiscal-year filer to a calendar-year filer; or ● An entity is in existence during only part of the tax year. For example, if the year is the initial year or final year for all entities; or, if the partnership or an entity formed as a limited liability company classified as a partnership for federal income tax purposes sells or exchanges 50 percent or more of ownership interest (technical termination). NOTE: When there has been a change in an accounting period that requires filing of a short-year return, the nonresident withholding tax is calculated on an annualized basis. How To File a Short-Year Return If the entity is required to file a shortyear return, the entity must use the most recent PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return, schedules and forms on the department’s website. If the tax year on the forms is not the current tax year and/or the tax year for which the entity is filing, then the entity must cross out and write the correct tax year for which it is filing a short-year return. IMPORTANT: Short-year returns are due on the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of the short period. If the entity is a calendar-year filer and files a short-year return, do not fill in the fiscal-year oval. A short-year return is not a fiscal-year return. Technical Termination A technical termination occurs when there is a sale or exchange of 50 www.revenue.pa.gov PREVIOUS PAGE The terminating partnership is required to file a short-year PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return for the taxable year ending with and including the date of its termination. When the new partnership files its PA20S/PA-65 Information Return, it is required to list on the Partner/Member/ Shareholder Directory all partners/ members/shareholders (owners) involved with the entity within the tax year or in this case, short year. EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE If the entity cannot file the PA-20S/PA65 Information Return on or before the original return due date, the entity can use REV-276, Application for Extension of Time to File, to file for a fivemonth extension. The department will now accept REV-276 Application for Extension of Time to File the PA20S/ PA65. Information Return through the MeF Fed/State e-file program. See How to Obtain an Extension of Time to File. The department will not grant an extension for more than five months, except for taxpayers outside the U.S. An extension of time to file does not extend the payment deadline. Pay in full the amount reasonably estimated as the entity’s Pennsylvania tax due on or before the original return due date. How To Obtain an Extension of Time to File Follow one of these procedures when applying for an extension of time to file: 1. If the entity owes catch-up nonresident withholding tax with the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return, the entity may either pay by check with a timely filed REV-276, Application for Extension of Time to File or submit the application and payment through the MeF Fed/State e-file program on or before the original return due date. The return due date is usually April 15 for calendar-year filers and the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the fiscal year for fiscalyear filers. The department will not send a letter granting the extension but it will write if there is a question concerning the request. 2. If the entity has an extension of time to file federal Form 1065 or federal Form 1120S and does not owe Pennsylvania nonresident withholding tax on the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return, the department will automatically grant the entity a fivemonth extension of time to file the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. The entity is not required to submit REV-276 or federal Form 7004 before the original return due date. However, federal Form 7004 must be submitted with the filing of the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. 3. If the entity does not have an extension to file federal Form 1065 or federal Form 1120S, request an extension on REV-276, and file it in sufficient time for the department to consider and act upon it prior to the original return due date. The REV-276 can be filed electronically through the MeF Fed/State program. CAUTION: The REV-276 can be filed in paper form or electronically. If the entity filed the PA-20S/PA65 Information Return and did not file the REV-276 but requested an extension for the federal return, federal Form 7004 can be substituted for the REV276. In such cases, include a copy of the federal Form 7004 with the PA20S/PA-65 Information Return. A five-month extension of time to file requires PA Schedules RK-1 and NRK1 to be filed one month earlier and allows owners time to prepare and file their personal income tax returns within 13 NEXT PAGE the normal six-month time period for individuals. Qualifying for the Extension When an entity requests an extension of time to file, it does not extend the filing time for its owners. Each owner must individually obtain an extension of time to file the PA-40, Individual Income Tax Return, PA-41, Fiduciary Income Tax Return, or PA-40 NRC, Nonresident Consolidated Tax Return. An extension of time to file a PA-20S/ PA-65 Information Return does not extend the time for full payment of the catch-up nonresident withholding tax, nor does it preclude an assessment of interest and penalty for late payment and underpayment of tax due. To get the extra time to file you must: 1. Properly estimate the current year nonresident withholding tax liability using the information available to you. 2. Enter the tax liability on REV-276. 3. File REV-276 by the original due date of the return along with a check or money order for the current year tax liability, or file electronically through the MeF Fed/State program. Mail REV-276 To: PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BUREAU OF INDIVIDUAL TAXES PO BOX 280504 HARRISBURG PA 17128-0504 How to File the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return with an Extension When filing a PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return for which an extension was requested, the entity must: ● Fill in the “Extension Requested” oval at the top of the PA-20S/PA65 Information Return; ● Submit a copy of federal Form 7004 with the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return if the entity did not file REV-276, Application for Extension of Time to File; ● Submit a statement with the federal confirmation number received if the entity electronically filed a federal extension and did not file REV-276; 14 PREVIOUS PAGE ● List the extension payment amount on the statement and be sure to include the total nonresident withholding payments on PA-20S/PA65 Schedule NW, Line B. NOTE: Do not submit REV-276, Application for Extension of Time to File, with the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. Extension Due Dates See When To File. WHERE TO FILE The entity must submit the PA-20S/ PA-65 Information Return, the PA-20S/ PA-65 supporting schedules and the PA-20S/PA-65 Schedules RK-1 and/or NRK-1, and if applicable, the final withholding payment or “catch-up” payment. Where the entity should mail the PA20S/PA-65 Information Return depends whether there is a final withholding payment or “catch-up” payment. Choose the appropriate mailing address: Without Payment: PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BUREAU OF INDIVIDUAL TAXES PO BOX 280509 HARRISBURG PA 17128-0509 With Payment: PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BUREAU OF INDIVIDUAL TAXES PO BOX 280502 HARRISBURG PA 17128-0502 See Final Payment of Nonresident Withholding Tax for how and where to send the final nonresident withholding tax payment. HOW TO PAY Final Payment of Nonresident Withholding Tax Payment by Check If your tax preparation software prints a Nonresident Withholding Voucher facsimile approved by the Department of Revenue, that voucher may be used when no preprinted voucher (PA-40ES (P/S)) is available. Mail the voucher and check to the department. See Where to File. In the event the entity does not have a preprinted voucher and your software is unable to produce a department approved facsimile, make the check or money order payable to PA Dept. of Revenue. Write the entity’s federal employer identification (FEIN) and 2016 Final Nonresident Withholding on the check or money order. The department will need the entity’s FEIN to accurately apply the payment. See Where to File. Do not staple the check or money order to the return. Electronic Payment See Fed/State Electronic Filing Option For Estimated Nonresident Individual Quarterly Withholding Payments. IMPORTANT: The nonresident individual quarterly withholding tax payment may not be submitted through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), credit/debit cards or e-TIDES. Mailing Address for Final Withholding Payment See Where To File. RECORDKEEPING An entity must retain all books and records for at least seven years. All amounts reported on the PA-20S/PA65 Information Return, schedules and forms are subject to verification and audit by the department. Information that substantiates the calculation of basis for an entity or individual, in any investment (partnership, S corporation, stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.), must be retained indefinitely or for at least four years after the investment is sold. Information that substantiates the calculation of basis in an investment shall include but not be limited to broker statements, Pennsylvania and other states’ income tax returns, PA-20S/PA65 Schedules RK-1, closing statements, etc. COMPLETING PA-20S/PA-65 INFORMATION RETURN Foreign Address Standards If the entity is located outside the U.S., it is important to write the foreign address www.revenue.pa.gov NEXT PAGE on the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return, according to U.S. Postal Service standards. Failure to use these standards may delay processing or correspondence necessary to complete the processing of the return. To comply with foreign address standards, use the following rules when completing the address portion of the PA-20S/PA-65 Information Return. ● Eliminate apostrophes, commas, periods and hyphens. Write the address in all uppercase letters. Addresses should have no more than five lines and must be written in ink or typewritten. Pencil is unacceptable. ● Write the name of the entity in the spaces provided. Mail may not be addressed to a person in one country “in care of” a person in another country. The address of items sent to general delivery must indicate the addressee’s full legal name. ● Write the address in the space provided, including street and building name and number, apartment or suite numbers, city name and city or provincial codes. All lines of the delivery address should appear in all capital letters. The house number and street address or box number must appear when mail is addressed to towns or cities. ● Write only the
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More about the Pennsylvania Form PA-20S-PA-65 Corporate Income Tax TY 2016

We last updated the S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65) in May 2017, so this is the latest version of Form PA-20S-PA-65, fully updated for tax year 2016. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of Form PA-20S-PA-65 directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Pennsylvania tax forms here.

Other Pennsylvania Corporate Income Tax Forms:

TaxFormFinder has an additional 174 Pennsylvania income tax forms that you may need, plus all federal income tax forms.

Form Code Form Name
Form RCT-101 PA Corporate Tax Report
Form PA-41 RK-1 PA-41 Schedule RK-1 - Resident Schedule of Shareholder/Partner/Beneficiary Pass Through Income, Loss and Credits
Form PA-41 PA Fiduciary Income Tax Return
Form RCT-101D Declaration of de minimis Pennsylvania Activity
Form REV-1605 Schedule CO - Names of Corporate Officers

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Pennsylvania usually releases forms for the current tax year between January and April. We last updated Pennsylvania Form PA-20S-PA-65 from the Department of Revenue in May 2017.

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About the Corporate Income Tax

The IRS and most states require corporations to file an income tax return, with the exact filing requirements depending on the type of company.

Sole proprietorships or disregarded entities like LLCs are filed on Schedule C (or the state equivalent) of the owner's personal income tax return, flow-through entities like S Corporations or Partnerships are generally required to file an informational return equivilent to the IRS Form 1120S or Form 1065, and full corporations must file the equivalent of federal Form 1120 (and, unlike flow-through corporations, are often subject to a corporate tax liability).

Additional forms are available for a wide variety of specific entities and transactions including fiduciaries, nonprofits, and companies involved in other specific types of business.

Historical Past-Year Versions of Pennsylvania Form PA-20S-PA-65

We have a total of six past-year versions of Form PA-20S-PA-65 in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:


2016 Form PA-20S-PA-65

2016 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65)

Forms/Publications 2015 Form PA-20S-PA-65

2015 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65)

Forms/Publications 2014 Form PA-20S-PA-65

2014 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65)

2013 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65) 2013 Form PA-20S-PA-65

2013 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65)

2012 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65) 2012 Form PA-20S-PA-65

2012 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65)

2011 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65) 2011 Form PA-20S-PA-65

2011 PA-20S/PA-65 PA S Corporation/Partnership Information Return (PA-20S/PA-65)


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