State extends some deadlines in Hurricane Sandy’s wake

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the state has extended PENNDOT expiration dates and some deadlines for tax and unemployment compensation payments, according to state Senator Pat Browne.

“It has been an overwhelming time for many people across the state as they deal with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.” Senator Browne said. “PennDOT and the Department of Labor and Industry have recognized the difficulties and inabilities many people and businesses have had in meeting state deadlines by the end of October due to the storm. I am pleased to see extensions were granted to help people as they recover from these stressful circumstances.”

PENNDOT has authorized a statewide extension of the expiration dates for vehicle registrations and safety and emissions inspections scheduled to expire on Oct. 31 until Nov. 15. In addition, the expiration date for driver licenses and identification cards scheduled to expire between Oct. 26 and Nov. 15 has been extended until Nov. 15. For more information, visit

The Department of Revenue and Department of Labor and Industry announced some filing and payment deadline extensions for business and individual taxpayers. In general, Pennsylvania will follow Internal Revenue Service rules (IR-2012-82) that extended federal tax deadlines to Nov. 7.

The 2012 Pennsylvania disaster recovery deadline extension generally applies to inheritance tax, employer withholding and motor carrier road tax/IFTA tax filings and payments with due dates between Oct. 29 and Oct. 31. The deadline extension also applies to unemployment compensation tax filings for third quarter 2012 that were due Oct. 31. Such filings may now be filed as late as Nov. 7. No special action or notice is required by the taxpayer, as the deadline extensions will automatically be honored.


Matt Moyer
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