MILITARY INFORMATION FOR PA RETURNS
Report your PA compensation and withholding from each Form W-2 from each employer. Enter your PA taxable compensation from Box 16 of your Form(s) W-2. Enter the state or PA wages from any other statements. Do not use Box 1, Federal Wages. Your PA taxable wages from Box 16 and income tax withheld from box 17 of each Form W-2 will be carried forward to your PA return.
Do not include military pay you earned outside of PA while on active duty from Box 16. Report the amount that was withheld for PA income tax from box 17 of your Form W-2. Use the statement schedule to summarize your military orders, noting the dates and places you were stationed. Use your APO or FPO address when filing your return.
Pennsylvanians serving in combat zones or qualified hazardous duty area designated by the President of the United States are given the same additional time to file and pay their PA income tax returns and make payments as allowed for federal income tax purposes. The deadline is automatically extended to 180 days from the lst day of service or the last day of continuous hospitalization for injury incurred in one of these areas.
You should include a written explanation on the Statement Schedule if:
The PA compensation you enter is not the same as Box 16 on your Form W-2. Your employer reported an incorrect amount on your Form W-2. You may be asked to submit a written statement from your employer. Your employer withheld PA income tax in an amount that is more than 3.07% of your wages. The amount in Box 16 of your Form W-2 may be different from the amount in box 1.If you participate in an eligible employer-sponsored deferred compensation plan, your PA compensation will be higher than your federal wages. Your employer followed PA PIT rules to determine Box 16. If you have any questions, contact your employer.