Information about PA Direct File can be found online through the Pennsylvania web portal. This online tax software, used by Pennsylvania taxpayers to file state income taxes, is a state system run by the Department of Revenue that allows most taxpayers to electronically file their state tax return for free. PA Direct File is a secure method of transferring personal data to the state, according to PR Newswire.
The system includes automatic calculators which reduce errors, immediate confirmation when the filing is successful, faster refund processing and direct deposit options for refunds, according to the Department of Revenue. This state department offers several online services including forms and publications, general tax information, and instructions on how to get assistance and find information.