Free federal tax programs offered by H&R Block and TurboTax charge $27.99 to file Pennsylvania state taxes, as of 2015. Federal tax products from these companies that are not free charge $36.99 to file Pennsylvania state taxes. Revenue.pa.gov also offers Pennsylvania state tax filing and is free if one qualifies.
An individual's tax situation determines which tax filing program is right for them, thus determining how much it costs them to file Pennsylvania state taxes. While reveue.pa.gov allows taxpayers to manually file their state taxes, H&R Block and TurboTax directly transfer information from an individual's federal taxes into their state filing and automatically calculate their state refund.