City of Pittsburgh Council District 6
Municipal, State and Federal Income Taxes
Income Tax Deadlines Approaching: Be Prepared

Every April brings the inevitable – tax season. This email provides a comprehensive overview regarding deadlines, forms, and tax preparation assistance for the 2011 PGH-40 Individual Income Tax Return. As you receive this information, take a moment to share the message with others so that no one misses out on filing their tax return.

For the 2011 tax season, all income tax forms are due on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. If you need an extension for the paperwork, you must submit Federal Form 4868 by Sunday, April 15, 2012. Contact Jordan Tax Services at 412-345-7966 for information regarding this process.

This year, Jordan Tax Service, Inc. (JTS) was selected to by Allegheny County to collect the Earned Income Tax for the Allegheny County Central Tax Collection District. The 2011 PGH-40 form was sent in the mail along with a PIN number, but it is also available on the Jordan Tax Service website here. The website also provides instructions on filling out the forms, which can be found here. Jordan Tax Service has an office across from the Allegheny County Courthouse where you can ask questions, file, or drop off your 2011 PGH-40 tax return, so call 412-345-7966 for more information.

If you need assistance in filling out your PGH-40 Income Tax Return by April 17th, you may qualify for free services. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (V.I.T.A.) is a free IRS program for the elderly, disabled, and those with low to moderate income (under $50,000 according to the IRS website but each site has different qualifications). Below is a list of local sites that offer V.I.T.A. free tax preparation services. For information about hours, scheduling appointments, and appropriate documentation, call the number associated with each location. For additional support, contact United Way Pittsburgh at 2-1-1 or 412-255-1155.


  • Allegheny County Department of Human Services (2-1-1)
  • City-County Building (412-255-2582 or 412-255-8822)

Hill District

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Hill District Branch (412-281-3753)
  • Central Hill – First Source Center, AUBA Mini-Mall (412-281-8484)
  • Family Resources First Source Center (412-363-1702)
  • HACP Bedford Hope Center (412-395-3950 x1064)
  • Oak Hill – Wadsworth Community Center (412-363-1701x3)


  • Goodwill Northside Common Ministries (412-632-1732)


  • Community Human Services (412-246-1684)

If you do not qualify for V.I.T.A., you may still receive free tax assistance at these sites:


  • Chamber of Commerce Building (412-565-7540)
  • Federal Building (412-395-5667)
  • Jordan Tax Service, Inc. (412-345-7966)

If you have additional questions or concerns about the Earned Income Tax return process, contact the Office of Councilman Lavelle at 412-255-2134.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Office of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle
414 Grant Street, 5th Floor | City County Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2134 | facsimile 412-255-0737


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