CITY OF HARRISBURG DELAYS TAX FILING AND PAYMENTS UNTIL JULY 15, 2020

HARRISBURG: Effective immediately, the City of Harrisburg is aligning with both the Federal and State income tax filing deadlines. Individual local income tax returns and payments are now due July 15, 2020. 

First quarter 2020 estimated payments initially due 4/15/20 are also extended until 7/15/20. Second quarter estimated payments continue to be due 7/15/20. This extension is automatic and no action is required by the taxpayer.

City business mercantile tax filing and payment is also extended until July 15, 2020. This includes the first quarter 2020 estimated payment.

No penalty or interest will apply to filings or payments made by July 15, 2020.

 

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD ADDITIONAL FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT TO DISCUSS UPDATES WITH HARRISBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS FRIDAY

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a second Facebook Live broadcast about the Harrisburg School District and the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. He will be joined by Harrisburg School District Acting Superintendent Chris Celmer and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Susan Sneath. City and school officials will be responding to live questions and concerns of residents. This live session will be held after the Facebook Live noon event with State Representative Patty Kim and Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries.

The public is encouraged to submit questions and concerns in advance, which can be done as comments on the City of Harrisburg Facebook post about this announcement.

WHAT: Facebook Live Community Conversation about the Harrisburg School District and Concerns Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Emergency

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20

WHEN: Friday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. (after 12:00 p.m. live event with Representative Patty Kim and County Commissioner Mike Pries)

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/.

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PORTABLE SINKS TO BE AVAILABLE IN CITY PARKS TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg will provide portable sinks in City parks to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Two sinks are currently placed in Riverfront Park and Reservoir Park with plans for additional sinks.

“Our top priority is the health and safety of our residents, especially the elderly and most vulnerable,” said Mayor Papenfuse. According to health experts, washing hands regularly for 20 seconds helps slow the spread of the disease known as COVID-19.

“I would like to give special thanks to Belco Community Credit Union. We appreciate their support in providing financial support of the portable sinks during this pandemic,” said Mayor Papenfuse.

Information about the facts and latest updates on COVID-19 coronavirus is available on the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/. For local updates, the public is encouraged to monitor harrisburgpa.gov/coronavirus and the City’s social media (i.e. Facebook, Nextdoor, Twitter). Public inquiries on coronavirus related to City services can be emailed to [email protected].

For more information, contact Momin Bhatti, Communications Manager, at [email protected] or 717-255-7295.

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse has suspended the eviction and displacement of residential tenants and occupants for the duration of the City’s disaster declaration.

This declaration is in accordance with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court order of a Statewide Judicial Emergency issued on March 18, 2020. The City of Harrisburg fully supports and mandates the temporary suspension of eviction, ejectment, or displacement of any residential property tenant or occupant, including those who occupy rooming houses, whose ability to pay rent has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

 “The City of Harrisburg understands that individuals may have trouble paying their rent promptly in the midst of this health crisis.  We will not make matters worse by allowing landlords to evict during this disaster emergency,” said Mayor Papenfuse.

Harrisburg Codes Administrator Dave Patton is actively reaching out to landlords in the city regarding this Mayoral declaration. Questions and concerns from residents can be directed to the Codes Bureau by calling the 311 Helpdesk or emailing [email protected].

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD FACEBOOK LIVE COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FRIDAY AT NOON

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will be joined by State Representative Patty Kim and Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries on the next “Facebook Live Community Conversation” to answer questions and discuss the concerns of residents. 

The public is encouraged to submit questions and concerns in advance, which can be done as comments on the City of Harrisburg Facebook post about this announcement. City officials will be responding to Facebook Live comments received during the session as well. 

WHAT: Facebook Live Community Conversation about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20

WHEN: Friday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m.

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/.

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE SUSPENDS PENALTIES ON NON-PAYMENT OF TRASH BILLS

HARRISBURG – Mayor Papenfuse has suspended the application of penalties, interest, and fees on municipal waste accounts for City residential and commercial accounts, and Steelton residential accounts, through the duration of this disaster emergency. 

 “The City of Harrisburg understands that individuals may have trouble paying their bills promptly during these unprecedented times.  We will not make matters worse by applying interest, penalties, or fees on late payments of trash bills in Harrisburg and Steelton during this disaster emergency,” said Mayor Papenfuse.

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CITY OF HARRISBURG TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS METERED AND RESIDENTIAL PARKING ENFORCEMENT

HARRISBURG – In conjunction with SP+, the City of Harrisburg is suspending parking enforcement and ticketing at all City-wide meters and in residential zones through March 29th.  Tickets will still be issued to enforce safety violations such as parking in front of fire hydrants or blocking entrance-ways or crosswalks.  It is essential during this health crisis that residents park legally and do not impede traffic flow or block emergency vehicles.

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD FACEBOOK LIVE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS FRIDAYS AT NOON

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will be hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency.  This Friday he will be joined by Police Commissioner Thomas Carter and Fire Chief Brian Enterline to answer questions and discuss the concerns of residents.

The public is encouraged to submit questions and concerns in advance, which can be done as comments on the City of Harrisburg Facebook post about this announcement. City officials will be responding to Facebook Live comments received during the session as well. 

WHAT: Facebook Live Community Conversation about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and City Services

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20

WHEN: Friday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m.

The discussion will focus on questions and concerns related to city services. For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/

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BUREAU OF POLICE EXTENDS PERMIT PARKING EXPIRATION DATE TO APRIL 30

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