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Law prevents prepaying Pennsylvania taxes, experts say

$10K cap on state, local tax deductions in 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania taxpayers hoping to avoid higher rates next year by paying before 2017 ends appear to be out of luck.

Experts said a 1945 state law prevents such prepayment.

Taxpayers in other states are hoping to avoid higher taxes imposed as part of an overhaul signed last week by Republican President Donald Trump.

The new law limits to $10,000 how much people can deduct from their federal taxes for state and local tax payments.

Dauphin County Treasurer Janis Creason said tax collectors are prevented by law from collecting taxes for a new year before the old one's settled, and that won't happen until mid-January.

Dennis Adams, the Berks County treasurer, told 69 News that his office has received multiple calls over the past few days from people asking about prepaying their taxes.


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