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Pennsylvania DCED declares no penalty for municipalities filing 2019 Form CLGS-30 after April 1

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) requires municipalities to file a Municipal Annual Audit and Financial Report (Form DCED-CLGS-30) with the Commonwealth by April 1 of the following year. According to the DCED, the legislative due date of April 1, 2020 to submit the annual audit and financial report for 2019 has not changed. However, the DCED has disclosed they will not penalize municipalities that do not file by April 1 due to COVID-19-related issues or other governmental disruptions.

Acknowledging the importance of this reporting process, we encourage municipalities to meet the April 1, 2020 obligation, if possible. However, for governments unable to meet the filing deadline, we recommend that the 2019 filing be completed as soon as possible after April 1.

It is also important to communicate your municipality’s COVID-19 situation and intent to file to the DCED by contacting your county’s representative. As the Commonwealth offices are currently closed until at least March 31, to ensure your inquiries are handled promptly, you can email your questions, concerns and/or intent to file here.

As a reminder, all Municipal Statistics e-filers must migrate/register with the new PA Keystone Login service. To assist you, the DCED has created a PA Keystone Login service guide

For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly specialists can help, contact our team.

John W. Compton Jr.
Partner, CPA, CGFM
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