April Fools? Berks Tax Form Explained, Two Ways

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stratix Systems, a Wyomissing-based computer storage and printing service, is normally a very helpful partner to the Berks Earned Income Tax Bureau.

“This year they were a little too helpful,” said Kathy Weist, executive director of the Berks EIT, tax collector for municipalities and school districts in Berks County.

Weist blames Stratix for a mistake on the 2012 tax form that switched instructions for Line 14 and Line 16, which could cause taxpayers to expect a refund when they actually owe tax.

“But there was absolutely no malice involved,” Weist said. “The person involved was trying to make our new forms conform to the language on the state forms.”

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Berks EIT Form Glitch Confuses Local Taxpayers

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you’ve been having a hard time getting the math to work out on your Berks Earned Income Tax form this year, you’re not alone.

Officials at the Berks EIT Bureau confirmed Thursday that there is a mix-up in some of the instructions on the 2012 tax form.

It has left some taxpayers perplexed as to why the form says they’re owed a refund when they thought they owed the bureau the amount.

The opposite also is true: Folks who thought they might get a refund are instead being told they owe it.

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