Somebody’s head should roll over this screw up. Evidently a computer glitch, human error or a combination of both resulted in the City of Reading’s failure to file W-2 with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for city employees. Fortunately, the money was withheld; however, the forms help the Commonwealth reconcile the payments. The city did not have the 1999 data on file but there is a seven-year window of opportunity for Pennsylvania to question tax issues so the state agreed not to require the 1999 data.
On the other hand, one has to wonder why it took 12 years for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to do something about this problem. Someone in Harrisburg should be looking into this matter on their end as well. It seems the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing on a local or state level in this instance.
Your tax dollars in action!