HARRISBURG – Area legislators on Thursday applauded the Department of Revenue for giving local nonprofit and charitable organizations more time to comply with new financial reporting requirements.
The original deadline of February 1, 2013 was pushed back one year to Feb. 1, 2014 after concerns were raised by the legislature about local organizations not having ample time to prepare reports in accordance with the new law.
"The legislature continues to work on this issue to ensure our local organizations and fire companies can keep up the great charitable work in our communities," said Sen. David G. Argall (R-29). "Our goal is to update this outdated law to help our local nonprofits keep more money to help with community projects and initiatives. Extending this deadline allows local groups to take advantage of the extra time to understand this new law."
The Pa. General Assembly updated the Small Games of Chance law in Act 2 of 2012, which required annual reporting.
"Over the past few months, I've listened to groups like the volunteer firefighters and the VFWs, and I held a local small games of chance seminar for officials to answer questions from local organizations regarding the new updates to the law," said Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-122). "The overall resounding response I gathered from individuals repres