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E-Filing Required for DCED Forms in 2015

2015-01-13 21:05:57

In continuing efforts to make filing documents and forms with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) more efficient and convenient, DCED is now in the final phase of a four-phase plan to convert to an e-filing system. Starting in 2015, all municipalities and counties are required to submit forms electronically to DCED. These forms include:
  • 2015 Tax Information Form (TIF)
  • 2015 Report of Elected and Appointed Officials (EAO)
  • 2014 Survey of Financial Condition Form (SOFC)
  • 2014 Annual Financial Report (AFR)
Independent auditors/CPAs, and accountants charged with filing the 2014 Annual Financial Report (AFR) due April 1, 2015, are also required to e-file.

Registered E-filers
If you have already registered to e-file with the DCED, please go to and enter your existing username and password, and click "Log In."

New E-filers
You may register online by going to and clicking “Register” in the lower left corner of the login page and completing a brief registration form. Upon completion of the online registration process, please print the authorization form and have it signed by the appropriate municipal official and fax the completed form to DCED at 717.783.1402. Once DCED receives your faxed authorization form, your e-filing privileges will be activated.

An existing PA Powerport user with username and password

If you have a PA Powerport username and password from other online state systems, you will use it for DCED filing. To register with Municipal Statistics, visit and click “Log In” in the lower right corner of the login page after entering your PA Powerport username and password. You will automatically be directed to the registration page. Please follow the directions for “New E-filers” outlined above.

Please Note - In order to function correctly, the Municipal Statistics website requires the following:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (not compatible with other web browsers)
  • Pop-ups, JavaScript and cookies must be enabled.
  • You may e-file from any computer with Internet Explorer.
Please feel free to call the Governor's Center for Local Government Services toll-free at 888.223.6837 if you have any questions.