The Board of Finance and Revenue (BF&R) is a Pennsylvania tax appeal board that hears and decides appeals involving tax matters, including sales and use tax, corporate tax, personal income tax, and other miscellaneous taxes. BF&R, for which Treasury has administrative and budgetary responsibility, is generally the second level of appeal, reviewing decisions of the Department of Revenue's Board of Appeals. BF&R also selects depositories for Commonwealth funds and biannually determines the interest rate for Commonwealth deposits.
Message from Treasurer Rob McCord
As State Treasurer, I serve as the board's chair and I am committed to efficient, productive, and transparent operations in all areas, including BF&R. Accordingly, since I took office I have sought to modernize BF&R through such measures as creating the taxpayer advocate position, publicizing decisions online, and publishing a newsletter on BF&R entitled "Matters of Appeal."
Many taxpayers are unfamiliar with BF&R, but for those who seek relief from BF&R, it is a critically important step to resolution of a tax matter. For all individuals and businesses, it is important that the tax appeal process functions in a manner that is transparent, efficient and balanced. Therefore, this new BF&R web site offers expanded functionality and new features, such as a searchable database of BF&R decisions. As always, I hope you find this new site helpful.
Yours in service,
Rob McCord, State Treasurer Chair of the Board of Finance and Revenue
The Board of Finance and Revenue
Riverfront Office Center
1101 South Front Street, Suite 400
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2539