News Releases - December 2023

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How the Wilkes-Barre VA Director stole Christmas

Op-ed by Treasurer Stacy Garrity- In early December, my telephone messages filled with the pained voices of veterans who felt more like prisoners than liberators, men about to be robbed of Christmas by the seemingly endless quarantine at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

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Treasurer Garrity, Sen. Hutchinson & Rep. Briggs Announce Legislation to Reform the Board of Finance & Revenue

BF&R handles taxpayer appeals involving Pennsylvania’s Department of Revenue

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Rep. Tim Briggs (D-29) today announced bipartisan, pro-taxpayer legislation to streamline and improve the process of resolving disputes with the Department of Revenue (DOR).


Treasurer Stacy Garrity Commends House Education Committee’s Approval of Tax Credit for Employers Offering PA 529 Account Contributions

HB 1745 will create a tax credit for contributions to employees’ PA 529 accounts

Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today commended the House Education Committee for unanimously approving House Bill 1745, sponsored by Rep. Paul Friel (D-26). The legislation will create a tax credit for employers who provide contributions to PA 529 College and Career Savings Program accounts owned by their employees.

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Treasurer Stacy Garrity Announces Unclaimed Property Webinar for Police Departments

Police departments are considered holders and required to report unclaimed property to Treasury

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that the Pennsylvania Treasury Department will host an informational webinar for police departments across the state to help them understand their responsibilities as holders of unclaimed property. The webinar will take place Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 2:00 p.m.

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Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Greene County Chamber Team Up for “Greene County Unclaimed Property Day”

Residents are encouraged to visit the Chamber to see if they’re owed any money

Waynesburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce today announced that the First Annual Greene County Unclaimed Property Day will take place this Thursday, December 7. Treasury staff will be on hand to help area residents search and file a claim for their unclaimed property.

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Treasurer Stacy Garrity Announces Return of More Than $21,000 in Unclaimed Property to Bedford County Businesses

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that more than $21,000 in unclaimed property is being returned to several businesses in Bedford County. Members of the Leadership Bedford County Class of 2024 toured Treasury’s vault in Harrisburg earlier this week, where Treasurer Garrity surprised them with their unclaimed property. State Representative Jesse Topper (R-78) helped organize the tour.

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Treasurer Stacy Garrity: Pew Survey Shows Support for Retirement Savings Program Among Small-Business Owners

Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity and The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced that a significant majority of small-business owners across Pennsylvania support the creation of a state-facilitated retirement savings program to help employees who currently don’t have plans through their jobs to put money away for retirement.