If all was timely filed within the 60 days (not 2 months) and the Petition was properly done (as it seems to be by your thoroughness), I would give it a little bit more time.
My experiences with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue have always been extremely pleasant and cordial.
I wouldn't sweat it.
Good luck in the appeal.
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Yes. I highly recommend discussing the matter with the revenue agent. Even if you can't come to an agreement with regard to the amount owed, the agent will tell you the Departments position regarding the matter. This will help you in your appeal.
On a side note, I suggest that you contact an attorney. It would be helpful for an attorney to review the REV-1500 and the Appraisement to determine why the Department believes additional taxes are owed. This should not be that expensive and will be worth the money.
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I agree with both of the other responders. It is not at all uncommon for it to take between 6-12 months after filing to hear anything. I would reccomend calling and they will be more than happy to speak with you and help you. I still reccomend speaking with a local attorney who can further guide you in your path to wrapping up the inheritance taxes.
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