PICPA - Marcellus Shale

Marcellus Shale

The effects of the Marcellus Shale on Pennsylvania's economy are far-reaching and offer huge growth opportunities for CPAs. PICPA wants to provide members with tools to maximize opportunities and best serve clients and communities.


Background & Education

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Recent Developments and Legislation
  • New DEP proposes new rules for shale industry
    Read a summary of the proposed changes. pdf
  • Sales and Use Tax Issues for Mining Site Preparation pdf
    Dept. of Revenue releases sales and use tax guidance.
  • Oil and Gas FAQs
    Oil and gas FAQs are now posted under the "Oil and Gas Taxation Issues" category on the Dept. of Revenue's website.
  • Marcellus Shale Final Report
    Lt. Governor Jim Cawley releaed the final report of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, taking the first step toward developing a comprehensive and strategic plan for responsible gas drilling in Pennsylvania. View report.
  • Overview of Senate Bill 1155
    Amends Title 16 adding provisions for required fiscal security through bonding, blanket bonding & insuring; for effects of natural gas drilling & for a Marcellus Shale Job Creation Tax Credit; and making related appeals. Read more pdf.

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Additional Resources
PICPA Member Resources

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Marcellus Shale Power Point Presentation pdf
This presentation focuses on the tax planning strategies associated with Marcellus Shale gas leases and income.

Get Involved
Join a Business Valuation committee or consider another opportunity to share your knowledge and experience.

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Client Relations

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Featured Podcast

Listen in as Tim Gooch, CPA, chair of PICPA's Marcellus Shale Task Force, discusses what's in store for membership and the public.

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