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  • Jeffrey J. Schrader, CPA

    Consider Capitalizing What Used to Be Tax Breaks Via Section 266

    If you own unimproved or vacant land, there is an election under Internal Revenue Code Section 266 to capitalize expenses generated by the investment property. This may offer a solution to having lost certain deductions due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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  • Peter Calcara

    Pennsylvania Opens Door to Taxing Membership Fees

    On Jan. 31, 2020, the Pa. Department of Revenue issued Sales and Use Tax Letter Ruling No. SUT-20-001, which states that if membership fees include the transfer of taxable property in addition to nontaxable services, the entire membership charge is subject to tax. This presents a host of issues for the PICPA and other membership communities.
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CPA Conversations

  • Client Service Must-Haves for CPA Firms

    In the second of our five-part monthly series on the top priorities for CPA firm management, Ira Rosenbloom of Optimum Strategies in Spring House, Pa., explores the qualities that service systems must have to satisfy clients. Among the traits he touches upon are accessibility, proactivity, and time-sensitivity.
  • Gov. Wolf’s Budget for Pennsylvania: What’s It Mean for CPAs?

    On Feb. 4, 2020, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf detailed his vision for the 2020-2021 state budget in an address to the General Assembly. He discussed the cost of higher education, worker access to transportation, obstacles stopping would-be entrepreneurs from starting businesses, and more. But what were the most important points for PICPA members? To shine a light on the issues that will affect you, we spoke with Peter Calcara, PICPA’s vice president of government relations. For more information on legislative issues, make sure to check out Calcara’s PICPA Legislative Update webinar on Feb. 20.
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Kimberly A. Dula, CPA

dulaKim Dula, CPA, is a managing partner with Friedman LLP in Philadelphia. She presented on careers in the accounting profession and provided some financial literacy on money management to students at John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School on Feb. 7.

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