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Gov. Tom Wolf, Sens. Michelle Brooks and Pat Browne, Tom Horan, and PICPA's Peter Calcara.

Oct. 2 ceremonial signing for Act 72 of 2018. PICPA's Peter Calcara (top right) was invited to join (bottom, left to right) Sen.Pat Browne, Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Michelle Brooks, and (top, left) Tom Horan, assistant executive director of the Senate Appropriations Committee.


Legislative Update
  • Week Ending Oct. 12, 2018

    In this issue: 1099-MISC Withholding Fix Clears Pennsylvania House Committee; Webcast of Annual Q&A with PA Department of Revenue; Bill Clarifies PA Sales and Use Tax on Software, Security Equipment; and more.
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1 Accomplishments

2017-2018

  • Act 72 of 2018 - Decouples the state’s corporate net income tax law from the bonus depreciation provided in last year’s federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Official bill text can be found here. Signed into law 6/28/18
  • Act 18 of 2018 - PICPA provides a summary of the changes, which amend the Local Tax Enabling Act to provide consistency to the local EIT crediting provisions to protect taxpayers from double taxation. Official bill text can be found here - Signed into law 5/4/18
  • Act 6 of 2018- Amends Act empowering the General Counsel or his designee to issue subpoenas for certain licensing board activities providing for reporting of sanctions & criminal proceedings, for defs., for suspensions & civil penalties - Signed into law 2/15/18
  • Act 5 of 2017- Amends pension provisions allowing new employees and lawmakers to choose between three retirement options - Signed into law on 6/12/17
  • Act 71 of 2017-  Amends the SFCP Act to align audit requirements for financial reports with federal law - Signed into law on 12/22/17
  • Act 72 of 2017 - Makes technical changes to the SFCP Act that will assist organizations filing a registration statement with the Department of State’s BCCO - Signed into law on 12/22/17

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Peter Calcara | 717-232-1821
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