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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending March 10, 2023

    Mar 10, 2023, 10:11 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Gov. Shapiro Unveils $44.4 Billion Pennsylvania Budget; Pa. Revenue Department Provides Schedule DC Guidance; Samuelson to Chair Pa. House Finance Committee; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending March 3, 2023

    Mar 3, 2023, 10:17 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Joanna McClinton Elected First Woman Speaker of Pa. House; PICPA Provides Testimony on Philadelphia Super Credit; Senators Unveil Pennsylvania Tax Reform Proposals; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Feb. 24, 2023

    Feb 24, 2023, 10:53 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pa. State House Lawmakers Enter Special Session; Pennsylvania DOR Clarifies Section 174, Other Guidance; Pa. Court Issues Decision in Synthes Tax Refund Case; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Feb. 17, 2023

    Feb 17, 2023, 10:51 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pa. House Lawmakers Return to Harrisburg; Pennsylvania e-TIDES System Shuts Down Feb. 24; PICPA State Budget Proposal Webcast; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Feb. 10, 2023

    Feb 10, 2023, 10:24 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pa. School Funding System Unconstitutional; “Final Payment” Scam Targets Pennsylvanians; Special Elections Give Control of Pa. House to Democrats; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Feb. 3, 2023

    Feb 3, 2023, 10:25 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Executive Order to Improve Pa. Licensing and Permitting; Pennsylvania Revenue Department 411 Videos; Greiner Named Republican Chair of Pa. House Finance Committee; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Jan. 27, 2023

    Jan 27, 2023, 10:43 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pa. House Speaker's Listening Tour; New Office to Streamline Pennsylvania Business Development; DOR Offers myPATH, PA-100 Guidance; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Jan. 20, 2023

    Jan 20, 2023, 10:59 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Shapiro Takes Oath as 48th Governor of Pennsylvania; Order Eliminates College Requirement for State Jobs; Special Pa. House Elections Set for Feb. 7; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Jan. 13, 2023

    Jan 13, 2023, 11:01 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Shapiro Taps CPA for Revenue Secretary; Pa. Senate Approves Constitutional Amendments; e-TIDES to Shut Down in February; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Jan. 6, 2023

    Jan 6, 2023, 10:24 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pa. CPA Law Amendments, Tax Changes Take Effect; Shapiro Continues to Build Staff; Civil Justice System Costs Pennsylvanians Billions; and more.
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  • The Microsoft Wrinkle to Third-Party Risk Management

    Dec 20, 2022, 07:00 AM by Matthew Schiavone, CPA, CISSP, CISA
    Third-party risk management – or the minimization of risks introduced by third-party organizations – is a critical component of all cybersecurity programs. CPAs are service providers, and many of your clients are service providers, so you may be familiar with requests to fulfill a third-party risk management program.
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  • IRS Plans for 2023 and Beyond

    Dec 20, 2022, 07:00 AM by Alex Fabian
    The $430 billion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 appropriates about $80 billion over the next decade for IRS activities, including the hiring and training of new auditors, technology systems modernization, and taxpayer services.
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  • R&D Tax Credits and M&A Transactions

    Dec 20, 2022, 07:00 AM by Jonathan Forman and Michael Wilshere, JD
    When considering a merger or acquisition, tax attributes are often not a due diligence priority. Incorrect assumptions are often made about the value and utility of these attributes. An acquiring company can be surprised to find out it cannot use any of the target’s R&D tax credits following the acquisition.
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  • Decrease Your Liability Risk Before Tax Season

    Dec 20, 2022, 07:00 AM by Irene M. Walton
    Tax season is quickly approaching, and CPAs are actively preparing to meet the impending needs of their clients. This also is a time when CPAs should be especially diligent in reducing their liability risks.
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  • With Several SASs Put to Bed, Seven More Standards Await

    Dec 20, 2022, 07:00 AM by Julie Verrekia, CPA
    A common topic on everyone’s mind this employee benefit plan audit season was implementation of Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 136, Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans, in addition to SAS Nos. 134, 135, and 137-141. In short, SAS No. 136 contains a new reporting model for audits of plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), as well as incremental performance requirements for those audits.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Dec. 16, 2022

    Dec 16, 2022, 10:52 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Republicans Install Cutler as Pennsylvania Majority Leader; Study Suggests Improving Pa.’s Local Tax System; PICPA Federal Tax Webinars; and more.
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  • The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax

    Dec 15, 2022, 12:53 PM by Robert E. Duquette, CPA
    The new corporate alternative minimum tax (CAMT) is a significant feature of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. There are situations in which the CAMT could apply that would not be obvious at first.
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  • Rewirement: Changing the Mindset before Retirement

    Dec 15, 2022, 07:00 AM by Alyzabeth R. Smith, CPA
    Like many of their clients, CPA professionals face the uncertainty of abandoning a lifelong craft. This can lead to planning delays and thwart the kind of creative planning that results in post-career fulfillment.
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  • Corruption Policy Changes Highlight Compliance Programs

    Dec 15, 2022, 07:00 AM by Paul Donato, CPA, CFE, Irina Lazieva, JD, and Jennifer Riddle, JD
    The Biden administration has called for a collaborative, multiagency task force to develop strategies to mitigate the global corruption threat. The DOJ expects companies to review their compliance programs to ensure they have implemented programs that are well-designed, are adequately resourced and empowered to function effectively, and work in practice.
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  • Mitigate the Tax Impact of the Death of an Owner/Shareholder

    Dec 15, 2022, 07:00 AM by Michael C. DeFillipo, CLU, ChFC
    For many owners of closely held businesses, their largest asset – and the one that is perhaps most difficult to value – is their interest in their business. With the current estate tax exemption levels set to sunset at the end of 2025 (if not before), business owners and their CPAs may need to take appropriate steps in the tax and legacy planning process.
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