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PICPA State Taxation Committee Annual Q&A with DOR Webcast


Oct. 24
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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This is an exclusive event limited to current PICPA members. Participants can submit questions for the DOR to research and respond to after the webcast.

The PICPA’s State Taxation Committee meets annually with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue to bring clarity to complex regulations affecting practitioners and their clients. The committee develops the questions and submits them in advance so the DOR can provide researched discussion and written responses . All PICPA members can join the program virtually and have access to the complete discussion. Don’t wait for the questions and answers to be posted to the website. Join the conversation live.

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Discussion will focus on:

  • Administrative Procedures
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Personal Income Tax
  • Research & Development Credit
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Tax Credits



John J. Kaschak, CPA, CISA, GGAP, CGFM
Deputy Secretary for Taxation
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

John is the Deputy Secretary for Taxation, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. As Deputy Secretary for Taxation, John is responsible for managing the Bureaus of Corporation Taxes, Motor and Alternative Fuel Taxes, Individual Taxes, and Business Trust Fund Taxes, and also the operations of the Taxpayer Services and Information Center and Voluntary Disclosure Program. He also directs the review of corporation tax reports, motor fuel reports, personal income tax returns, inheritance tax returns, realty transfer tax documents, Property Tax/Rent Rebate claims, sales tax returns, and employer tax returns.

Previous to his current position, John was the Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Budget, Office of Comptroller Operations, Bureau of Audits. The Bureau of Audits is the primary internal audit function within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is responsible for conducting performance audits of Commonwealth’s agencies and their subrecipients, providing systems development implementation guidance, conducting various desk reviews including those of subrecipient single audit reports, and assisting the Commonwealth’s independent auditors with financial statement and single audit procedures. Immediately preceding his role in the Office of the Budget, John was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General.

Before his dozen years of public service, John spent over four years in the public accounting profession, conducting financial statement and single audits of a variety of state and local government entities in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland. The majority of John’s public accounting experience was spent with Ernst & Young LLP.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Accounting from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Government Auditing Professional, and Certified Government Financial Manager.

John serves on the US Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office, Green Book Advisory Committee. He is currently serving as a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC). He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (PICPA) Council, as well as their Legislative and Local Government Committees, and was named to the 2012 class of the “40 Under 40: PICPA Members to Watch.”

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