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State & Local Tax

  • Are Computer Services Subject to Sales Tax ... Again?

    The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) released two separate letter rulings during 2017 that provide guidance on the sales and use tax treatment of information retrieval services and support services related to computer software. The DOR concluded that both are subject to tax based on its interpretation of Act 84, the budgetary legislation enacted in July 2016. These rulings are concerning, since it is questionable whether DOR’s positions are consistent with the statute and the legislative intent of Pennsylvania lawmakers.
  • Getting Off on the Right Foot with Form PA-100

    In the past, Liability Lessons has examined the teamwork required when multiple professions and disciplines interact with a single client. In this column, the focus is on team play at a very specific moment in the life of a business: the moment of conception. This is a particularly sensitive moment from the standpoint of professional risk.

Federal Tax

  • International Reporting Failures Create Penalty and Statute of Limitations Problems

    An ever-growing number of businesses and individuals are going global. Familiarity with the U.S. tax forms that are necessary to properly disclose foreign assets and interests is thus paramount. Four critical forms – Foreign Bank Accounting Re-port (FBAR), 8938, 8621, and 3520 – are summarized here, including applicable penalties.
  • Transfer Pricing Therapy in a COVID-19 Downturn

    Businesses across the globe are struggling following a collapse in demand as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across country after country. Even among those businesses where demand had not declined as severely, disruptions to supply chains have been a devastating hardship. While there’s no certainty as to when the marketplace will “normalize,” businesses may be able to lessen the pandemic’s impact on their financial health by seeking remedies through transfer pricing mechanisms.

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  • Biden Administration Could Mean Whole New World for Federal Taxation

    The transition from Donald Trump’s presidential administration to that of Joe Biden’s has been, to put it lightly, rocky. With a new era in presidential leadership set to be ushered in, does this mean a whole new era in federal taxation will come with it? To answer this question, we met with Bruce A. Hyde, CPA, partner and wealth adviser for Round Table Wealth Management in New York City.
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  • Financial Planners: Make Transfer Tax Exemptions an Option for Your Clients

    Transfer tax exemptions were one of the many aspects of the tax world that were affected by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The legislation affected options around gifting, rules for individuals vs. couples, and so much more. To find out the status of these exemptions, as well as whether the results of the presidential election may affect them even more, we spoke with J. Victor Conrad, founder of PINNACLE Financial Strategies LLC in Wexford, Pa.
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