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State & Local Tax

  • Overlooking Business Privilege Taxes a Costly Misstep

    Dec 18, 2023, 13:24 PM by Matthew D. Melinson, CPA, Patrick K. Skeehan, JD, and Thomas D. Boyle, JD
    Business privilege and mercantile taxes (BPT) can be overlooked and misunderstood by taxpayers and practitioners alike. Matthew Melinson, CPA, Patrick Skeehan, JD, and Thomas Boyle, JD, look at the mechanics of the BPT and some of the latest trends to help taxpayers meet filing obligations, capture tax savings, and avoid missteps.
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  • Approaches to Improving the State Tax Compliance Process

    Sep 19, 2023, 12:25 PM by Matthew D. Melinson, CPA, Samantha To, CPA, and Dan Giorgio, CPA
    The timing of producing state tax returns can be both complex and burdensome. Here are some suggestions to help relieve the stress associated with the process.
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Federal Tax

  • A Lot of Spending, Huge Debt: Something Has to Give

    Dec 11, 2023, 11:38 AM by Robert E. Duquette, CPA
    Federal spending and the amount of revenue generated by federal taxation do not jibe. They have not for some time, and now the country is dangerously close to unprecedented repercussions from a continuously growing national debt. Robert E. Duquette, CPA, provides a host of data detailing the issue at hand, what’s coming down the pike, and the difficulties standing in our way that we must overcome to solve the problem.
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  • Approaches to Improving the State Tax Compliance Process

    Sep 19, 2023, 12:25 PM by Matthew D. Melinson, CPA, Samantha To, CPA, and Dan Giorgio, CPA
    The timing of producing state tax returns can be both complex and burdensome. Here are some suggestions to help relieve the stress associated with the process.
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CPA Now Blogs

Keystone State Strengthens Its Irrevocable Trusts with Grantor Trust Rules

Feb 26, 2024
For decades, Pennsylvania has deviated from federal income tax laws by specifically prohibiting grantor trust tax status for irrevocable trusts. Act 64 of 2023 simplifies the rules for irrevocable trusts to mirror those in other jurisdictions.
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Tax Insurance to Gain Comfort with Gray Tax Positions

Feb 12, 2024
When a gray tax position is challenged by the IRS or another taxing authority, taxpayers and CPAs incur a risk for increased tax, penalty, and interest. One tool that may help taxpayers mitigate these risks is tax insurance.
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