Pennsylvania State and Local Tax

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State & Local Tax

  • Retiring Boomers Beware: The Taxman Cometh

    Pennsylvania residents of an age commonly known as “baby boomers” are retiring and relocating to warmer and more tax-temperate climates, such as Florida. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is aware of this trend, and it is guarding the commonwealth’s coffers by challenging nonresidency status and certain retirement payouts. Simply put: If your client retires and moves, they will have to prove their new status.
  • The Rise of the State and Local Tax Specialist

    A career in state and local tax can be challenging but also rewarding. With 50 states, the District of Columbia, and thousands of localities, there are numerous types of state and local taxes, including income, nonincome-based entity taxes (gross receipts, franchise), sales and use, real and personal property, excise, transfer, and many other industry-specific taxes. Pennsylvania alone has about 34 state-level taxes.

Federal Tax

  • Federal Tax Adjustments in the Wake of COVID-19

    To combat the COVID-19 crisis, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These efforts were designed to offer relief to business owners, but, as we know from past actions, many times a change to one provision of the tax code directly or indirectly affects another provision.
  • New Section 987 Foreign Currency Regulations Hold Trap

    In the global economy, companies operate foreign business in various currencies. U.S. taxpayers must translate their foreign currency transactions into U.S. dollars. Many times the rules are misunderstood.

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CPA Conversations Podcasts

  • One CPA’s Experience with Cloud Computing Technology

    Search the internet for articles on cloud computing: it wouldn’t be hard to find stories covering the benefits of cloud computing for CPAs. However, it also wouldn’t be difficult to find pieces warning about the dangers of housing client data on an external server. So, we figured why not talk directly to a CPA about her cloud computing experience and then let you decide for yourself. That’s why we are talking to Irene Wachsler of Wachsler CPA LLC. Wachsler addresses the fears about data security in the cloud, the technology’s effect on time savings, and its usefulness for tax season prep.
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  • Technology, Workforce Helping to Evolve the Tax Profession

    In a podcast related to his feature in PICPA’s Guide to CPA Careers in a Changing Business Landscape, this year’s digital-only special edition of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Walter Gavula, director of talent development for Drucker & Scaccetti in Philadelphia, discusses why tax organizations need to evolve with their workforce in the areas of upskilling and alternative work arrangements.
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