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State

Testimony Before the House Appropriations Committee

Daniel C. Hassell, Secretary, Pa. Department of Revenue, Feb. 16, 2021

For more than 90 years, the Department of Revenue has been the commonwealth agency tasked with fairly, efficiently, and accurately administering the tax laws and revenue programs of Pennsylvania.

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Local

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State & Local Tax

  • For Nonprofits, State and Local Tax Exemption May Soon Be a Tough Entry

    Of the many factors that go into a nonprofit achieving its mission, one of the most important assets sometimes goes overlooked: tax exemption. The benefit provided at the federal, state, and local levels frees essential funds to support operations that otherwise would be paid out in taxes. This can often be the difference between success or failure.
  • State Tax Considerations of Federal Tax Reform

    When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, the primary focus naturally fell on federal and international taxes, which were directly affected. However, there will be related impacts on the 50 states and many localities that will be diverse, compelling, and ongoing for years to come.

Federal Tax

  • Charging and Sentencing Trends of Criminal Tax Cases

    The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which provides sentencing guidelines, collects substantial amounts of information on sentencing, including dozens of data points for every criminal case. The data are publicly available, permitting an analysis of specific categories of crimes, including tax crimes.
  • Tax Uncertainty Causing M&A Disruption

    After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020, and several new regulations, we once again find ourselves on the path of tax reconfiguration arising from President Joe Biden’s agenda. Biden’s tax plans, as they currently stand, are quite comprehensive, with several new provisions to go with the reversal or undoing of the tax code adjustments enacted a few short years ago.

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Capstan - Tax Saving Opportunities for Tangible Property and Other Fixed Assets

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CPA Now Blogs

  • Jed M. Silversmith, JD

    Cryptocurrency Transactions, John Doe, and the IRS

    Cryptocurrency transactions have become an important IRS priority. For example, it added a question to page 1 of Form 1040: “At any time during 2020, did you receive, sell, send, exchange, or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency?” In addition, through “John Doe” summonses, the IRS is taking significant proactive measures to collect cryptocurrency trading information.
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  • Jennifer Karpchuk

    As Nexus Waivers Wane, Know the Tax Implications of Remote Workers

    The state and local tax considerations of a remote workforce can be vast, extending to sales and use taxes, corporate income taxes, withholding taxes, and more. During the pandemic, states took varying approaches to tax nexus: some waived general nexus provisions, others overtly stated that they were not changing their positions, while others remained silent. Of the states that issued nexus waivers, such as Pennsylvania, those waivers were never intended to be indefinite. In fact, Pennsylvania’s nexus waiver ended June 30, 2021. So, as we stand, remote workers in Pennsylvania will now trigger nexus for state tax purposes.
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CPA Conversations Podcasts

  • Credits, Incentives, and the Pennsylvania Tax Landscape

    Tax credits and incentives have long been a tool for bolstering revenue for state economies. In this episode, we are joined by Jason Skrinak, founder of Pivot Strategic Consulting in Harrisburg, Pa., and a member of the PICPA Fiscal Responsibility Task Force, to discuss how credits and incentives are used in Pennsylvania, the scrutiny they will be under in a post-COVID business environment, and the steps being taken by states to ensure these stimuli are working as intended.
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  • Strategize Your Way to a Burnout-Free Tax Season

    At the height of a busy tax season, it is understandable should a CPA experience feelings of burnout. Combine that pressure with a pandemic that has surpassed a full year, and it would be surprising if one did not go through some internal turmoil. To discuss ways for CPAs to prevent getting run down by their many responsibilities, we reached out to Loren Fogelman, price and profit coach at Business Success Solutions. For more information, feel free to check out Loren’s time management tips for busy firms.
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