Pennsylvania State and Local Tax

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State & Local Tax

  • Pass-Through Entities and Arising State Tax Issues

    The taxation of pass-through entities should be an area of increasing interest. On a national level, S corporations have long accounted for the majority of corporate tax filings, and the average annual increase in filings by partnerships and entities electing to be treated as partnerships (including limited liability companies electing to be taxed as a partnership for federal income tax purposes) has increased at a faster pace than that of incorporated businesses.
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    SALT Issues to Consider during COVID-19 Crisis

    The economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have some economists forecasting that the U.S. economy will not rebound quickly to precrisis levels. The state and local tax implications, both in the current environment and in the long term, will be wide-ranging and require considerable attention.

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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CPA Now Blogs

  • Thomas Gallagher, JD

    Understanding the Carried Interest Proposed Regulations

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act added new rules for the taxation of so-called carried interests. On July 31, 2020, the IRS issued proposed regulations on the implementation of the statutory rules. The proposals are likely to have an impact on income tax planning for the receipt of carried interests, transfers of interests, and tax reporting.
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  • Randall L. Saunders

    How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Pennsylvania Tax Lien Sales

    The tax sale process in Pennsylvania is a complicated venture normally; with COVID-19 added stress and uncertainties surround the process. Adapting to the changing tax sale landscape will be necessary since the shake-up will likely be felt for years to come.
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CPA Conversations Podcasts

  • Two Years After Wayfair: Its Effect on Sales Taxes and the Impact of COVID-19

    It’s been over two years since the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, and its impact has been substantial. Add in the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with its role in driving individuals toward online shopping, and you have a seismic impact in the tax world. In this podcast, Jennifer Karpchuk, shareholder and state and local tax practice cochair for Chamberlain Hrdlicka Attorneys at Law in Philadelphia, joins us to dissect current developments related to Wayfair and COVID-19.
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  • International Tax Issues for Foreign Athletes and Entertainers

    The tax rules for non-U.S. residents are complicated enough regularly, but they only get more intense when you apply them to foreign athletes and entertainers. In today’s podcast, we explore the rules with Patrick McCormick of the law firm Culhane Meadows.
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