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  • Kevin Brosious

    Homes as Investments: Smart Plan or Bad Idea?

    Did you ever hear "The best investment I ever made" said by someone referring to their home - or a vacation home in particular? Maybe the person was feeling giddy because of the sale price they received, but was it really a good investment? Often, it was not.
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  • Jonathan Liss

    Sales Tax and the True Object Test

    Sales and use tax can be a complicated area of taxation. One of the challenges tax practitioners often confront is determining the taxability of a transaction when the sale includes both a product and a service. This is where the “true object” test comes into play.
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Professional & Technical Issues

  • The Language of State and Local Taxation

    It may sometimes seem that state and local taxation (SALT) has a language that is incomprehensible to those who don’t practice in the field. This blog explains a few of the terms SALT practitioners commonly use.
  • Drive Real-Time, Actionable Insight through Your Accounting ERP System

    With so many options available in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market it can be difficult to pick the solution that best meets your reporting needs and ensures your data is complete and clean. And capturing as much data in the best possible way is key to informed, real-time, actionable insights.

Legislative

  • The Demographic Squeeze Has Arrived in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office recently published an updated demographics forecast for the state through 2030. The latest data show that state's labor force participation rates remain well below prepandemic rates.
  • PICPA Government Relations’ General Election Recap

    An unsettled economic environment during a midterm election has historically been a recipe for disaster for the party in power. Not this year! Get a recap of 2022's surprising election results from PICPA's government relations team.

PICPA Initiatives

  • Triple Win: Firm Ambassadors Benefit Members, Their Firms, and the PICPA

    The PICPA Firm Ambassador program launched in 2020 to provide our members with opportunities to foster connections between young CPAs, their professional networks, and the PICPA. We are excited to work with a new class of ambassadors and continue this partnership with young leaders at Pennsylvania firms.

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Careers & Lifestyles

  • Triple Win: Firm Ambassadors Benefit Members, Their Firms, and the PICPA

    The PICPA Firm Ambassador program launched in 2020 to provide our members with opportunities to foster connections between young CPAs, their professional networks, and the PICPA. We are excited to work with a new class of ambassadors and continue this partnership with young leaders at Pennsylvania firms.
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