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Peter Calcara, PICPA VP, Government Relations

Blogs By Peter Calcara

PICPA Vice President
Government Relations

  • Pa. General Assembly Gives Dept. of Revenue Authority to Extend Filing and Payment Deadlines

    Mar 26, 2020
    The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed House Bill 1232, which amends the Fiscal Code and temporarily authorizes the Department of Revenue to extend tax filing and payment deadlines. The PICPA has spoken with state legislators about the need for consistency across taxing bodies and levels, and this legislation provides much needed clarification.
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  • Pa. Property Tax Reform: For Real This Time?

    Mar 20, 2020
    Most public policy issues get addressed in some form or fashion, while others never seem to get resolved. Pennsylvania school property tax reform is one of those issues that hangs around year after year. Believe it or not, progress is being made on this front.
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  • Pa. CPA Law: PICPA Working on Enhancements

    Mar 16, 2020
    The PICPA is seeking amendments to the Pennsylvania CPA Law that will enable CPAs to better meet the needs of an evolving industry. House Bill 2288 will codify the professional conduct standards and expand the scope of education applicable to an accounting degree, among other adjustments.
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  • Dues Tax Meeting with DOR Provides Clarity, Guidance

    Feb 26, 2020
    The PICPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue met to discuss DOR’s Sales and Use Tax Letter Ruling 20-001, which spoke on the taxability of professional association membership fees. The discussion provided much needed clarity.
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  • Pennsylvania Opens Door to Taxing Membership Fees

    Feb 14, 2020
    On Jan. 31, 2020, the Pa. Department of Revenue issued Sales and Use Tax Letter Ruling No. SUT-20-001, which states that if membership fees include the transfer of taxable property in addition to nontaxable services, the entire membership charge is subject to tax. This presents a host of issues for the PICPA and other membership communities.
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