Schneider Downs Sponsors the 2013 Pennsylvania Automotive Association Fall Conference


By Henry Szymanski

This past month, Henry Szymanski from our Auto Dealer Advisory Group represented Schneider Downs as a Bronze Sponsor of the 2013 Pennsylvania Automotive ... read more >

Hard-to-Value Investments


By Brian Matthews

In September 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued results of its study on oversight of employee benefit plans ... read more >

IRS Delays Start of Tax-Filing Season


By Carl Scharf

More fallout from the government’s partial shutdown: Early tax filers will have to wait an extra week or two to get tax refunds next year. However, ... read more >

What Does Nondiscrimination Testing Mean?

One of the most commonly misunderstood or even sometimes ignored aspects of employee benefit plan administration relates to compliance and nondiscrimination ... read more >

Fourth Annual Meeting of the Marcellus Shale Coalition

I had the opportunity to attend the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Marcellus Shale Coalition on October 16, 2013, at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh. ... read more >

Customer Loyalty Programs From a Marketing Perspective


By Mark Shumaker

It's easy to understand why customer loyalty programs have become integral parts of so many marketing programs. These programs are powerful tools for ... read more >

West Virginia Municipal Sales and Use Tax

Taxpayers conducting business in West Virginia are reminded that effective October 1, 2013, the cities of Charleston, Harrisville, Quinwood and Wheeling ... read more >

Japanese Tax Changes

On October 1, 2013, the Japanese government officially announced that the consumption tax will increase from 5% to 8% effective from April 1, 2014. The ... read more >

The 2013 Schneider Downs Annual Economic Survey of the Manufacturing Industry Is Coming

Schneider Downs has begun distributing our 2013 Annual Economic Survey of the Manufacturing Industry. This is the third year for our survey, and we utilize ... read more >

Welcome to the Real World: New Beginnings

In the past year my children have had major lifestyle transitions: graduations, weddings, and new jobs. My son got his first real job in May. He now has ... read more >