Silver Lining


By Emily Frame

“Be Positive!” How many times have I heard that phrase uttered from family, friends, and stranger mouths? Until recently, I always believed ... read more >

Pennsylvania Intangible Drilling Cost Update

On May 13, I had the unique opportunity along with members of the Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Association (“PIOGA”), the Pennsylvania Institute ... read more >

Warning to Real Estate Professionals: "Keep Good Records of Time Devoted"

A recent case decided by the United States Tax Court (Hofinga, TC Summ. Op. 2013-43) reaffirmed the notion that taxpayers claiming to be a “real ... read more >

Sage Nonprofit Solutions Gets a New Name

Sage Nonprofit Solutions has changed its name to Abila. The group was sold in March to Accel-KKR, a private equity firm focusing on middle-market enterprise ... read more >

Pennsylvania Excludes Aircraft Parts and Repair/Maintenance Services from Sales/Use Tax

Last week Governor Corbett signed a tax bill that contains a new exclusion from sales tax for aircraft parts, components and services to aircraft in Pennsylvania. ... read more >

Health Care Costs Continue to be a Major Concern for Manufacturers


By Todd Lucas

As we move into the second half of 2013, uncertainties surrounding health care costs continue to be a chief concern of manufacturers. According to the ... read more >

What is OCBOA?


By Erin Abbot

OCBOA is the term used for a comprehensive basis of accounting other than generally accepted accounting principles. A comprehensive basis of accounting ... read more >

California Enacts Sales Tax Exemptions for Manufacturing and R&D

California Governor Jerry Brown, as part of his Economic Development Initiative, signed legislation enacting a sales and use tax exemption for manufacturing ... read more >

Pennsylvania Enacts Various Income Tax Changes

Following is an update to our previous Insight dated July 2, 2013, "Pennyslvania's Budget Update," which summarized the tax reform provisions ... read more >

Brazilian Business: Kicking Off to a Good Start

Set to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazil is under the world’s microscope. However, these anticipated and renowned sporting events ... read more >