Senate Finance Committee Lists Possible Tax Reform Provisions


By Martin DiGiovine

On May 23, 2013, the Senate Finance Committee released the seventh in a series of papers compiling tax reform options that Finance Committee members may ... read more >

Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Tax Update

On May 13, 2013, members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified ... read more >

Margin Compression

Many industries and companies in today’s economy have felt the effects of margin compression. This phenomenon has lingered for several years now ... read more >

The New State of Manufacturing

There’s been a lot of press in the last couple of years about “advanced manufacturing,” particularly in this region. What exactly is ... read more >

The Music That Keeps Us Moving


By Karlye Rowles

You might think to consult your CPA about taxes, but not about music or certainly not about a workout routine. Lauren Craig, a member of our Audit team, ... read more >

IRS Under Scrutiny


By Martin DiGiovine

It was an awful week in Washington as the administration was buffeted by a series of controversies fueling fears of an overreaching government, none of ... read more >

PCAOB Re-Proposes Amendments to Related-Party and Significant Unusual Transaction Auditing Standards

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has re-proposed new auditing standards regarding related-party transactions and significant unusual ... read more >

Senate Votes in Favor of Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013

On May 6, 2013, the U.S. Senate voted 69 to 27 to pass Senate Bill 743, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (Act). The bill’s stated purpose ... read more >

Regulation Changes for Reorganizations Involving Foreign Corporations

The U.S. Treasury Department recently issued regulations with guidance on cross-border reorganizations under I.R.C. Sections 367, 1248 and 6038B. The regulations ... read more >

Payroll Additional Medicare Tax for 2013


By Thomas Lisak

The additional Medicare tax on high-income earners went into effect on January 1, 2013. This tax was enacted as part of the 2010 health care legislation. ... read more >