Real Estate Tax Exemption Reviews


By Debra Ries

Last week approximately 2,800 letters were mailed to owners of tax-exempt properties whose properties are exempt under the Institutions of Purely Public ... read more >

Valuation Planning Can Minimize Audit Risk on Your Estate or Gift Tax Return

Certain factors appear to increase the probability of an estate or gift tax return examination. Although some factors are unavoidable, such as related-party ... read more >

Tax-related Identity Theft: A Growing Problem


By Cynthia Hoffman

The IRS recently announced a national crackdown on identity theft as part of a larger effort to protect taxpayers. The investigation targeted suspects ... read more >

Safeguard Your Data - Third Party Access


By Bob Bandi

Auto dealers have historically allowed third party vendors access to their customer data for a variety of reasons. However, the days of giving blanket ... read more >

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Downs Local Flat Tax Ordinance

In Shelly Funeral Home, Inc. v. Warrington Township, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a municipality’s ordinance imposing a flat tax upon ... read more >

2013 Depreciation Limitations and Lease Inclusion Amounts for Automobiles

The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2013-21, which provides the depreciation limitations and lease inclusion amounts for automobiles used in a ... read more >

PA Senate Bill 4 - Redefining the Institution of Purely Public Charity


By Debra Ries

On February 5, 2013, Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Brubaker, R-Lancaster, reintroduced a proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give the ... read more >

On the Radar: Pennsylvania Business Privilege Tax Revisited

On December 27, 2007, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced its decision in V.L. Rendina Inc. v. City of Harrisburg, concluding that The Local Tax Enabling ... read more >