IRS Conducts Hearing on New "Repair" Regulations


By Ron Kramer

On May 9, the IRS held a hearing on the new temporary and proposed "repair" regulations it issued on December 28, 2011. Several prominent speakers ... read more >

My Leadership Pittsburgh Experience

This past fall, I began my participation in Leadership Pittsburgh (LP) Class XXVIII. This program is designed like a hands-on MBA course in community leadership. ... read more >

Have Gas Prices Peaked?

Earlier this year, there was talk of $5-a-gallon gas prices by summer, as gasoline prices surged upward. Since prices have been dropped in April, it appears ... read more >

Amazon and Online Sales Tax Collections

Amazon, the online retailer, came to agreements with Nevada and Texas to begin collecting sales tax in the respective states. Amazon will collect Texas ... read more >

Another Successful Year for Scouting for Food


By Sean Smith

Peanut butter. Soup. Tuna. Diapers. Cereal. It sounds like a weekly grocery list, but it was actually the shopping list pulled together by everybody at ... read more >

Current Activity in Ohio's Utica/Point Pleasant Shale Play

The first four months of 2012 have seen significant activity regarding the Ohio Utica Shale play. In addition to the dramatic increase in permitting and ... read more >

Has Your Computer Been Infected by DNS Charger?

In November 2011, the FBI arrested a group of hackers responsible for installing the malicious software known as DNS Charger on victims’ computers. ... read more >

Specific Foreign Assets and FBAR - Assistance for Determining Filing Requirements

Confused about who must file and when, what and where to file the Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets and Form TD F 90-22.1 (FBAR)? ... read more >

Ohio's General Tax Amnesty Program Begins May 1

The Ohio tax amnesty program begins on May 1, 2012 and will conclude on June 15, 2012. For more information about the Ohio tax amnesty program, please ... read more >