Auto Dealers and Facility Upgrades: What is Taxable Income?


By Bob Bandi

Some auto dealers are concerned that the assistance they receive from manufacturers to help with the cost of required facility upgrades must be recognized ... read more >

Pennsylvania Contractors Installing Financial Institution Security Equipment

In the latest Tax Update from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, the Department announced that its auditors will enforce compliance among contractors ... read more >

Pennsylvania Employers-Act 32 of 2008 is Here!

Effective January 1, 2012, employers are expected to be registered with the applicable Tax Collection District(s) and begin withholding local earned income ... read more >

Senate Begins Debate on Extension of the Social Security Payroll Tax Holiday


By Ron Kramer

Proposed legislation in Washington would cut the Social Security payroll tax from 6.2% to 3.1% for 2012. Ron Kramer provides an inside look at this proposed legislation.... read more >

New Bill Aims to Roll Estate Tax Rates Back to Pre-Bush Era Levels


By Melanie LaSota

Over the past several weeks, estate planning practitioners kept watchful eyes on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “Super Committee”) ... read more >

SEC Staff Released Reports on IFRS and comparisons to US GAAP

In November, the SEC staff released reports analyzing the current reporting practices of companies using IFRS and comparing U.S. GAAP and IFRS requirements ... read more >

Social Security and Who Said the Government Doesn't Have a Sense of Humor?


By Thomas Lisak

In an earlier news release, the Social Security Administration published its annual list of the most popular baby names. For 2010, the most popular boy’s ... read more >

InvestOhio Credits Available for Investors in Small Business

Beginning November 14, 2011, in an effort to generate an infusion of cash for Ohio small businesses to create additional jobs, the Ohio Director of Development ... read more >

Nonprofit Organizations - Are You Ready for Act 32?

Do you have employees working at multiple business locations within a calendar year or even within a work period? Are any of them out-of-state employees ... read more >

Differences Among Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Plans

On November 15, 2011, the Pennsylvania State Senate (Senate Bill 1100) passed its version of the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Plan. This Senate plan calls ... read more >