2010 Tax Changes and Extensions


By Dennis Loughran

To prepare for the upcoming tax-time busy season, we typically use the November and December period to touch base with our clients to inquire about their ... read more >

Schneider Downs Hosts Executive Roundtable on Strategic Planning

The challenges of strategic planning was the topic of the latest executive roundtable sponsored by Schneider Downs Business Advisors. Sixteen local business ... read more >

Mastering SAS 70 Audit Reports for Service Organizations


By Holly Russo

Steve Thompson, Audit Shareholder, and Holly Russo, Internal Audit Senior Manager, were speakers in a Strafford webinar entitled "Mastering SAS 70 ... read more >

IRS Issues Pension Plan Limitations for 2011


By Mara Bruce

Each year, plan sponsors need to make sure that their qualified benefit plans meet various compliance requirements. These compliance requirements include ... read more >

IRS Issues Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit


By Ron Kramer

On November 1, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a list of FAQs concerning the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit contained in the recently-enacted ... read more >

Non-Profit Organizations and Fraud: Who would steal from us?


By Marc Brdar

From feeding the hungry to educating the severely handicapped to providing educational opportunities to the disadvantaged, non-profit organizations (NPOs) ... read more >

Internet Sales Tax: Nexus Update

The State of Texas issued an assessment to Amazon for $269 million in uncollected sales tax, interest and penalties. The assessment stems from sales tax ... read more >

What If Congress Fails to Provide an "AMT Patch" for 2010?


By Ron Kramer

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that, for 2009, 4 million taxpayers were affected by the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). If Congress fails to provide another temporary fix (an “AMT patch”) for 2010, the CBO estimates that the number of taxpayers subject to the AMT in 2010 will increase to 27 million.... read more >

Pennsylvania Gas Extraction Tax Legislation Declared Dead for 2010

Citing the refusal of Republican legislators to negotiate in good faith, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, in a statement released by the governor’s ... read more >

Manufacturing Sector Continues to Build Momentum

Based upon the latest information released from First Research, momentum continues to build across the manufacturing landscape. Although various parts ... read more >