Update on Marcellus Shale Severance Tax & Job Creation Credit Bill

On September 29, the House of Representatives passed a Marcellus Shale Extraction Tax and a Marcellus Shale Job Creation Credit Bill by a narrow 104-94 margin. The Bill (Senate Bill 1155) is now in the state Senate, where legislators will debate some of the following features of the proposed law.... read more >

2010 Small Business Jobs Act - Impact on Purchasing Trucking Equipment

The recently enacted 2010 Small Business Jobs Act (2010 Act) includes a wide-ranging assortment of tax breaks and incentives for small businesses. For asset-based trucking companies, the following should provide significant tax planning opportunities in the near-term:... read more >

Are You Taking Advantage of Available Tax Benefits?

In the wake of the ongoing recession, many manufacturers have been negatively affected by either a lack of demand for products or increased labor costs ... read more >

Time for the United States to Step Up or Step Out


By Todd Lucas

The United States’ delay in adopting international accounting standards has been very well documented. Tweedie warned the U.S. that they could lose much of their influence on setting international standards if they don’t soon adopt the very standards they are helping to create.... read more >

Leadership in the Supply Chain Program Attracts Local Supply Chain Professionals

More than 40 local supply chain professionals gathered at the River’s Club in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 for a presentation put on by the Schneider Downs’ Business Advisors on developing a successful supply chain management program.... read more >

Do You Factor Technology Into Your Strategic Planning Process?

As a technology solutions provider, I frequently interact with executives that are considering implementing a new technology in hopes of improving productivity ... read more >

FIN 48 for Exempt Nonprofit Organizations


By Debra Ries

Effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, FASB Interpretation No. 48, generally referred to as "Accounting Guidance FIN 48," ... read more >

FASB and IASB Propose New Revenue Recognition Guidance

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) have recently released an exposure draft that proposes ... read more >

Supply Chain 101: Managing Customer Demand

In our continuing discussion of supply chain management, this article will examine some of the challenges and opportunities related to effective demand ... read more >

Tax Credit for Energy Saving Improvements Set to Expire on December 31, 2010


By Gregory Allison

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 extended many consumer tax incentives originally introduced in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) ... read more >