NIST Releases Final Draft Publication to Assist in Assessing Compliance with NIST SP 800-171

Background As of December 31, 2017, all Department of Defense (DoD) contractors that process, store or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) ... read more >

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Proposes 250% Permit Fee Increase for Unconventional Gas Wells

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed a 250% permit fee increase for all unconventional gas wells. This would increase ... read more >

One-Time Fuel Credit Claims Begin April 2 for 180 Days

The IRS recently released Notice 2018-21 that provides, among other things, guidance to taxpayers regarding the Biodiesel Mixture Credit, the Alternative ... read more >

New Tariffs Proposed on Steel and Aluminum

On March 8, President Trump announced that the United States would begin imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. While on the campaign trail in ... read more >

Taxpayers can continue to deduct interest paid on home equity loans under the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

For tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017 and before Jan. 1, 2026, the original language of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) indicated that “home ... read more >

Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TJCA") provides a general business credit to qualifying employers that provide paid leave pursuant to the Family ... read more >

Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission Increases Impact Fees for 2017

For 2017, Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) is projecting the impact fee to be approximately $219.4 million, the third highest in the ... read more >

SEC Issues Guidance on Disclosure of Cybersecurity Risks and Incidents

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued interpretive Release No. 33-10459 Commission Statement and Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity ... read more >