Library of Tax Technical Trends and Topics

Welcome to Schneider Downs Library of Tax Technical Trends and Topics, a web page where our team of tax professionals posts articles about emerging tax issues, proposed legislation and current tax trends and techniques that impact the tax situations of individuals, businesses and tax exempt organizations.

The information and articles prepared by Schneider Downs tax professionals and published in our library are designed to alert you to significant tax developments, guide you as you prepare for the positive or negative impact the developments may have on you, your business or organization, and demonstrate how Schneider Downs may assist you in responding to new technical trends and topics. Our goal is to offer proactive and cutting-edge ideas and to serve our clients and friends of the firm.

We encourage you to bookmark this page and check it often. The articles are listed on the right-hand side of the page and updated frequently.

PA DOR Will Apply $500,000 Economic Nexus Rule for Corporation Income Tax Filings in 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently issued Corporate Tax Bulletin 2019-04[i], which implemented a $500,000 economic nexus threshold for Corporate

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PA DOR Will Apply $500,000 Economic Nexus Rule for Corporation Income Tax Filings in 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently issued Corporate Tax Bulletin 2019-04[i], which implemented a $500,000 economic nexus threshold for Corporate

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Is Your Construction Company Eligible for R&D Tax Credits?

The Credit for Increasing Research Activities (IRC Section 41), or the R&D Tax Credit, as it is more commonly known, has been around since 1981. And

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Clarification on 100% Bonus Depreciation for Dealership Owners

The Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations on utilizing 100% bonus depreciation for dealerships that deduct floorplan interest expense.

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Micro-Captive Insurance Companies Feel Pressure with Recent IRS Settlement Offers and Court Victories

The IRS announced Tuesday that it is sending time-limited settlement offers to certain taxpayers under audit with micro-captive insurance transactions.

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IRS Releases Advance Payment Proposed Regulations for Accrual Method Taxpayers, Providing One-Year Deferral

On September 5, the IRS released guidance in the form of proposed regulations (Prop. Reg. §1.451-8) that address the receipt of payments from customers

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Advance Payments: Potential for Longer Term Deferral under Newly Issued Regulations, Repeal of Regulation §1.451-5

Back in July, the IRS formally removed regulation §1.451-5 from the Code of Federal Regulation. The regulation had permitted some companies to defer

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IRS Follows Through with Strategic Plan by Use of Data Analytics

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) set forth a Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018 through 2022. One of the six strategic goals within the plan is to:

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Putting a New Positive Spin on Education Costs

As another school year, the associated costs of education continues to rise. A way to prepare for these costs is to participate in a Qualified Tuition

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The Best Things in Life Are Free - That Might Even Include Your Inheritance!

If you inherit property in Pennsylvania, you may soon be able to avoid the hefty burden of paying inheritance tax! Starting next year, minor children who

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