Christine Hanhausen

Christine Hanhausen

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Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update

Is Pennsylvania bringing back its tax on “computer-related services”? Pennsylvania’s new “Netflix” tax (enacted as part of Act 84 of 2016) covers more than just digital downloads and streaming services. Effective August 1,...more

8/10/2016 - Department of Revenue Digital Downloads Internet Streaming IP License Mobile Apps Net Operating Losses Personal Property Sales & Use Tax Sales Factor Satellites Software State Taxes Tax Liability Tax Returns Tolling Uniformity Clause Vendors

Pennsylvania Enacts Tax Bill as Part of Budget Package

Pennsylvania has enacted tax law changes projected to generate $752M in new revenue. The changes include severe restrictions on the vendor sales tax discount for timely filing, imposition of sales tax on digital downloads and...more

7/15/2016 - Banks Corporate Taxes Digital Downloads Gaming Tax Governor Wolf Income Taxes Internet Streaming Lottery Personal Property Tax Sales Tax Software State Taxes Tax Amnesty Tax Returns Tobacco Vendors

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Releases Discussion Draft of Add-Back Notice

On February 2, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (the “Department”) released its first effort at providing public guidance regarding Pennsylvania’s intangible expense add-back provision. In its Discussion Draft of...more

2/3/2016 - Add-Back Legislation Business Taxes Department of Revenue Draft Guidance Exceptions

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court Decides in Favor of Reed Smith Client - Corporate Tax Refund Claim Filed Within Three Years of...

In a unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held that the three-year time limitation for filing refund claims for corporate taxes begins on the date a corporation’s tax return is filed, not the original...more

12/11/2015 - Corporate Taxes Department of Revenue Limitation Periods Tax Liability Tax Returns

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: July 2015

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. Amended Return “Trap”—Court Holds That Amended Return Was Not a Petition for Refund; Possible Legislative Fix? - On June 9, the Commonwealth Court issued a...more

7/22/2015 - Bank Taxes Corporate Taxes Exclusions Income Taxes Local Taxes Net Operating Losses PA Supreme Court Pending Legislation Property Tax Rental Income Sales & Use Tax Severance Tax State Budgets Tax Litigation Tax Reform Tax Refunds Telecommunications

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: March 2015

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. Governor Wolf’s FY16 Budget Proposal—combined reporting and more On March 3, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) presented his first budget address as Pennsylvania’s 47th...more

3/9/2015 - Deficit Reduction State Budgets Tax Reform Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: November 2014

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. Does New Governor Mean More Tax Reform? In the recent gubernatorial election, challenger Tom Wolf (D) defeated incumbent Governor Tom Corbett (R)....more

12/1/2014 - Department of Revenue Freight Forwarding Gross Receipts Tax Mining Tax Offsets Oral Argument Public Utility Shipping Tax Exemptions Tax Reform Verizon

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: August 2014

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. FY15 Budget Enacted—Includes Little Tax Reform Earlier this summer, Governor Corbett signed into law the fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015...more

8/27/2014 - Legislative Agendas New Legislation State and Local Government State Budgets Tax Reform

Pennsylvania DOR Releases Draft Market-Sourcing Guidelines

On June 16, the Department of Revenue released draft guidance on applying Pennsylvania’s new market-based, sales factor sourcing legislation that was signed into law in July 2013. The new market-sourcing legislation is...more

6/20/2014 - Department of Revenue New Legislation Tax Rates

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: May 2014

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. For more information on any of these developments, contact one of the authors or the Reed Smith State Tax attorney with whom you usually work....more

5/27/2014 - Housing Market Real Estate Market Revenue State Budgets State Taxes

Pennsylvania Corporations to Fund State Spending Increase

On February 4, Governor Corbett proposed his 2014-2015 budget, keeping his promise not to increase taxes, despite a nearly $1 billion proposed increase in spending. However, the budget includes a $150 million increase to...more

3/18/2014 - Corporate Taxes State Taxes Unclaimed Property

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (February 24, 2014)

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. It is intended to provide an overview of issues and cases to watch, as well as administrative and legislative developments....more

2/26/2014 - Business Taxes Department of Revenue Future Tax Treatment Impact Fees Mergers Neiman Marcus Retailers Sales & Use Tax Tax Credits Tax Refunds Trusts

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (3rd Quarter 2013)

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. It is intended to provide an overview of issues and cases to watch, as well as administrative and legislative developments. ...more

11/6/2013 - Department of Revenue State Taxes

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (2nd Quarter 2013)

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. It is intended to provide an overview of issues and cases to watch, as well as administrative and legislative developments....more

7/31/2013 - Franchise Taxes Income Taxes Net Operating Losses Tax Reform

Major PA Tax Bill Passes: Franchise Tax is Back! Market Sourcing has Arrived; Addbacks Too

After months of negotiations and bargaining surrounding Pennsylvania’s budget, the House and Senate passed major tax code changes Tuesday (in House Bill 465). The bill is now on its way to Governor Corbett’s desk for...more

7/5/2013 - Franchise Taxes New Legislation State Taxes

Pennsylvania Tax Developments

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. It is intended to provide an overview of issues and cases to watch, as well as administrative and legislative developments....more

4/24/2013 - Amended Legislation Compliance Gross Receipts Tax Market Based Approach Sales & Use Tax Settlement

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