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PA Tax Law News - February 2014

In This Issue: PA Governor's Budget Proposal Preserves Capital Stock/Franchise Tax Phase-out; Shopping Guides and Inserts; Documentation Requirements for Sales of Fuel Oil; Property Tax Notes; and PA Issues on Appeal -...more

2/24/2014 - Franchise Taxes Franchises Fuel Tax Oil & Gas State Taxes

PA Tax Law News - February 2014: PA Governor's Budget Proposal Preserves Capital Stock/Franchise Tax Phase-out

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has proposed a FY2014-15 state budget that includes no new taxes and no mainstream tax increases. This would preserve the phase-out of the Capital Stock and Franchise Taxes on the...more

2/19/2014 - State Budgets Tax Rates

PA Tax Law News -- December 2013

In This Issue: Fuel Taxes Increased to Solve Transportation Funding Shortfall; PA Supreme Court Upholds Rejection of Township Business Privilege Tax; Unclaimed Property - Challenge to Delaware’s Auditing Procedures;...more

12/13/2013 - Audits Business Privilege Tax Contaminated Properties Contractors Environmental Assessments Exempt Organizations Mining Property Damage Purchase Price Repairs Sales & Use Tax Tractor-Trailers Unclaimed Property

PA Tax Law News -- December 2013: Board of Finance and Revenue Changes Awaited

As this issue went to press we awaited official announcement of the Governor’s two nominees, and the State Treasurer’s designee, to the Board of Finance and Revenue. The Board was reconstituted by Act 52 of 2013 (see article...more

12/12/2013 - Confirmation Proceedings Department of Revenue Ex-Parte Communications Nominations Proposed Regulation Tax Appeals Witness Statements

PA Tax Law News: December 2013 -- Sales Tax - Mine Site Preparation

On November 15th, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue updated and reissued Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 2012-01, addressing sales and use tax issues with respect to drilling site preparation in the Marcellus Shale. As...more

12/11/2013 - Mining Property Tax Sales & Use Tax

PA Tax Law News -- December 2013: Fuel Taxes Increased to Solve Transportation Funding Shortfall

After years of effort by multiple administrations and after overcoming difficult political hurdles in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Commonwealth has finally addressed its steadily worsening transportation...more

12/9/2013 - Department of Transportation Fuel Tax State Taxes

PA Tax Law News -- September 2013

In This Issue: Commonwealth Court Denies Manufacturing Exclusion to Service Provider; PA Telecom Gross Receipts Litigation Finally Moving; Philadelphia Property Owners Take Notice! Reassessment Appeal Deadline...more

9/12/2013 - Corporate Taxes Exclusions Exemptions Gross Receipts Manufacturers Medical Devices Property Owners Property Tax Tax Credits

PA Tax Law News -- September 2013: PA Issues On Appeal – Corporate Taxes

Under Pennsylvania’s tax appeals system, many issues are not resolved at audit or before the Department’s Board of Appeals and the Board of Finance and Revenue, resulting in numerous appeals to the Commonwealth Court. In...more

9/11/2013 - Apportionment Franchise Taxes Income Taxes Tax Appeals Tax Rates Tax Reform

PA Tax Law News -- September 2013: PA Business Taxes Rank Mid-Pack

A recent report compiled by Ernst & Young LLP for the Council on State Taxation (“COST”) provides some interesting tax statistics concerning Pennsylvania business taxes. The report is based on FY 2012 data....more

9/10/2013 - Business Taxes Corporate Taxes Tax Rates

PA Tax Law News -- September 2013: PA Telecom Gross Receipts Litigation Finally Moving

For several years, cases have been piling up in anticipation that Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc. and other taxpayers would be arguing lead cases challenging the application of Pennsylvania’s Gross Receipts Tax to various types of...more

9/6/2013 - Complex Litigation Gross Receipts Income Taxes Telecommunications

PA Tax Law News -- July 2013

In This Issue: PA Capital Stock/Franchise Tax Phase-Out Deferred; PA Board of Finance and Revenue Reconstituted as Independent Tax Tribunal; Annual PA Property Valuation Appeals Due Soon; Telecom Gross Receipts Tax...more

7/16/2013 - Franchise Taxes Gross Receipts Tax Property Valuation Tax Reform

Telecom Gross Recipts Tax Decision Issued

In a decision just issued as this newsletter was going to press, the Commonwealth Court has ruled that charges for private lines and for directory assistance are subject to Pennsylvania’s Gross Receipts Tax on...more

7/15/2013 - Corporate Taxes Gross Receipts Telecommunications

PA Board of Finance and Revenue Reconstituted as Independent Tax Tribunal

Effective April 1, 2014, Pennsylvania’s Board of Finance and Revenue will be reconstituted with independent voting members and other improved procedures. (HB 465) This is a change we and many other practitioners, as well as...more

7/11/2013 - Board of Directors Department of Revenue Ex-Parte Communications Voting Powers

PA Capital Stock/Franchise Tax Phase-out Deferred; Related Party Addback Enacted; Numerous Other Tax and Credit Changes Made

On June 30th Governor Corbett signed a $28.4 billion state appropriations package which provides modest increases in some areas and flat funding in others. Although the popular press suggested that the budget included no...more

7/10/2013 - Corporate Net Income Corporate Taxes Franchise Taxes Franchises Local Ordinance Sales & Use Tax Stocks Tax Reform

PA Tax Law News -- June 2013

In This Issue: Home Stretch to a PA Budget; PA to Project Vendor Overpayments In Some Audits; Township Business Privilege Tax Rejected; and Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds IFTA Liability. Excerpt from Home...more

6/12/2013 - Audits Business Income Business Privilege Tax Business Taxes Franchise Taxes IFTA Overpayment Proposed Legislation Sales & Use Tax State Budgets Tax Returns Vendors

PA to Project Vendor Overpayments in Some Audits

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has performed a partial “about face” on the audit treatment of sales tax overpayments to vendors. Previously, taxpayers under audit could request credit in the audit for overpayments...more

6/7/2013 - Audits Department of Revenue Overpayment Sales & Use Tax Vendors

Home Stretch to a PA Budget

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly heads down the home stretch to the June 30th deadline for passage of a budget for 2013-14, all indications suggest that the budget package will include significant substantive and...more

6/6/2013 - Corporate Taxes Franchise Taxes Proposed Legislation Royalties Sales & Use Tax State Budgets Tax Deductions Transfer Taxes

Navigating Pennsylvania’s Tax Appeals Process -- Updated

Pennsylvania’s tax appeal system has long been criticized as very complicated, expensive and lacking impartiality. A few years ago, the PA Chamber and other interested groups were able to work with the General Assembly to...more

5/21/2013 - Department of Revenue Tax Appeals

Add-Back Legislation Reintroduced

Representative Dave Reed (R-Indiana Co.), with more than fifty co-sponsors, has reintroduced legislation (H.B. 440) that would require corporations preparing PA Corporate Net Income Tax returns to add-back any “intangible...more

2/28/2013 - Corporate Taxes Income Taxes Intangibles Tax Deductions

PA Governor Proposes Corporate Tax Cuts & Fuel Tax Increases

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has proposed significant corporate tax cuts and fuel tax increases as part of his proposed 2013-14 budget, presented on February 5th. The General Fund budget would be increased by 2.4%, to...more

2/28/2013 - Corporate Taxes Fuel Tax Income Taxes Pensions Sales & Use Tax State Budgets State Funding State Taxes

PA Tax Law News - February 2013

In This Issue: PA Governor Proposes Corporate Tax Cuts; Add-Back Legislation Reintroduced; PA Supreme Court Issues Business/Nonbusiness Income Decision; Philadelphia Property Reassessments; Commonwealth Court Addresses...more

2/15/2013 - Add-Back Legislation Administrative Bank Attachments Appeals Business Income Corporate Taxes Drilling Rig Tax Exclusions Flat Tax Fuel Tax IFTA Non-Business Income Property Tax Reassessments Tax Assessment Valuation

PA Tax Law News -- December 2012

In This Issue: PA Supreme Court Affirms Sales Tax Exemption for “CHEP” Pallets; Promoting Employment Across Pennsylvania Act; Fuel Tax Update; Delaware & New Jersey Abandoned & Unclaimed Property Developments; Filed a...more

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