Randy Varner

Randy Varner

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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PA Tax Law News - Spring 2014

In This Issue: - OUCH! Do PA Revenue Shortfalls Foretell PA Tax Increases? - County Property Assessment Appeals Deadlines Approaching! - McNees Attorneys Goodman and Varner Author 2014 Edition of Assessment Law...more

6/2/2014 - Corporate Taxes Income Taxes Property Tax Revenue SALT State Taxes

County Property Assessment Appeals Deadlines Approaching!

Those who pay property tax in Pennsylvania have an annual opportunity to appeal the assessed value of property. Deadlines for these appeals vary by county, but most are either August 1 or September 1, so now is the time to...more

5/28/2014 - Appeals Property Tax Property Valuation Tax Assessment

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: Property Tax Notes

The Commonwealth Court in Douglass Village Residents Group v. Berks County Board of Assessment Appeals, No. 921 C.D. 2013 (1/27/2014), held that garages and decks in a mobile home park should be assessed to the landowner. ...more

2/21/2014 - Property Tax State Taxes

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: PA Supreme Court Upholds Rejection of Township Business Privilege Tax

On October 29, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a February 2013 Commonwealth Court decision holding that a township business privilege tax applied only to transactions within the township....more

12/9/2013 - Business Privilege Tax Business 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: Philadelphia Property Owners Take Notice! Reassessment Appeal Deadline Approaching

In February, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (“OPA”) issued new “Actual Value Initiative” reassessments for every property in Philadelphia. Property owners were given the chance to file an informal appeal. If...more

9/9/2013 - Appeals Fair Market Value Property Tax Tax Assessment

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

Township Business Privilege Tax Rejected

The Commonwealth Court has ruled that Whitehall Township in Lehigh County could not tax sales occurring outside the territorial limits of the township. In a February 11, 2013 decision, the Commonwealth Court of...more

6/10/2013 - Business Privilege Tax Extraterritoriality Rules Local Ordinance Municipalities

PA Supreme Court Issues Business / Nonbusiness Income Decision

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that a taxpayer’s gain from the sale of timberland was apportionable business income using the “functional test” of Pennsylvania’s amended definition of “business income.” Glatfelter...more

2/27/2013 - Apportionment Commerce Clause Double Taxation Due Process Functionality Liquidation Non-Business Income

Philadelphia Property Reassessments

The Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (“OPA”) has announced that it will be issuing new “Actual Value Initiative” reassessments for every property in Philadelphia in February. Therefore, every property owner in...more

2/26/2013 - Actual Value Initiative Deadlines Property Owners Reassessments

Commonwealth Court Opinion Contains Important Lessons for Property Owners

On January 23, a panel of the Commonwealth Court in Krohn v. Snyder County Board of Assessment Appeals, Nos. 116 and 117 C.D. 2012 (January 23, 2013), overturned an attempt by Snyder County to reassess a two acre tract of...more

2/22/2013 - Actual Value Initiative Property Owners Property Tax Reassessments Tax Assessment Uniformity Clause

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

Department Issues Timely Guidance On Oil And Natural Gas Interests

On October 10, 2012, the Department of Revenue issued Informational Notice 2012-04, dealing with the Realty Transfer and Personal Income Tax treatment associated with the division and transfer of interests in oil and natural...more

12/4/2012 - Income Taxes Marcellus Shale Realty Transfer Taxes

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

11/26/2012

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