Steven Packer

Steven Packer

Duane Morris LLP

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Consider These Tips in Maximizing Your Charitable Tax Deduction

As you gather your tax materials and prepare to file your 2013 tax returns, you may wish to consider whether you have incurred out-of-pocket expenses while serving as a volunteer on behalf of a charitable organization. If so,...more

1/31/2014 - Charitable Deductions IRS Out-of-Pocket Expenses Tax Returns Transportation Expenses Volunteers

Tax Deadlines Still in Effect, Despite Government Shutdown

The U.S. federal government shutdown does not alleviate the October 15 filing deadline or other upcoming filing and payment requirements. The current state of the government shutdown has many taxpayers questioning...more

10/14/2013 - Filing Deadlines Government Shutdown IRS Tax Liens Tax Refunds

Sweeping Changes to the Pennsylvania Tax Code - The Passage of Pa. House Bill 465

House Bill 465, also known as Act 52, was signed into law by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on July 9, 2013. The Bill makes substantial changes to the Pennsylvania tax code as an integral part of the 2013–2014 budget....more

9/6/2013 - Family Businesses Income Taxes Inheritance Tax Net Investment Income Pass-Through Entities Proposed Legislation Sales & Use Tax SALT Tax Credits Tax Rates

Do You Operate Out of a Home Office? The IRS Wants to Simplify Your Life - But Don't Celebrate Too Quickly!

If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. The home office deduction is available for homeowners and renters, and applies to all types of homes. A...more

7/12/2013 - Business Development Business Taxes Home Office Deduction Income Taxes IRS Personal Exemptions Small Business Tax Deductions

IRS's Fresh Start Program: Opportunity to Resolve Unpaid Tax Obligations

Originally published in The Legal Intelligencer on March 15, 2013. Do you have clients, even friends and family, who may be facing serious financial difficulties and may be unable to pay previous or upcoming tax...more

3/18/2013 - Installment Agreements IRS Offers in Compromise Penalties Tax Returns Voluntary Correction Program

Tax Season Alert: The IRS May Attempt to Disallow Your Charitable Deductions

As you compile your tax material for the preparation of your 2012 income tax returns, now is the perfect time to examine your files to ensure you have all required records to support your charitable contributions,...more

2/28/2013 - Charitable Deductions Charitable Donations Deductions Income Taxes

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