PA Tax Law News - November 2011



Compromises to be Permitted at Board of Appeals: Major Announcement Alters Decades-Long Practice

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced a change in tax appeals procedure potentially offering taxpayers much quicker resolution of tax disputes, but requiring thorough preparations by taxpayers and their representatives at the first administrative appeal level.....

“CHEP” Pallets Exempt as Wrapping Supplies

By James L. Fritz and Sharon R. Paxton

Companies which have paid Pennsylvania Sales and Use Tax on CHEP pallets should file refund claims immediately!.....

PA Tax Collections Continue to Lag

by James L. Fritz

Pennsylvania’s General Fund collections through October continued to lag significantly......

Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole: Pennsylvania Sales and Use Tax Implications of Online Digital Marketplaces

by Timothy J. Horstmann

In the July 2011 edition of PA Tax Law News, we introduced our readers to the basics on sales and use taxation of digital goods and services in Pennsylvania......

Commonwealth Court to Consider Failure to Comply with IFTA Documentation Requirements

by Sharon R. Paxton

The Commonwealth Court heard oral argument on November 14 (Pittsburgh), in R & R Express v. Commonwealth, No. 533 F.R. 2007.....

Gross Receipts Tax Reminder

In our September newsletter, we indicated that a number of Gross Receipts Tax issues are being prepared for litigation by telecommunications companies.....

Consolidation of Local Earned Income Tax Collection

by Sharon R. Paxton

Major changes relating to the collection of local Earned Income Tax (“EIT”) will take effect on January 1, 2012.....


by Timothy J. Horstmann

PURTA Surcharge Rate

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently announced that the surcharge rate applicable to the Public Utility Realty Tax in 2012 will be zero mills.....

SALT Seminar Circuit

Jim Fritz and Sharon Paxton will be presenting a full-day Sales and Use Tax seminar through Lorman Education Services in Lancaster on January 11, 2012. Registration information (including a special discount code) accompanies this newsletter.....

Jim Fritz Named to Best Lawyers in America® List

Jim Fritz again has been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list.....

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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