H2R CPA Blog

PA Delays 1099-MISC Assessments

by Nate DeFilippi, CPA, MBA In response to a request from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) has agreed to delay the implementation of new 1099-MISC withholding requirements. Act 43 of 2017 introduced a new and more complicated withholding requirement for Pennsylvania businesses. Beginning January 1, 2018, … Read more

New Nonprofit Reporting Requirements in PA

by Joseph M. Delisi, CPA, Principal Changes to Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act under Act 71 Recently signed into Pennsylvania law, Act 71 increases the threshold for audits, reviews, and compilations of the financial statements required to be submitted by nonprofit organizations that are registered under the Charities Act in Pennsylvania. The new … Read more

New PA Income Tax Withholding Requirement for Non-Residents

by Rick Tonarelli, CPA, Tax Senior Manager​Effective January 1, 2018, Pennsylvania requires payors of certain PA source income to withhold PA income tax from such payments. The withholding pertains only to non-employee compensation and business income (including royalties and bonuses) paid to non-resident individuals (or disregarded entities with a non-resident owner), for which a Federal … Read more

Major provisions of the new tax legislation

by Bill Bodnar, CPA, MST​, Tax Director The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act represents the most comprehensive change to the Internal Revenue Code since 1986. There have been a number of changes affecting all taxpayers, and to assist in identifying those which may impact … Read more

Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Rick Tonarelli, CPA, Tax Senior Manager The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) has been approved by Congress and awaits the President’s signature. Highlights of both the corporate and individual aspects of the new law are provided below. Note: Leaders in the Congress have signaled that a technical corrections bill may be necessary in 2018 … Read more

Two actions for every taxpayer before year end

​by Paul K. Rudoy, CPA/PFS We are in a period of uncertainty with two tax bills proposed and nothing finalized. However, there are two items that every taxpayer should look at before year-end: state & local tax and charity. State and local tax deductions (SALT)The State and Local tax deduction is very likely going away. Therefore, if … Read more