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COMMONWEALTHCourt Rules that Pennsylvania Municipalities May Not Impose Business Privilege Tax on Rental Real Estate Business
In a decision with wide-ranging implications and potential refund opportunities, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled on September 19th that Pennsylvania municipalities (other than Philadelphia) may not impose their business privilege tax ("BPT") on a rental real estate business.
United States
9 Oct 2014
City Of Philadelphia Announces Release Of Tax Year 2014 Real Estate Tax Market Values
Today, the City of Philadelphia's Office of Property Assessment is expected to release Tax Year 2014 proposed market values pursuant to the City’s "Actual Value Initiative."
United States
25 Feb 2013
Proposed Amendments Would Limit The 10-Year Real Estate Tax Abatement In The City Of Philadelphia
On September 13, 2012, Philadelphia City Councilman W. Wilson Goode, Jr. introduced Bill No. 120651.
United States
25 Sep 2012
CPA Convinces Pennsylvania Court That He Changed His Domicile To Florida
William Kania is an 80-year old certified public accountant who owns a 52% interest in a Pennsylvania accounting firm.
United States
9 Aug 2012
City Of Philadelphia Tax Year 2013 Real Estate Tax Rate Increase; Actual Value Initiative Update; And Homestead Exemption Alert
Following months of speculation and debate, the City of Philadelphia has officially postponed implementation of the Actual Value Initiative ("AVI") until Tax Year 2014.
United States
24 Jul 2012
City Of Philadelphia Use And Occupancy Tax Rate Increase Effective July 1, 2012
Please note that tax returns containing the old tax rate were mailed prior to the approval of Bill No. 120173-A.
United States
16 Jul 2012
New York City Tenants: Beware Of The NYC Commercial Rent Tax
Too often we hear stories of New York City ("NYC") tenants not realizing they are obligated to pay the NYC Commercial Rent Tax (the "Commercial Rent Tax" or the "Tax").
United States
20 Mar 2012
IRS Discusses Tax Depreciation For Continuing Care Retirement Communities
In a Chief Counsel Memorandum released on November 25, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") Office of Chief Counsel said that a taxpayer operating a continuing care retirement community ("CCRC") can properly treat its facilities as residential real property subject to a 27.5 year recovery period.
United States
9 Dec 2011
Joint Representation Of Spouses: Privacy And Privilege Issues
Many estate planning practitioners routinely engage in the joint representation of spouses in connection with their estate planning.
United States
30 Mar 2011
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