In February, the City of Philadelphia published FAQs regarding expiration of the temporary nexus waiver that had been in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.  During the pandemic, the City had temporarily waived its legal nexus threshold that considers the presence of employees working temporarily from home within the City as sufficient to establish nexus for

There has been a flurry of litigation in recent years involving taxpayer challenges to the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s statutory cap on net loss carryover (“NOL”) deductions for tax years prior to 2017.  First came the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Nextel Communications of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc., 171 A.3d 682 (Pa. 2017), in which the Court

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced additional relief from tax enforcement and collection activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  A complete list of newly announced relief for taxpayers is available at https://www.revenue.pa.gov/Pages/Relief-For-Taxpayers.aspx.  Some of the highlights are summarized below.

Pause Payments for Existing Payment Plans

Taxpayers with existing installment payment agreements may request

Sales Tax Prepayments

The PA Department of Revenue has announced that businesses that collect Pennsylvania sales tax will not have to make accelerated sales tax prepayments in April, May or June. Businesses that normally have a monthly prepayment requirement will not be charged penalties for missing the prepayment deadline during this three-month period.

Under this

The Department of Revenue has announced that the stimulus checks, otherwise known as economic impact payments, being distributed by the Federal government are not subject to Pennsylvania personal income tax. Rather, the payments being distributed as part of the Federal economic stimulus legislation that was signed into law in March in response to the COVID-19

On August 20, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued Corporation Tax Bulletin 2018-04, which announces the Department’s position regarding the scope of taxable and nontaxable telecommunications receipts for Gross Receipts Tax (“GRT”) purposes based on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc. v. Commonwealth, 127 A.3d 745 (Pa. 2015), and Act 52

After enactment of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last year (which allowed taxpayers to claim bonus depreciation for the full cost of eligible property placed in service after September 27, 2017), the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued Corporation Tax Bulletin 2017-02. In Bulletin 2017-02, the Department concluded that corporate taxpayers were required to

In a widely anticipated decision in the state tax world, the United States Supreme Court, in South Dakota v. Wayfair (June 21, 2018), has struck down the sales tax physical presence standard set forth in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992), and National Bellas Hess, Inc. v. Department of Rev. of Ill.

In Green Acres Contracting Company, Inc. v. Commonwealth, 81 F.R. 2013 (6/13/2017), the Commonwealth Court, en banc, reversed a decision issued by a three-judge panel of the court in August 2016 regarding the scope of the term “guardrails” in the statutory definition of exempt “building machinery and equipment” (“BME”).  The panel had determined that nuts,