Friday, March 1, 2013

Guidelines Published for PA UC Amnesty

The PA Department of Labor and Industry has published guidelines for the Unemployment Compensation Amnesty Program in the March 2, 2013 PA Bulletin. To participate, a claimant or employer owing a liability that is eligible for amnesty shall file an amnesty form within the amnesty period. In some cases additional information about the liability must be included. The claimant or employer shall pay a certain portion of the liability; the remaining portion will be waived. UC liabilities paid after the amnesty period ends on August 31, 2013, will not be eligible for amnesty.

Below you will find a link to the complete guidelines as published in the Bulletin.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

PA UC Amnesty Coming June 2013

PA UC Amnesty Coming -- From June 1 through Aug. 31, 2013, Pennsylvania will offer amnesty to UC claimants and employers who owe money to the state's UC fund. Look for more details coming up.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Deadline for Small Games of Chance Reports Extended to 2/1/2014

The deadline for nonprofit organizations and charities to submit annual and semi-annual reports as part of the updated Small Games of Chance Act has been extended for one year. Licensees now have until Feb. 1, 2014, to submit the reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue as required by Act 2 of 2012. The previous deadline was Feb. 1, 2013. The delay in the reporting deadline applies only to the annual and semi-annual reports. Licensees are required to continue to maintain other records as outlined in the law. More info and forms are at:

Monday, October 1, 2012

Reminder: Fax Number for 2848 and 8821 Have CHANGED 10/01/2012

Just a reminder that the fax numbers for filing IRS Forms 2848 (Power of Attorney) and 8821 (Tax Information Authorization) have changed.  Unfortunately, the forms 2848 and 8821 and brochures such as Publication 4245 have not been updated yet, and the old numbers will NOT BE FORWARDED AFTER TODAY. Another good reason to use e-services to file your powers of attorney.

The new numbers are

Memphis 855-214-7519

Ogden 855-214-7522

Philadelphia remains the same (only for taxpayers abroad) 267-941-1017

FYI, 855 is a new toll-free area code (since 2010. Other toll free area codes in use are 800, 866, 877 and 888).

(States west of the Mississippi should submit authorizations to Ogden; states east of the Mississippi should submit authorizations to Memphis. The exceptions are: authorizations related to taxpayers residing abroad, which should be submitted to Philadelphia, and Arkansas and Louisiana submit authorizations to Memphis.)


More information including address, the old numbers, and the new numbers is at:,-Fax-Numbers,-and-State-Mapping
(You may have to cut and paste this link)


Friday, September 7, 2012

PA DOR Posts Information on 1099 Submission and Agricultural Inheritance Tax Exemptions

PA DOR has posted the following information:

Inheritance Tax Exemptions for Agricultural Commodities, Agricultural Conservation Easements, Agricultural Reserves, Agricultural Use Property and Forest Reserves (2012-01)

Submission of Federal Form 1099-MISC for Payments of Income from Sources within the Commonwealth of Nonemployee Compensation or Under an Oil and Gas Lease (2012-02)

at ces/21061

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Effective immediately, Berkheimer Tax Administrator has been appointed as the local Earned Income Tax collector for Schuylkill and Susquehanna counties. Central Tax Bureau of Pennsylvania, Inc. - which had collected the local Earned Income Tax at the beginning of this year - has been terminated as the tax collector for these areas. 2012 EIT should be sent to Berkheimer.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New York No Longer Accepts 4868 for Extensions

Just a reminder as you are preparing extensions that beginning for tax year 2011 and after, New York will no longer accept 4868  (or 7004 for trusts etc.) extensions. You must file IT-370 for Individuals or IT-370-PF for Partnerships and Fiduciaries.  

In the past they would accept the 4868 or 7004 if you expected to have no balance due (like PA still does).