Pennsylvania Sales Tax Filing Frequency Change

Effective June 1, 2011, businesses that reported sales, use and hotel occupancy tax of $25,000 or more - or if no return was filed, the tax that should have been reported was $25,000 or more - for the third quarter of 2010, are now required to file returns and remit payments on a semi-monthly basis, pursuant to Act 48 of 2009.

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Tax Filing: Mandatory Electronic Filing Delayed

Because the new Unemployment Compensation Management System, or UCMS, is not yet available, employers and employer representatives should continue to file quarterly reports - including reports for the quarter ending March 31, 2011 - using magnetic media or e-TIDES at www.etides.state.pa.us until further notice. 

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1099 Reporting Requirement Repealed

President Obama signed into law a repeal of the expanded Form 1099 reporting requirements applicable to corporations and landlords.

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IRS Allows More Small Tax-Exempts To File E-Postcard

Small tax-exempt organizations with gross receipts of $50,000 or less for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2010 may be required to file Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or 990-EZ. 

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Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

In October 2010 Governor Rendell signed Act 72 of 2010 – formerly House Bill 400 and known as The Construction Workplace Misclassification Act – into law.  The new law provides criteria for independent contractor classification and makes it a criminal offense for construction industry employers to knowingly misclassify employees as independent contractors.

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2013 Tax Planning Guide Online

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