Tax Warrior Chronicles

Telecommuting - Payroll Issues for Pennsylvania Businesses and Employees

Posted on Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Clare Porreca, CPA, MT

 

Working from home has created a host of state and local tax issues that businesses cannot ignore. Pennsylvania’s numerous local tax jurisdictions create an extra layer of complexity. As pandemic-influenced telecommuting remains prevalent, Pennsylvania employers and employees should revisit their policies regarding PA local tax withholding.

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FAQs Clarify Payroll-related Issues for Same-sex Married Couples

Posted on Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Since section 3 of DOMA was stricken down in June of this year, an onslaught of new tax decisions have been presented to same-sex couples. Businesses, too, have had to change some processes to accommodate the laws that now include previously unrecognized spouses.  The Tax Warriors® at Drucker & Scaccetti have been at the forefront of this and other tax-related LGBT issues since well before it became the law of the land. To that end, we thought we’d share the IRS’s new frequently asked questions regarding the taxes of same-sex couples, including three questions regarding payroll taxes with respect to benefits provided by an employer for an employee's same-sex spouse.

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How to Avoid Tax Sticker Shock Come April 15th

Posted on Mon, Oct 21, 2013

While The Tax Warriors® have been closely following the many tax changes that are effective for the 2013 tax year, we understand that many of you have not. If you haven’t already heard, the tax landscape has shifted precipitously for those of you who find yourselves on the wrong side of a new divide between "middle class" and "higher earners." Higher earners are now subject to an array of new taxes, higher rates, and stringent deduction limits. If you are a high earner, all of this will combine to balloon your individual tax bill come April 15th, and the worst part is: your employer is most likely NOT withholding any more taxes than they did in 2012.  This could leave you with

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