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Pennsylvania Tax Handbook

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Stewart M. Weintraub, Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk, Adam Koelsch


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Published by The Legal Intelligencer, and in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Tax Handbook is a reference tool no tax professional in the commonwealth should be without. For 175 years, The Legal Intelligencer has been the expert source of legal information for professionals in Philadelphia, its suburbs and the state of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Accountants, Tax Attorneys, and other Tax Professionals: As you gear up for the tax season, make sure the state's top tax book is in your hands!


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  • Availability: Available
  • Brand: The Legal Intelligencer
  • Product Type: Books
  • Edition: 2019
  • Page Count: 1528
  • ISBN: 978-1-62881-567-2
  • Pub#/SKU#: PATX19
  • Pub Date: 12/28/2018

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  • Stewart M. Weintraub

STEWART M. WEINTRAUB
SALT (State and Local Tax) Practice Chair
For more than 45 years, Mr. Weintraub has practiced State and Local Tax (“SALT”) law. He is SALT Practice Chair at
Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Philadelphia. He helps clients plan and structure transactions so that all SALT obligations are minimized. He represents clients for all aspects of SALT compliance and litigation, from audits through trials and appeals to the appellate courts. Before entering private practice, Mr. Weintraub was chief of tax litigation for the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department, during which he also served as chief counsel of the 1980 Mayor’s Tax Reform Commission. During 2003, he was appointed to serve as a member of the Tax Reform Commission created by the Home Rule Charter.

During 2013, the American Bar Association Tax Section elected Mr. Weintraub to the Tax Section Council as one of its Council Directors. His term as a Council Director expired during 2016. Mr. Weintraub also served as a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Tax Section Council where his term expired at the end of 2016. He is also past chair of the American Bar Association’s and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s respective Tax Section’s SALT Committees and is a past Secretary Treasurer of the Philadelphia Bar Association Tax Section. He has been ranked among the Best Lawyers in America since 2005 and during 2014 he was named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation and Controversy – Tax and Tax Law by “Best Lawyers.” Mr. Weintraub has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2004. He is a frequent author of many SALT articles, a frequent and speaker at many SALT continuing education programs and is an Adjunct Professor teaching State and Local Taxes in Temple University’s Beasley School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program. During 2014, Mr. Weintraub was the recipient of American Law Media’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Professional Excellence and service to the Bar.



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  • Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk

Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk is Senior Counsel at Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Philadelphia, representing clients in all aspects of state and local tax compliance and litigation, including challenging audit determinations and real estate assessment decisions, seeking refunds from state and local governments, handling administrative appeals, litigating unresolved disputes in state and local courts, handling post-trial appeals, advising clients on the tax implications of pending and past transactions and planning for mitigating tax burdens. Additionally, Ms. Karpchuk assists clients in reducing interest and penalties associated with past due taxes through the use of state and local amnesty, voluntary disclosure programs and administrative appeals.

Ms. Karpchuk was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2016 and 2017. She is a frequent speaker and contributor to the firm’s State and Local Tax Blog and she writes a quarterly article for State Tax Notes. She is co-author of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Bar Association Tax Section State and Local Tax Committee Property Tax Deskbook. Ms. Karpchuk is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association State and Local Tax Committee’s Sales and Use Tax Subcommittee and Miscellaneous Tax Subcommittee. Additionally, Ms. Karpchuk is Secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s State and Local Tax Committee.



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  • Adam Koelsch

Adam M. Koelsch is an attorney at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, focusing on state and local tax controversy. Prior to joining the firm, Adam acted as Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Law Department, Tax Unit, where he represented the City of Philadelphia in high-dollar-value/complex local tax cases at administrative hearings before the Philadelphia Tax Review Board, in agency appeals and tax collection actions at the Court of Common Pleas, and in tax appeals at the Commonwealth Court. Prior to joining the Law Department, Mr. Koelsch had worked at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York – one of the largest prosecutor’s office in the country – where, as a Senior Appellate Attorney, he routinely argued in the state appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals, which is the highest appellate court in New York.

Chapter 1: Personal Income Tax
Chapter 2: Sales and Use Tax and Hotel Occupancy Tax
Chapter 3: Corporate Net Income Tax
Chapter 4: Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise Tax
Chapter 5: Corporate Loans Tax
Chapter 6: Taxation of Pass-Through Entities
Chapter 7: Taxes on Financial Institutions and Insurance Companies
Chapter 8: Gross Receipts, Motor Carrier, Fuels and Vehicle Registration Taxes
Chapter 9: Unemployment Compensation
Chapter 10: Inheritance and Estate Tax
Chapter 11: Local Taxes, General Principles
Chapter 12: Taxes on Real Estate
Chapter 13: Realty Transfer Tax
Chapter 14: Philadelphia City and School District Taxes
Chapter 15: Pittsburgh City and School District Taxes
Chapter 16: Procedures, Protests & Appeals
Chapter 17: Escheat and Corporate Fees, Licenses
Chapter 18: Credits
Chapter 19: Miscellaneous Commonwealth Taxes
Chapter 20: Commonwealth Corporate Level Taxes as Applied to Electric Utilities & Wholesalers, Pipeline Companies, and the Marcellus Shale Industry
Chapter 21: Institutions of Purely Public Charity
Chapter 22: Collection of Delinquent Real Estate Taxes