On April 4, 2017 the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (“DOR”) issued the revised sales and use tax letter ruling (“letter ruling”), “SUT-17-001 -- Act 84 of 2016 – Support to Canned Computer Software and Other Digital Property.”
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Support Services for Canned Computer Software
and Other Digital Property 

On April 4, 2017 the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (“DOR”) issued the revised sales and use tax letter ruling (“letter ruling”), “SUT-17-001 -- Act 84 of 2016 – Support to Canned Computer Software and Other Digital Property.” The letter ruling results from newly enacted legislation in 2016 and explains to what extent support services for canned computer software and/or other digital property is subject to sales and use tax. Pennsylvania’s policy of subjecting these types of support services to sales and use tax differs from the prevailing treatment in other states. Taxpayers purchasing these types of services should review invoices and associated contracts to ensure tax is being paid/accrued correctly. To read the full article please click here.

2017 Tax Amnesty Program

The Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program (“the Program”) was established by Act 84 in
2016. The Amnesty Program period begins Friday April 21, 2017. The Program will continue for 60 days and will end on Monday June 19, 2017. All taxes administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (“DOR”) and owed to Pennsylvania are eligible for the Program. Taxpayers with presence or operations in Pennsylvania should review their records for any potential exposure items and consider participation in the program. To read the full article please click here.

For more information, please contact:

Anthony Ott, CPA
Director
State & Local Tax Services
614.947.5311
aott@gbq.com

 

Sara Goldhardt, CPA
Director
State & Local Tax Services
614.947.5243
sgoldhardt@gbq.com

George Vrettos, MSA, CPA
Director
State & Local Tax Services
267.559.1753
gvrettos@gbq.com

 

Kiersten Gaudet, CPA
Senior Manager
State & Local Tax Services
513.382.5496
kgaudet@gbq.com

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