An extraordinary 30 year wrestling memory

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Leadership, Pennsylvania, Values

Thirty years ago in Doylestown Pennsylvania I was privileged to be part of the most successful team ever at Del Val University, and, I suspect, one of the most distinctive performing teams in the NCAA. We were a Division 3 team and we started the season by surprising some Division 1 teams in pre-season tournament […]

Address review – October 2019

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Legal, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Self-employed, Tax Planning

For all of my adult life I’ve had more than one address. Occasionally government entities and agencies have launched investigations or made complaints about my address. I suspect this is politically motivated but I have no proof. Those government actions have accelerated lately and I anticipate more aggressive prosecutions in the future. The tension is […] – what’s not to love!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Small Business, Social Media

Metropolitan Philadelphia is a wonderful place thanks to the people committed to seeing it strengthen and improve. We cover parts of three states where the Delaware River flows into the Bay; a crucially important inflection point for our country’s history and its future. I’ve lived here in this Delaware Valley region from the northwestern suburbs […]

Does Pennsylvania sales tax apply?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, Pennsylvania, Small Business, Taxes

The best official publication for determining if sales and use tax applies is this “Retailer’s Information” guide from the Commonwealth. For help setting up sales tax in QuickBooks Online, just call for on site or remote setup help or for help setting up desktop version see this article by Charlie Russell.

How to contact Pennsylvania Office of Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate to request assistance?

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How do I contact the Office of Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate to request assistance? Phone: (717) 772-9347 Fax: (717) 787-8264 E-mail:   Mailing address: PA Department of Revenue Office of Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate Lobby, Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17128-0101   Taxpayers should include a completed Taxpayer Request for Assistance form (REV-556) with all written correspondence. […]

List of Pennsylvania Local Tax Collection Districts (2018)

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Pennsylvania currently has 70 local tax districts. The tax collector for each district splits the tax, where applicable, between the school district and the local municipality. In some cases there may be a local tax where you live (for example, a 1% earned income tax) and a different tax (for example, a local services tax) […]

2nd amendment repeal: political mission impossible

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Leadership, News and Politics, Pennsylvania

1) The US Constitution did not intend to protect the rights of mentally deranged individuals to own modern weapons with massive firepower. 2) The only possible way to effectively address gun violence is to repeal the second amendment. Anything else is a band-aid. 3) I have been a NRA member and gun owner but now […]

Philly: “This is not a normal election”

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This post is not meant to express an opinion on any of the local issues here in Philadelphia or express support or criticism any candidate. The fact is that I don’t know much about criminal justice and I don’t know any of the candidates in the DA race. This writing simply expresses my fear of […]

The second largest threat to Pennsylvania small business

Posted Leave a commentPosted in immigration, Pennsylvania, Small Business

Let’s be clear: Legal and illegal immigration accounts for a huge part of the region’s economic progress. The difference between legal and illegal immigration in our region is not “border jumping” but expired visas – just paperwork that the federal government need to fix. Most undocumented workers came here legally and continue to support our […]