Current Developments in Philadelphia Taxation
Frank Breslin, Revenue Commissioner, City of Philadelphia
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Qualifying for 2 hours Continuing Legal Education - Substantive Law (Tax) and 2 hours Continuing Profession Education - Accounting (Tax)
Including Discussions of:
- Legislative Efforts – What Could Happen Next?
- The Latest Administrative Developments such as new or proposed regulations and rulings
- New Filing and Compliance – Changes To Be Aware Of
- Recent Decisions – Tax Review Board, Board of Revision of Taxes, Common Pleas Court, Commonwealth Court
Mr. Breslin brings more than 30 years of experience in tax compliance to his position as Revenue Commissioner. He previously served as the Deputy Revenue Commissioner for the Tax Bureau from 2009 to 2015. As Deputy Revenue Commissioner, Mr. Breslin was responsible for directing the Accounting Operations, Compliance Operations, and Taxpayer Services Division of the Department of Revenue. Mr. Breslin has held various leadership positions, including Compliance Operations, Revenue Compliance and Audit Manager. In these roles, he worked to implement and utilize technological advances to increase taxpayer compliance. Mr. Breslin earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As Revenue Commissioner, Mr. Breslin utilizes a staff of more than 500 employees to maximize the collection of taxes, water charges, and other fees and fines owed to the City of Philadelphia.
Post Tax Reform Mergers and Acquisitions
Michael Donahue, CPA, MT, CFP
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Qualifying for 1 hour Continuing Legal Education - Substantive Law and 1 hour Continuing Profession Education - Accounting Theory
With the Discussion Including . . .
- Managing Debt Structure
- Recent Expensing Provisions
- Accounting Method Elections
Mr., Donahue is a shareholder in Drucker & Scaccetti, a Philadelphia CPA firm specializing in tax services to individuals and closely held businesses. He has been a practicing tax professional in the field of public accounting for more than 30 years, including experience with national and regional firms. Michael possesses a unique combination of expertise in the areas of business, individual, estate and gift tax planning and consulting services on matters such as business formation, mergers and acquisitions, international, succession planning, tax credits and accounting methods. Michael has serviced clients in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, professional services, information technology and health care. His unique talent identifies and implements successful tax strategies for closely held companies and their owners. Michael is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a certified financial planner.