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Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk

Senior Counsel

Education

Temple University School of Law, J.D., 2009

University of Delaware, B.A., cum laude, 2006

Honors

Named as a "Super Lawyers Rising Star" for 2016, 2017 and 2018

Named as a "2018 Top Lawyer in Tax" by Main Line Today

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Profile

Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk represents clients in various matters related to state and local taxation, with an emphasis on the minimization of state and local tax obligations. Ms. Karpchuk advises clients in all aspects of state and local tax compliance and litigation, including:

  • Challenging audit determinations and real estate assessment decisions;
  • Obtaining Rulings;
  • Seeking refunds from state and local governments;
  • Handling administrative appeals at both the state and local levels;
  • Litigating unresolved disputes in state and local courts;
  • Handling post-trial appeals at all appellate levels; and
  • Reducing interest and penalties associated with past due taxes through the use of state and local amnesty, voluntary disclosure programs and administrative appeals. 

In addition, she handles transactional planning for clients and has experience:

  • Advising clients on the tax implications of pending and past transactions;
  • Planning for and mitigating tax burdens;
  • Maximizing available tax opportunities or credits;
  • Reviewing nexus and developing strategies to minimize exposure; and
  • Drafting legal opinions.

Ms. Karpchuk is a frequent speaker and contributor to the firm's State and Local Tax Blog.  Additionally, she writes a quarterly article for State Tax Notes, and is co-author of The Legal Intelligencer’s Pennsylvania Tax Handbook and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Bar Association’s Property Tax Deskbook.

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Positions Held

  • Philadelphia State and Local Tax Bar – Secretary 2018-2020
  • Pennsylvania State and Local Tax Bar – Secretary 2018-2020
  • ABA State and Local Tax Committee, Sales & Use Tax Subcommittee – Co-chair 2017-2019
  • ABA State and Local Tax Committee, Miscellaneous Taxes Subcommittee – Co-chair 2017-2019

Seminars and Presentation

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, "Quill is No More: State Tax Nexus After Wayfair", July 24, 2018
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, "Tackling Tax Law", Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2018
  • ABA/IPT – Advanced State and Local Tax Conference, “Nexus Update: From the Status of Quill to Recent Legislative Activity,” New Orleans, LA, March 21, 2018
  • ABA/IPT - Advanced Income Tax Conference, "You May be a (Tax Exempt) Manufacturer Under New York Law and Don’t Even Know It!?, New Orleans, LA, March 19, 2018
  • TEI Seminar – PA Tax State Update, November 29, 2017

Media Mentions and Interviews

News

News

Presentations

Seminars & Presentations

Publications

Articles & Publications

  • ALM Pennsylvania Tax Handbook, ed. 2013-2019
  • ABA Property Tax Deskbook, Pennsylvania Chapter, 2011-2018
  • "Farewell Physical Presence: Was the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Way Off, or Way…Fair?" ABA Tax Times, Aug. 3, 2018

  • "Life After Physical Presence: Implications for Pennsylvania Post-Wayfair" State Tax Notes, Aug. 6, 2018                                                                  

  • "Does Pennsylvania’s Bonus Depreciation Disallowance Violate Uniformity?” State Tax Notes, Mar. 19, 2018
  • “Fireside Chat with Pennsylvania Revenue Secretary C. Daniel Hassel,” State Tax Notes, Jan. 22, 2018
  • “Hashing Out SALT Issues Related to Pennsylvania’s Legalization of Medical Marijuana,” State Tax Notes, Nov. 13, 2017
  • “Pennsylvania Proposes Remote Seller Bill, but Is It Effective?” State Tax Notes, June 12, 2017