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Chamberlain Hrdlicka Attorneys Author 2015 Version of Pennsylvania Tax Handbook

Tax attorneys from Philadelphia law firm update valuable PA tax law resource

PHILADELPHIA (March 2015) – With tax time on the horizon, national law firm Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry is pleased to announce that attorneys Stewart M. Weintraub, Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk and Shari J. Odenheimer have authored the 2015 version of the Pennsylvania Tax Handbook.

Published by The Legal Intelligencer, and in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the handbook is a valuable resource for attorneys nationwide who have Pennsylvania clients that face tax issues. 

Significant changes to Pennsylvania tax law in 2015 include recent developments in corporate net income tax, capital stock and franchise tax, and court opinions addressing the calculation of gross terminal revenue for purposes of the state tax on slot machines over-payment of estimated tax.

“This handbook is a reference tool that every tax professional who represents clients in Pennsylvania should have,” said Weintraub, SALT Practice Chair of the Chamberlain Hrdlicka Philadelphia office.

Weintraub has focused his practice upon state and local taxation for more than 40 years. From audits through trials and appeals to the appellate courts, Weintraub represents clients in all aspects of state and local tax compliance and litigation. His practice also includes helping clients plan and structure transactions so that all state and local tax obligations are minimized.

Weintraub began his career with the City of Philadelphia Law Department where he rose to be chief of tax litigation and where he served as chief counsel of former Mayor William Green’s Tax Reform Commission. In 2003, Weintraub was appointed to serve as a member of a new voter-approved Tax Reform Commission. He also has held leadership positions for the American Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association and has chaired or co-chaired the state and local tax committee for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce since 1983. Now in private practice, Weintraub has been a shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka since 2010.

An experienced state and local tax attorney, Karpchuk represents clients in various matters related to state and local taxation. Her clients include those 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, and handling post-trial appeals. She also 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.

Odenheimer’s practice includes all aspects of estate planning, tax law, and trust and estate administration. She represents individuals, nonprofit organizations, private foundations, and family businesses in numerous matters, including guardianships, trust and estate administration, Chancery Court and Orphans’ Court litigation, international and domestic tax planning.