State and local tax attorneys once again offer updates
PHILADELPHIA (January 2016) – The holidays are over, New Year’s resolutions are well on their way to being broken, and people have just begun remembering to date their checks with 2016 instead of 2015. A new year is here, and with it, perhaps the least wonderful time of the year: tax season.
There is good news, though. Two of Pennsylvania’s top state and local tax (SALT) attorneys have tried to help make tax season as painless as possible for Pennsylvania tax practitioners. National law firm Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry is proud to announce that attorneys Stewart M. Weintraub and Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk once again have authored updates to the 2016 edition of the Pennsylvania Tax Handbook.
Published by The Legal Intelligencer, and in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the 2016 edition of the Pennsylvania Tax Handbook is a valuable resource for attorneys nationwide who have Pennsylvania clients that face tax issues. It is now available for purchase as an eBook or in print.
“All tax professionals who represent either clients based in Pennsylvania or clients doing business in Pennsylvania should have this reference tool in their office,” said Weintraub, SALT Practice Chair of Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s 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.