The Artell Law Group uses a small and experienced tax team to handle state tax planning matters and appeals. We handle state tax appeals with a hands on, client oriented approach that is appreciated by our clients for both its effectiveness and efficiency. We file and argue appeals at the following junctures of the appeal process:
- The Pennsylvania Board of Appeals
- The Board of Finance and Revenue
- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
The substantive areas of Pennsylvania tax law in which we handle appeals are:
- Sales and use tax
- Corporate net income tax
- Capital stock tax
- Franchise tax
- Motor carrier and liquid fuels tax
- Dyed fuel penalties
- Realty transfer tax
- Insurance premiums tax
- Gross receipts tax
- Local business privilege tax and local real estate tax assessments
- Escheat matters
- Nexus issues
Artell Law Group also serves as Pennsylvania local tax counsel for other out-of-state law firms on various business transactions, including, but not limited to: mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses; purchases or sales of fleet vehicles; and purchases or sales of aircraft. In this capacity, we often write tax opinions specific to Pennsylvania law. Additionally, as the state capital, Harrisburg is the central location for state tax appeals. We are within five minutes of the Board of Appeals, Board of Finance and Revenue and the Commonwealth Court. We are a very sound and efficient choice for large corporations, accounting firms and law firms needing Pennsylvania tax counsel for appeals. We are also within five minutes from the Harrisburg International Airport.
Artell Law Group's managing partner, Rich Artell, has been actively practicing tax law since 1993 and withdrew as a partner and chair person of the tax department of a large and well respected regional law firm. Rich has represented clients throughout the United States and Canada on Pennsylvania tax issues. Regardless of the nature of the work or the name of the client, we do not charge special tax rates above the rates we charge to our general business clients. Finally, we are on the forefront of offering blended and/or fixed fee relationships to our business and tax clients alike. Our down-to-Earth, hands-on approach is well received by our clients.
Tax Liaison Services
We assist as liaison between clients and accounting firms on technical tax issues most often relating to flow through entity taxation matters, voluntary compliance initiatives, Pennsylvania specific tax issues, and federal and state tax controversies. We take on the lead role or an advisory role as necessary.
We assist various out of state law firms as local Pennsylvania tax counsel on various business transactions including but not limited to:
- Sales of Businesses
- Purchases or sale of fleet vehicles
- Purchases or sale of aircraft
- Realty transfer tax matters
We serve as local counsel or co-counsel for Pennsylvania tax controversy work on appeal. Finally, we often write tax opinions specific to Pennsylvania law.
Please see the Pennsylvania Tax Planning and Appeals or Federal Tax Planning sections of our website for more detailed descriptions of our services in this area.