High Swartz Special Counsel, Kathleen M. Thomas recently spoke at the PBPMTCA (Pennsylvania Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax Collectors Association) Conference on September 27th. Kathleen participated in two sessions during the 2 day conference. The first session was a round-table discussion with, Jan Kowalski of Pine Township, Nicholas Grimes of McKeesport and Tricia Dickert of Allentown on “SB653, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know and What’s Next” which dealt with current proposed amendments to collection methods to the Local Tax Enabling Act. The second session, Kathleen led was “How to Approach Penalty and Interest Abatement and Settlement Offers”, which dealt how to negotiate settlement offers and approach requests from taxpayers for abatement and reduction of penalty and interest when collecting business taxes for municipalities.
Kathleen brings more than twenty-five years of legal experience, and concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, small business and non-profit law, and civil litigation. She is recognized as an expert in the areas of Pennsylvania Act 511 taxation, Kathleen serves as Special Act 511 Tax Counsel to the Townships of, Lower Merion and Abington, among others. She also serves as the Act 511 Hearing Officer to multiple municipalities in Montgomery and Delaware Counties. She also serves as Special Tax Consultant for ordinance and Regulation Revision and litigation for many townships in Pennsylvania. Kathleen is also experienced in other areas of Municipal Law, including, Right to Know, Land Development, Zoning, Code Enforcement and Litigation.
About High Swartz LLP: High Swartz LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.
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