Philadelphia University Hosts Annual Tax Seminar for Industry Professionals

Philadelphia University’s Graduate Business Programs presented the annual Tax Seminar in the Kanbar Campus Center Dec. 9 for tax and industry professionals. The program helped tax and accounting professionals stay up-to-date on issues of importance in the field.

Topics addressed during the seminar included updates on individual and business taxation; state and local taxation; IRS tax administration; auditing and accounting developments; and accounting issues associated with divorce.

Speakers included Nick Crocetti, CBIZ Business Solutions, Inc., and adjunct faculty member in the Philadelphia University M.S. Taxation Program (pictured above); Matthew Melinson, Smart Group; Cheryl Fell, Towers Perrin; Richard Furlong, Internal Revenue Service; Jim Solano, associate professor of Accounting at Philadelphia University; Karl Fassnacht, Grant Thorton; Mark Metzler, Kreischer, Miller & Co.; Mitchell Benson, Savron Benson, LLP; and Terry Heaney, Heaney & Kilcoyne, LLC.

“Participants at this year’s Tax Seminar received valuable information from our expert panelists on issues they are faced with each day in the tax industry,” said C. Andrew Lafond, associate professor of Taxation at Philadelphia University and organizer of the annual seminar.

Participants received four hours in taxation and four hours in accounting Continuing Professional Education credits.

The seminar is one of the many offerings of PhilaU’s M.S. in Taxation, which prepares students for entry into professional tax practice in both the public and private sectors. For more information on the M.S. in Taxation, go to

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