PA Dept of Revenue Still Takes Bite from Royalties, Just Smaller

Last month we shared with Pennsylvania landowners who receive royalty checks the distressing news that the PA Dept. of Revenue is attempting to deny them deductions for certain production costs (see The Tax Man Returneth — for PA Landowners with Royalties). It appeared that the DOR was ramping up an aggressive campaign to drill landowners for money, sending out semi-threatening letters. Accountants told landowners to sit tight and see how this shakes out. Turns out that was good advice. DOR is now backing down on their previous aggressive claims. Oh they still want a pound or so of flesh–they still claim not all deductions are allowed that have been taken–but they are being more reasonable…

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