City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Tax Update
Joseph F. Procopio Jr., MS, CPA, is a Tax & Revenue Conferee Supervisor responsible for the management of the Technical Staff of the City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue. Mr. Procopio has served in the Technical Staff since May 1993. Prior to his joining the Technical Staff, Mr. Procopio was attached to the Departmentâ€™s Executive Office where he worked on several special projects. He also spent several years in the Audit Division as an office and field auditor. In addition to membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Mr. Procopio is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and has served on the Greater Philadelphia Chapterâ€™s Committee on Legislation and Local Taxation as well as two previous terms on the Executive Committee. Mr. Procopio earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from La Salle University and his Master of Science degree (Taxation) from Philadelphia University.
The Internal Revenue Federal Tax Update
Richard G. Furlong, Jr., is a Senior Stakeholder Liaison in the Mid-Atlantic Area Stakeholder Liaison Office of the Internal Revenue Service Small Business/Self-Employed Division. Stakeholder Liaison serves as the primary IRS liaison office to tax practitioner organizations throughout the country.For the past two years he has been a member of the IRS Affordable Care Act Speakers Cadre and has made numerous presentations on ACA topic. Mr. Furlong coordinates the annual IRS Eastern Pennsylvania â€œWorking Togetherâ€ Conference. â€œWorking Togetherâ€is a joint effort of public and private tax professionals to enhance the level of communication, education, and trust between these organizations and individuals. Mr. Furlong is also a member of the PA IRS/Practitioner Liaison Council which provides a structured forum for Pennsylvania accounting and tax professional organizations to meet periodically with IRS managers and employees to discuss current IRS program issues. Each year, Mr. Furlong represents IRS at practitioner CPE sessions throughout Pennsylvania where he discusses IRS policies and procedures, tax law updates, Affordable Care Act tax issues, and IRS electronic tax administration. Mr. Furlong is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.