Governor Wolf Announces One-Stop-Shop for Business Tax Account Changes at Department of Revenue December 16, 2016 Efficiency, Government That Works, Press Release, Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Revenue Secretary Eileen McNulty today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s launch of a new Tax Registration Office to improve how businesses register and update information with the department.“The new streamlined process is another example of how my administration is listening to taxpayers and making innovative enhancements to improve customer service and create a government that works,” Governor Wolf said.“The Tax Registration Office is a one-stop shop to register and update business tax account information with the department,” said Secretary McNulty. “No longer will taxpayers need to contact multiple bureaus for their tax registration needs.The Tax Registration Office combines the business registration functions previously managed separately by the Bureau of Business Trust Fund Taxes and the Bureau of Corporation Taxes.Existing department staff were reassigned to the office to improve customer service.The Tax Registration Office handles the registration and maintenance for corporate tax, employer withholding tax, promoter licenses, public transportation assistance tax licenses, sales tax exempt status, sales, use, hotel occupancy tax licenses, small games of chance licenses/certificates, transient vendor certificates, use tax, vehicle rental tax, and wholesaler certificates.The office will assist business taxpayers with updating their address, bank account information, entity ID, legal or trade name, filing status, and filing frequency, as well as cancelling an account. Corporate filers can also update corporate officer information with the office.To further benefit taxpayers, the existing phone numbers will remain the same. For questions about corporation taxes, contact 717-705-6225 and select option 8. For information regarding business trust fund taxes, contact 717-787-3653.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Multi-disciplined design, engineering and manufacturing company Balmoral has taken a substantial stake in ACE Winches by investing £10 million in the Turriff-based company.The investment should strengthen and grow ACE Winches’ position as mooring, lifting, pulling and deploying solutions provider.Both companies have seen success on the global stage and between them hold five Queen’s Awards for International Trade. However, since the beginning of the oil price slide in 2014 manufacturing business has slowed for ACE Winches and the company has restructured to optimise global rental opportunities.With the new investment ACE is eyeing opportunities to expand its equipment hire business on a global basis.Jim Milne, chairman and managing director at Balmoral Group, said: “Without doubt the offshore industry is changing but with that change comes opportunity.”“ACE Winches has built a very strong reputation for providing world-class deck machinery and lifting solutions and we recognise the potential in the company. Our aim is to help them achieve greater market share on the world stage by identifying and advising on new markets.”Alfie Cheyne, CEO and founder of ACE Winches, added: “Both ACE Winches and Balmoral Group have extensive experience of opening up new markets. We see the renewables and decommissioning sectors, in particular, offering strong growth potential both in the immediate and longer term.“With the combined efforts and expertise of both teams we are confident we can grow the ACE business and brand sustainably and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with Balmoral Group.”Jim Milne joins the ACE Winches board as non-executive chairman and Balmoral’s finance director, Bill Main, also joins as non-executive director.