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  • Nancy Montanye

    Health Care and Taxes: Update for Individuals

    In 2019, there will no longer be a shared responsibility penalty for being uninsured or for having health insurance that doesn't meet the minimum essential coverage as required under the Affordable Care Act. For 2018, the mandate still exists. This blog details some of the thresholds for taxpayers.
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  • Maureen Renzi

    Add Your Voice to CPA Voice

    For the PICPA to effectively be the voice of the CPA profession, we need to have a multidimensional presence in the marketplace and a digital strategy that helps consumers and small-business owners find our great information. Most of all, we need our members to help us get there.
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CPA Conversations

  • Tax Reform Is a Sea Change for Pennsylvania Natural Resources Holders

    The natural resources sector -- including minerals, quarried stone, coal, natural gas, and more -- is just one of many Pennsylvania industries affected by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. To discuss the tax law’s impacts, we spoke with Edward A. Kollar, CPA, EA, CSEP, firm director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in Wilkes-Barre and author of the winter 2019 Pennsylvania CPA Journal feature “TCJA: Mining the Tax Benefits for Natural Resources Holders.”
  • “CAS Is Cash”: Client Accounting Services Open Up New Revenue Streams for Firms

    As firms look for new opportunities to separate themselves from their competition and increase revenue, more and more they are looking at client accounting services, or CAS. In this CPA Conversations, we talk with Hitendra Patil, director of practice development for AccountantsWorld and one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, about what CAS entails, the benefits clients get from them, and the areas within a firm that need to be strengthened before providing CAS becomes an option. Check out AccountantsWorld’s guide to setting up a profitable client accounting services practice for more on this topic.
Member Spotlight

Amanda J. Bernard – 2018 PICPA Young Leader 


Amanda Bernard, CPA, is a principal with Maillie LLP in Mont Clare.The 2018 PICPA Young Leader Award recipient has spoken at several PICPA conferences, including the 2018 Pennsylvania School District Conference, the 2018 Government Accounting Conference, and more.

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