Legislative Update Newsletter

Stay ahead with the latest Pennsylvania government updates and commentary on vital CPA issues.

  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Jan. 26, 2024

    Jan 26, 2024, 09:56 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pennsylvania budget address set for Feb. 6; Bill to create family and medical leave Pa. tax credit; Pennsylvania debt management policy; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Jan. 19, 2024

    Jan 19, 2024, 10:39 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Slow start expected in Pa. General Assembly; New Pennsylvania tax bulletin; PICPA member Pisciottano to run for Pa. Senate; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Dec. 22, 2023

    Dec 22, 2023, 10:18 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Season’s greetings from the PICPA; Pa. grantor trust law effective date clarified; Beneficial ownership information reporting delay; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Dec. 15, 2023

    Dec 15, 2023, 11:22 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pennsylvania grantor trust reform signed by governor; Pa. lawmakers wrap up 2023 with a flurry of activity; Pa. fiscal code bill signed into law; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Dec. 8, 2023

    Dec 8, 2023, 10:32 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: PICPA-backed tax appeal reform measure; Pa. Rep. Pisciottano to introduce antitrust statute; Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes tax credits for shopping malls; and more.
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  • First-Budget Déjà Vu as Spending Plan Completion Is Elusive

    Dec 4, 2023, 12:29 PM by Peter N. Calcara
    First-year budget foot-dragging is not unusual in Pennsylvania. In fact, Gov. Josh Shapiro’s immediate predecessor, Tom Wolf, had a first-year budget fight that dragged on for more than 250 days. Shapiro signed a $45.5 billion General Appropriations Act on Aug. 3, but numerous pieces of budget-related code bills remained tied up in the legislature, and the clock keeps ticking.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Dec. 1, 2023

    Dec 1, 2023, 10:21 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: PICPA-backed charitable purposes bill introduced; Shapiro administration appeals RGGI ruling; FinCEN extends BOI deadline for new companies; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Nov. 17, 2023

    Nov 17, 2023, 10:30 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pa. House designates CPA Week in Pennsylvania; Grantor trust reform clears Pa. House committee; PICPA Legislative Update year-end webcast; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Nov. 10, 2023

    Nov 10, 2023, 10:08 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: CPA Week in Pennsylvania; Democrats sweep Pennsylvania judicial seats; Lawmaker proposes overhaul of Pa. tax credit programs; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Nov. 3, 2023

    Nov 3, 2023, 10:42 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pennsylvania judicial elections on Nov. 7 ballot; PICPA, AICPA urge delay in BOI implementation; Pa. judges say no to greenhouse gas initiative; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Oct. 27, 2023

    Oct 27, 2023, 10:23 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: PICPA hosts Q&A with Pa. Revenue Department; Gov. Shapiro signs budget-related legislation; Fair share tax plan introduced in Pennsylvania House; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Oct. 20, 2023

    Oct 20, 2023, 10:01 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Emergency Services Piece of Pennsylvania Budget Passes; CPA-PAC Meets with Pa. Judicial Candidates; Pennsylvania Telefilers Take Note - Action Needed; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Oct. 13, 2023

    Oct 13, 2023, 10:48 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Unfinished Business Awaits Pennsylvania Lawmakers; PICPA Seeks Congressional Support for STEM Legislation; Revised Pa. Tax Bulletin Clarifies Treatment of Interest Expenses; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Oct. 6, 2023

    Oct 6, 2023, 10:19 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Omnibus Tax Code Bill Approved by Pa. House; Pennsylvania House Approves Budget Trailer Bills; Bill Passes House to Move Pa. Primary Election; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Sept. 29, 2023

    Sep 29, 2023, 10:24 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Gov. Shapiro calls for Pa. economic development strategy; PICPA to host Pennsylvania House Speaker McClinton; IRS issues contingency plan for government shutdown; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Sept. 22, 2023

    Sep 22, 2023, 10:02 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: PICPA-Backed Grantor Trust Reform Bill Passes Senate; Well and Mine Depletion Bill Gains Pa. Senate Approval; Pennsylvania Agencies to Use Generative Artificial Intelligence; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Sept. 15, 2023

    Sep 15, 2023, 10:07 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pennsylvania Senate Returns for Fall Session; Pa. DOR Issues Reminder for Corp. Tax Payments; Assessed Pa. Tax Collection Deadline Change Proposed; and more.
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  • $45 Billion State Spending Plan Finally Adopted

    Sep 5, 2023, 07:00 AM by Peter N. Calcara
    Getting Pennsylvania’s budget to the governor took an unexpected detour this summer. Although the spending plan was approved in both chambers by July 5, it was not signed into law by Gov. Josh Shapiro until Aug. 3, 2023. Find out what happened and what’s included in the fiscal year budget.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Sept. 1, 2023

    Aug 31, 2023, 10:44 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Pa. Senate Returns to Finish State Budget; PICPA Lobbies Congress for Estimated Tax Payment Relief; Pennsylvania Lawmaker Proposes Property Tax Freedom Act; and more.
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  • Legislative Update - Week Ending Aug. 4, 2023

    Aug 4, 2023, 09:42 AM by PICPA Government Relations
    In this issue: Gov. Shapiro Signs $45.5 Billion Pa. Spending Plan; PICPA Legislative Update Webinar; Pennsylvania Expands Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program; and more.
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