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  • Week Ending June 22, 2018

    In this issue: Pennsylvania Budget Finalized Ahead of Deadline; PICPA-Supported Depreciation Measure Heads to Gov. Wolf; U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Quill; and more.

1 Accomplishments


  • Act 18 of 2018 - PICPA provides a summary of the changes, which amend the Local Tax Enabling Act to provide consistency to the local EIT crediting provisions to protect taxpayers from double taxation. Official bill text can be found here - Signed into law 5/4/18
  • Act 6 of 2018- Amends Act empowering the General Counsel or his designee to issue subpoenas for certain licensing board activities providing for reporting of sanctions & criminal proceedings, for defs., for suspensions & civil penalties - Signed into law 2/15/18
  • Act 5 of 2017- Amends pension provisions allowing new employees and lawmakers to choose between three retirement options - Signed into law on 6/12/17
  • Act 71 of 2017-  Amends the SFCP Act to align audit requirements for financial reports with federal law - Signed into law on 12/22/17
  • Act 72 of 2017 - Makes technical changes to the SFCP Act that will assist organizations filing a registration statement with the Department of State’s BCCO - Signed into law on 12/22/17

u CPA Now

  • Peter Calcara

    The CPAs’ Voice Is Always Loudest at PICPA’s Day on the Hill

    PICPA’s Day on the Hill is a unique opportunity for our members to bring their specialized training and problem-solving skills to Harrisburg. The ultimate goal is to position PICPA members as a resource to state lawmakers and regulators, to build relationships with decisionmakers, and to garner support for our legislative priorities.
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  • Peter Calcara

    Pa. Local Income Tax Fix: Second Time Is a Charm

    Pennsylvania Act 18 marks the culmination of a four-year effort by Rep. George Dunbar, CPA (Inactive) and the PICPA to address the potential for double taxation on local earned income.
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Peter Calcara | 717-232-1821
Alexandra Fabian | 717-232-1821
Annette Knapp | 717-232-1821