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  • Week Ending Jan. 18, 2019

    In this issue: PA Governor Strikes Optimistic Tone in Second Inaugural; Pennsylvania Revenue Department Open Tax Season; State Senators Seek Spark Pennsylvania Manufacturing Expansion; and more.
2018 Q&A with the DOR

The PICPA met with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on Oct. 24, 2018. View the full transcript or the recording.

PICPA Connect

Visit our PICPA Connect discussion boards to discuss legislative issues with other PICPA members.

Advocacy In Action

Gov. Tom Wolf, Sens. Michelle Brooks and Pat Browne, Tom Horan, and PICPA's Peter Calcara.

Oct. 2 ceremonial signing for Act 72 of 2018. PICPA's Peter Calcara (top right) was invited to join (bottom, left to right) Sen. Pat Browne, Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Michelle Brooks, and (top, left) Tom Horan, assistant executive director of the Senate Appropriations Committee.


1 Accomplishments

2017-2018

  • Act 72 of 2018 - Decouples the state’s corporate net income tax law from the bonus depreciation provided in last year’s federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Official bill text can be found here - Signed into law on June 6, 2018.
  • 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 on May 4, 2018.
  • 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 on Feb. 15, 2018
  • Act 5 of 2017- Amends pension provisions allowing new employees and lawmakers to choose between three retirement options - Signed into law on June 12, 2017.
  • Act 71 of 2017-  Amends the SFCP Act to align audit requirements for financial reports with federal law - Signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017
  • 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 Dec. 22, 2017

u CPA Now Archive

  • Peter Calcara

    New Year Brings Hope, Optimism to Harrisburg

    The 203rd Pennsylvania General Assembly—one of the oldest state legislative bodies in the nation—convened on New Year’s Day to kick off the 2019-2020 legislative session. Swearing-in day is filled with much ceremony, and it brings a sense of renewed optimism for bipartisanship and moving the Commonwealth forward.
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  • Peter Calcara

    State Lawmakers Elect Leadership Teams for 2019-2020 Session

    Pennsylvania voters may have gone to the polls on Nov. 6, but there was another recent election that went mostly unnoticed outside of Harrisburg. Last week, state lawmakers elected who will lead their respective caucuses for the next legislative session.
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When a hot-button issues arises, PICPA members are encouraged to write, call, or visit their legislators. These interactions hold legislators accountable and reinforce trust in CPAs. 

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Q&A with Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

Department of Revenue Q&A on issues affecting practitioners and their clients.

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governmentrelations@picpa.org
Peter Calcara | 717-232-1821
Alexandra Fabian | 717-232-1821
Annette Knapp | 717-232-1821