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Legislative Update
  • Week Ending March 22, 2019

    In this issue: Bill Aids Businesses with New Pennsylvania 1099-MISC Obligation; Attend PICPA’s Day on the Hill in Harrisburg; Continuing Education Credit Carryover Passes Pa. House; 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 watch 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

    Your License Is Under Attack

    Public accounting is built upon a legal and regulatory foundation that governs its members and their conduct. This well-established system that bolsters CPA professional integrity is under attack in many state legislatures.
    Full story
  • Peter Calcara

    Wolf Presents Pennsylvania Spending Plan to Some Praise

    On Feb. 5, 2019, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented his fifth state budget to a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Once again, a cornerstone of his budget is increased funding for education.
    Full story

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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