• Becoming a Creative CPA with the WonderRigor Paradigm

    Nov 30, 2020
    Having mastered rigor, are we, as CPAs, already halfway to becoming our best creative selves? James Caruso reached out to Nixon and the two have come together to discuss the WonderRigor creative framework, how it can be used to apply a creativity competency to accounting, and why CPAs are already more creative than they think.
  • Week Ending Nov. 20, 2020

    Nov 23, 2020
    In this issue: CPE Carryover Bill Heads to Gov. Wolf; Pa. Supplement Appropriations Bill Completed; Lawmakers Approve COVID-19 Liability Protections; and more.
  • Week Ending Nov. 13, 2020

    Nov 13, 2020
    In this issue: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Telework Guidance Issued by DOR; McClinton First Black Woman Elected to Lead Pa. House Democrats; Corman, Ward Top Pa. Senate Republican Leadership Team; and more.
  • 2020 Run The Numbers 5k Times Announced

    Nov 06, 2020
  • Week Ending Nov. 6, 2020

    Nov 06, 2020
    In this issue: Pa. Lawmakers Return Nov. 10 for Leadership Elections; Pennsylvania Sales Tax Receipts Strong; State Tax Liabilities Related to Working Remotely; and more.
  • Week Ending Oct. 30, 2020

    Oct 30, 2020
    In this issue: PICPA State Tax Committee Hosts Pennsylvania DOR; IFO 2020-2021 Pa. Revenue and Economic Update; PICPA Legislative Update Webinar; and more.
  • Week Ending Oct. 23, 2020

    Oct 23, 2020
    In this issue: PICPA 2020 Pennsylvania Election Guide Now Available; Employee Misclassification Bill Approved by Pa. Lawmakers; Bill Creates New Pennsylvania Commerce Court; and more.
  • Week Ending Oct. 16, 2020

    Oct 16, 2020
    In this issue: Pa. Restaurant Opening Bill Awaits Gubernatorial Action; Pennsylvania Republicans Unveil COVID Comeback Bills; Bill Proposes Hazard Pay for Pa. Nonprofit Workers; and more.
  • Week Ending Oct. 9, 2020

    Oct 09, 2020
    In this issue: PPP Loan Forgiveness Clears Pennsylvania Senate Committee; Coalition Urges Continuation of PPP to Help Small Businesses; Relief Announced for Pa. Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19; and more.
  • Week Ending Oct. 2, 2020

    Oct 05, 2020
    In this issue: PICPA Seeks Guidance on Remote Working Nexus; New Overtime Rule Takes Effect in Pennsylvania; Pa. Senate Committee to Consider PPP Loan Forgiveness; and more.
  • Week Ending Sept. 25, 2020

    Sep 25, 2020
    In this issue: PICPA Joins Coalition Urging COVID-19 Safe Harbor Protections; Pa. Legislature Relaxes Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants; Veto Override of High School Sports Bill Fails in Pa. House; and more.
  • Week Ending Sept. 18, 2020

    Sep 18, 2020
    In this issue: Pa. Revenue Department Provides Economic Update; Acting Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary for Compliance and Collections Appointed; Pa. Lawmaker Proposes NOL Changes for COVID-19 Losses; and more.
  • Week Ending Sept. 11, 2020

    Sep 11, 2020
    In this issue: Pennsylvania COVID-19 Funding Bills Move in State Senate; Measure Giving Pa. Schools Final Say on Fall Sports; Pa. Senate Approves Expanded Broadband Access Bill; and more.
  • Week Ending Sept. 4, 2020

    Sep 04, 2020
    In this issue: Bill Would Permit Pa. Licensed Professionals to Receive Board Advice; PICPA Calls for Pa. Tax Filing Relief for Remote Workers; Pennsylvania House Approves Election Reform Measure; and more.
  • The Evolution of the CPA Exam

    Sep 02, 2020
    Having spent 15 years of my career working in the testing industry, the last nine with the AICPA examinations team, I understand and appreciate the vital role assessments play in supporting their respective industries or professions.
  • Lean Accounting Brings Focus and Direction to Company Performance

    Sep 02, 2020
    Companies across all industries for the past 20 years have been adopting lean manufacturing as a strategy to improve performance. Lean accounting emerged soon after, and it has grown in recent years as a related strategy to align the financial side of an organization with the overall lean effort.
  • International Reporting Failures Create Penalty and Statute of Limitations Problems

    Sep 02, 2020
    An ever-growing number of businesses and individuals are going global. Familiarity with the U.S. tax forms that are necessary to properly disclose foreign assets and interests is thus paramount. Four critical forms – Foreign Bank Accounting Re-port (FBAR), 8938, 8621, and 3520 – are summarized here, including applicable penalties.
  • Private-Label Pricing Strategy to Optimize the Bottom Line

    Sep 02, 2020
    Most manufacturing companies, especially in the consumer products industry, will encounter the situation when the sales department presents an opportunity to sell a private-label product to a customer. Unless you have a strategy in place to determine if you can compete in this area, properly vet the opportunity, and then price it, your bottom line could be adversely affected.
  • Building a Bright Future for Pennsylvania CPAs

    Sep 01, 2020
    It is a privilege and an honor to serve as your 2020-2021 PICPA president. I’m proud to follow in the footsteps of Marty Levin and so many other excellent leaders who paved the way for the next generation. I pledge to serve the PICPA and its 20,000 members with honor, integrity, and positive energy, and to do everything I can to advance the profession that we all love and that has given us so much.
  • Pa. General Assembly Adjusts and Moves Forward

    Sep 01, 2020
    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard in early spring, many wondered what effect it would have on legislative activity in Harrisburg. It turns out, as was the case for most of us, adjustments were made and the work went on. House and Senate lawmakers were in session 58 days from the onset of Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration on March 6 through the middle of July, when the General Assembly recessed. In that time, 69 bills were signed into law by the governor.
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