Reading Chapter

Attention Members:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, in-person events have been cancelled through August 2020. For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Updates page.

Chapter Announcements

Reading Chapter Reps Needed for Berks County Partnership

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Business and Community Advocacy Council (BCAC). BCAC is a diverse group representing all business types in Berks County. The opportunity for exposure to the Berks business community is huge. The group is passionately pro-business. The BCAC agenda is to help the Berks business community work as freely and efficiently as possible. For a CPA, the opportunity to gain insight from the other businesses in the room is invaluable. It is important for us as CPAs to share with the group how we see taxes impacting the business community and offer solutions where appropriate. This group ties in well with our PICPA government affairs branch, and Peter Calcara, PICPA vice president - government relations, has very much appreciated the access our partnership with GRCA provides to local legislators.

Wilson School District BPMT 2020 Estimated Tax Reduction

As of May 18, 2020, the Wilson School Board passed a resolution to reduce the 2020 estimated MBPT tax to at least 75% of the 2019 MBPT tax liability. For taxpayers who have already filed and paid their 2020 estimated tax, a refund for 25% of the estimated tax due and paid can be obtained by completing and submitting a refund request form which can be found on the district's website.

View the signed resolution here.


Featured Events

What’s Next? Career Development for Firm Seniors

Have you been recently promoted to senior in your firm? Looking for an opportunity to get together with other firm seniors? Join one of our three roundtable discussions.

Zoom login information will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the event by Jen Howard. Please contact if you have any questions.

Peter N. Calcara

Reading Chapter Virtual Legislator Town Hall
July 24 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Virtual (Zoom)

Join us for our virtual Legislator Town Hall Series to hear from Sen. Judy Schwank and Peter Calcara, PICPA's vice president of government relations, in an informal setting. This is a great opportunity to connect with your political leaders and ask them questions. Federal and state level elected officials will be invited.

Zoom login information will be sent to registrants the morning of the town hall by Jen Howard. Please contact to submit questions.

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CPAs on the Front Lines of the Pandemic
July 29 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Virtual (Zoom)

Join us for a one-hour panel discussion with four CFOs from organizations that were deemed essential as they share their stories of how they and their organizations had to quickly plan for the impacts of the pandemic. This program qualifies for one hour of CPE credit.

Zoom login information will be sent to registrants the morning of the presentation by Jen Howard. Please contact if you have any questions. Video participation for this session is optional, but highly encouraged.

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Reading Chapter 2020 National, Regional, and Local Economic Update
Aug. 14 | 8:45 - 10:00 a.m. | Virtual (Zoom)

Leigh-Ann Wilkins, an economic outreach associate in the economics and research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will present an in-depth look at economic trends in the region and in the United States on a broader scale. Topics will include the current economy, GDP, employment, housing conditions, and monetary policy.

The presentation will be in conjunction with the GRCA's (Greater Reading Chamber Alliance) monthly meeting, which all PICPA members are invited to attend.

Zoom login information will be sent to registrants within 24 hours of the event by Jen Howard. Please contact if you have any questions. Video participation for this session is optional, but highly encouraged.

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