State Taxation


The State Taxation Committee provides state lawmakers, regulators, and the public with strategic leadership and technical expertise on issues that affect the socioeconomic and business environment of Pennsylvania. The committee reviews legislation and regulations of interest to PICPA members, meets with the Department of Revenue (DOR) to discuss matters that affect the practitioner community, works on an annual Tax Guide for state legislators, and plans a state tax conference.

Membership Requirements

This committee is by appointment or election only. Nominations open annually in October.

Committee members are appointed by PICPA leadership and should have significant knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing the practice of public accounting. Members should be willing to actively participate in the legislative and regulatory process through contact with legislators and regulators. They must also be willing to participate in annual meetings with the DOR.

General Duties

  • Disseminate to the public and to members information relating to state taxation, and aid in developing a stronger public understanding of the CPA profession’s competence in taxation.

  • Testify at state House and Senate committee meetings on general interest tax topics.

  • In conjunction with the PICPA legislative staff, the committee on a continual basis does the following:

    • Review and evaluate existing laws, rules, and regulations for appropriateness in the practice of public accounting.

    • Proactively recommend amendments and changes to existing legislation and regulations.

    • Review and evaluate proposed legislation, rules, and regulations for the effect on the practice of public accounting.

  • Committee members pose questions to the DOR via email to be answered during liaison meetings.

  • Maintain involvement in one or more subcommittee. They are as follows:

    • Act 32 Working Group

    • Forms

    • Legislation

    • Publication

    • Regulation

Time Commitment

Meetings take place three times annually. Q&A sessions with the DOR are conducted quarterly. All State Taxation Committee members may attend the annual meeting with the DOR. Additional committee meetings are held via conference call when urgent feedback is needed. Input is also frequently requested via email. Subcommittees convene on an as-needed basis.

Learn more.

View all committee opportunities or chat with the PICPA Resource Center through the chat function at the bottom of the screen or call (215) 496-9272.