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
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.
- 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
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.