The PICPA State Taxation Steering Committee
(STSC) serves as a liaison on state and local tax matters between certified
public accountants who are members of PICPA and government authorities.
The STSC provides state lawmakers, regulators, and the public with strategic
leadership and technical expertise on state and local tax issues that impact the
members of PICPA. The steering committee reviews legislation and
regulations of interest to PICPA members, meets with the Department of Revenue
(DOR) and other local taxing authorities to address issues that affect the
practitioner community, serves as a vehicle to receive, and disseminate tax
information on a timely basis, works on an annual Tax Guide for state
legislators, and plans a state tax conference.
STSC 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 participate
actively in reviewing and commenting on draft legislation and releases from the
Department of Revenue, sharing with other members of the committee, tax
developments and issues to which they become aware, participating in the annual
meeting with the DOR. Contacts with legislators and regulators would be an
Disseminate to the public and to members information relating to state and
local 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
In conjunction with the PICPA legislative staff, the committee on a continual
basis does the following:
• Reviews and evaluates existing laws, rules,
and regulations for appropriateness in the practice of public
• Proactively recommends amendments and changes to existing
legislation and regulations.
• Reviews and evaluates proposed
legislation, rules, and regulations for the effect on the practice of public
• Committee members pose questions to the DOR via email to
be answered during liaison meetings.
Maintain involvement in one or more subcommittees/working groups. They are as
1. Sales & Use Tax (SUT) Thought
2. Corporation Taxes Thought Leadership
Income Tax (PIT) Thought Leadership
4. Pass-Through Thought
5. Local Tax Thought Leadership Group
Administrative Thought Leadership
7. Liaison with the DOR Thought
Leadership (By invitation only)
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.
Thought Leadership Committees convene on an as-needed basis.
Our most engaged members are invited to join
steering committees. If you are interested in learning more about the State
Taxation Steering Committee please contact Jim DeLuccia at firstname.lastname@example.org