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State Taxation Steering Committee


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 state Department of Revenue (DOR) and other local taxing authorities to address issues that affect the practitioner community and serves as a vehicle to receive and disseminate tax information on a timely basis.

Appointment Requirements

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 DOR, share with other members of the committee - tax developments and issues to which they become aware, and participate in the annual meeting with the DOR. Contacts with legislators and regulators would be an added benefit.

General Duties

  • 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 topics.

  • In conjunction with the Government Relations 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 accounting.
    • 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 accounting.
    • Committee members pose questions to the DOR via email to be answered during liaison meetings.

  • Maintains involvement in one or more Thought Leadership Committee(s). They are as follows:
    • Federal Tax Thought Leadership Committee
    • Local Tax Thought Leadership Committee
    • Pass-Through Thought Leadership Committee
    • Pennsylvania Corporate Tax Thought Leadership Committee
    • Personal Income Tax (PIT) Thought Leadership Committee
    • Philadelphia Taxation Thought Leadership Committee
    • Sales and Use Tax (SUT) Thought Leadership Committee
    • Tax Administration Thought Leadership Committee

Meeting Frequency

Meetings take place three times annually. Q&A sessions with the DOR are conducted quarterly. All State Taxation Steering 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 Alex Fabian.

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