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  • Jennifer Boyd, CPA

    CPA Exam Evolution: Several Pathways for Success

    The CPA Exam is being restructured into a new model that accounts for the critical skills required of modern CPAs. The new format deviates from the traditional menu of four established and required subjects. Naturally, test-takers will have a few questions.
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  • Irene Walton

    Avoiding the Crunch of a New Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Payroll Tax

    To address the crisis of unfunded long-term health care expenses, Pennsylvania House Bill 2779 proposes funding long-term care through an additional payroll tax of 0.58% per $100 of gross wages. It is modeled after a Washington State program that surprised many in that state who were unaware of the mandatory tax and the short amount of time given to opt out. Long-term care is a serious issue that should surprise nobody.
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Professional & Technical Issues

  • The Language of State and Local Taxation

    It may sometimes seem that state and local taxation (SALT) has a language that is incomprehensible to those who don’t practice in the field. This blog explains a few of the terms SALT practitioners commonly use.
  • Drive Real-Time, Actionable Insight through Your Accounting ERP System

    With so many options available in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market it can be difficult to pick the solution that best meets your reporting needs and ensures your data is complete and clean. And capturing as much data in the best possible way is key to informed, real-time, actionable insights.

Legislative

  • The Demographic Squeeze Has Arrived in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office recently published an updated demographics forecast for the state through 2030. The latest data show that state's labor force participation rates remain well below prepandemic rates.
  • PICPA Government Relations’ General Election Recap

    An unsettled economic environment during a midterm election has historically been a recipe for disaster for the party in power. Not this year! Get a recap of 2022's surprising election results from PICPA's government relations team.

PICPA Initiatives

  • Triple Win: Firm Ambassadors Benefit Members, Their Firms, and the PICPA

    The PICPA Firm Ambassador program launched in 2020 to provide our members with opportunities to foster connections between young CPAs, their professional networks, and the PICPA. We are excited to work with a new class of ambassadors and continue this partnership with young leaders at Pennsylvania firms.

CPA Exam & Licensure


Careers & Lifestyles

  • Triple Win: Firm Ambassadors Benefit Members, Their Firms, and the PICPA

    The PICPA Firm Ambassador program launched in 2020 to provide our members with opportunities to foster connections between young CPAs, their professional networks, and the PICPA. We are excited to work with a new class of ambassadors and continue this partnership with young leaders at Pennsylvania firms.
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