CPA Now

Latest Blogs

  • James Vinocur

    Data Privacy Efforts Growing, Coming to Pennsylvania

    Until very recently, there were absolutely no regulations about how businesses could collect, store, and sell personal information, with or without permission. Now, dozens of states have introduced consumer data privacy bills. It is vital to note what these laws require and to whom they apply.
    Full story
  • Patrick Skeehan

    Philadelphia Wage Tax Credit Denial Appealed to State Supreme Court

    Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled in January that a Philadelphia resident taxpayer who worked in Wilmington, Del., was not entitled to a credit against her Philadelphia Wage Tax liability for state income tax paid to Delaware. The court determined that Philadelphia’s taxing and crediting policies were justified on the grounds that state and local income taxes are levied separately. However, the court’s analysis in this case raises several important local taxation questions.
    Full story

Subscribe Now

Sign up for weekly updates from PICPA's blog, podcasts, and discussion board topics.

By Topic

Professional & Technical Issues

  • Making State Tax Legislation Isn’t Always Pretty

    The process of making legislation can get messy, and sometimes you might be better off not watching it. But to remove some of the mystery of surrounding lawmaking, this blog describes the process in Pennsylvania through which state tax laws are enacted or, in some cases, repealed.
  • Cybersecurity: Incident Response Plan Offers Peace of Mind, Path to Quicker Recovery

    A cyber-incident preparedness plan could be crucial to weathering a post-cyberattack storm and ensuring your firm’s survival. Such plans can be of significant assistance in your efforts to recover quickly and smoothly from an attack and mitigate financial losses.

Legislative

  • Making State Tax Legislation Isn’t Always Pretty

    The process of making legislation can get messy, and sometimes you might be better off not watching it. But to remove some of the mystery of surrounding lawmaking, this blog describes the process in Pennsylvania through which state tax laws are enacted or, in some cases, repealed.
  • With Spotlight on Pennsylvania, Know Your Candidates: A Primary Guide

    The Pennsylvania elections -- both state and federal -- are receiving national attention this year, and the May 17 primary will determine which candidates will move forward as their parties' nominees for the November general election. This blog provides an overview of your primary election options, at both the state and federal levels.

PICPA Initiatives

  • PICPA’s 125th Annual Meeting: Celebration of Achievements, Preparing for Future Triumphs

    PICPA's annual meeting is right around the corner, and this year we have more reasons to celebrate than ever … 125 reasons to be exact. This year marks PICPA’s 125th anniversary, and PICPA members are invited to come to Hershey May 31 through June 2 to embrace this historic moment, reconnect with peers, and move forward boldly into the profession’s future.

CPA Exam & Licensure

  • 3 Tips to Pass the CPA Exam Faster

    Every CPA Exam candidate’s time is precious. While there are no shortcuts to passing the CPA Exam, there are steps you can take to expedite the process. This blog provides three tips on how to pass the CPA Exam faster so you can start along your professional journey sooner.

Careers & Lifestyles

  • Red-Teaming Your Risk Management

    Red-teaming is designed to provide an independent, dissenting voice to challenge assumptions and anticipate potential threats, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. The objective is to mitigate groupthink and overcome conformity by purposefully seeking to reach an opposite conclusion relative to a strategy or the prevailing wisdom. Do you red-team at your organization? Would you even know where to begin?
Topic Suggestions
Have a suggestion for a topic? Want to be a guest blogger or speaker?

Let us know! Fill out this form.
PICPA Staff Contributors
Follow @PaCPAs on Twitter