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  • Peter Calcara

    New Year Brings Hope, Optimism to Harrisburg

    The 203rd Pennsylvania General Assembly—one of the oldest state legislative bodies in the nation—convened on New Year’s Day to kick off the 2019-2020 legislative session. Swearing-in day is filled with much ceremony, and it brings a sense of renewed optimism for bipartisanship and moving the Commonwealth forward.
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  • Meg Killian, VP Member Relations

    The Top Blog Posts of 2018 from the PICPA

    Pennsylvania CPAs count on the PICPA to monitor, advocate for, and report on the things that matter most to them. So, in case you missed some of our coverage, here are the top 10 PICPA blog posts of the past year.
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Professional & Technical Issues

  • Tax Considerations when Making a Choice of Entity in Pa.

    When considering combined federal and state effective tax rates for particular choices of entity, most search results usually do not consider Pennsylvania’s high C corporation income tax rate and relatively low personal tax rate. Weighing both can significantly affect choice of entity recommendations.
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  • Success Starts with Understanding the “Why”

    Maintaining an inquisitive nature is a major strength for CPAs. And taking the time to learn the "why" behind various principles and practices in industry will help you think holistically on all areas of business and open your thoughts beyond just the finance discipline.
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  • Your License Is Under Attack

    Public accounting is built upon a legal and regulatory foundation that governs its members and their conduct. This well-established system that bolsters CPA professional integrity is under attack in many state legislatures.
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  • Wolf Presents Pennsylvania Spending Plan to Some Praise

    On Feb. 5, 2019, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented his fifth state budget to a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Once again, a cornerstone of his budget is increased funding for education.
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Personal Finance & Small Business Advice

  • Section 199A Deduction for Small Business

    Section 199A of the tax law that passed in December 2017 includes a provision for a personal income tax deduction equal to 20 percent of a small business’s income. This was further defined by the IRS, reinforcing the basic simplicity of the deduction. However, it also left open a great many questions about the details.
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