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  • Mark W. Banks, CPA, MAFF

    Making the Most of the Loosened PPP Loan Regulations

    The federal government recently loosened the regulations covering PPP loans to give businesses more flexibility to spend the money and to qualify for loan forgiveness. This blog shares eight ways the federal government made it easier to use PPP loans and three recommendations for tracking how the funds are spent to help ensure maximum forgiveness.
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  • Carrie Steffen

    Virtual Learning Is Here: Time to Embrace the Technology

    The coronavirus crisis has sped up the accounting profession’s technology transformation. It remains to be seen, however, how much of this transformation will remain after the pandemic subsides. Particularly in the area of professional education.
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Legislative

  • Pennsylvania Primary Prep for CPAs

    As the Pennsylvania primary election approaches and we continue to grapple with the ongoing effects of COVID-19, it’s important to remember that your votes continue to matter. Elections are essential to the democratic process. Not only is 2020 a presidential election year, but there are other critical races, including U.S. Congress, statewide offices, and the state legislature.
  • Advocacy Amidst the “New Normal”

    Advocating on your behalf is usually an in-person endeavor, but our new world with a pandemic has complicated matters. The PICPA mustered an all-hands-on-deck effort to get and provide information from and to state officials and regulators. These efforts would not have been so well received if not for all our members who made a CPA-PAC contribution in 2019.

PICPA Initiatives

  • Coronavirus Impact on Business Detailed in New Survey

    The PICPA recently partnered with Avenue M to conduct a survey to determine how COVID-19 is impacting accounting firms and other companies nationwide and at the state level. Find out what Pennsylvania's 1,050 respondents had to say.

CPA Exam & Licensure

  • What's New with the CPA Exam: All-Year Availability!

    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs announced that the CPA Exam now will be administered all year round. The removal of blackout periods means an increase of 75 more days each year to take the exam.

Careers & Lifestyles

  • Tips for CPAs Preparing to Enter the Remote Work Force

    Entering the public accounting world can be a daunting step in one’s professional life, and the COVID-19 pandemic has not made it any easier as firms have adopted remote working arrangements. This blog includes tips for emerging CPAs in acclimating to this new environment.
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