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  • Peter Calcara

    PICPA Advances Pass-Through Entity Tax Reform Initiative

    With both the political and economic environments seemingly ripe for such a discussion, the Pennsylvania General Assembly appears poised to address a variety of tax law changes. One that could appear on the legislative agenda is PICPA’s effort to address the growing inequity in state and local taxation via an elective pass-through entity tax.
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  • William Bergman

    Don’t Mess with Accrual Accounting in Government

    The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has embarked on a fundamental reexamination of its financial reporting model, and it had appeared that it was about to reinforce existing unreliable and misleading cash-basis-like principles for governmental funds statements. Maybe its “redeliberations” are a sign it is having second thoughts.
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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lawmaking, this blog describes the process in Pennsylvania through which state tax laws are enacted or, in some cases, repealed.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lawmaking, this blog describes the process in Pennsylvania through which state tax laws are enacted or, in some cases, repealed.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?
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