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    On behalf of its members, the AICPA monitors and advocates on legislative and other matters that affect the accounting profession. Working with state CPA societies and other professional organizations, the AICPA provides information to and educates federal, state and local policymakers regarding key issues.

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    The State Regulation and Legislation team supports sound state-level policymaking that promotes the profession while protecting the public interest.


    The Tax team follows the actions of Congressional tax-writing committees and the IRS on behalf of the profession.


    US Supreme Court AICPA Files Lawsuit Against IRS Challenging “Voluntary” Program for Tax Return Preparers
    The AICPA on July 15 filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the IRS’s new rule regulating tax return preparers.
    Successful Push for Penalty Relief on Delayed Forms
    The IRS recently announced late payment penalty relief for those taxpayers who are filing forms released after Jan. 30, addressing one of the AICPA’s requests to the agency to alleviate the burden of a compressed, post-fiscal cliff tax filing season.
    House and Senate Tax Reform Discussion Drafts Include Due Date Simplification Proposal Championed by AICPA
    The tax reform discussion drafts released by the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees include provisions of the due dates simplification bill the AICPA has pushed Congress to enact in order to alleviate the problem of receiving late Schedule K-1 information and provide a chronologically-correct flow of information between pass-through entities and their owners and beneficiaries.


    What's at Stake? A CPA's Insights into the Federal Government's Finances

    With non-partisan and clear analysis this new video and related resources looks at the financial sustainability of our country and calls on both policymakers and the public to improve our country's fiscal health.

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    Through its volunteer committees, the AICPA advocates on behalf of the membership by writing comment letters on technical proposals issued by various standard-setting bodies. Visit the relevant Interest Area for further information on advocacy initiatives.
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