State Regulatory and Legislative Affairs
The AICPA State Regulation and Legislation Team advocates for the accounting profession at the state level by partnering with the state CPA societies. The team monitors trends on key state legislative and regulatory issues at the national level and serves as an information clearinghouse and resource provider, offering information related
Published on July 30, 2014
AICPA Looks to 2013 State Legislative Issues to Predict 2014 Activity
The CPA Advocate: January, 2014. Taxes on professional services, threats to mobility, and the funding and structure of state boards of accountancy are key profession issues likely to be debated in state legislatures in 2014.
Published on January 30, 2014
State Regulation and Legislation Team Contact
Find contact information for AICPA staff in on the State Regulatory and Legislative Affairs team.
Published on May 19, 2014
AICPA Testifies before ERISA Advisory Council on Lost and Missing Plan Participants
The CPA Advocate: September, 2013. AICPA's Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center made recommendations to a U.S. Department of Labor advisory panel to better connect missing and lost participants with their benefits.
Published on September 05, 2013
Sales and Use Tax Reporting
Sales and Use Tax Reporting is an evolving issue. Review proposed statutes similar to the Colorado statue regarding sales and use tax notice and reporting requirements.
Published on December 30, 2013
State and Local Advocacy
This section contains legislative issues and comments regarding state and local taxation.
Published on May 02, 2014
AICPA Summarizes IRS Strengths and Weakness for the Oversight Board
In a testimony before the IRS Oversight Board, the AICPA provided comments on: (1) the future direction of electronic tax administration, (2) enforcement challenges, (3) effective collection strategies, and (4) workforce empowerment.
Published on September 10, 2012
AICPA to Congress Its Time for Civil Tax Penalty Reform
The CPA Advocate: April, 2013. The AICPA sent Congress legislative proposals to reform civil tax penalties so that they are clearer and fairer and, consequently, do a better job of encouraging voluntary compliance.
Published on April 29, 2013
Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) used in financial and other reporting allows for easier access to more transparent information. AICPA supports legislative proposals to utilize XBRL by companies, Federal agencies and recipients of Federal funds.
Published on May 20, 2014
Using Family Partnerships and Refuting IRS Challenges
This is an article highlighting the AICPA's position concerning the legitimate use of family partnerships. In particular, the AICPA takes exception with the IRS's refusal to recognize for transfer tax purposes the validity of many family partnership's under examination.
Published on September 19, 2012