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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.

    The Congressional & Political Affairs team represents the profession’s interests while protecting the public interest.

    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 to Testify at Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Tax Relief after a Disaster: How Individuals, Small Businesses, and Communities Recover, on November 18th at 2:30pm
    Troy K. Lewis, chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ Tax Executive Committee, will urge Congress to pass permanent tax disaster assistance legislation, which would be automatically triggered by a declaration of a federal disaster, so that taxpayers would be fairly treated and have prompt access to relief.
    Road signs with state names Puerto Rico Becomes 52nd Jurisdiction to Approve Individual CPA Mobility
    Puerto Rico's new law was signed on August 28 by Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla and is effective as of the signing of the legislation. Puerto Rico is the 52nd jurisdiction to pass an individual CPA mobility law, which allows out-of-state CPAs to operate in their jurisdictions without having to obtain a reciprocal license or register in the state.
    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.


    With tax season quickly approaching, the AICPA Tax Advocacy Team provides a brief update on our advocacy efforts as well as what is happening in Washington that may affect you, your practice or your clients. 

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