| ||CPAs from across the nation and the U.S. territories visited more than 200 Capitol Hill offices to inform lawmakers and their staffs about how top accounting profession issues affect individuals and businesspeople in the communities represented by the lawmakers. The visits took place in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Spring Meeting of Council held May 17 to May 19. |
The four primary issues CPAs discussed with lawmakers were:
Members and staff of the Illinois CPA Society from left to right in the front row are Daniel Rahill, Elizabeth Pittelkow and Todd Shapiro. In the back row from left to right are Edward Hannon, Jennifer Schultz, Kelly Pope and Martin Green.
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“Illinois lawmakers are always ready to meet with us,” Todd Shapiro, president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society, said. “Our May meetings in Washington went extremely well. The elected officials and their staffs were particularly interested in learning about the challenges related to the tax filing season and why it’s so important to CPAs and other personal service sector businesses to be able to retain the cash method of accounting.”