Advocacy

Advocacy

The WSCPA's goal is to provide members with the most current news and advocacy resources. Find news and updates on a variety of issues such as legislation, proposals, and changes to regulation here on the WSCPA advocacy blog, All Things Advocacy.

All Things Advocacy

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    Disaster Relief: Preparing for the Unknown

    by Ashley Kittrell | Sep 17, 2018
    Disasters are an unfortunate reality of life that you can never fully prepare for. Knowing that there are safeguards in place both as a CPA and taxpayer can ease the recovery process. The AICPA has made several recommendations to the IRS for effective disaster relief tax provisions.
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    Department of Revenue Releases Guidance Post Wayfair

    by Ashley Kittrell | Aug 09, 2018
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. allows states to require out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax. While there are still unknown implications, the Department of Revenue recently issued several statements on this issue.
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    IRS Releases Guidance on Section 199A

    by Ashley Kittrell | Aug 08, 2018
    Tax practitioners have been waiting for guidance from the IRS regarding the qualified business income deduction section since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed last fall. This morning, regulations for Section 199A have been released.
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    Advocacy at Work: The Greatest Bill in the History of Great Bills

    by Ashley Kittrell | Aug 07, 2018
    Despite what Schoolhouse Rock would have you believe, passing legislation is not an easy task. Bracing from a long 2017 session that lasted 105 days and three additional special sessions each 30 days long, the legislature prepared itself for 60 days of nonstop activity, fearing another ominous series of special sessions if they failed to pass supplemental budgets and resolve key issues such as McCleary and Hirst.
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    Legislation Limiting Damage Awards Against State Regulatory Boards Has Backing of CPA Profession

    by AICPA | Jul 30, 2018
    U.S. Representative Mike Conaway (R-Texas) has introduced the Occupational Licensing Board Antitrust Damages Relief and Reform Act (H.R. 6515) to protect state boards – including accountancy boards – board members and staffs from damage awards.
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