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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    Reconciliation Bill Deadline Looms in Congress – Potential Impact on Corporations

    by WSCPA | Jul 20, 2022
    As negotiations continue on the fast-approaching reconciliation bill, the AICPA remains active in its advocacy efforts, which includes pushing back on the implementation of a minimum book income tax on corporations. With a deadline of September 30, there is little time to pass a bill and sign it into law.
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  • Tax Structure Work Group Continues Looking at Major Tax Changes for Washington

    by Mike Nelson | Jul 07, 2022
    The Tax Structure Work Group (TSWG) is nearing the finish line of their five-year exercise to recommend a new fairer tax system in Washington. At their May meeting, the TSWG voted on a number of proposals and decision points in directing the Department of Revenue to model and draft proposal language for different taxes in Washington.
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  • CPA – Inactive Legislation Passes

    by Mike Nelson | Mar 28, 2022
    On Friday, March 4, 2022, House Bill 1648 and Senate Bill 5519 were each passed unanimously in the State Legislature. These bills were previously passed unanimously as they worked their way through the legislature. Both bills are identical and will implement a new CPA – Inactive license status while phasing out the previously issued Certificates. They have been sent to Governor Jay Inslee where he is expected to sign one of the bills into law in the coming weeks.
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  • Federal and State Updates Regarding COVID-19

    by WSCPA | Mar 01, 2022
    Find the latest resources from various federal and state agencies regarding COVID-19. We're monitoring and updating this list as developments continue to unfold.
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    WSCPA Advocates for Businesses and Practitioners on Schedules K-2, K-3

    by WSCPA | Feb 28, 2022
    On Thursday, February 24, the AICPA and 52 state CPA societies sent a letter to Assistant Treasury Secretary Lily Batchelder and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig regarding widespread concerns on the Schedules K-2 and K-3 reporting.
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