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

  • 2022 Legislative Preview

    by Mike Nelson | Jan 10, 2022
    The 2022 Legislative Session got underway today, Monday, January 10. This year is shaping up to be another mostly virtual session given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The House of Representatives has moved to an entirely virtual setup to start, while the Senate is currently planning to vote in person but will hold committee meetings virtually.
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  • CPA–Inactive Bill Aims to Promote Clarity and Benefit Licensees

    by Mike Nelson | Dec 21, 2021
    In preparation for the upcoming Legislative Session the WSCPA has worked with legislators to propose HB 1648 and SB 5519. These bills would set a timeline for phasing out certificate status while also creating a new CPA–Inactive license status.
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  • Long Term Care Tax Delayed

    by Mike Nelson | Dec 17, 2021
    Governor Inslee announced a delay in collections of the payroll tax until April 2022. This gives the legislature time during their upcoming session to make tweaks and address some concerns that have been raised over the last few months.
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  • Rule Changes from the Washington State Board of Accountancy

    by Mike Nelson | Nov 08, 2021
    The Washington State Board of Accountancy (WBOA) has been looking to make a few rule changes this year to streamline some processes for active CPAs and prospective CPA candidates.
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    The Seasons and Laws are Changing

    by Mike Nelson | Nov 02, 2021
    While the profession continues to adapt to the changing business and social climate, the WSCPA Advocacy Team has spent the summer and fall working hard monitoring and participating in various rulemaking at different agencies which will impact the profession in the years to come.
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