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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    2021 Advocacy Outlook

    by Mike Nelson | Feb 04, 2021
    2020 was certainly full of surprises and unprecedented challenges. The WSCPA advocacy team and our member volunteers, have been advocating for CPAs every week (not an exaggeration) during a year of unparalleled legislative and regulatory flux. Now that the legislative session is underway, here are our advocacy priorities for 2021.
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  • Start of 2021 Legislative Session Recap

    by Mike Nelson | Jan 25, 2021
    The 2021 legislative session is off to a fast start. A number of important bills that could potentially affect the CPA profession, and your clients, have come up in just the first two weeks. The Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has published a list of four topics that bills will need to address in order for them to be considered in that chamber. The list includes racial equity, responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, and the global climate crisis. We have already seen a number of proposals from Governor Inslee and others that would address police reform, regressive taxation, and various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • AICPA and More Than 560 National and Local Business Organizations Urge Congress to Immediately Pass PPP Expense Forgiveness Legislation

    by WSCPA | Dec 03, 2020
    Today, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and a coalition of more than 560 organizations representing millions of employers and American workers sent Congressional leaders a letter urging passage of legislation making it clear that expenses related to a forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan are tax deductible. The letter states that without legislation, there is “…the specter or a surprise tax increase of up to 37 percent on small businesses when they file their taxes for 2020.”
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  • State and Federal Election Update

    by Mike Nelson | Nov 10, 2020
    While we wait for the certification of the election at both the local and national level, here are a few key takeaways from what we here at the WSCPA are watching.
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    AICPA Requests Guidance, Clarity on Payroll Tax Deferral Memo

    by AICPA | Aug 13, 2020
    President Trump's recent memorandum regarding payroll tax deferral has spurred the need for additional guidance and clarification from Treasury and IRS. Read more about the issues and concerns in AICPA's press release.
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