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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    Embracing Community and Advocacy

    by Ashley Kittrell | Aug 12, 2020
    Community is a central part of our lives during normal times. In a year filled with uncertainty and constant wondering about what will happen next, it is more important than ever to connect and lean on our communities. WSCPA members have access to a network of thousands of peers; however, limited in-person meetings and events requires creativity in how we connect with each other.
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    3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in the CPAPAC

    by Ashley Kittrell | Jul 22, 2020
    You may contribute to the CPAPAC as part of checking off your to-do list for your annual membership renewal. Relationships with elected officials, adding your voice to the CPA community and presence in Olympia are some of the benefits of investing in the CPAPAC.
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    Legislative Update: Accounting Profession Provides Congress with Six Recommendations for Next Phase of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

    by WSCPA | Jul 21, 2020
    Congressional leaders are in deep discussion about a path forward for the next COVID-19 relief legislative package.The AICPA and WSCPA, on behalf of the accounting profession, continues to encourage Congress to not delay in finding bipartisan consensus on additional relief and recovery legislation, and to include provisions that reflect the true and immediate need of small businesses.
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    Filing Protective Claims in Advance of the Supreme Court Decision on ACA

    by WSCPA | Jul 13, 2020
    The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that challenges the constitutionality of the individual mandate under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, any ACA-related income taxes paid in prior years, including the individual shared responsibility penalty, may be refundable if a claim for refund is filed in a timely manner. You may be wondering if your clients should file protective claims for any years about to expire. This article helps answers those questions and offers resources to determine the appropriate course of action.
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    2020 Hill Day

    by Ashley Kittrell | May 05, 2020
    Wintery weather could not stop members from traveling to Olympia on January 15 for WSCPA’s annual Hill Day. Members spent the day together going office to office to meet with their representatives and discuss professional issues.
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