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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    Alert: Accounting Services Deemed Essential

    by WSCPA | Mar 24, 2020
    On March 23, Governor Inslee announced a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order for a minimum of two weeks. All Washington residents must stay home unless they are providing an essential service. Accounting services are included in the Governor’s list of essential services.
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    WSCPA Urges Governor Inslee to Add Accounting to 'Essential Services'

    by Kimberly Scott | Mar 23, 2020
    During these uncertain times when federal and state rules and procedures are changing daily because of COVID-19, the WSCPA has received inquiries from members regarding adding accounting as “essential services” should Governor Inslee issue a statewide shelter-in-place mandate.
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    Legislative Update: Workforce Education Investment Act

    by Ashley Kittrell | Feb 14, 2020
    Governor Inslee signed the B&O surcharge “fix” (Substitute Senate Bill 6492) to the Workforce Education Investment Act on February 11. SSB 6492 simplifies the administration and compliance burdens for businesses subject to the B&O Services & Other tax. Here’s a glance at the changes…
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    No Shortage of Hot Topics in 2020 Legislative ‘Short’ Session

    by Ashley Kittrell | Feb 03, 2020
    The Legislature is well into its so-called 60-day short session and tackling issues such as potential transportation budget shortfalls, homelessness, consumer data privacy, gun responsibility, healthcare, and behavioral health. All bills must be passed through relevant policy committees by February 7 to “stay alive” and continue through the passage process.
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    2020 Hill Day

    by Ashley Kittrell | Oct 16, 2019
    Join us in Olympia on January 15 for one of the year’s most important advocacy events. Learn about current issues facing the profession on a national and state level. Most importantly, meet with your legislators not just as constituents but as representatives of the CPA profession.
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