State Regulatory and Legislative Affairs
The AICPA State Regulation and Legislation Team supports sound state-level policymaking that promotes the profession while protecting the public interest. The team monitors regulatory and legislative activities and trends, facilitates discussions and information sharing, and serves as an information and research clearinghouse and resource provider.
The AICPA encourages support of immunity and indemnification legislation to protect professional board members from personal liability lawsuits.
Firm mobility allows CPA firms to provide attest services across state lines without having to register in each state in which they offer those services.
The AICPA and NASBA have announced the release of three Exposure Drafts related to the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) and the UAA Model Rules.
The state and territory resource and contact information area includes over 1,000 links in accountancy, government, study, and taxes.
The paper "2017 Recommendations Regarding State Accounting Policy" offers a comprehensive overview of major legislative issues, along with resources to support advocacy on those topics.
Forty-one states have adopted the comprehensive definition of attest. The definition includes all examination, review, and AUP engagements performed under the AICPA’s Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAEs).
Updated Marijuana Issue Brief
The AICPA State Regulation and Legislation Team has partnered with the Colorado Society of CPAs and the Washington Society of CPAs to release an updated version of our 2012 white paper, “An Issue Brief on State Marijuana Laws and the CPA Profession,” which offers information for CPAs interested in providing services to businesses in the marijuana industry. The paper discusses current marijuana laws across the nation, the legal and regulatory environment, guidance from state boards of accountancy, issues related to taking on clients in this industry, and specific considerations related to tax and attest services. You can also download a copy of the white paper here.
Ways to amplify your advocacy efforts
Watch Zach Donah – Massachusetts Society of CPAs – and Emily Walker – Virginia Society of CPAs – discuss some of their most successful advocacy efforts.
See how you can join business coalitions and take your member advocacy days to a new level.
Engaging local businesses in a coalition
Zach Donah, Director of Government Affairs at the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, discusses how state CPA societies can get the broader business community involved on legislative goals.
Successfully partnering with business coalitions
Zach Donah, Director of Government Affairs at the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, shows how a coalition with other businesses can help societies achieve their legislative goals on sensitive issues.
The importance of advocacy days
Emily Walker, Vice President of Advocacy at the Virginia Society of CPAs, shows the importance of getting members involved in an advocacy day.
Overcoming roadblocks to advocacy days
Emily Walker, Vice President of Advocacy at the Virginia Society of CPAs, discusses how societies can get past obstacles to hosting a member advocacy day.More on AICPA TV