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The Future of CPA Licensure: Insights from an ASCPA Member Survey on the 150-Hour Requirement

January 05, 2024

In addressing the CPA pipeline challenge, the ASCPA sought your input in September through a survey on the 150-hour education requirement for CPA licensure. The biggest takeaway: The majority of respondents are ready for an alternative pathway to the CPA credential.

  • accounting

AZ CPA January/February 2024

Member Only Content January 01, 2024

Read the latest issue of AZ CPA.

  • magazine

Message from the Chair: New Year, New Changes to the Profession

January 01, 2024

Andrea Levy, the ASCPA's current chair, shares new changes coming to the profession in the form of the new CPA Evolution-aligned exam.

  • chair column

Legislative and Board of Accountancy Update - December 2023

December 18, 2023

This month’s update includes information on the State Board of Accountancy meeting, the coming 2024 legislative session, the ASCPA Income Tax Conformity Briefing and Arizona fiscal highlights.

  • legislative update

Congratulations to the CPA Class of 2023

December 15, 2023

Our members celebrated a lot of achievements this year, including earning their CPA designation. Congratulations to the following ASCPA members who earned their designation in 2023!

  • monthly update

New Members | November 2023

Member Only Content December 14, 2023

Meet the new members of the ASCPA who joined in November 2023.

  • new members

Important GASB Highlights

December 13, 2023

In preparing for the upcoming Governmental Accounting Conference, there are two sessions where the GASB will be front-and-center: The annual GASB Update and GASB: 2024 Implementation Issues and Beyond. David Bean breaks down the most important updates.

  • government

Taxation of Canadians in the U.S.

December 01, 2023

It is estimated that over 1 million Canadians file tax returns in the U.S. and that another 1 million should be filing, but don’t. The main reason the Canadians that should be filing but don’t is that they do not fully understand the U.S. residency requirements and therefore the requirement to file U.S. tax returns. Dale A. Walters, CPA shares the most common misconceptions.

  • taxation

SECURE 2.0 and the Impact it Has on Retirement Plans

November 27, 2023

Several studies predict that most Americans will face a retirement income gap and could outlive their savings by an average of eight to 20 years. here are the biggest changes from SECURE 2.0 that impact your clients.

  • irs liason
  • financial planning

City Snapshot: Welcome to Tucson

November 13, 2023

CPAs from Tucson share why they call their city home and how it shapes their careers.

  • cpa stories

Legislative and Board of Accountancy Update | November 2023

Member Only Content November 13, 2023

This month’s update includes information on upcoming events and opportunities to engage with the ASCPA advocacy team.

  • legislative update
  • advocacy

New Members | October 2023

Member Only Content November 10, 2023

Meet the new members of the ASCPA who joined in October 2023.

  • new members

The Science of Stress, and How it Works for You

November 03, 2023

In the medical world and in our society, stress has been highly demonized. I see articles all the time on “How To Fight Stress” and “Be Stress Free.” Neither work, and both amplify the problem. Now, what I love about problems is that they can be solved! And if you really think about it, why would you want to eradicate stress? Some of the most meaningful experiences are “stressful” – just think motherhood, public speaking or a big project at work.

  • magazine

Top Tips to Resolve Federal Tax Disputes

November 03, 2023

Resolving federal tax disputes starts as a science and becomes an art. Federal tax disputes often arise because the taxation system depends on voluntary compliance. The primary purpose of the federal income tax is to raise revenue for the federal government and, to achieve this purpose, there must be a high degree of voluntary compliance.

  • taxation

A Message From Our Chair: New Possibilities & Job Transitions

November 01, 2023

As we transition to a new calendar year, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to explore different aspects of the job transition process.

  • events and networking

AZ CPA November/December 2023

November 01, 2023

Read the latest issue of AZ CPA.

  • magazine

IRS Intensifies Efforts to Combat ERC Scams

November 01, 2023

On September 14, 2023, the IRS issued IR-2023-169 with a moratorium on processing new ERC claims through at least the end of the year. But, don't get freaked out! ERC qualifications have not changed and you can still file.

  • accounting
  • taxation

Pipeline Update | Three Takeaways from the AICPA's 2023 Trends Report

October 26, 2023

This report overviews accounting education, the CPA exam, and public accounting firms’ hiring of recent graduates.

  • accounting
  • industry news

Inspiring the Next Generation of CPAs

October 24, 2023

Your membership supports the future of the profession. Learn about the most recent ASCPA events that are introducing students to the possibilities of a career in accounting.

  • cpa stories

Legislative and Board of Accountancy Update | October 2023

Member Only Content October 24, 2023

This month’s update includes information on the Board of Accountancy meeting and state economic outlooks.

  • advocacy