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Legislative and Accountancy Board Update – November 2016

November 17, 2016
This month’s update includes information on Arizona’s election impact on CPAs, this month’s Accountancy Board meeting, a reminder to keep you safe, a meeting about the consolidation of nonhealth regulatory boards and a reminder of the December CPA license renewal date.

Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, Elected as Chairman of AICPA Board of Directors

November 4, 2016
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Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, decided at age 8 that she wanted to be a CPA. That decision set the course for her life and created opportunity she could not have imagined growing up in Baltimore, Md. As the newly-elected chairman of the AICPA Board of Directors, Ellison-Taylor, an executive with Oracle, is eager to propel the profession toward new horizons. Watch this inspiring video about Ellison-Taylor.

Accounting Firm Notification Letter from the AZ Board of Accountancy

October 26, 2016
Does your organization need to be registered as a firm with the Arizona Accountancy board? At its September 26, 2016 meeting, the Arizona State Board of Accountancy voted to pursue rulemaking to repeal the rule which requires that a Certified Public Accountant only practice public accounting, whether as an owner or employee, in a firm. The Board also voted to place an immediate moratorium on the enforcement of this rule. Be sure to read the details here

Practice Continuation Agreements: A Practice Survival Kit

October 24, 2016
With the aging baby boomer population, and when the death or incapacity of a practitioner occurs, several key issues arise including who will take control of client records and who will assure their safekeeping during the winding down of the practice. See this resource prepared by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

Legislative and Accountancy Board Update – October 2016

October 20, 2016
This month’s legislative update includes information about a meeting on Personal Services Sale Tax held at the Society’s office, an update on the most recent Accountancy Board meeting, passage of the Mobile Workforce Simplification Act, letters of support on the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act and a reminder about CPA license renewal dates.

U.S. House Passes Mobile Workforce Bill

September 23, 2016
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015, H.R. 2315, by voice vote on September 21. The bill would establish a uniform national standard governing the withholding of state income taxes for nonresident employees.