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CPA Day at the Capitol is one of the most important annual events for members to attend. Did you know during each legislative session, bills are introduced that impact you, your clients or your employer? As the business climate continues to change and with legislators that can now serve up to 12 years in office, we need to build bipartisan relationships with those who share our commitment to the CPA profession. Our efforts are most effective when the legislator has the opportunity to sit face to face with someone—like you—who is directly affected by a specific issue.
CalCPA members will meet with members of the Legislature to discuss current issues facing the CPA profession in California. Attendees will also get to the opportunity to meet their elected representatives and discuss California’s business climate from the CPA’s perspective in their district.
Thank you to those who turned out Jan. 17 and participated in CPA Day. More than 200 people registered for this year's event to demonstrate their commitment and support of the profession. Attendees discussed federal tax changes, sales tax on services and financial literacy with legislators, and making themselves available as a resource.
If you missed out on the day, you can read about the experiences of member and first-time CPA Day participant Debe Gillespie.
You can also check out some photos from the day on our Facebook page.
More than 260 CalCPA members, the largest in recent years, made their way to Sacramento in January to attend CalCPA’s CPA Day at the Capitol. These dedicated CalCPA members demonstrated their commitment to being leaders within the CPA profession by becoming active participants in the public policy process. Attendees discussed concerns with tax on services, the burdens of over regulation on California businesses, CalCPA’s successful financial literacy program, and the efforts of the CPA profession to invest in California’s future. Legislators have been receptive of the concerns raised by the CPA profession, and appreciative of the efforts to invest in California’s future. Thank you to those that attended – your efforts are vital to CalCPA’s advocacy efforts.