High Five—Join or Renew Today

     
1. Image is Everything
With us on your side, be confident that we’re working to make you and the profession look good. It’s right there in our strategic priorities. Core to what we do is enhancing the image and promoting the integrity of the CPA profession. We do this most directly through public and media relations as well as image advertising and community outreach programs.
 
 
 
     
2. Connection to Your Peers and Your Profession
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be challenging to make connections and feel a part of the profession. With 14 local chapters throughout the state, you never have to feel alone. We make the world a little smaller for you and a lot easier to make connections—especially when you take advantage of our networking events throughout the year.
 
 
 
     
3. Event and CPE Discounts
What would a member organization be without exclusive access to member-only events? And because we know you’re always learning, enjoy discounts on CPE through CalCPA Education Foundation and opportunities to purchase Value-Priced Education.
 
 
     
4.  We Have Your Back
The regulatory world is ever-changing and it’s hard to keep up with the issues legislators and regulators are discussing that may impact the profession. That’s where our government relations team comes into play. Most recently, our advocacy efforts led to Gov. Brown signing two bills: AB 1775, which conforms the California tax due dates to the recently changed federal due dates for partnership and C corporation returns, and AB 2546, which incorporates financial literacy instruction in history-social science curricula when it’s revised after Jan. 1 for grades K-12. The team also is keeping a close eye on legislative efforts to impose a sales tax on services, including those provided by CPAs. And in 2014, we successfully advocated against a bill that would have created a registration requirement for anyone acting as a property tax agent.
 
 
     
5. Information, Please
Whether you like your information in print or electronic form, we have you covered. Our monthly magazine features the latest trends impacting the accounting and finance professions—and it comes in print or digital format. E-news such as Daily Clips, BUZZ and Financial Leadership Forum cover everything from accounting to industry to technology. Want more? Our Financial Empowerment podcasts cover how to make sense of today’s complex financial issues. And you can catch us on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.