In My Opinion Archive


In My Opinion is a monthly feature of California CPA magazine by Anthony Pugliese, CPA, CGMA, CITP, president & CEO of CalCPA and CalCPA Education Foundation, and will cover key issues and trends impacting the profession—as well as personal insights. 

December 2020: Role of PFP
As the world looks toward recovery from the diverse impacts of COVID-19, the need for qualified CPA financial planners has never been greater—or more critical.

November 2020: CPA Roadmap
This month’s “In My Opinion” column provides CPAs with a roadmap for disaster preparedness, pertinent legislation and taxation guidance to help on the journey in the coming months.

October 2020: Coming Together
While the concerns of our communities have grown, so too has our profession’s remarkable ability to come together and help one another in times of crisis.

September 2020: Inform, Connect, Engage
In this time of changing conditions and circumstances, CalCPA is especially focused on the growth and prosperity of our members, firms and employers.

August 2020: Reopening with Confidence
As California looks forward to continued recovery and fully reopening, CalCPA is committed to providing members with helpful resources and essential support as we return to our places of business.

July 2020: Following Through
Following the lead of research indicating that an inclusive, professional environment sharpens an organization’s competitive advantage, read about CalCPA's efforts to establish the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. 

June 2020: You Are Our Priority
While CalCPA supports members through every stage of recovery, we also must adapt to new regulations and public health guidance affecting how we can best serve our members. Here’s how we plan to move forward. 

May 2020: In This Together As One Profession
As feelings of concern and uncertainty abound with recent events, here are some steps CalCPA is taking to stay on top of developments to help our CalCPA community—staff, members, partners, the public and other state CPA societies. 

March/April 2020: Assembly Bill 5
AB 5 has been one of the most controversial pieces of legislation of the last year, with many raising concerns over implementation and unintended consequences.



January/February 2020: Understanding the Consequences
Imposing a complex shift in the tax burden by taxing CPAs and other professionals in California is bad tax policy, compounds an already complicated tax code and introduces compliance challenges.