In a shift from recent years, dozens of VSCPA members visited the General Assembly in downtown Richmond to meet with legislators and discuss issues important to the CPA profession for CPA Assembly Week.
In previous years, the VSCPA has held CPA Assembly Day on the first Tuesday of the General Assembly session, often coinciding with a meeting of the VSCPA Board of Directors. The demolition of the old General Assembly office building pushed the legislature into the smaller Pocahontas Building this year, making it logistically untenable to have a large group of CPAs visit legislators on the same day. With that in mind, the VSCPA spread the event out over the week of Jan. 22–26, with members signing up for morning and afternoon visits and distributing the 2018 Legislator’s Tax Guide (PDF).
In all, 33 VSCPA members and numerous staffers attended the six sessions, largely discussing tax conformity and two bills the VSCPA introduced on behalf of the Virginia Board of Accountancy aimed at moving the profession toward a uniform license renewal date in Virginia. Attendees also shared their expertise on other economic and financial issues, while members who couldn’t attend in person used the VSCPA’s Take Action tool to weigh in on those issues.
Thanks to everyone who attended CPA Assembly Week or participated virtually!