Georgia CPAs Unite at State Capitol for 7th Annual CPA Day

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, February 12th, 2018

More than 100 members of The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants recently met at the state Capitol to share their thoughts on important issues facing the accounting profession with their elected officials.

“CPA Day makes a real connection between our members and their elected officials. This is a unique year now that Federal Tax Reform has been signed into law. CPAs are exceptionally qualified to act as a resource and offer insights on the issues around reform that are facing the profession and those important to the business world,” GSCPA CEO Boyd Search said.

GSCPA is currently monitoring bills and discussions on tax reform and on the professional licensing boards, specifically regarding the Georgia State Board of Accountancy. Due to the recent passage of Federal Tax Reform, GSCPA is working diligently to serve as a resource in this conversation. In addition, GSCPA has assembled a group of our members who are experts in the area of Income Tax (individual, pass-throughs, corporate, credits and compliance/processing) to closely monitor any developments and provide input as needed.

Members of the Georgia CPA Caucus: Rep. David Knight, Rep. John Carson, Rep. David Wilkerson and Sen. Williams provided an update on key legislative issues. Afterward, Laura Wheeler from Georgia State University’s Fiscal Research Center spoke on State Tax Credits and Exemptions.