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2022 Legislative Agenda

The INCPAS advocacy team closely monitors issues that could have short- or long-term ramifications on the CPA profession and how business is conducted in Indiana. The following are this year's legislative priorities.

LEAD

We either work to have legislation introduced or we work with others (legislators, agencies, coalitions/partners) to have it introduced, and we actively support their efforts.

  • Oppose licensure legislation that is not in the public interest and would be detrimental to CPAs’ ability to provide professional services to the organizations and clients whom they represent.
  • Support legislation, if introduced, to clarify the use and application of Indiana’s Research & Development Credit for Indiana businesses.

ENGAGE

We adhere to our advocacy policies in determining the level of our engagement and may support, oppose or remain neutral on a bill or issue. We may provide members’ expertise in the form of testimony or in meeting with influencers.

  • Support consideration and review of Internal Revenue Code and federal conformity issues by the State for potential coupling and decoupling benefits to Indiana taxpayers and the State to reduce confusion and simplify implementation.
  • Advocate for state tax policy delivered by the State in a sound and transparent manner that creates a favorable tax environment for individuals and businesses.
  • Assess the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus’ legislative agenda for common ground issues to advance diversity, equity and inclusion related to equity and excellence in education, pipeline and workforce.
    • Support legislation that promotes broadband access and expansion to rural and underserved populations and areas in Indiana.

MONITOR

We are watchful of legislation and issues, assessing risk of escalating our involvement and determining if/when we should take action or weigh in based on our advocacy policies.

  • Marijuana bills: Support inserting model language into any legalization bill to protect CPAs providing professional services for clients in the marijuana industry legally operating according to state law.

OUR LEGISLATIVE PARTNER ENTITIES
We collaborate with the following organizations to ensure legislative positions and enforcement efforts are aligned.
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR)
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
  • Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • State Board of Accountancy (SBoA)