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2020 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.

 

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 legislation binding property tax appeal decisions if legislation is introduced.
  • Support Multistate Tax Commission model bill for reporting federal partnership audit adjustments provided it is not detrimental to Indiana taxpayers.

 

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 a legalization bill to protect CPAs providing professional services for clients in the marijuana industry legally operating according to state law.

WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

  • Most recent report from INCPAS lobbyist Lou Belch of The Corydon Group (February 21, 2020)

 

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)