Session Week 1: The 2019 Legislative Session is Approaching

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Session Week 1: The 2019 Legislative Session is Approaching


As the 2019 legislative session approaches, the FICPA Governmental Affairs team brings you the first edition of the Impact Report – an in-depth update for FICPA members on the legislative and regulatory developments impacting accounting, finance, and business professionals.

In this edition:

-Video update from FICPA Director of Governmental Affairs, Justin Thames
-Exclusive interview with Florida State Senator Joe Gruters, CPA
-FICPA State Tax Committee Annual Department of Revenue Liaison Meeting
-New Governor Builds A New State Budget
-Florida Taxpayer Rights Advocate Report
-State and Local Government Practice Aid
-FICPA Federal Tax Committee Publishes Annual Legislator Tax Guide
-Welcome Florida’s new CPA lawmaker, Representative Mike Caruso


Justin Thames
Director of Governmental Affairs


Ensuring that the CPA profession has a voice in the 2018 elections is a top priority. The direction of the state has the potential to change dramatically with the entire Cabinet, half of the State Senate and the entire House of Representatives being on this year’s ballot. The Florida CPA/PAC works tirelessly to inform those running for office about the issues most important to our members. In order to be successful, we need your support. The annual fundraising campaign has officially kicked-off and you can do your part by sending in your pledge form that you recently received, making a contribution online or with your FICPA dues.

Please note: contributions are strictly voluntary and are not deductible for federal tax purposes. The Florida CPA/PAC is an entity completely separate from the FICPA. The Florida CPA/PAC is supported solely by the voluntary contributions of members of the FICPA and others