KyCPA Advocacy

KyCPAdvocacy

Your voice in Frankfort and Washington

Who has your back in the halls of the Capitol? To ensure your interests are represented in Frankfort and Washington, we operate an aggressive government affairs division that includes staff and contract lobbyists, a political action committee (PAC) and a key contact program. The Society also works closely with AICPA to educate and inform our federal lawmakers on issues of mutual importance to the profession. For more information about our lobbying efforts, contact Charles George at cgeorge@kycpa.org or 502-736-1366.

 2017 Legislative Recap

The first legislative session in Kentucky's 225-year history to feature a Republican governor and all-Republican legislature ended on March 30 just before midnight.  Throughout the 2017 General Assembly, KyCPA advocates reviewed nearly 800 bills, met with legislators and joined forces with other business organizations to ensure your interests were represented at the Capitol. As a result of these efforts, several KyCPA priorities saw final passage, including the expansion of state tax guidance, a tax experience requirement to serve on the Kentucky Claims Commission, and public pension system transparency. Now the focus turns to a much-anticipated special session on tax reform.

DOR Practitioner Hotline

The Kentucky Department of Revenue recently launched a new practitioner-only hotline to answer compliance issues that specifically face tax practitioners. The toll-free hotline (844-751-5011) operates from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., ET, Mon. through Fri.

Notes from the Kentucky Department of Revenue: IRS / Ky Society of CPAs Tax Liaison Meeting 

The Kentucky Department of Revenue recent shared the following insights into its new Web site, 2016 legislative update, procedural updates and reminders, DOR contact information and service center locations across the state. Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

Taxpayer Rights Enhancement Act

Developed by KyCPA and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Taxpayer Rights Enhancement Act (TREA) and companion legislation was filed in 2015 to strengthen the current Taxpayer Bill of Rights that was adopted 25 years ago. This legislation is the result of your feedback in KyCPA member survey results, phone calls, emails, and numerous committee meetings. Though the bills did not pass during the 2015 session, the legislation resulted in a series of meetings with the Kentucky Department of Revenue that have continued into 2016. On behalf of its members, KyCPA is committed to working with the Department to improve tax policies and administration that will benefit both practitioners and the state's business community.

What's at stake? A CPA's insights into the federal government's finances

What’s at stake? A CPA’s insights into the federal government’s finances offers guidance for policy makers and the public on how the US government’s financial statements can be used for greater understanding of the nation’s fiscal health. Find out more from the AICPA.