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.

 2018 Legislative Updates

The 2018 legislative session, a 60-day or “long” session, kicked off on January 3 and is slated to end just before Tax Day on April 13. Throughout the session, KyCPA will advocate for our members on tax, license and general business issues, and any other issue that affects the CPA profession.

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.

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.