Federal regulatory

The regulatory environment for the CPA profession has never been as tumultuous as it has been recently. More changes are on the way from financial regulatory reform. What has happened, what’s coming and what do you need to know.

  • House announces significant changes to sales tax on services proposal

    Mar 22, 2013
    In a development sure to be popular with Ohio Society members and in response to concerns expressed by OSCPA and other groups, House Finance and Appropriations Chairman Rep. Ron Amstutz, R-Wooster, said Thursday that the House will make significant changes to the proposed expansion of Ohio’s sales tax base to countless new services.
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  • OSCPA board opposes sales tax expansion; offers assistance to Ohio legislators

    Mar 05, 2013
    While The Ohio Society of CPAs applauds Gov. John Kasich for innovative thinking aimed at creating jobs and making Ohio more business and family friendly, we strongly believe HB 59’s proposed sales tax expansion will not achieve the intended results.
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  • Key Contact objectives

    Feb 05, 2013
    Key Contacts are CPAs who recognize the difference that individuals can make in the legislative process on behalf of the profession, their clients, and the public.
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  • Practical guide to attending political fundraisers

    Feb 05, 2013
    When attending a fundraiser on behalf of OSCPA or on your own, there are some practical guidelines to follow to ensure that your time is well spent. Based upon law, ethics, and common sense, the following dos and don'ts will help maximize your impact when attending fundraising events.
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  • Grassroots letter writing tips

    Feb 04, 2013
    During the legislative session, much of your representative's time is spent at the capitol, so most of your communications should be sent to that address. When writing to a legislator, it is important to keep the following guidelines in mind:
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  • Promoting and protecting the profession

    Jan 28, 2013
    Any good builder will tell you that the parts of a house you cannot see - the foundation, the plumbing, the insulation - are vitally important. Working with government is similar, and OSCPA members can rest assured that the Society is working constantly - often behind the scenes - to build relationships with legislators and government agencies and to promote and protect the CPA profession.
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  • OSCPA victories making a difference for Ohio CPAs

    Apr 05, 2012
    Every day, state and federal legislators and regulators make decisions that impact you as a CPA. OSCPA – the collective voice of and for Ohio CPAs – is there 24/7 promoting and protecting your professional interests. OSCPA’s governmental affairs team has worked closely with Ohio state and federal legislators, as well as executive branch officials, to give them the insight they need to better understand the complex issues facing our state and nation. The goal: ensuring CPAs have a powerful voice on the issues that matter.
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  • Obama’s budget: Details that matter to CPAs

    Feb 16, 2012
    President Barack Obama has released his proposed budget for national debate. Amid the thousands of details, cuts and proposals are a few points especially relevant to CPAs
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  • Obama dodges Republicans by giving Cordray recess appointment

    Jan 05, 2012
    Ohio’s former Attorney General Richard Cordray is officially head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), at least for now.
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  • Top 5 regulations affecting businesses in 2012

    Dec 08, 2011
    When the calendar flips to 2012, a slew of regulations will also flip into play. Here are the top five impacting your business this coming year, according to HR Morning.com.
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