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Rising Star Nominations Open

TXCPA is recognizing CPA members 40 and under who have proven to be rising stars within the accounting profession and their communities. Do you have a friend or colleague who has shown innovative leadership qualities within the accounting profession, their local community or TXCPA? Nominations must be completed by Dec. 16.

Business & Industry Nominations Open

Help us recognize the professional accomplishments of CPAs who work in business and industry (B&I).  TXCPA is now accepting nominations for the 2019-20 B&I Award through Dec. 31, 2019. The award recognizes CPAs who have spent their careers in B&I and have made significant contributions through their influence and impact on others in the accounting profession.

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PCPS Tool


Tool: Conducting Stay Interviews

Description:  If you’re like most employers, you are concerned about retaining your talent. Consider conducting Stay Interviews to help you understand why your team is engaged and the reasons they might leave. This resource is one component of the PCPS Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit which has tools you can use to recruit, retain and develop top talent, including underrepresented individuals.

This tool is an example of the turnkey practice management tools and resources PCPS delivers.  PCPS is an add-on firm membership section within the AICPA.  A PCPS firm membership at only $35 per CPA, up to a max of $700 per firm, is a great investment for a broad range of practice management resources.  Find out if you are already a PCPS member or register for a virtual tour to learn more.

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Advocacy


Sunset Success! Abbott Signs HB 1520 into Law

(May 25, 2019) - Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Sunset bill (HB 1520) into law on Friday, May 24! Congratulations goes to TXCPA volunteers for their exceptional advocacy efforts to get this vital legislation passed for the CPA profession in Texas. 

The reauthorization of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) and the Texas Public Accountancy Act (TPAA) and the successful completion of the Sunset Review process means that the licensed CPA profession in Texas will continue unabated!

The Sunset law will continue TSBPA and the TPAA for another 12 years, until 2031. The effective date on the legislation is September 1, 2019.

Also see: Fingerprint-Based Background Check for CPAs
If you submitted electronic fingerprints to the TSBPA after September 1, 2014, no additional fingerprints are required. Retired or disability status licensees as defined in Board Rule 515.8 will also be exempt from fingerprinting.

Two New Texas "Wayfair" Laws

(May 30, 2019) - HB 2153 and HB 1525 both became Texas law in May 2019. The two new laws were in response to last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing states to tax out-of-state sellers even if they do not have a physical presence in Texas, but sell their products here. Read more.