Legislative & Regulatory

General Assembly returns to Annapolis, will hear from CPAs on Jan. 25

Maryland’s General Assembly is back in session, and it's promising to be an eventful session.

The MACPA undoubtedly will need your help to keep pace with all of this legislative action, and we're counting on your support as the session rolls on.

The first step is to join us on at CPA Day in Annapolis. Scheduled for Jan. 25, the event will match MACPA members directly with their state legislative representatives in an effort to affect real change on the legislative process. Before your meetings with lawmakers, we'll brief you on the issues we're following, which at this point include the following:

  • The ongoing confusion surrounding HSAs. The MACPA is part of a coalition of organizations seeking a legislative initiative to preserve the tax-deductible treatment of HSAs in Maryland, and emergency legislation is expected to be introduced to address the issue.
  • Our continued opposition to efforts to enact sales taxes on professional services.
  • Our ongoing support of Maryland's "contributory negligence" rule and opposition to efforts to legislate "comparative fault."

Read more about the issues we're following on our CPA Day Primer.

The event is free and worth two hours of CPE. More important, though, is the role you'll be playing in helping to protect CPAs and their clients. The more CPAs who join the conversation, the more influential our voice becomes.

Get details and register to attend here.

In the meantime, read up on what'll be happening in Annapolis over the next few months.


Bill Sheridan