PSTAP is committed to protecting the right to practice of our members; we are the Voice of the Small Firm in Harrisburg. Each year, we face an increasing number of laws and regulations that make the business environment in Pennsylvania more challenging and complex. By increasing our visibility in the political arena and being proactive, we can protect the integrity of the profession and improve the business climate in Pennsylvania.
- Surviving spouses may now file a joint return in the year of a spouse’s death as long as a joint return could have otherwise been filed. This issue was identified by our members as a “nuisance issue” and we took the issue and made it a part of our agenda and it became effective for the 2013 tax year.
- Prior year SP tax credits are now recognized when calculating estimated tax payments based on prior year tax liabilities. Also identified by our membership as an issue worthy of our attention, this provision was also effective for the 2013 tax year.
- PSTAP was the ONLY state accounting/tax organization in the nation to provide federal testimony regarding the registration of tax return preparers.
- Launched successful grassroots campaign against expanding the sales tax base to include professional services, specifically accounting services.
Passing legislation in Pennsylvania requires the work of an entire team. Our team is composed of our members, our in-house professional staff and our governmental relations firm, Malady & Wooten. Malady & Wooten is one of the fastest growing full-service public affairs firms in the Commonwealth.