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Two weeks ago, I had the honor to once again traverse the halls of our state capitol, along with more than 250 of our colleagues. It was inspiring and made me proud to be a part of this profession. We were able to meet with several of our senators and assembly members, and educate them on the issues that impact our firms. We were able to voice our opinion on the ever present sales tax on services threat that pops up each year. We were also able to promote the financial literacy materials and seminars that CalCPA has prepared and will hold if requested.
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Mix and mingle with the student scholarship winners over a glass of wine and great hor’dourves. The chapter provides scholarships for collegiate, university and master’s degree students interested in accounting. We also will honor our 40-year members and past chapter presidents.
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Tax on services continues to be a topic of discussion in the Legislature. A recently introduced bill, SB 640 (Hertzberg), proposes to enact a sales tax on services—including those provided by CPAs. While the bill does not articulate how such a complex shift in the tax burden would be accomplished, the introduction of this legislation keeps the issue on the radar within the public policy arena—particularly as tax reform conversations heat up.
Similar far-reaching tax on services proposals were introduced in 2015 and 2016 by Sen. Hertzberg, but both bills died in the Legislature when they failed to meet legislative deadlines. These proposal have been characterized as a way to broaden California’s tax base to address a volatile stream of tax revenue. However, the proposal would impose an extremely complex shift in the tax burden to raise billions in new tax revenues.
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