Pictured at left is the official “MACPA Trolley” that shuttles people from the Navy stadium parking to State Circle and the Maryland legislative buildings. This is our fifth year sponsoring a trolley with a banner that says:
Your doctor is certified.
Your lawyer is certified.
Shouldn’t your accountant be certified?
The purpose is to educate the legislators and the public about the difference between unlicensed accountants and Certified Public Accountants. Did you know that we are now in our 108th year of being regulated and licensed by the great state of Maryland? You would be surprised by how may people do not know the difference. That is also the subject of today’s post.
We are here testifying FWA – Favorable With Amendments to HB 1447 Maryland Individual Tax Preparers Act. This is the House version of the bill we testified on last week in the Senate (see our prior post). We testified today on our five amendments covering the following:
The interesting thing about being part of the process is that sometimes things are what they appear and we have to stay active and involved to protect the Status of other key legislative priorities:
SB 817 Tax Preparers – voted out of Senate Committee with our necessary amendments
HB 1296 Mobility – voted out of the Business Regulation Subcommittee, next step full committee
HB 664 / SB 444 Corporate Tax Reporting – Hearings were held last week and Comptroller and Maryland Chamber continue to work on these.
And for those of you wondering, the Smith Island Cake bill passed the Senate 44-1 yesterday!