Time to contact our legislators!
Three more states — Utah, Washington and New Mexico — have passed mobility legislation in the first 45 days of 2008, bringing the total number of “full mobility” states to 14. That means three states have passed this legislation during the time it took Maryland’s bill to get drafted! In addition, 18 more states (including Maryland) have legislation pending this year, bringing the number of potential “full mobility” states to 32.
All of our surrounding states (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia) have legislation pending. Virginia and Ohio have had “mobility/practice privilege” for many years, which means we need to get this bill enacted ASAP to give Maryland CPAs the benefit of practice privileges for tax returns and other services they need to deliver across state boundaries. This was the top issue facing our members in our recent professional issues updates held around the state, with almost 1,000 MACPA members in attendance.
The good news is that our hearing is scheduled for March 5 at 1 p.m. in the House Economic Matters Committee, which means it is now time write to our elected representatives.
Here are the basic points we want to you make:
Write your letters today!