Advocating on CPA's behalf is the cornerstone of the FICPA's mission, and member involvement is crucial to ensuring CPAs count in the political process.

The FICPA has continued to be the voice of the CPA profession in Florida and ensures the leaders of our state listen to what we have to say.  We have your back and are the ONLY organization that protects your license!

How the FICPA Advocates for You

  1. CPA License Renewal
    Provide information and direct member assistance on the CPA licensing requirements and renewal process.

  2. Pandemic Communications and Relief
    Provided continuous updates and relief on tax filing dates from IRS, Treasury, and Florida Department of Revenue.  Including disaster events and access to disaster relief funds.

  3. Firm Mobility
    Facilitated legislation providing for out-of-state CPA firm license mobility.  Allows out-of-state firms to meet CPE firm licensing requirements without obtaining a Florida CPA firm license. 

  4. Fighting Tax on Professional Services
    Maintain a broad-based coalition of professional and trade associations to oppose any legislative initiatives to impose a tax on professional services.   Successfully defeated nine attempts to place a sales tax on professional services.

  5. Legislative/Regulatory Updates
    Provide ongoing information to members through Advocacy Updates, Florida CPE Today Magazine, FICPA Blog and CEO Conversations when the legislature is in session, and special alerts.

  6. Bill Monitoring
    Actively monitor bills that are introduced or amended that negatively impact the CPA Profession.

  7. Legislation Tracking
    Provide real-time tracking of tax and other legislation of interest to the CPA Profession

  8. Tort Reform
    Actively worked with the Florida Justice Reform Institute to help pass a bill to repeal the doctrine of joint and several liability.

How We Accomplish Advocacy Goals

Inform
Educate & Inform

Send weekly Advocacy Updates, host webinars and fight for the interest of the accounting profession

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Support from the Florida CPA/PAC

Support the election of candidates through the FICPA Political Action Committee, a bipartisan, member-driven committee representing CPAs in public practice, industry, and government.  The FICPA CPA/PAC is the only PAC that represents you and the CPA profession in Florida.

Collaborate
Advise & Collaborate

Conduct meetings with legislators and administrative officials, share our legislative priorities and provide expert guidance to legislators who frequently consult FICPA CPAs on policy matters.  Submit comment letters to regulatory agencies and help draft legislation.  

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Mobilize

Advocate for or against legislation in accordance with Florida law, FICPA priorities, and input of FICPA CPA members and volunteer leadership.

To share your thoughts and insights on legislative and regulatory issues of concern to you, contact FICPAs Governmental Affairs Team.

For general questions or information, contact us via email. To specifically reach one of our Governmental Affairs Team, please email to the following:

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Jason Harrell
Chief External Affairs Officer
jasonh@ficpa.org
850-521-5955

Legislative& Regulatory Issues
Board of Accountancy
Florida CPA Political Action Committee

 
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Suellen Wilkins
Advocacy and Political Affairs Manager

850-521-5956
suellen@ficpa.org

Florida CPA Political Action Committee
Advocacy Communications