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  • MSCPA Advocacy Efforts Bring Results During the Pandemic

    July 15, 2020 MSCPA continually works to protect the profession by advocating for favorable legislation and against bills and actions that are detrimental. The pandemic sent our efforts into overdrive as we fought on both the State and Federal levels to protect and ease the burdens on our members and their clients.

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  • Governor Reeves Announces Department of Revenue Appointment

    July 13, 2020 Governor Tate Reeves announced Chris Graham as his appointment for Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR). Chris has a proven history of fighting for our state and handling complex administrative and accounting battles—having served in offices from the Mississippi Legislative Budget Office and Mississippi Ethics Commission to 17 years of legal experience as an attorney.

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  • MS Back-to-Business Liability Assurance Act Signed by Governor

    July 8, 2020 Legislation that will help protect businesses and healthcare providers against frivolous COVID-19-related claims was signed by Governor Reeves on July 8. A coalition of business groups spearheaded by BIPEC and MEC, of which MSCPA is a member, lead to pass what is known as the “Mississippi Back-to-Business Liability Assurance Act” in SB3049. This important act will preserve both justice and economic recovery in Mississippi by enacting reasonable safeguards against a potential surge of coronavirus lawsuits.

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  • MDOR EXTENDS TAX FILING AND PAYMENTS TO JULY 15

    May 6, 2020 After continuing to advocate for an extension that coincides with the federal extension, MSCPA notified members via email on May 6 that the Mississippi Department of Revenue (MDOR) revised the filing deadline decision of May 15 and released the following notice extending the tax filing deadline to July 15.

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  • MDOR Responds to MSCPA Requests for Relief of Tax Deadline

    March 26, 2020 he MSCPA Taxation Committee, Executive Committee and members have been actively working with MDOR and State leadership to extend the tax filing deadline. MSCPA leadership sent a letter to MDOR Commissioner Frierson requesting that MDOR extend Mississippi's individual tax filing and payment deadlines to align with all due dates established for Federal filings as closely as possible in order to alleviate the strain on our members and their clients and to eliminate confusion.

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  • MSCPA Advocates for Accounting as Essential Service

    March 21, 2020 As a precautionary and proactive move, MSCPA sent Governor Reeves a letter March 21, requesting accounting services be designated as an essential service if an order to shelter-in-place is issued.

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  • MSCPA Honors Hamp King Award Winner

    December 5, 2019 Ethan Emory of Millsaps College was honored at the MSCPA Tax Institute December 5 for his selection as the Hamp King Award scholarship winner.

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  • MSCPA Day of Service Brings Together Over 220 Volunteers to Help Mississippians in Need

    November 8, 2019 MSCPA volunteers turned out for the Mississippi Society of CPAs statewide annual CPA Day of Service on Friday, Nov. 8, teaming up at events around the state to lend a helping hand. This was the fifth year that MSCPA implemented a Day of Service for members and accounting students.

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  • New CPAs Honored Nov. 2 at State Board Ceremony

    November 2, 2019 The Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy honored new CPAs during their fall CPA License Presentation Ceremony November 2 at the Mississippi State Capitol.

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  • A Fiscal Reality: MSCPA and AICPA Support the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

    October 2, 2019 The U.S. government’s balance sheet indicates that, over time, the nation had an accumulated deficit (from annual shortfalls) of $21.5 trillion as of September 30, 2018. To put that in perspective, if you made a stack of 21.5 trillion $1 bills, you would be able to go to the moon and back more than three times.

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