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TXCPA Wins Big at the Capitol

AUSTIN - TXCPA advocacy efforts to increase the number of CPAs entering the profession were highly successful during the Texas Legislative session. One bill was signed into law and another is on the way to the Governor! Many thanks to bill sponsors Rep. Angie Chen Button and Sen. Charles Perry. (5/19/23)
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120 Hours to Test

Fifth-Year Scholarship and TPAA

  • HB 2217 | The fifth-year scholarship bill was amended into HB 2217 (a TPAA clean up bill) and has been approved by the Texas House and Senate. It has been sent to the Governor (5/17)
  • Summary - Fifth-Year scholarship
  • The bill expands the TSBPA fifth-year scholarship program to make scholarship funds available to more accounting students. Funds will be available to those students that have completed at least 15 hours of upper-level accounting courses. This legislation is an important piece of TXCPA’s pipeline initiative.

    HB 2217 (TPAA Updates) is a statutory cleanup of various provisions of the Texas Public Accountancy Act. HB 2217 removes some obsolete provisions of the Act and modernizes and improves some language. HB 2217 does not make any substantive changes to the Act. HB 2217 has been brought forward by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

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TXCPA Legislative Tracker


TXCPA Legislative Agenda

  • 120 Hours to Sit for the CPA Exam
  • Expand Fifth-Year State Board Scholarship
  • Proper Regulatory Oversight of the CPA License
  • Oppose Sales Tax on Professional Services
  • Monitoring State Tax Legislation 

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