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Historic Opportunity: CPA-PAC Can Stand Out in a Pandemic

  • Published on Aug 6, 2020
  • by Steve Goodman, CPA, CFP®
Fundraising is never easy, especially during a pandemic. Now more than ever, our Texas legislators will appreciate and remember the support of our CPA-PAC. By supporting our PAC, we in turn can make an expression of support to those candidates who we expect to support issues important to Texas CPAs. Recall that a contribution to TXCPA PAC is an investment in your profession. Your local TXCPA Houston PAC Steering Committee is a non-partisan group that is tasked with raising funds and then allocating them to candidates who are pro-business and supportive of our profession.

We need your help. Houston, the largest chapter within the TXCPA, is typically overshadowed when it comes to the percentage of participation of our members in the PAC versus other chapters. In fact, as of the June report to the TXCPA Annual meeting of members, Houston, while garnering the highest total dollars due to our size, was third from last when it came to members contributing to the PAC. Only Dallas and Texarkana were further behind in participation. Please don’t let us fall behind Dallas. Texarkana gets a pass due to its split personality, as it doesn’t even know what state it is in.

When the PAC supports legislators, they return our phone calls, they welcome our visits, they remember us, and they listen to us. It is through that access that TXCPA has had tremendous legislative success.

Success in recent years includes the renewal of the Texas Public Accountancy Act at the conclusion of the sunset review process, another session with no sales tax on our professional services, and in a previous session, the elimination of the $200 professional services “head tax,” essentially reducing your annual licensing fees by $200.

The steady support we provide to CPA friendly legislators is greatly appreciated by those elected officials, and certainly a lot more effective than large contributions only when we need something, which certainly is not the CPA way. Our profession is counting on us, as are our clients and employers.

Please help us by supporting the profession. Donate via the TXCPA CPA-PAC secured webpage at

You may mail your check, payable to TXCPA CPA-PAC, to:

14651 Dallas Parkway
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75254-7408

You may opt to donate to the CPA-PAC by means of an annual pledge or when paying your membership dues to TXCPA.

Originally published in the TXCPA Houston's Online Magazine called the Forum. Read the full magazine here

Steve Goodman, CPA, CFP® is the Founder and President of Goodman Financial Corporation which was registered in 1989. As President, his responsibilities include firm management, and maintaining client and firm relationships. Prior to Goodman Financial Corporation, Steve worked in public accounting for Ernst & Young as a tax consultant and subsequently with his own firm. For more information, visit