New Jersey CPA Political Action Committee

The New Jersey CPA Political Action Committee (NJ-CPA-PAC) allows CPAs in New Jersey to pool their resources to help elect candidates for state office who demonstrate a positive concern for those issues important to the CPA profession. The NJ-CPA-PAC is not affiliated with any political party and is organized and operated on a non-partisan, independent basis.

It's the NJ-CPA-PAC that works to protect our profession, fighting unfair legislation that would hinder the ability of CPAs to practice their profession and to serve clients and the businesses they work for. The NJ-CPA-PAC supports candidates for state office who are committed to the issues important to the CPA profession and provides a mechanism for launching grassroots campaigns in support of the profession's legislative priorities.

Contributing to the NJ-CPA-PAC is one of the easiest and most effective ways for CPAs to get involved in the political process and have an impact on the CPA profession. Now, more than ever, it is important for every CPA in the state to join the NJ-CPA-PAC.

Find out how you can join

Critical issues we're working on now:

  • Fighting any attempts to impose a sales tax on professional services. The past decade has seen several attempts by lawmakers to adopt a sales tax on professional services to close persistent budget deficits. Over the past three years, there has been a national trend for states to adopt, or try to adopt, a sales tax on professional services. This is an issue that we will continue to fight.
  • Legislation to allow pass-through entities to be taxed by the state at the entity level instead of the personal level. This would allow pass-through owners to get around the new SALT caps on the GIT.
  • Supporting legislation to reduce CPAs' liability exposure. The PAC supports legislation that requires that civil actions alleging professional malpractice be brought within two years. Currently, the statute of limitations in these cases is six years. The PAC is also fighting several bills that would increase CPAs’ and their clients’ liability exposure.
  • Fighting for tax reform. The PAC supports tax reform measures that will make New Jersey more affordable.
  • Updating New Jersey's Accountancy Act. The PAC is working to pass legislation that will modernize the state’s 1997 Accountancy Act statute.
  • Creating a cap on appeal bonds: Fighting to pass legislation that would cap appeal bonds in New Jersey. This will help ensure that the appellate level remains open to defendants who are hit with large damages at the trial level.

Questions? 

Contact Jeff Kaszerman at jkaszerman@njcpa.org or 973-226-4494 x210.

NJ-CPA-PAC Trustees

  • Chairperson
    James Flannery
  • Vice Chairperson
    Dominic Caglioti
  • Secretary
    Carole Hedinger
  • Treasurer
    Joseph Scutellaro
  • Trustees
    Marc Mintz
    Robert Traphagen
    Philip Murphy
    Alan Sobel
    Tracey Early
    Lloyd George
    Edward O'Connell
    Alejandro Serrano

Upcoming Meetings

  • Friday, January 18, 2019
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    MazarsUSA LLP
    399 Thornall Street, 3rd Floor
    Edison, NJ 08837
    Conference Call Availability 973-830-1670 access code 213883


The NJ-CPA-PAC, is a non-profit entity that was incorporated in 1977. It is not affiliated with or controlled by the New Jersey Society of CPAs. It is funded with voluntary contributions made by CPAs. Those contributions are not tax deductible. The NJ-CPA-PAC complies with all applicable laws and files quarterly and annual reports with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.