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 and business community. The NJ-CPA-PAC is not affiliated with any political party and is organized and operated on a non-partisan, independent basis.

The NJ-CPA-PAC works to protect our profession, helping to elect lawmakers who fight unfair legislation that would hurt CPAs and the clients and the businesses they work for. And they support the legislation that benefits CPAs and the business community.

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.

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Here are a few of the issues the lawmakers we support are working on

Stopping efforts to impose 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

Supporting legislation to allow pass-through entities to be taxed by the state at the entity level

By enabling taxation at the entity, rather than personal, level, this would allow pass-through owners to get around the new SALT deduction cap on the GIT.

Fighting for tax reform

New Jersey needs significant tax reforms to promote economic growth, stop outmigration and make the state more affordable.

Supporting legislation to reduce CPAs' liability exposure

The CPA profession 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. We are also fighting several bills that would increase CPAs’ and their clients’ liability exposure.


  • Why do we have the NJ-CPA Political Action Committee (PAC)?

  • What does the PAC do?

  • Who runs the PAC?

  • Who can be a member of the NJ-CPA-PAC?

  • How do I become a member of the NJ-CPA-PAC?

  • What do CPAs “get” for their contributions to the PAC?

  • But, I don’t want my money to go to support Democrats (Republicans). Why should I contribute to the PAC?

  • What do candidates do with the money they receive from the PAC?

  • Who decides what candidates get PAC funds and how do they make their decisions?

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.

NJ-CPA-PAC Trustees

  • Chairperson
    Joseph Scutellaro
  • Vice Chairperson
    Edward O'Connell
  • Secretary
    Lloyd George
  • Treasurer
    Alejandro Serrano
  • Trustees
    James Flannery
    Gary Higgins
    Carole Hedinger
    Marc Mintz
    Robert Traphagen
    Amy Both
    Robert Brown
    Joseph Cleary

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, October 26, 2020
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Webcast, NJ
    Conference Call Availability 609-236-8695 access code 923 493 212

    Login instructions:

    1. Open Google Chrome or Firefox web browser.
    2. Go to or navigate to your My Events page.
    3. Select the blue Watch Now link that will be available next to the event title 30-minutes prior to the start time.
    4. Press Launch to start your program.
    5. Enter your first name, last name, and email address to join the meeting.

    System Requirements: Computer speakers are required for audio. The NJCPA recommends the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome or Firefox. Access to Zoom is required. Test your system here.

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Contact Jeff Kaszerman at or 862-702-5610.