In the first-ever visit to Congress by the American Institute of CPAs’ Major Firms Group, CPA executive leaders from 81 of the nation’s top 100 accounting firms visited Capitol Hill just prior to summer recess.The firms, representing more than 54,000 employees and their clients, discussed with lawmakers those legislative issues that are important to the accounting profession, including tax patents and uniform non-resident tax standards.

“International, national and regional accounting firms outside of the Big Four have grown very significantly in recent years. They’re a critical part of the U.S. economy and they are geographically dispersed throughout the country,” said AICPA president and chief executive officer Barry Melancon. “We think it’s important for Congress to understand their role in our capital markets and hear about the issues that are of concern to this group.”

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