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Welcome to the AICPA Town Hall Series, your resource for the latest news on the most pressing issues facing the accounting profession. 

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Jul 9, 2021

The AICPA Town Hall Series provides the latest news and updates on pressing issues facing the accounting profession.


  • Erik Asgeirsson, President & CEO,
  • Michael Faulkender, Ph.D., Professor Univ of Maryland, Former Chief Economist & Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, United States Treasury
  • Mark Peterson, Executive Vice President, Advocacy, AICPA
  • Lisa Simpson, CPA, CGMA, Vice President, Firm Services, AICPA


  • Strategic Discussion with Michael Faulkender
  • Legislative and Tax Update
  • Technical Guidance & Updates

Key Insights:

  • Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, Dr. Michael Faulkender, an architect of the Paycheck Protection Program, joins CEO, Erik Asgeirsson, for a discussion on the defining moments and lessons learned in creating the largest business relief program in U.S. history.
  • Mark Peterson, AICPA's Executive Vice President for Advocacy, presents the latest legislative and regulatory updates including the Biden Infrastructure and Tax Proposals, IRS Service & Penalty Relief, paid preparer tax legislation, and simplifying estimated tax deadlines.
  • Lisa Simpson, AICPA Vice President of Firm Services, provides a technical guidance: addresses unanswered questions about employee retention credit, the PPP loan forgiveness landscape, and updates on Restaurant Revitalization Fund.