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May/June 2011 Vol. 52 Issue 3
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Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
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A publication of the Connecticut Society
of Certified Public Accountants
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onnecticut
CPA
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CSCPA Board of Directors
Marcia L. Marien
President
Gregory A. Lainas
President-elect
Ralph A. Volpe
Treasurer
Stephen A. Pedneault
Secretary
Jason D. Newman
Member-at-Large
Noelle A. Taddei
Member-at-Large
Mark A. Andrews
Member-at-Large,
CSCPA Advisory Council Chair
Connecticut CPA Staff
Arthur J. Renner
Executive Director
Kirsten F. Piechota
Managing Editor/
Design and Layout
Caitlin Q. Bailey O'Neill
Assistant Editor
Mark Zampino
Publisher
Julie E. McNeal
Contributor
On the Cover
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CPA Firm Owners:
The Reluctant Retirees
By Pamela Weaver, DBA, CPA
and Marie Kulesza, MSPA, CPA
Features
8
Annual Membership
Renewal FAQs
12 "Fixing Our Future"
Hits the State Capital
13 CSCPA Issues
Statements to Governor,
General Assembly
16 Department of Revenue
Collection Procedures
By Eric L. Green, Esq.
Why hard economic times
call for new approaches.
20 Why Your Retirement Plan
is Most Likely in Trouble
By Mark A. Sarlo, CEBS
23 President Obama Signs
Repeal of Expanded
1099 Requirements
Programs & Events
10 The Essential Event:
The 2011 Annual Meeting
26 CSCPA Monthly Calendar
28 Members-Only Programs
32 CPE Pages
45 New and Young Professionals
Mini Golf Outing
46 Educational Trust Fund
Golf Tournament
Member Matters
24 Member/Pledge Spotlight:
Lany Pfeifer
25 The Annual AICPA
Leadership Academy
38 Pledge Pages
40 Campus Rep Reports
47 Member News
48 CAAS Corner
50 Welcome, New Members!
51 Member Perks
52 Classified Advertisements
54 Firm Moves and Promotions
55 Professional Affinity
Partnerships
56 Member Snapshots
58 The Accounting Major's Guide
to Connecticut CPA Firms
Governor Dannel Malloy to
Speak at CSCPA Essential Event!
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