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May/June 2017
CTCPA Student Relations Specialist Jill Brightman (standing, right) moderates a panel of Post University repre-
sentatives as they give advice on making the transition from high school to college and majoring in accounting.
CTCPA Career and Academics Develop-
ment Coordinator Tyler Losure presents
"CTCPA's Guide to Becoming a CPA."
Why is Accounting a Great Major?
CTCPA Invites 75 High Schoolers to Post University to Find Out
CTCPA gave 75 high schoolers a peek into "a day in the life
of an accounting major" at the half day "Accounting is My
Major" program covering college requirements, internships,
and first jobs.
The event was hosted by Post University in Waterbury and
included a sample college accounting class led by member
and Post University Director of Undergraduate Programs
and Academic Program Manager Accounting Richard
Dumont and a CPA career path primer presented by
CTCPA Career and Academics Development Coordinator
Tyler Losure. Students also had the opportunity to
ask questions during interactive panel discussions on
the college experience, accounting internships, and
accounting careers.
Students enjoyed complimentary breakfast and lunch in
the Post University dining hall. Special thanks to CTCPA
Past President Noelle Taddei, associate professor of
accounting, who coordinated the day's events on behalf of
Post University.
As part of an ongoing campaign to position the CPA as the
preeminent all-around financial expert, the CTCPA created
and distributed radio public service announcements (PSAs)
providing advice on preparing tax year 2016 individual
returns.
Society members Lawrence Bilansky (T. M. Byxbee Com-
pany), Girish Chokshi (Chokshi, Mund, Raczkowski), and
Rosemary McGovern (Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger)
wrote the 11 "spots" in 20- and 30-second versions, which
CTCPA Public Affairs Director Mark Zampino then edited
for broadcast.
The PSAs were distributed to each radio station in
Connecticut.
Topics included identity theft, foreign accounts, SEP
accounts, property tax credit, earned income tax credit,
moving expenses, student loan interest, educator expenses,
health savings accounts, Section 529, and the extended
deadline for filing this year.
CTCPA Issues `Tax News You Can Use'
Radio Public Service Announcements
Sample Public Service Announcement
Property Tax Credit
(20-second spot)
Here's some tax news you can use: Don't forget to claim
the personal property tax credit on your Connecticut state
income tax return. It is still available, but the amount has
been reduced to $200. A public service from the Connecticut
Society of CPAs and this station.