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CAAS Corner
965 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450-6006
203-235-2333, ext. 7146
ctcaas@hotmail.com
CAAS has already received several calls from individuals
seeking accountants to participate in tax clinics for the 2012
tax year. The clinics CAAS supports are all for low-income
individuals; an increasing number focus on people eligible
for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Our volunteers work as tax preparers and tax return review-
ers. Clinic sites vary from small local organization facilities
to libraries, schools, and "super sites" where large numbers
of volunteers are available to serve clients on an appoint-
ment or walk-in basis. (Most CAAS sites use scheduled ap-
pointment times.)
For sites collaborating with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) program, laptop computers are provided
and Taxwise software is used. Volunteers for those sites can
receive training on Taxwise at several locations and times
during December and January. A short certification test is
available on at the IRS.gov website (under the VITA link).
As of press time, it appears that there will be clinics in Hart-
ford, Bristol, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, and
North Branford. Most will start the last week in January or
the first week in February and run through the first part of
March. Most clinics involve Saturday morning sessions;
others also include some weeknights. CAAS is flexible with
the number of events and hours of volunteer participation. It
is not necessary to participate in all periods offered.
Our volunteers find the experience rewarding; they clearly
add value to the clinic sites and to the service provided to
the clients.
If you would like to participate in these programs at any
level or need more information, please contact CAAS.
The new "Member of CTCPA" logo is
available for members in good
standing to download and display.
One of the many benefits of CTCPA membership is the prestige
accrued to you through your association with Connecticut's only
statewide organization for Certified Public Accountants.
Identify yourself as a member through the inclusion of our
new "Member of CTCPA" logo on your website, stationery,
social media profiles, and more.
Go to
www.ctcpas.org/logo
to read the usage guidelines and download the logo.
As this is a member benefit, you must log in.
www.ctcpas.org
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Thank You for Your Support!
Many thanks to all of you who checked the box and made
a donation in support of CAAS on the 2012-2013 CTCPA
dues invoice. In addition to volunteer work, your financial
support helps keep the program running.
CAAS is Seeking Tax Clinic Volunteers
Show your CTCPA member pride!