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income tax clinics for 2011 taxes. CAAS
clinics are currently being planned in
Bristol, Middletown, New Haven, and
North Branford. These clinics run on
some Saturday mornings in February
and the first weekend in March. CAAS
volunteers can also participate in clin-
ics provided in conjunction with IRS-
sponsored Volunteer Income Tax As-
sistance (VITA) sites, held in Hartford
and New Haven. Those sites use IRS-
provided computers and require train-
ing on "Taxwise" software and a certi-
fication that is available online.
sions that best suit their availability. If
you would like to join the CAAS volun-
teers in any of these worthwhile pro-
grams, please contact CAAS.
Community Economic Development
Fund (CEDF) to provide four-part
courses on fundamentals of busi-
ness financials, accounting, and busi-
ness taxes. The courses are offered
in Bridgeport, Danbury, East Hartford,
Meriden, Norwich, Stamford, and Tor-
rington. They run on weekday evenings
from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
ents, although other small business
owners may attend. PowerPoint out-
lines are available for these courses.
If you would like to participate as an
instructor in any of these programs,
please contact CAAS.
ing Community Partners Award from
the Bristol Community Organization
(BCO) for providing tax preparation
assistance to BCO clients for the past
20 years. The award was presented by
BCO Executive Director
Main Street Community Founda-
tion and former U.S. Representative
Nancy Johnson. The BCO was mark-
ing 40 years of service to residents of
Bristol, Burlington, and Plymouth.
volunteers in 2009. Don completed a
career as a successful builder/devel-
oper and decided that he wanted to
become a CPA. After completing his
coursework and testing, he worked
with Owens & Company in Bloomfield.
He offered his services to CAAS for tax
preparation and assistance to small
businesses. In just more than three
years, he worked on 27 client cases,
some of which required a large amount
ferrals from the UConn School of Law
Tax Clinic. His work was outstanding
in timing, execution, and client inter-
face. It has been a pleasure to work
with him; in his short association with
CAAS, he has demonstrated the high-
est standards for a CAAS volunteer.
off into retirement in the Myrtle Beach
area of South Carolina (Don is also a
private pilot and aircraft owner). We
wish him and his wife good health and
happiness in retirement.
accounting work in South Carolina.