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CAAS Corner
965 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450-6006
203-235-2333, ext. 7146
Test drive
an iPad
while you earn CPE!
Using the iPad as a Business Tool
October 29, 2012
Rocky Hill
Express Code: CXUIBT
That's right in this class you will actually use an iPad pre-loaded with course materi-
als! Get your hands on the world's most popular tablet and discover innovation at your
fingertips. Tap to take notes, and we'll email them to you.
Space is limited, so sign up soon!
Bummer, you don't get to keep the iPad.
Register online at
Use express code: CXUIBT
e is limit
Standard Fees
Early Bird Fees*
$285 Member
$250 Member
$385 Nonmember
$350 Nonmember
*Early Bird fee good through 10/14/2012.
CAAS Tax Clinics
CAAS is seeking volunteers for its low-
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.
Volunteers can select a session or ses-
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.
Accounting and
Tax Courses
CAAS is continuing to work with the
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.
The attendees are generally CEDF cli-
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.
CAAS Honored by
Bristol Community
CAAS was presented the Outstand-
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
Tom Morrow.
Other award recipients included the
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.
Thank You, Don Carey
Don Carey joined the ranks of CAAS
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
of help.
He was increasingly involved with re-
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.
Don and his wife have literally flown
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.
Don plans to continue doing volunteer
accounting work in South Carolina.