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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Aileen Tavares Details Her Dominican Story

September 21, 2022

This year, the CTCPA added a number of new staff to the team, including Professional Development Coordinator Kendalynn Morales and Accounting Associate Aileen Taveres.

  • diversity
  • member news

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Kendalynn Morales Shares Her Puerto Rican Roots

September 21, 2022

We asked two of our team members to share their families and histories with us.

  • diversity
  • member news

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt: Integrating ESG Into Your Business Strategy

September 21, 2022

By Timothy P. Hedley, PhD, CPA, CFF, CFE, Executive in Residence – Fordham University, CTCPA Chair-elect, and ESG Committee Chair

  • accounting and auditing
  • business and industry
  • member news
  • not-for-profit
  • practice management

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt: It’s a Journey -Not-for-Profit Finance and Accounting Software Selection

September 21, 2022

By Jim Norton, CPA, Principal – GRF CPAs & Advisors and CTCPA Advisory Council Chair

  • member news
  • not-for-profit
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

5 ways managers can help employees avoid burnout

September 20, 2022

Watching for signs of fatigue and creating a support system will help keep your team healthy.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management

Bill Alvarez, Executive Member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association, Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2022

Earlier the summer, William Alvarez was appointed as an executive member to the Latino Corporate Directors Association. Who better to chat with during Hispanic Heritage Month?

  • diversity
  • member news

CFOs Should No Longer View Cybersecurity as Insurance

September 20, 2022

Investing in emerging technologies to leverage data adds dynamic cybersecurity challenges.

  • business and industry
  • technology and cybersecurity

CPA email closings: Go pro or add a personal touch?

September 20, 2022

"So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night …" Oscar Hammerstein II, American musical theater's legendary lyricist, wasn't thinking about email when he penned those lines for The Sound of Music in the 1950s.

  • career resources

CT on pace for another multibillion-dollar budget surplus

September 20, 2022

Early projections from Gov. Lamont put state nearly $2.3 billion in the black this fiscal year

  • advocacy - state

In CT, 454,200 qualify for federal student debt forgiveness

September 20, 2022

An estimated 454,200 borrowers in Connecticut are eligible to receive at least $10,000 in federal student debt relief implemented under President Joe Biden’s plan on loan forgiveness, according to data released by the White House on Tuesday.

  • career resources
  • advocacy - state

Connecticut CPAs to Hold Day of Giving Event to Benefit Connecticut Foodshare and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

September 19, 2022

The Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) will host a Day of Giving social and collection drive to benefit Connecticut Foodshare and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at the CTCPA office in Rocky Hill on Tuesday, November 29 (#GivingTuesday) from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • press room

Few Workers Tap Wellness Benefits When Stressed: Survey

September 19, 2022

High levels of stress are hitting workers in the U.S. and Europe, but many are unaware of or do not use employers' well-being programs.

  • business and industry
  • practice management

IRS updates Information on tax credit helping businesses to hire certain categories of workers

September 19, 2022

The IRS today updated information on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), available to employers that hire designated categories of workers who face significant barriers to employment. For employers facing a tight job market, the WOTC may be able to help.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • federal tax

Connecticut Society of CPAs Makes Leadership Staffing Changes

September 16, 2022

After leading membership recruitment and retention for the last three years, Cindy Panioto of Canton has been promoted to the Director of Operations & Advocacy at the Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) in Rocky Hill.

  • press room

Getting Ready for Cannabis In Connecticut

September 16, 2022

Finding private capital and real estate will be the biggest hurdle for a new bunch of cannabis entrepreneurs looking to break into Connecticut’s recreational cannabis business.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • advocacy - state

IRS's extra enforcement funding brings audit worries

September 14, 2022

The additional $80 billion in funding over the next decade for the Internal Revenue Service from the Inflation Reduction Act is supposed to go toward improving taxpayer service, modernizing the IRS's outdated technology, increasing enforcement efforts, and hiring more staff to process tax returns and replace retiring employees, but many taxpayers are concerned the funds will lead to more audits.

  • federal tax

INSIDE Public Accounting's 'Best of the Best' Firms Named

September 13, 2022

A number of firms with CTCPA members were named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s annual list of “Best of the Best Firms.” Congratulations to: • Aprio, LLP • CohnReznick LLP • Whittlesey PC (the only Connecticut-based firm on the list) • WithumSmith+Brown, P.C.

  • member news

2022 tax planning after the Inflation Reduction Act

September 12, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act extended many green energy and energy efficiency tax breaks already in the Tax Code and created a number of new tax breaks as well. The legislation also imposes a number of new requirements to obtain the largest possible tax break, such as requirements to pay prevailing wages and offer apprenticeship programs, requirements to use domestic content, and requirements to operate in low-income or otherwise distressed communities.

  • federal tax

CT officials extend timeline for school construction audit

September 12, 2022

In March, CT officials said initial results would be released within weeks.

  • accounting and auditing
  • advocacy - state

Connecticut Third Best Place To Live For A Gen Z Worker

September 12, 2022

A panel of young state Democrats sought Monday to publicize a recent report which ranked Connecticut third in the nation when it comes to the median income for Gen Z workers between 16 and 24 years old.

  • career resources
  • advocacy - state