RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release September 16, 2021

RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release September 16, 2021


RI Society of CPAs Board Members attend Boy Scouts of America, Narragansett Council's, 26th Annual Distinguished Citizens Awards Luncheon: Thank you to incoming chair, Dan Bonnette and RSM US for hosting us! About the Event / Event Photos



NEW! IRS Recognizes Small Business Week: Resources Available to Help Employers: IR-2021-182

NEW! IRS Webinar: The Office of Professional Responsibility: Circular 230 and Practicing Before the IRS - Thursday, September 30, 2021 / 2:00 PM EST

IRS News Releases for Current Month: Click Here
RI Division of Taxation Releases Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness Tax: ADV 2021-34

Rhode Island Tax News: September 2021 

All Notices, Click Here
This Week from RI's Capitol Hill

Rhode Island-Based Jobs Rose by 800 from July; August Unemployment Rate Increases to 5.8 Percent: Press Release

State of Rhode Island Revenue Brief- Special Report on Preliminary FY2021 Revenues: Office of Revenue Analysis

SBA Administrator Guzman Enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to Aid Small Businesses Facing Challenges from Delta Variant: Increased loan cap to $2 million, Expanded use of funds to pay and prepay business debt, Streamlined review processes, and Deferred payments; First approval and disbursement of loans of $500,000 or less also introduced: Press Release 21-81
SBA Office of Advocacy's annual State Profiles provide a snapshot of each state's small businesses: Rhode Island / United States
Please join RISCPA's BV Committee for this Interactive Discussion with Guest Speaker, RI Family Court Chief Judge Michael B. Forte, BA, JD 
RISCPA Announces Workforce Training Program


Please contact info@riscpa.org for more information and to register.

RIPEC Newsletter: September 2021 Edition


RI Industry Coalition: Weekly Legislative Update
State of Rhode Island General Assembly: All Press Releases


COVID-19 Workplace Playbook: Stay Healthy. Stay Open. Stop the Spread. Online Guide

NEW! The AICPA has received information late last week from the Department of Labor (DOL).

  • DOL to Conduct Audit Quality Assessment of 2020 Plan Year Filings. The DOL Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) is planning to conduct a study to assess the quality of audit work performed by independent qualified public accountants (IQPAs) with respect to financial statement audits of employee benefit plans covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) for the 2020 Form 5500 filing year (plan years beginning in 2020). EBPAQC Alert No. 477

NEW! The RI Society of CPAs and AICPA seek Volunteers for CPA Exam Research: Do you supervise newly licensed CPAs?.

  • Share your knowledge and expertise during a critical phase of the CPA Exam research. RISCPA is working with the AICPA to recruit volunteers to review the proposed Core and Discipline section content for a new CPA Exam Blueprint to be published next year. To participate, complete this volunteer eligibility survey by Friday, October 15.
  • This is a great way for practitioners to help shape the future of the CPA Exam and keep it aligned with the needs of the profession. Thank you for your consideration!
AICPA Benevolent Fund: The AICPA Benevolent Fund was created to support AICPA members with short-term personal financial needs. Program Information and Application
Chartered Global Management Accountant: CGMA is the most widely held management accounting designation in the world with more than 137,000 designees. It was established in 2012 by the AICPA and CIMA to recognize a unique group of management accountants who have reached the highest benchmark of quality and competence. How to Earn the CGMA Designation.
All AICPA Advisory CredentialsTip Sheet 
Employer Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program: Now a tax free benefit through 2025! More Information


Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is hosting a series of free events to help small businesses with their business and marketing needs. For more information, please CLICK HERE



COVID-19 Rhode Island Stats (as of 09/16/2021)

  • Total number of cases: 167,975
  • New cases: 316
  • People hospitalized: 121
  • Total Fatalities: 2,810
  • Total number of tests: 5,081,424
  • Positivity rate: 1.8%


  • People who received 1 dose: 768,035
  • People who received 2 doses (fully vaccinated): 700,735
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