RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release September 23, 2021

RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release September 23, 2021


The AICPA and NASBA are continuing outreach to students and educators on CPA Evolution with two quick surveys in the field.

Students: Your feedback is valuable: The AICPA and NASBA are looking for your feedback on upcoming changes to CPA licensure. If you’re a current student or recent graduate, please take this short survey. Responses from students with diverse backgrounds are particularly valuable, and all feedback will help to continue to evolve CPA licensure. Please respond to the SURVEY by September 30.

Accounting educators: Your input will help shape future resources: The CPA Evolution transition is on the horizon, and the AICPA and NASBA are preparing college accounting programs all along the way. To help gather feedback on the CPA Evolution Model Curriculum and to continue to provide you the resources you need, please take this short SURVEY by October 8.

CPA Evolution Resource Competition
What’s your idea for teaching the next generation of CPAs? The AICPA is calling on accounting faculty to enter its CPA Evolution Resource Competition (CERC) for a chance to win up to $1,500 and inspire future CPAs. Do you have a great original idea for a long or short instructional exercise aligned with CPA Evolution Model Curriculum (CPA EMC)? If so, it’s time to SHARE YOUR INNOVATION



NEW! IRS launches new webpage to assist taxpayers with refunds subject to Joint Committee on Taxation review: IR-2021-192

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
Capitol Hill

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

NEW! SBA Administrator Announces New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Milestone: In Less Than Two Months, One Million Borrowers Apply for Direct Forgiveness through Agency’s PPP Portal: Press Release 21-90
NEW! National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Highlights Resiliency and Recovery: Press Release 21-88
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 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 09/23/2021)

  • Total number of cases: 170,009
  • New cases: 282
  • People hospitalized: 137
  • Total Fatalities: 2,818
  • Total number of tests: 5,174,054
  • Positivity rate: 1.5%


  • People who received 1 dose: 773,480
  • People who received 2 doses (fully vaccinated): 708,011
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