RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release October 7, 2021

RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release October 7, 2021


RISCPA, in partnership with RI Department of Business Regulation announces first in the US Digital Credential for Accountants

Attention CPA’s who have a Real ID driver’s license and want to get 1 CPE Credit!!!

The State of Rhode Island is piloting a first in the country project to create a digital identity to issue you your accountant credential.

 The Department of Business Regulation seeks 25 current accountants or newly licensed CPAs who currently have a Real ID Driver’s License who would be willing to be testers in a new system that verifies your identity via your Real ID and then generates your accounting credential in mobile format using blockchain distributed ledger technology. READ MORE



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




Congratulations Elizabeth M. Tanner, Esq., Director, Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation for being selected as an award finalist in the Blockchain Leadership Award, Public Leadership Award! Press Release



IRS News Releases for Current Month: Click Here
NEW! RI Division allows electronic signatures for Form RI-2848 (Power of Attorney): ADV 2021-36

Rhode Island Tax News: September 2021 

All Notices, Click Here
Capitol Hill

NEW! Governor McKee Submits Plan for Rhode Island Rebounds: Immediate Investments in Rhode Island’s Families, Workers and Small Businesses: Press Release


SBA RI District Office: Disasters don't plan ahead, but you can.

Protect your business today.

Find out What you Need to do to Prepare your Business for a Disaster

Wednesday, Oct. 13th | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Click HERE for More Info and to Register
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 10/07/2021)

  • Total number of cases: 174,171
  • New cases: 216
  • People hospitalized: 97
  • Total Fatalities: 2,852
  • Total number of tests: 5,411,045
  • Positivity rate: 1.4%


  • People who received 1 dose: 785,972
  • People who received 2 doses (fully vaccinated): 722,159
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