RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release November 4, 2021

CPA/RI Business Forum News Release November 4, 2021



 Develop a response plan: Diane C. Fournaris in July was named state director for the R.I. Small Business Development Center at the University of Rhode Island. She previously served as associate state director of the program. Read More



Apply for a Back to Business Grant to Help Recruit New Staff
Application opens November 4, 2021, at 9:00 am.
Application closes November 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
The Department of Labor and Training’s Back to Business program will help businesses provide recruitment and incentive packages to get Rhode Islanders back to work, while ensuring employers have the talent they need to remain competitive as we rebuild from Covid-19. Read More


"Mondays with Mark" Returns!! CLICK HERE on every Monday at 10:00 AM.



Governor McKee, Department of Labor and Training Unveil "Back to Business" Initiative to Aid Rhode Island Workers and Employers: News Release


Rhode Island Foundation releases recommendations for spending $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funding
The Rhode Island Foundation is recommending that state officials invest the $1.1 billion in broad stimulus funding the state is receiving from the federal American Rescue Plan Act in in six key areas: housing, behavioral health, workforce development, small business, neighborhood trusts and immediate Media Release

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RIYAN 9th Annual Accounting Olympics
All Proceeds will benefit Sojourner House in Providence, RI.
Teams may have up to 10 people. Firms can submit multiple teams if there are more than 10 participants.
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NEW! IRS releases reporting guidance for partnership interests held in connection with the performance of services: IR-2021-215
NEW! Year-end giving reminder: Special tax deduction helps most people give up to $600 to charity, even if they don't itemize: IR-2021-214
IRS News Releases for Current Month: Click Here
NEW! The RI Division of Taxation has created this webpage that will serve as a storehouse for information about the RI tax treatment of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness: ADV 2021-41
NEW! Rhode Island Division of Taxation: Withholding Calendar for 2022
2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments: Resources and Guidance
RI Division of Taxation Newsletter: October / November / December
All Notices, Click Here
Capitol Hill
McKee-Matos Administration Releases Working Draft and Preliminary Recommendations for Propelling Rhode Island into the Next Decade with Strength: RI 2030: Press Release
3-Part Webinar Series
Part 1: Basic Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Tuesday, November 9 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Part 2: Reporting & Disclosure Requirements
  • Tuesday, November 16 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Part 3: Correction Programs, and Terminating Abandoned Plans
  • Tuesday, November 23 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
NEW! Rhode Island's Economy Continues to Improve: RIPEC and Bryant University’s Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies release new Key Performance Indicators Quarterly Briefing
RIPEC's 78th Annual Meeting will be held virtually on November 1st at 5:30pm. RIPEC is pleased to welcome Mara Liasson, Political Analyst for FOX News and National Political Correspondent for NPR, as keynote speaker for the event. RIPEC will also present its annual public service awards to distinguished government employees at both the state and local level. Please RSVP by using this link
RIPEC Newsletter: October 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

AICPA Benevolent Fund: The AICPA Benevolent Fund was created to support AICPA members with short-term personal financial needs. Program Information

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 11/4/2021)

  • Total number of cases: 180,809
  • New cases: 294
  • People hospitalized: 106
  • Total Fatalities: 2,881
  • Total number of tests: 5,758,183
  • Positivity rate: 2.1%


  • People who received 1 dose: 807,425
  • People who received 2 doses (fully vaccinated): 743,562
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