RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release November 19, 2021

RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release November 19, 2021



RISCPA's VIP Gala was a Great Success!!

We would like to extend a big Thank You for all who attended to celebrate our awardees:

  • Bill Pirolli, CPA/CFF/PFS, CGMA was recognized for his AICPA Board Chair appointment
  • Mark Hayward was presented with the 2021 RISCPA Industry Leadership Award
  • Pat Thompson was presented with the 2021 RISCPA President's Award

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2021 Enterprise Blockchain Awards

The Blockchain Public Leadership Award winner is Rhode Island's own, Elizabeth "Liz" Tanner, Director, RI Department of Business Regulation, recognized for showing exceptional leadership in blockchain collaboration and implementation! Congratulations Liz! Watch the Awards video HERE


CPAs playing key part in R.I. blockchain pilot program: Twenty-five Rhode Island accountants are preparing to be guinea pigs for a digital ID program using blockchain technology that, if successful, could transform the way state government is conducted in the future. Read More



"Mondays with Mark" Returns!! CLICK HERE on every Monday at 11:00 AM.

Featured on November 22nd, Kelly Ramirez, CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse



NEW! SBA Announces Updated Guidance Regarding Applicant Deadlines for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. Agency Strongly Encourages Submission of Supplemental Advance Applications by December 10; All Applications Due by December 31: Release Number: 21-110

NEW! U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman encouraged Americans to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday®, November 27, in support of their local businesses and Main Street economies: Release Number: 21-109



NEW! RI Division of Taxation unveils redesigned website. The new site features a more streamlined interface for users. Some of the most anticipated features of the relaunched site include a new and improved search function, a built-in translation option, and mobile-friendly formatting. The Advisory regarding the website relaunch, as well as the Guide to Accessing Frequently Used Functions can be found HERE

2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments: Resources and Guidance

RI Division of Taxation Newsletter: November / December


NEW! IRS Advisory Council issues 2021 Annual Report.

NEW! IRS provides answers to states and local governments on taxability and reporting of payments from Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: IR-2021-231

NEW! Tax Professionals can now order more transcripts from the IRS: IR-2021-226

IRS News Releases for Current Month: Click Here

Let's come together to support Miss Rhode Island, Leigh Payne!


Leigh is working at KPMG is Washington DC and her platform for Miss America is the RI Business Community and their struggles. *AmericasChoiceRI2022
"Leigh Payne embodies what Miss America stands for - we are so proud to have her representing Rhode Island. The Rhode Island business community stands with her and will be supporting her all the way!" ~Melissa Travis, President, RI Society of CPAs.
Capitol Hill
Governor McKee ceremonially signs legislation extending property tax exemption to Veterans who served during the Cold War: News Release
RIPEC Newsletter: November 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 11/19/2021)

  • Total number of cases: 186,387
  • New cases: 546
  • People hospitalized: 113
  • Total Fatalities: 2,906
  • Total number of tests: 5,933,265
  • Positivity rate: 3.6%


  • People who received 1 dose: 837,144
  • People who received 2 doses (fully vaccinated): 754,790
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