The RISCPA office will be closed on Monday, August 8, 2022 in observance of Victory Day, a Rhode Island state holiday.

RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release November 24, 2021

RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release November 24, 2021



RISCPA's VIP Gala event photos



The 9th Annual Accounting Olympics, held virtually on November 17th was an amazing success!!

  • Event Highlights:
    • Sojourner House in Providence RI received over $3,000 in donations of cleaning supplies, toiletries, linens, gift cards, and cash.
    • Winning Teams:
      • 1st Place: Piccerelli Gilstein & Company
      • 2nd Place (tie): CliftonLarsonAllen
      • 2nd Place (tie): DiSanto, Priest & Co.
      • 3rd Place: Marcum LLP
      • 4th Place Withum
      • 5th Place: Citrin Cooperman
    • Event Photos



FountainHead RI: Fireside Chat with Jubert Joly
Wednesday, December 8th / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
FountainHead RI leaders will host an impromptu fireside chat with nationally recognized leadership expert Hubert Joly, senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy.
More Information and Free Registration



Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Pawtucket Business Development Corporation (PBDC) is requesting qualified consultant proposals for HUD CDBG funded small business loan analysts. Proposals packets are available by contacting Herb Weiss at (401) 728-0500, ext. 437, or Minority and women-owned businesses are encouraged to apply. Submissions due December 15, 2021. More Information



SBA Administrator Encourages Americans to ShopSmall® for 12th Annual Small Business Saturday®: Press Release Number 21-109



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



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! The Rhode Island Division of Taxation extends the deadline for certain reporting on health insurance mandate. Employers automatically granted two-month extension, to March 31, 2022 ADV 2021-45

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


IRS Advisory Council issues 2021 Annual Report.

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
Two Additional 2030 Listening Sessions Announced
Governor Dan McKee and his administration are pleased to announce the next two and final listening sessions on the proposed 2030 plan.
  • Monday, November 29 at Lincoln High School (135 Old River Road, Lincoln), 5 PM
  • Tuesday, November 30 at Harry Kizirian Elementary School (60 Camden Avenue, Providence), 5 PM
These in-person, public input sessions are to solicit feedback on the preliminary 2030 document. Please RSVP HERE
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 TV: AICPA Town Hall Series: November 18 Edition

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 11/23/2021)

  • Total number of cases: 188,135
  • New cases: 566
  • People hospitalized: 114
  • Total Fatalities: 2,913
  • Total number of tests: 5,973,062
  • Positivity rate: 5.4%


  • People who received 1 dose: 842,892
  • People who received 2 doses (fully vaccinated): 757,142
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