RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release December 9, 2021

RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release December 9, 2021


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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 hweiss@pawtucketri.com. Minority and women-owned businesses are encouraged to apply. Submissions due December 15, 2021. More Information



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



NEW! FACT SHEET: The U.S. Small Business Administration is Delivering Support to America’s Small Businesses, Helping Them Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic:  Release Number 21-111

NEW! Your Small Business and Federal FMLA Requirements: Friday, December 3rd / 10am - 12pm REGISTER TODAY

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! Tax pros should be wary of information-stealing scams: National Tax Security Awareness Week - Day Four. ADV 2021-49

NEW! More than 70% of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses: National Tax Security Awareness Week - Day Five. ADV 2021-50

UPDATED! Rhode Island estate tax credit and threshold set for 2022: The Division of Taxation has revised an Advisory, originally posted November 9, 2021, about the estate tax. As noted in the original Advisory, the credit amount of $74,300 applies for estates of decedents dying on or after January 1, 2022. However, under the revised Advisory, the threshold amount has been changed to $1,648,611 for decedents dying on or after January 1, 2022. ADV 2021-42

PPP Loan Forgiveness Information: Forms, FAQs, Guidance

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

RI Division of Taxation Newsletter: November / December


NEW! IRS issues guidance regarding the retroactive termination of the Employee Retention Credit: IR-2021-242

NEW! IRS is seeking qualified applicants for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee: IR-2021-244

NEW! Most retirees must take required minimum distributions by Dec. 31: IR-2021-245

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
NEW! Governor McKee, Rhode Island Foundation Announce Nonprofits Can Apply for $4.5 Million in COVID-19 Response Grants:
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 12/09/2021)

  • Total number of cases: 200,197
  • New cases: 1,109
  • People hospitalized: 222
  • Total Fatalities: 2,951
  • Total number of tests: 6,214,535
  • Positivity rate: 5.3%


  • People who received 1 dose: 864,132
  • People who received 2 doses (fully vaccinated): 780,494
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