RISCPA/RI Business Forum News Release June 16, 2022


RISCPA/RI Business Forum, in partnership with US Small Business Administration Office of International Trade and RI Manufacturers Association (RIMA) will host the 2022 International Trade Conference June 21st, 8:00 am-10:00 am, Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI. The event will feature a special trade panel, networking and more. Registration opens at 7:30 AM.

Special Guest: US Senator Jack Reed

Panel Members:

  • Gabriel Esparza, Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration, 
  • John Hazen White, Chairman, Taco Comfort Solutions 
  • Craig Pickell, RIMA Board Chair, Bullard Abrasives President/CEO 
  • Karl Wadensten, VIBCO President/CEO
  • Erich Zarnfaller, Director, Global Markets/FX Citizens Bank

Click HERE for Purchase Options

  • Trade Show Booths: $1,000
  • Table of 10: $280
  • Program Ad Space: Varies 
  • Single Tickets: $30


Bill Pirolli's Outgoing Comments as Chair of the Board of Directors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): Read More 


Tell Your Elected Officials You Will Not Tolerate a Tax Increase

HB 7440 would add one new income tax bracket for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation. The new bracket would be a rate of eight and ninety-nine percent (8.99%) on taxable income over four hundred three thousand five hundred dollars ($403,500) (in 2011 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, the new tax bracket would apply to taxable income over approximately five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000). CLICK HERE TO OPPOSE HB 7440 


NEW! PBN Announces 40 Under Forty Award Winners Congratulations RISCPA Members:


NEW! Four D&S Attorneys Noted for Excellence in Law by RI Monthly for 2022: Congratulations Mike Sweeney, Business Law, Stacey Nakasian, Arbitration & Mediation, Joelle Rocha, Environmental & Land Use, Nicole Martucci, Real Estate: News Release


NEW! Owners looking to cash out are keeping valuators busy:
Piccerelli, Gilstein & Co. Partner, Kevin Papa, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF, CVGA, along with other industry colleagues, spoke with PBN writer Marc Larocque about the increase that he and other business valuation professionals have seen in owners looking to sell. For a variety of reasons, owners are ready to exit and are seeking advice from valuators, like Kevin, on the process. Read More



2022 Children’s Friendship Award Event
Thursday, June 23 | 6:00 PM | Harbor Lights, Warwick, RI
Join us for our signature annual fundraising event where you will hear interesting stories about the impact of your support. By donating, you provide the sunshine necessary to help children and their families move beyond today’s trauma and into tomorrow’s growth and happiness.
Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities.
If you can't attend, please consider making a Donation


Press Release



Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!
RISCPA's Annual Golf Tournament sells out every year! NOW is the time to get the exposure your company needs while giving back to our community! All proceeds from this tournament will benefit Meals on Wheels of RI. Please CLICK HERE to purchase your sponsorship. Many include a foursome, so don't delay!



NEW! Minority Small Business Roundtable with Governor McKee:
• Host: City of Cranston, Economic Development, Diversity & Inclusion Department
• Wednesday June 22 | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
• Cranston Senior Center, 1070 Cranston St, Cranston, RI 02920
More Information and Registration



Join the RI Manufacturers Association and Real Jobs RI in taking advantage of these special Employer Incentives, including Training Grants, Apprenticeships, and Tax Credits: Read More 

Overtime Listening Session: Northeast Employers by the US Dept of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Friday, May 13, 3:30 - 4:30 PM / Free Online Event

"Mondays With Mark"
CLICK HERE every Monday at 11:00 AM.


Capitol Hill Report with Congressman Jim Langevin
In-person Luncheon, Omni Providence Hotel,
Friday, June 17th, 12p - 1:30p, Information and Registration

NEW! Capitol Hill Report with Congressman David Cicilline
In-person Breakfast, Omni Providence Hotel
Wednesday, June 29, 8:30a - 10:30p, Information and Registration

NEW! IRS increases mileage rate for remainder of 2022: IR-2022-124

IRS Advisory Council issues 2021 Annual Report.

IRS News Releases for Current Month: Click Here


NEW! Juneteenth holiday moves some due dates to June 21: Due to the federal banking holiday of Juneteenth, being observed
on June 20th this year, returns and payments normally due June 20, 2022 are instead
due June 21, 2022. ADV 2022-16

Capitol Hill

The House meets June 16 at 2:00 PM

The Senate meets June 16 at 4:00 PM

State of Rhode Island General Assembly: All Press Releases


NEW! June 2022 Newsletter: As we approach the home stretch of the 2022 legislative session, RIPEC brings you a brief update on public policy developments in Rhode Island.


NEW! Rising Rates and the National Debt: Should We Worry? Special Commentary by Economist, Michael Pugliese and Economic Analyst, Karl Vesely 

NEW! Certain tax services do not violate US ban on provision of accounting services in relation to Russia sanctions: Read More / AICPA's Ukraine-Russian War Resource Center

NEW! Auditors staying focused on quality management: Read More

NEW! Standard mileage rate to increase for last half of 2022: Read More

NEW! Firms are using the new .cpa domain to supercharge their online presence: Read More

This Way to CPA: 

Making 2022 Count - advice from the AICPA Chair; Bill Pirolli CPA/CFF/PFS, CGMA Chair, American Institute of CPAs: Read More

AICPA TV: AICPA Town Hall Series: June 7th 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 Credentials: Tip 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 6/16/2022)

  • Total positive cases: 398,981
  • New cases per 100,000, last 7 days: 187.1
  • People hospitalized: 71
  • Total Fatalities: 3,596
  • Total number of tests: 8,138,189


  • People who are at least partially vaccinated in Rhode Island: 956,257
  • People who completed primary vaccine series in Rhode Island: 836,173
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