NEWS

SBA streamlines forgiveness process for most PPP loans

The SBA issued new guidance intended to speed up and simplify the forgiveness process for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less, which represent 93% of the outstanding loans in the $800 billion program.

Ease staff’s fears about returning to the office

Firm leaders can address staff’s anxieties by discussing the rationale for returning to in-person work, communicating transparently about the safety measures they are taking, implementing employee feedback and, when possible, giving staff control over when they return.

IRS launches 'Tax Pro Account' feature

A new online portal automates the submission of powers of attorney and tax information authorizations, and there are plans to expand its functionality over time.

NFTs come with big valuation challenges

Nonfungible token sales have commanded eye-popping prices in the past year, leaving CPAs with many questions related to valuation of these digital assets.

Restaurant industry recovery aided by CPAs, 2 leaders with longtime ties

CPAs and restaurant owners have worked together closely to overcome the devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Bill Pirolli, CPA/CFF/PFS, CGMA, and Brian Casey, who are Rhode Island natives and chair their respective association boards, endeavor to help the industry recover.

Content for redesigned CPA Exam takes shape

The AICPA released a survey seeking feedback on the preliminary content proposed for the redesigned CPA Exam, which would be assessed in three sections that will comprise the Core of the Exam, plus material that would assess candidates’ knowledge in one of three Disciplines they choose under the new CPA Evolution licensure model.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.