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March 1, 2014
By Norman Wong
March is here and the madness has begun—and I don’t mean college basketball.
Tax season is in full swing for those of us in public accounting. This is the time of year when I wish I was in business and industry or government. I’m counting the days until April 15.
CalCPA Council Update
I recently attended the CalCPA Council meeting in Sacramento. Some of the tough issues facing California this year will be:
- Water availability;
- Minimum wage increase;
- Affordable Care Act;
- Rising cost of energy; and
- The loss of the Enterprise Zone credit certifications after Dec. 31, 2013. The Enterprise Zone credits saved California taxpayers more than $1 billion.
CalCPA will be implementing the Good4Business initiative this coming year as a way for CalCPA to promote financial literacy to small businesses. As part of CPA Day at the Capitol, we offered our legislators an opportunity to host a financial literacy seminar to their local districts courtesy of CalCPA. Learn more.
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The nomination period for CalCPA’s annual service awards is open until March 28. You can download and nominate an outstanding member or firm for the:
- Public Service Award, which is given to a CPA who has been especially active in service to the profession and community.
- Distinguished Service Award, which is granted either on the basis of long and distinguished service or for some singular act resulting in extraordinary contribution to the profession, CalCPA and/or the community.
Make your nominations today.