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July 1, 2015
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President's Message

CPA Day at the Capitol

February 27, 2017

Two weeks ago, I had the honor to once again traverse the halls of our state capitol, along with more than 250 of our colleagues. It was inspiring and made me proud to be a part of this profession. We were able to meet with several of our senators and assembly members, and educate them on the issues that impact our firms. We were able to voice our opinion on the ever present sales tax on services threat that pops up each year. We were also able to promote the financial literacy materials and seminars that CalCPA has prepared and will hold if requested.

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Chapter News

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April 1: Deadline for College Students Scholarship Application

Help spread the word to anyone interested in a scholarship. Students can apply online:

Collegiate (1 & 2 year)

University/4 Year


May 11: After-tax Celebration and Board Installation

The Center Club in Costa Mesa is the location for our end of tax season celebration and board installation. Network with your peers and meet our new chapter leaders. Registration cost includes two drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks), food and parking.

Register or learn more.

June 29: YEP Summer Networking Event

Join the young and emerging professionals for a fun-filled night of networking, great food and drinks at The Hacienda in Santa Ana. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people and expand your network.

Register or learn more.

July 18: Scholarship Reception and Honoree Night

Mix and mingle with the student scholarship winners over a glass of wine and great hor’dourves. The chapter provides scholarships for collegiate, university and master’s degree students interested in accounting. We also will honor our 40-year members and past chapter presidents.

Register or learn more.

Aug. 10: ABC Night at Pacific Club Newport Beach

This is the premiere networking event in Orange County, where you can connect with attorneys, bankers and CPAs. Cost includes two drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres. Check out the great sponsorship opportunities, too, which is a great way to get name exposure for your business.

Register or learn more.

CalCPA News

Sales Tax on Services Legislation Introduced

Tax on services continues to be a topic of discussion in the Legislature. A recently introduced bill, SB 640 (Hertzberg), proposes to enact a sales tax on services—including those provided by CPAs. While the bill does not articulate how such a complex shift in the tax burden would be accomplished, the introduction of this legislation keeps the issue on the radar within the public policy arena—particularly as tax reform conversations heat up.

Similar far-reaching tax on services proposals were introduced in 2015 and 2016 by Sen. Hertzberg, but both bills died in the Legislature when they failed to meet legislative deadlines. These proposal have been characterized as a way to broaden California’s tax base to address a volatile stream of tax revenue. However, the proposal would impose an extremely complex shift in the tax burden to raise billions in new tax revenues.

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CalCPA Service Awards Nominations Close March 31

Before March is done, nominate an outstanding member or firm for:

  • Public Service Award: Given to a CPA who has been especially active in service to the profession and community. 
  • Public Service Award for Firms: Aims to recognize firms for their public service contributions on the local, state or national level.
  • Distinguished Service Award: 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. 

Careers in Forensic Accounting – April 20

What does it take to be a forensic accountant? Get the scoop straight from those in the know! Learn from forensic accounting professionals about their career journey. Gain insights into the career opportunities in the forensic accounting industry. Understand what it takes to excel as a forensic accountant.

Register for the live event or webcast today!

Download the flier.

For questions or more information about student membership, email  David Lo.

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Behind the License

We know there’s more to your life than the tax forms, deadlines and rules and regulations that you spend time with at the office. And we want to tell your story—or the story of a member you may know.

Our monthly Final Entry feature in California CPA takes a look at the person behind the license. Over the years we’ve featured members who race carsplay in a banddevote time to nonprofit causeshave taken on physical endurance challengessurfDJ and make wine.

So, what’s your story?

If you’d like to participate or want to recommend a colleague, contact managing editor Damien English with details and we’ll set up a short interview.