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By David W. Taklender
Happy New Year to all of our CalCPA members and their families! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and created some memories in the process. We had a fantastic holiday party at Club M and I want to thank everyone who attended and made the event a great success.
Congratulations again to the 2016 scholarship winners and a huge debt of gratitude to First Lieutenant Canelli and the USMC for their service and for bringing the Toys for Tots program to our holiday party every year.
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It’s that time of year again! On your mark, get set, sign up for the 3rd annual Post-Tax Day “Get a Grip” Golf Outing, taking place at noon, April 19 at Riverwalk.
LevitZacks and Hearthstone are back as lead sponsors along with CalCPA and we’d love for you to join us as we celebrate the end of another tax season. Our outing is super fun and laid back. Whether you’re an avid golfer or completely new to golf, it’s no big deal either way. Another “plus”: this outing is quick. Last year we finished the “scramble” format round in about four hours. Pretty much unheard of in the golf world!
If you are in, REGISTER TODAY! Early Bird Pricing is only available for the first 36 players! And, registrations are limited.
You can expect a rollicking good time with fellow professionals, including CPA’s, EA’s, attorneys, financial advisors, bankers, risk professionals and others while also enjoying 18 holes of golf at beautiful Riverwalk Golf Course.
Hope to see you in April!
LevitZacks & Incoming CalCPA San Diego Chapter President
Are you pursuing licensure? Are you new to the profession? Are you transitioning in your career? Need some advice or a safe sounding board? Take advantage of a free mentoring session (15-20 minutes) with an experienced CPA offered through the local chapter to members. Questions? Call Kay Coffin at (559) 876-3800 or send an email.
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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