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By Bryan Carpenter, The “Craft Beer CPA”
Greetings, CalCPA San Diego Chapter! I’m excited to be your president for the 2017-18 year. First off, I’d like to thank this past year’s leadership team and all other CalCPA members who volunteered your time to make this past year a success. It was a pleasure working under the leadership of outgoing president David Taklender and his officers: Secretary Teresa Reed, treasurer Will King, president emeritus Jason Brenier and all the others who served on the board of directors and as committee chairs. During the last year, Janessa Stephens was hired to be our chapter’s new program associate after Cindy Holcomb’s departure. I would like to recognize and thank Cindy for all her hard work and dedication to this chapter during her tenure with CalCPA. I’d also like to thank Janessa for proactively taking on her responsibilities as program associate with enthusiasm and a willingness to hit the ground running.
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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.
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June 15: Emerging Professionals Networking Event (Rock Bottom Brewery)
July 14: Summer Networking at PETCO Park - Padres vs SF Giants
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Sept. 29: Emerging Professionals Speed Mentoring Event
Oct. 26: Fall Networking at Phil’s BBQ
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