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PPP forgiveness: No need to rush, and other tips
Although forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans is a foremost topic on the minds of borrowers and the CPAs who advise them, experts are saying borrowers should not rush to apply for forgiveness. Long-expected FAQs expected to...
Deloitte dives into blockchain
Deloitte is helping more of its clients leverage blockchain technology as it sees the distributed ledger technology gain increasing usage after years of experimentation with the technology. “We were in an ideation phase with blockchain, which...
Gov. Lamont Issues Executive Order Addressing Rebuttable Presumption Regarding Workers’ Compensation for Essential Employees
Governor Ned Lamont has issued an executive order addressing the rebuttable presumption regarding workers’ compensation benefits related to contraction of Covid-19. Executive Order No. 7JJJ states that there is a rebuttable presumption for...
Hiring for soft skills is more important than ever
Software might be available to aid with tax returns and audit reports, but technology can't compensate for vital skills like teamwork, communication, and emotional intelligence as accountants interact with clients and each other. CPA firms...
Here are CT’s top PPP lenders
Bridgeport-based People’s United Bank and Waterbury's Webster Bank approved the largest number of Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program loans in Connecticut, providing a financial lifeline to thousands of small companies...
The challenge for CPA firms: Applying RPA in the real world
It’s 2020, and by now it’s likely you’ve heard of robotic process automation (“RPA” for short). For those of you who haven’t heard of it, put as simply as possible — RPA does not involve little robots rolling around an office performing tasks. It...
How CFOs Can Push Past Fear to Resilience and Resurgence
As COVID-19 took hold of the global economy, most CFOs went straight into crisis management mode. The focus was vigilant monitoring of cash balances and running multiple scenario plans to ensure adequate liquidity in the short term. Now, a few...
Connecticut DRS posts Office of the Commissioner Guidance pertaining to CARES Act
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services has posted the following Office of the Commissioner Guidance pertaining to the CARES Act: OCG - 10, Regarding the Connecticut Tax Implications of the CARES Act On March 27, 2020, Public Law No....
President Trump signs 5-week PPP extension
The extension keeps a source of funding open to struggling small businesses while Congress works on a second, more targeted funding program. The PPP, which has approximately $129 billion in funding remaining, was launched in early April as the...
Governor Lamont Pauses Phase 3 of the Reopening
In response to a spike in COVID-19 cases in other states, Connecticut is pausing Phase 3 of Reopening.

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Professional Development

Financial Statement Disclosures: A Guide for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses (Afternoon Session) (Livestream) - 8/12/2020 -
A clear and concise set of proper financial statement disclosures can make or break an entity’s financial statements. Such disclosures are no longer simply...
Compliance Auditing from Start to Finish (Livestream) - 8/13/2020 -
Compliance auditing is a significant risk area for firms.  We are now in the year where engagements will be selected for testing in the OMB mandated...
Surgent's S Corporation, Partnership, and LLC Tax Update (Afternoon Session) (Livestream) - 8/18/2020 -
If you are a practitioner who wants the latest information on tax changes affecting your business clients or employers, then you should take this...
LIVESTREAM - Virtual CONNection: Investing in the Coronavirus Stock Market - 8/20/2020 -
We’ve seen some of the most volatile trading days in history this year; 2020 made records in the S&P 500. The biggest question investors are asking...
Sexual Harassment Training Prevention & Related Legal Update - (Afternoon Session) (Livestream) - 8/20/2020 -
Recent changes to Connecticut’s sexual harassment laws have significantly altered the requirements for sexual harassment training and the processing and...
Surgent's Current Issues in Accounting and Auditing: An Annual Update (Livestream) - 8/25/2020 -
Designed for accounting and attestation practitioners at all levels in both public accounting and business and industry, this course provides an overview of...
LIVESTREAM - Virtual CONNection: State of the State and Profession Six Months into COVID-19 - 9/18/2020 -
It's been six months since the coronavirus pandemic brought Connecticut and the rest of the country to a screeching halt. Where do we stand now?CTCPA...
LIVESTREAM - Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting Conference - 10/29/2020 -
This CTCPA conference discusses the most relevant issues facing the accounting profession today.

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Find the right groups for you.

CTCPA groups and committees are a fantastic way to engage in peer-to-peer discussion (both in person and online!), learn about hot-button issues, trends, and standards, and network with other CTCPA members.


CFO/Controller Roundtable


Business Roundtable


State Taxation Committee


Federal Taxation Committee


Employee Benefit Plans Committee


Financial Institutions Committee


Governmental Accounting and Auditing
Interest Group


Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee