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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.
New PPP guidance addresses maturity dates, loan amounts
Updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) guidance issued Thursday and Friday by the Treasury Department and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) addresses PPP loan maturity dates for all borrowers as well as maximum loan amounts for...
Reminder: Single Use Plastic Bag Fee Suspension Set to Expire June 30
The temporary suspension of Connecticut's single-use plastic bag fee, originally implemented by Executive Order on March 26th, is set to expire on June 30, 2020. Retailers should prepare to resume collection of the state-level plastic bag fee on...
How to Help Clients Simplify an Over-Complicated PPP Process
Even with the deadline of June 30 for PPP loan applications fast approaching, small- and medium-sized businesses have been slow to take up the second round of funding made available to them by Congress. The New York Times reports that as of...
Survey: 57% Of Workers Second-Guessing Careers Amid Pandemic
After months of maneuvering through the coronavirus crisis, many employees are rethinking what's most important when it comes to their career, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half suggests. More than half of office professionals...
SBA, Treasury to publish names of some PPP loan recipients
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury have agreed to publish the names and amount ranges for all recipients of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or more. In a news release issued Friday night, Treasury...
SBA launches tool to match underserved borrowers with PPP lenders
With time running out for eligible entities to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Friday that it has revived its Lender Match online tool to help underserved and disadvantaged small...
SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program
In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new EZ version of the forgiveness application.

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Professional Development

LIVESTREAM - Virtual CONNection: POAs and Estate Planning in Today's Environment: Helping clients (and yourself!) protect family and finances - 7/23/2020 -
Everyone, both young and old, needs an estate plan. It protects assets not just after you die, but during your life as well. Are your clients (or you)...
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 - 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 & Related Legal Update - LIVESTREAM (Afternoon Session) - 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 - 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...

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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