Member Activities

Take a look at some of our recent events:

August and September Events 2018



August and September were busy months with members attending the Behind the Scenes at the Arizona Lottery event, the Corporate Finance, Business Valuation and Forensic Litigation Services Conferences, the Emerging Leaders Kick-Off and more.

ASCPA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon 2018



ASCPA members and guests attended the 2018 ASCPA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon held at the Biltmore Resort on May 16. The event featured keynote speaker AICPA Past Chair Kimberly Ellison-Taylor and honored ASCPA Life Member Layne R. Simmons and Excellence in Teaching Award recipient Heather A. Altman.

Upcoming Special Events:

September 26, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Webinar: Opportunity Zones: Tax Reduction Strategies

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 offers an extraordinary tax break to investors by allowing them the opportunity to defer certain capital gains by investing them in qualified Opportunity Zone investments. Opportunity Zones are specially created geographic districts that allow investors to receive substantial tax breaks for investing in these zones, including the potential for avoiding taxes on gains altogether.

The monies eligible for investment extend only to realized capital gains from the sale of any property to an unrelated person. These capital gains can come from any asset class and do not have to be placed through an intermediary. Investors are eligible for tax deferral on such gains up to the amount of such gains that are invested in a certified Qualified Opportunity Fund within 180 days of the sale date. During the presentation, we will be discussing Opportunity Zone basics, tax incentives, investment strategies, and market outlooks. 

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Webinar
Professional Development
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October 23, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

What the Heck is a HECM: aka Reverse Mortgage?

During this discussion, we will talk about some of the basics of how reverse mortgages work. We will then look at some examples of how they have helped various older adults improve their financial position during their retirement years. And, finally, we will go over some of the tax issues associated with this financial planning tool. By the end, you should have a better over-all feel for when a reverse mortgage might help those you know, and when it might not.

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Yuma
Taxation
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Prescott
Taxation
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Tucson
Taxation
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October 25, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Working with Clients Affected by Cognitive Decline

Dementia Friends Arizona is taking part in an ambitious initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia by transforming the way our community thinks, talks and acts about the disease. Different types of dementia affect the brain at different rates and in different ways, but other things like someone's personal circumstances, the people around them and the environment in which they live, will affect their experience of dementia. The session will be taught by a Dementia Champion who will help you gain an understanding of the disease and how you can use this knowledge when working with clients. 

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Flagstaff
Professional Development
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October 30, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Webinar: Modernize Your Practice and Win More Clients With Online Payments

What does it take to run a successful, modern CPA practice in 2018 and beyond? In this session, Amanda Huyck, director of Integrated Partnerships for AffiniPay, will discuss how technology continues to reshape the way professional services firms like yours conduct business and why a modern payment technology is crucial to providing an exceptional client experience today. She’ll look at how client expectations are shifting and explore the ways online payments help you streamline your workflow—and boost your cash flow.

Sponsored by CPACharge

 

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Webinar
Professional Development
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November 15, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Webinar: Top HR Issues - Are You and Your Business/Clients Prepared?

Human resource issues are among the biggest challenges facing employers. From recruiting, hiring, and onboarding, to discipline and termination, employers can quickly be consumed by administrative tasks that take focus away from high-value activities. However, falling short of HR compliance can lead to fines, penalties, or even litigation. This session will review the top HR issues facing companies today and how you can expand your role as a trusted advisor by offering guidance and resources to help employers overcome them.

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Webinar
Professional Development
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November 15, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

ASCPA Professional Issues Update

This annual Society and professional issues update from our President CEO, Cindie Hubiak and our Board Chair, Mike Allen, is a must-attend session for all CPAs. This seminar will give you an update on ASCPA's legislative efforts, Board of Accountancy updates, the changing landscape of the profession, Society updates and more. Come prepared to share your thoughts, ask questions and be a part of this highly interactive program.

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Tucson
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Flagstaff
Taxation
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Prescott
Advisory Services
1
Yuma
1
Yuma
1
December 11, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

What the Heck is a HECM: aka Reverse Mortgage? aka Reverse Mortgage?

During this discussion, we will talk about some of the basics of how reverse mortgages work. We will then look at some examples of how they have helped various older adults improve their financial position during their retirement years. And, finally, we will go over some of the tax issues associated with this financial planning tool. By the end, you should have a better over-all feel for when a reverse mortgage might help those you know, and when it might not.

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Prescott
Professional Development
1
Flagstaff
1
Tucson
1
January 15, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Getting Queasy Over Arizona’s Paid Sick Time Law

Laura Hamblin will be giving a presentation entitled Getting Queasy Over Arizona’s Paid Sick Time Law.  Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

• The complexities involved with this relatively new law;
• Options for employers to comply with the law;
• Retaliation concerns;
• Arizona Industrial Commission enforcement efforts; and,
• Common employer missteps.

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Prescott
Professional Development
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January 15, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm

ASCPA Professional Issues Update

This annual Society and professional issues update from our President CEO, Cindie Hubiak and our Board Chair, Mike Allen, is a must-attend session for all CPAs. This seminar will give you an update on ASCPA's legislative efforts, Board of Accountancy updates, the changing landscape of the profession, Society updates and more. Come prepared to share your thoughts, ask questions and be a part of this highly interactive program.

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Yuma
1
Flagstaff
Professional Development
1
January 24, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm

What the Heck is a HECM: aka Reverse Morgage?

During this discussion, we will talk about some of the basics of how reverse mortgages work. We will then look at some examples of how they have helped various older adults improve their financial position during their retirement years. And, finally, we will go over some of the tax issues associated with this financial planning tool. By the end, you should have a better over-all feel for when a reverse mortgage might help those you know, and when it might not.

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Tucson
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