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MEDC Seeks CPAs, MICPA Website Maintenance, Members Advisory Symposium and more

by MICPA | Feb 14, 2017   ()

MEDC Seeks CPA Expertise to Help Start Ups and Small Business
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation needs CPAs to assist start-up and small businesses through the Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) b2b portal. Currently, the greatest need for service partners is in West Michigan, the upper Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, says Cindy Krebs, MEDC Service Center. Potential donated service partners could provide a certain number of donated service hours or provide a reduced cost for services rendered. Learn more about PMBC on this fact sheet and email Krebs directly with questions or volunteer as a service partner.

MICPA Website Going Offline This Weekend...Scheduled Maintenance Being Performed
The MICPA website will be down for website maintenance starting Friday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. The website should be back online sometime Sunday evening. If you would like to register for an event during the scheduled downtime please email cpe@micpa.org or call 248.267.3700 and leave a detailed message in the MICPA general mailbox. All other inquiries can be sent to webmaster@micpa.org.

Save the Date: Members Advisory Symposium on May 11
The popular Members Advisory Symposium will take place May 11 at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield. Be sure to join us to connect with peers and discuss important issues facing the profession. The program will include AICPA President Barry Melancon and MICPA President Peggy Dzierzawski and other top speakers.

Michigan LLCs and PLLCs Annual Filings Due Tomorrow
Limited liability company and professional limited liability company 2017 annual statements and reports must be received by the Corporations Division by Feb. 15. Annual statements and annual reports can be filed online. If mailing instead, reports must be received by Feb. 15. Late filing penalties will be assessed for filings received after Feb. 15. Additional information is available on the Corporations Division website or by calling the Division at 517.241.6470.

IRS Confirms Six-Month Extensions for Calendar-Year C Corps
Despite statutory language that specifies a five-month extension for calendar-year C corporations, The Tax Adviser reports that the IRS is giving calendar-year C corporations a six-month filing extension. READ MORE

Free Webcast on Thursday: Register to Learn Inclusive Workforce Strategies
In today’s ever-changing workforce environment, more inclusive strategies are imperative to attract and recruit diverse talent. The first of three webcasts in the AICPA’s 2017 Diversity and Inclusion series will address “Workforce Diversity: Attracting and Recruiting Diverse Talent,” from 1-2 p.m. on Feb. 16. Register here.

Master of All Metrics
Learn how CFOs can take charge of nonfinancial performance measures without alienating the rest of the organization in this CFO.com article.

New Resources to Help CPAs Address Cybersecurity Risks
Malicious cyber attacks, data breaches and identity theft are rising at an alarming rate, costing companies millions of dollars and damaging their reputations. The AICPA’s Cybersecurity Resource Center offers the resources and tools to help you stay informed on cybersecurity risks. Two new videos discuss soon-to-be-released cybersecurity reporting framework, designed to help organizations implement a risk management program.

Michigan Treasury: Free Financial Counseling for Delinquent Student Loan Borrowers
Michigan residents who are delinquent on their federal student loans can receive free one-on-one counseling to return to a path of financial success through a one-year pilot program of the Michigan Department of Treasury. The program will assist borrowers by providing free financial literacy information and student loan delinquency counseling. Michigan student loan borrowers currently delinquent on their student loans can opt-in to this program. READ MORE

$630,000 in Accounting Scholarships Now Available
The AICPA announced that the AICPA Legacy Scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate accounting students is now available on ThisWayToCPA.com for the 2017-18 academic year. The Legacy Scholars Program will provide more than 100 scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year totaling over $630,000. READ MORE

A Tax Reform State of Mind
The tax code is complex and change does not come often. The tax code was last overhauled in 1986. The Government Accountability Office WatchBlog takes a closer look at some of the key issues related to tax reform. READ MORE

Source: MICPA
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