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Friday@Five has arrived!
Dear Hannah,

Now that folks are diving into federal tax reform and understanding it better, issues are starting to arise about the implications for state taxes. As you all know, Massachusetts syncs to the 2005 IRC for individuals and conforms to the IRC for corporations (for the most part).
The MSCPA had two opportunities last week to influence decision-makers on this issue. On Tuesday, we testified at the revenue committee hearing along with other business leaders and thought leaders. And yesterday, we participated in a panel at the Department of Revenue (DOR) on the topic.
You can read a copy of the testimony we gave here.

The point of our message is there are many issues raised in the international world, and attention to those issues is urgent because they are effective immediately. We also stressed that the Legislature will need to step in and clarify where the DOR struggles to provide guidance. This will be a long process, and I’m very proud that the MSCPA has a seat at the table when these important decisions are made.

Have a great weekend!

Amy Pitter
MSCPA President/CEO
Let's Get Steppin'!
Don't forget to sign up for our second annual MSCPA Fitness Challenge, sponsored this year by IFP/Harbor Strategies Group, to help you stay active this tax season and winter! The challenge will run Monday, February 5 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Gather your coworkers and sign up a team by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 4.

To join the challenge, click here. Once you have successfully joined, please select or create the team that you will be competing with. For details, click here.
#CPATaxTalk: Submit Your Tip!
During tax season, the MSCPA will host #CPATaxTalk on Twitter. Submit your best tax season advice for individuals or businesses, and we will post it to the Society’s Twitter account, @MASocietyofCPAs, and tag you/your firm. With over 6,000 followers, this is a great opportunity to get in front of potential clients and gain recognition for your firm.  Whether it’s advice on how to avoid an audit, tips for late filers or trends you’re noticing as tax season progresses, we want to share it! Please contact Elizabeth Emanuelson at for more information and to submit your tip. 
Update Your Email and Get a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card
There is so much happening at the MSCPA and we don’t want you to miss out if your job or firm changes. Please take a moment to update your personal email address so you can continue receiving your member benefits. Do this by next Wednesday, January 31, and we’ll send you a $5 Dunkin gift card to help keep you warm and caffeinated during busy season. Scroll down to the "Alternate Email" field, enter personal email then click "Save" at the bottom of the page.

Upcoming Committee Meeting
  • Accounting & Auditing (1/31)

Volunteer Requests
  • Bookkeeper and/or CPA - Come Unity
  • Audit Committee Member - Massachusetts Association of Realtors
  • Advisor - WeCanTest
  • Board Treasurer - Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Cancer Support Center
  • CPA - Friends of the Mendell
  • Set Up and Review of Accountant Practices - Agni Institute
  • Board Member - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
Members & Firms on the Move
  • KEVIN P. MARTIN & ASSOCIATES, P.C., Boston/Braintree/Danvers, announced that:
    • ABRAHAM ALY, ANDREWS CHAN, CPA, ASHLEY CHOINIERE and MEGAN FERREIRA were promoted to senior audit associates in the audit practice;
    • ALICE ANASTASIA joined the firm’s Consulting division;
    • NEHA ARORA, CPA, LEAH LACOURSE, JAMES LUCAS STONE and JEAN MICHAUD joined the firm as audit associates; 
    • MICHAEL BEVILACQUA, CPA joined the firm as the director of technology, biotech and life sciences;
    • ROBERT CREED, CPA and JOLA TUCK, CPA were promoted to senior managers;
    • KEVIN CUSHING and SHANE MATTHEWS, CPA joined the firm as senior tax associates;
    • ANNA DEIGNAN received her Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credential;
    • LUCA GEMMA joined the firm as a tax associate;
    • PAMELA HERNDON was promoted to senior tax associate;
    • JILL JAWORSKI joined the firm as a tax manager;
    • BARRY MACQUARRIE, CPA joined the firm as the director of special growth projects; and
    • KATE MINKKINEN joined the firm as a senior audit associate.
  • KRUPSKY & COMPANY, LLP, Beverly, relocated to 500 Cummings Center in Beverly, Massachusetts.
  • RODMAN CPAs, Waltham, announced that the firm will be on hand to answer questions about Investment Tax Credit qualification and eligibility, grant qualification assistance and more at Solar Power Northeast 2018, February 5-6, in Boston. 
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A Guide to the Most Sweeping Tax Reform in Over 30 Years (2/1)
With the passage of the GOP tax bill by Congress on December 20, the long road to tax reform has brought us the largest overhaul to the tax code since 1986. This seminar will get you up to speed on all of the critical aspects of the new law and prepare you to effectively advise both your individual and business clients.
Job Postings
  • Tax Preparer - Fiduciary Trust Company
  • Controller - Barton Associates
  • Staff Accountant - Michael J. Raymond CPA
  • Deputy Director of Internal Audit - Massachusetts Port Authority/Massport
  • Audit Supervisors & Seniors - Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C.
  • Estate and Financial Planning Associate - Boston Financial Management, LLC
  • Assistant Controller - Suffolk University
  • Tax Account - Seasonal (Per Diem) - AAFCPAs
  • Tax Accountant - Berkowitz & Associates
  • Tax Manager - ALL CPAs 
  • Tax Senior Associate - ALL CPAs
  • Audit Supervisors & Seniors - Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C. 
  • Tax Manager - KLR 
Per Diem Job Postings
  • Per Diem Bookkeeper - Sobieski Financial
  • Tax Preparation Per Diem - Morneau & Blanchette Inc
  • Personal Tax Return Preparer - Belanger & Co PC  
  • Administrative Assistant - Scott A. Goffstein & Associates, LLP  
  •  Per Diem Tax Preparation - Cutler Surabian PC
  • Experienced Income Tax Preparer - Milldam Tax Associates
  • CPA/Tax Return Reviewer - Kline & Company, CPA, PC
  • Tax Per Diem - Michael J. Raymond CPA
  • Tax Preparer - Corporate and Individual (Tax Season and Beyond) - D.E. Rodrigues & Company, Inc.
  • Tax Season Per Diem - O'Brien Riley & Ryan PC
The Boston Bruins
Don't miss any of the action as The Bruins hit the ice this season at TD Garden! Discount tickets are available for select upcoming games including:
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30 vs. Anaheim 7:00 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Feb. 1 vs St. Louis 7:00 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 vs. Calgary 7:00 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 vs. Carolina 7:00 p.m.; and
  • Much more!
To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code 18BEAR240.

To order over the phone, please contact Tina Anderson with the TD Garden at 617.624.1810 or

Disney on Ice - Dare to Dream (2/16 - 2/25)
Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! In her Disney On Ice debut, see how far Moana will go when she embarks on an action-packed voyage with mighty demigod Maui in a quest to save her island, become a wayfinder, and find her own identity.

To purchase discounted tickets,
click here and enter promo code 18DOI240.

To order over the phone, please contact Tina Anderson with the TD Garden at 617.624.1810 or
Hockey East Championship (3/16 & 3/17)
The 34th Annual Hockey East Championship Tournament will be played at TD Garden on March 16-17, 2018. Semifinalists will face-off on Friday, March 16, with the winners playing for the Lamoriello Trophy the following night, Saturday March 17. 

To purchase discounted tickets,
click here and enter promo code 18HEC240.

To order over the phone, please contact Tina Anderson with the TD Garden at 617.624.1810 or

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  • Land Donations to a Non-Profit
  • ITIN
  • Tax Reform


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