We met with fellow members of the ISCPA as well as ISCPA leadership, including CEO Cindy Adams and President Rod Foster. Iowa Dept. of Revenue Director Kraig Paulsen provided some insight to his department and how they are going to modernize it over the next 3-5 years. Once we arrived at the Capitol, State Auditor Rob Sand gave us some highlights regarding the State Auditor’s office and what has been going on during his first year in office.
The tour of the Capitol building was historic and insightful. After the ISCPA meeting concluded, I stopped back at the Capitol building to meet with my both my representative and senator. Senator Dennis Guth even asked me out to the Senate floor to have our discussions. We spent about 30 minutes discussing not only his district, but what items are important to us as CPA’s and what he can do to help support our cause. One of the main items we discussed was occupational licensing and how important and necessary it is for CPA’s to be licensed. He was very eager to listen!
I believe this experience is one every CPA should take on, and it doesn’t matter whether you are a CPA in the earlier years of your career or a CPA later in your career! I definitely have a better understanding of our legislative process. Also, it is a great networking experience with the leaders of our profession as well as many levels of our state government leadership.
Jeff was joined by Tamra Van Kalsbeek.
It’s back-to-school season, and that typically means buying a lot of stuff to prepare kids for the start of a new academic year. While 2020 may look a bit differently (some schools may enact online learning and/or hybrid models), kids will still need a few essentials—from backpacks to electronics. Here are a few tips to keep your back-to-school shopping within your budget.
For many businesses, COVID-19 forced them into a remote office model. Months into the pandemic and having had a successful experience, a lot of business owners have decided to maintain virtual workspaces. For those adopting this new normal, upping security must be a priority to keep data safe.
It’s hard to believe that we are already into July. Even with the deadline for filing your return and making a payment (if you owe) being extended to July 15, 2020, it still seemed like it came upon us fast. With only a few weeks left, be sure to get any final documents to us and answer any outstanding communications immediately.