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This month marks our annual technology issue. Technology advances present new capabilities for businesses, but, increasingly, they also represent increased complexity, risk, and potential liability. Several articles in this issue cover both sides of the subject and provide advice on how CPAs can take advantage of opportunities while minimizing the potential downside.

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  • Formal Notice: 2016 Annual Election Meeting of the NYSSCPA
    May 11, 2016

    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants' annual membership meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. (opening reception: 5 p.m.) at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, located at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and West Side Highway, New York, NY 10011.

  • AICPA proposes forming global association with CIMA
    May 3, 2016

    The AICPA is putting to a membership-wide vote a proposal to partner with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in creating a new association—the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)--that would represent the entire accounting profession—including CPAs—on a global scale. 

  • Three Tips to Making a Good First Impression
    May 25, 2016

    Throughout your professional career, you’ll be meeting a lot of people for the first time, whether it’s for a job interview, a networking conference, or a big client meeting. And as you know, it’s important that that first meeting is one where you come off as well as you possibly can. Here are three tips from Time on how to nail a positive first impression:

  • How to Make Your Mornings Less Painful
    May 24, 2016

    If you’re not a morning person, waking up to the sound of your alarm clock is probably one of the most painful parts of your day. A bad start to the day can mean less productivity, or just be the first of many things that will be colored unpleasant due to that bad start. Here are a couple tips from Inc on how to make your mornings less of a chore:

  • Number of CPAs in the U.S.: 664,532
    May 26, 2016
    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy has, for the first time, determine just how many CPAs there are in the U.S. As of April, the answer is 664,532. 
  • SEC On the Prowl at Conferences
    May 26, 2016
    Conferences are great places to reconnect with old colleagues, make new networking contacts and keep up with the latest industry gossip--and, if you're the SEC, to catch signs of possible securities law violations. 
  • 40 Percent of Swiss Voters Support Measure to Give Everyone $2500 a Month
    May 25, 2016
    Switzerland is set to vote on a national referendum in June that, if passed, would give every single adult in Switzerland $2,500 a month untaxed and with no strings attached. 
  • Rise of Gig Economy Raises Tax Questions for Workers
    May 25, 2016
    Workers in what has colloquially been called the "gig economy," typified by companies such as Uber or Task Rabbit, frequently underpay or overpay taxes because, often times, they're not entirely sure how much they have to pay. 

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