Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - May 2016
Past Events

May 13 - Litigation Valuation in Tax Cases (1 hour luncheon)


May 13 - From Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between: Health Care, Retirement, and Fringe Benefit

May 13 - Mastering Basis Issues for S Corporation, Partnership, and LLCs (1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)


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Welcome New Members

Paul Evans, Candidate Member
LaShae Kuykendall, Student Member
Elma Lindial, Student Member
Pedro Lopez, Student Member
Chase Worst, Student Member

Thank you Sponsors
Our thanks to all of our sponsors for the 2015/2016 year! You can see a list of all of the individuals and businesses that have supported the chapter this year at this link.
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Message from the President
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, CPA
We’ve reached the end of another great year at CCTSCPA! I have enjoyed serving as your president and the many new relationships and connections I’ve made over the last year. Big thanks are due to those who have served with me on the chapter board of directors this year: Misty Mata, Setal Patel, Kellie Shipley, Jennifer Perales, Julio Flores, Elaine Hoffman, Craig Schkade, Amy Twardowski, Susie Sullivan, David Morales, and Jerry Spence.

It’s also important for you to know how grateful we are for each of you and your support of CCTSCPA through your membership, volunteer commitments, and attendance at our events.

And we’re not done! We have one full day of CPE coming up on May 13. Read on for details and registration links. Your incoming board of directors met at the end of April to begin working on plans to build on our successes and continue offering valuable programs and services to our members in the coming year.

We don’t want you to miss any of the fun to come, so be sure you’re connected to our Facebook group and reading your monthly newsletters. We’ll take a break for the summer, and events will return in the fall.

Thank you for your membership and support!

Jeff Smith, CPA
Chapter President 2015-16


Pick 1, 2, or 3 Events for up to NINE Hours of CPE on May 13
TSCPA and the Corpus Christi Chapter have teamed up to offer three CPE opportunities on Friday, May 13 that total nine hours of CPE. Register for one, two, or all three programs!

8:30 a.m. - noon
From Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between: Health Care, Retirement, and Fringe Benefit Tax Issues

Discussion will cover ERISA compliance, fringe benefit issues, COBRA, health care plans, the mandate on employers and employees with respect to health care insurance, and qualified plan requirements.


Noon - 1 p.m.
Litigation Valuation in Tax Cases (chapter luncheon)

Attendees will gain an analysis of both tax court and refund litigation in district court and techniques for maximizing the effectiveness of valuation testimony.


1 - 4:30 p.m.
Mastering Basis Issues for S Corporation, Partnership, and LLCs

Discussion will cover initial basis and organizing tax-free under §351 and §721, what affects basis and how to treat distributions, and the four loss limitation hurdles to deduct pass-through losses.


April Events Offer Networking and CPE
We hope you had a chance to attend Meet the CPAs and the Technology Conference last month. A great group of future CPAs came out for Meet the CPAs and heard from a panel of members about various career paths and what to expect on the way to becoming a CPA. We also had a chance to hear from our most recent scholarship recipients and see how your support of our fundraising efforts is helping them reach their goals.

Meet the CPAs
Meet the CPAs


Our first chapter-hosted technology program was also a hit with members earning three hours of CPE in a convenient half-day program followed by lunch. Both events were great opportunities to get out and expand our networks!

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Volunteer at Beach to Bay - Sign Up by May 5
Come show your support for the Beach to Bay runners at a water table hosted by CCTSCPA. Email mbentley@tscpa.net by May 5 with your preferred shift from the list below and your t-shirt size. CCTSCPA members will receive CPA volunteer t-shirts, and ALL volunteers will receive Beach to Bay volunteer t-shirts. Friends and family members are welcome.

Shift options:

A. 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
B. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
C. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
D. Any of the above - we’ll tell you which time slots have a need.
E. All of the above - you’re available to be there the entire time, if needed.

Volunteers will need to plan to bring their own chairs, sunscreen, and signs to cheer on the runners! Thank you for helping CCTSCPA show the Coastal Bend community some love and support!

TSCPA’s 9th Annual Young CPAs and Emerging Professionals Conference
Young CPAs, accounting students, and candidates are invited to attend TSCPA’s 9th Annual Young CPAs and Emerging Professionals Conference in Austin on Friday, June 10. Earn up to 8.5 hours of CPE and hear presentations on professional issues, internal fraud prevention, the Texas economy, critical IT security protections, how to use your brand, and more! Can’t make it to Austin? The conference is also being webcast live!


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