Hawaii Association of 
Public Accountants

Upcoming events

    • 6 Dec 2021
    • 7 Dec 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Webinar
    • 29
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    Speaker:  Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD

    ( 8 hrs. CPE)

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    Description:

     This course will address recent tax legislation, rulings and developments impacting business clients, including ARPA and late 2021 legislation; new regulations on reporting meals and entertainment expenses; partnership and S corporation update; depreciation update; and more! 

    Program Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisite: Basic working knowledge of business taxation

    Advanced Preparation: none

    Major Subjects:

    • Update on significant business tax developments related to cases and rulings 
    • Partnership and S corporation update
    • Depreciation update: Section 179 and 168(k)
    • New guidelines on reporting meals and travel expenses 
    • Integration of any 2020 tax legislation impacting 2021 returns 

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to...

    • Implement practical strategies based on recent developments
    • Identify and recall key compliance issues
    • Identify and recall significant changes in tax forms

    Paperless Seminar: 

    Seminar materials will be available for download from  the HAPA website.   The password will be emailed to attendees. 

    Mail in Registration Deadline:

    10 days prior to the seminar date. Registrations received later will be on a space available basis. 

    Cancellation Policy:

    A cancellation after the early registration cut off date will be assessed a $50 administrative fee.  No refunds for cancellation within (3) days prior to the seminar date.  No exceptions. 

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    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 12:50 PM
    • Webinar
    • 33
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    Speaker:  Steven C Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD

    ( 8 hrs. CPE)

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    Description:

    Get updated on the most significant individual tax developments, cases and rulings, including the flow-through entities deduction, infrastructure legislation, PPP loan relief developments, 2021 individual tax for changes, 2022 tax rates and deductions, credit (earned income, child, dependent care, etc.) complexities, and capital gains and losses. 

    Program Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisite: Basic working knowledge of individual taxation

    Advanced Preparation: None

    Major Subjects:

    • Update on significant individual tax developments related to cases and rulings. 
    • Flow-through entities deduction 
    • Infrastructure legislation tax provisions 
    • PPP loan relief developments 
    • 2021 individual tax form changes 
    • 2022 tax rates and deductions 
    • Credit (earned income, child, dependent care, etc.) complexities 
    • Capital gains and losses 
    • Cases and rulings 

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to...

    • Implement practical strategies based on recent developments 
    • Identify and recall key compliance issues 
    • Identify and recall significant changes in tax forms 

    Paperless Seminar: 

    Seminar materials will be available for download from  the HAPA website.   The password will be emailed to attendees. 

    Mail in Registration Deadline:

    10 days prior to the seminar date. Registrations received later will be on a space available basis. 

    Cancellation Policy:

    A cancellation after the early registration cut off date will be assessed a $50 administrative fee.  No refunds for cancellation within (3) days prior to the seminar date.  No exceptions. 

    Download registration form PDF for mail-in registration

    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Webinar
    • 78
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    Tax Practice Ethics for Today's Accountant

    Speakers:  Chris Harper CPA & Steven C Dilley, CPA, JD, PhD

    ( 4 hrs. CPE)

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    Description:

    This class will provide an update on current ethical issues impacting your practice, exploring practical consideration gleaned from the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and addressing unique challenges facing practitioners with actual practice situations. 

    Program Level: Basic

    Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

    Prerequisite: none

    Advanced Preparation: None

    Who should attend:

    CPAs in public practice seeking an update on the latest regulatory ethics rules and guidelines to integrate into their practice. 

    Program Content:

    Part I: Practical Insights Gleaned from the AICPA Code of Conduct (with Chris Harper) 

    • Evolution of relevant professional guidance
    • Independence provisions
    • Vernacular used in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Offering/accepting gifts or entertainment
    • Acts discreditable to the profession

    Part II: CPA Ethics in a Crisis World: Tales from the Front (with Steve Dilley) 

    • “Tales from the Front” – practice issues CPAs are dealing with in these extraordinary times.

    • Review of AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and IRS Circular 230 
    • Review of client tax return disclosure rules (Sec. 6103) 
    • Crisis impacts on engagement letters, contingent fees, independence, consulting services, attest and non-attest services, billing, and collections 

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to...

    • Implement practical strategies based on recent developments 
    • Identify and recall key compliance issues 
    • Identify and recall significant changes in tax forms 

    Paperless Seminar: 

    Seminar materials will be available for download from  the HAPA website.   The password will be emailed to attendees. 

    Mail in Registration Deadline:

    10 days prior to the seminar date. Registrations received later will be on a space available basis. 

    Cancellation Policy:

    A cancellation after the early registration cut off date will be assessed a $50 administrative fee.  No refunds for cancellation within (3) days prior to the seminar date.  No exceptions. 

    Download registration form PDF for mail-in registration

    • 18 Dec 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel, Wailea

    Mark your Calendar!

    Join us in celebrating the holiday season!
    Enjoy good food, live music, and prizes!

    Place: 

    Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel
    Date: 

    Saturday, December 18, 2021

    Time:
    5:45 p.m. cocktails  6:30 – 9:30 p.m. dinner, music, and prizes

    Cost:
    HAPA Members - $25.00
    Guests - $65.00
    Please bring a $15.00 grab bag gift per person.
    Donated prizes are welcome!

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    Call (808) 242-4600, ext. "0" to RSVP

    and mail checks payable to "HAPA" to:

    c/o Niwao & Roberts, CPAs, A PC, 2145 Wells St., Ste. 402, Wailuku, HI 96793

    This year’s special HAPA Christmas
    buffet dinner will offer:

    Starters:

    • Kula Baby Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Feta, Sun-Dried Cranberries and Lilikoʻi Dressing
    • Penne Pasta, Shrimp, and Spinach, in a Red Pepper Pesto
    • Broccoli Almond Salad with a Raspberry Vinaigrette
    • Hawaiʻian Ahi Poke, with Maui Onion, Ogo, Kukui Nut, Hawaiʻian Salt and Chili Pepper
    • Yakisoba Noodle, with Baby Bok Choy, Shiitake Mushrooms, Carrots, and Bean Sprouts
    • California Maki Sushi, Pickled Ginger, Wasabi and Soy Sauce

    Entrees:

    • Rosemary Roasted Turkey, with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Relish
    • Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus
    • Pan Seared Salmon in a Tomato Caper Butter
    • Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes
    • Stir-Fried Upcountry Vegetables
    • Jasmine Rice

    Dessert:

    • Strawberry Short Cake
    • Macadamia Nut Cream
    • Chocolate Chantilly
    • Salted Caramel Cheesecake
    • Coffee and Tea

    Safeguards will be followed

    • Proof of full vaccination will be required
    • Face Coverings will be required except when actively eating or drinking

    Social distancing will be encouraged and tables and chairs will be spaced out accordingly

    Unfortunately, due to the extraordinarily high demand for hotel rooms, we are unable to offer you discounted (and reasonable) hotel room rates this year. (Note: the lowest priced hotel room currently is $1,325 plus resort fees and taxes for the night of the dinner event.)

    See you at the Christmas Party!!!

    • 4 Jan 2022
    • 5 Jan 2022
    • Maui Beach Hotel, Kahului

    Speakers:
    Randall R. Carlson, EA
    Paul C. Bumgarner, EA
    Frances J. Coet, CPA
    Ronald D. Powell, EA
    (16 hrs. CPE)

    • 5 Jan 2022
    • 6 Jan 2022
    • Location to be determined

    Speakers:
    Randall R. Carlson, EA
    Paul C. Bumgarner, EA
    Frances J. Coet, CPA
    Ronald D. Powell, EA
    (16 hrs. CPE)

    • 6 Jan 2022
    • 7 Jan 2022
    • Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu

    Speakers:
    Randall R. Carlson, EA
    Paul C. Bumgarner, EA
    Frances J. Coet, CPA
    Ronald D. Powell, EA
    (16 hrs. CPE)

    • 22 Jun 2022
    • 25 Jun 2022
    • Kauai


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