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    Corporate Transparency Act: Are You Prepared?

    Congress enacted a new, significant and pervasive compliance program: the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The CTA requires reports of beneficial ownership information (BOI) and is estimated to affect more than 32 million existing entities (even after exemptions). Initial reporting for existing entities will commence January 1, 2024, and must be completed before January 1, 2025.
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  • Pragmatic CPA’s Guide to ESG Reporting

    Companies must decide for themselves if the benefits of voluntary Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting exceed the costs. CPAs differ widely about the wisdom of placing significant reliance on ESG measurements. Most, however, agree on a simple fact: the sector has grown to a size that can no longer be ignored.
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  • Tender Offer (TO) Programs

    CPE Article: Share Repurchase Programs

    Share repurchases have become commonplace in the modern economy. This article does not deliberate on merits or pitfalls of share repurchase programs, but rather focuses on the accounting issues that companies may deal with in their share repurchase programs. It also covers two recent developments in share repurchase accounting: the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure requirements effective on October 1, 2023.
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  • TXCPA’s Annual Meeting of Members

    TXCPA members and their guests traveled to Fort Worth for the 2023 Annual Meeting of Members in June. It was an opportunity for members to connect and network with each other and with TXCPA leaders, while also learning about key issues in the profession and having some fun.
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    TXCPA Annual Meeting
  • 2022-2023 Outstanding Chapter Awards

    To inspire chapters in their continuing work to elevate member service, TXCPA bestows Outstanding Chapter Awards to the small and medium-sized chapters. TXCPA San Angelo and TXCPA Permian Basin received the awards in 2023.
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  • Accounting and Auditing: SEC Finally Issues Long Overdue Rules Requiring Extraction Companies to Report Payments to Governmental Entities for Resource Development

    After two previously unsuccessful attempts to promulgate reporting requirements for extraction companies laid out in Dodd-Frank, the SEC has issued rules that require disclosure of payments made to commercially develop oil, natural gas or other minerals. The requirement in the Dodd-Frank Act was enacted to address perceived corruption in the extractive industries.
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    Help Wanted

    We hear from members across the state that staffing continues to be their top challenge. Here is a summary of the programs and resources we have to support you in meeting your staffing challenges today and in the years to come.
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Tim Pike, CPA

Jodi Ann Ray, CAE, CCE, IOM

Melinda Bentley, CAE

Jennifer Johnson, CPA


Jarrod Fitch, MBA, CTSM


DeLynn Deakins

Don Carpenter, MSAcc/CPA

Wayne Hardin

DeLynn Deakins
Texas Society of CPAs
14131 Midway Rd.
Suite 850
Addison, TX 75001

Editorial Board
Arthur Agulnek, CPA-Dallas;
Shivam Arora, CPA-Dallas;
Derrick Bonyuet-Lee, CPA-Austin;
Aaron Borden, CPA-Dallas;
Don Carpenter, CPA-Central Texas;
Melissa Frazier, CPA-Houston;
Rhonda Fronk, CPA-Houston;
Aaron Harris, CPA-Dallas;
Baria Jaroudi, CPA-Houston;
Elle Kathryn Johnson, CPA-Houston;
Jennifer Johnson, CPA-Dallas;
Joseph Krupka, CPA-Dallas;
Lucas LaChance, CPA-Dallas, CIA;
Nicholas Larson, CPA-Fort Worth;
Anne-Marie Lelkes, CPA-Corpus Christi;
Bryan Morgan, Jr, CPA-Austin;
Stephanie Morgan, CPA-East Texas;
Kamala Raghavan, CPA-Houston;
Amber Louise Rourke, CPA-Brazos Valley;
Barbara Scofield, CPA-Permian Basin;
Nikki Lee Shoemaker, CPA-East Texas, CGMA;
Natasha Winn, CPAHouston.

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