• technology adoption

    Artificial Intelligence Offers Turbo-Charged Solutions

    The business world in general and the accounting profession specifically is front and center when it comes to seeking ways to harnessing the artificial intelligence. AI is increasingly being employed to automate business processes.
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  • For TXCPA Member Arturo Machado, the CPA License Unlocks Trust and Credibility

    TXCPA member Arturo Machado is a shareholder at Sol Schwartz & Associates. His commitment to professional development and community engagement is shown by his service on the TXCPA Leadership Council, and active involvement in leadership roles and chapter activities within TXCPA San Antonio.
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    TXCPA San Antonio
  • Portability

    Portability - Take a Closer Look with the 2025 Sunset on the Horizon

    When a client’s spouse dies, the client is likely overwhelmed. And although no federal estate tax return is required by the tax laws to be filed for a deceased spouse, it does not necessarily mean that one should not be filed anyway. In some cases, it is appropriate to file a federal estate tax return to transfer the deceased spouse’s unused federal estate tax exclusion to the surviving spouse.
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  • Handling an Estate with S Corporation Stock

    It is prudent to revisit the Code and Regulations whenever working on an estate where the decedent owned S corporation stock at death so as not to inadvertently terminate the corporation’s S status. This article provides a high-level overview and reference tool covering the practical, procedural and timing matters applicable to estates and testamentary trusts that typically arise during an estate administration.
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    Testamentary Trust
  • Texas CPA license

    CPA Pipeline Issues Front and Center as TXCPA's Advocacy Efforts Continue

    The 2023 session of the Texas Legislature was a success for TXCPA and our efforts to address CPA pipeline issues. From allowing students to begin to take the CPA Exam after completing 120 semester hours to helping pass legislation to expand the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy scholarship program, TXCPA’s advocacy will have a beneficial effect on the CPA pipeline.
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  • CPE: Recent Developments in Foreign Bank Account Reporting

    When a client shares that they have foreign activity, the immediate reaction of CPAs can be one of anxiety about adding more reporting requirements to domestic filing obligations. In this article, one particular reporting requirement is explained to assist in remediating some of the unknowns surrounding foreign reporting, specifically the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).
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  • Month of Service

    What’s Happening Around Texas: Month of Service and Career Awareness

    In What’s Happening Around Texas, we give you highlights of events and activities happening around the state in the TXCPA chapters. TXCPA's Accounting Opportunities Month, held in conjunction this year with our annual Month of Service, showcased the remarkable dedication of members in making a meaningful impact in your communities.
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  • Looking Ahead to 2024

    We hope you had a healthy and prosperous 2023, and we look forward to helping you reach your goals in 2024! TXCPA is committed to bringing you resources, information, and connections to help you position your business and your clients for great success this year.
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    TXCPA Exchange

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.

Media By Design, LLC

Melinda Bentley; Kenneth Besserman; Holly McCauley; Kari Owen; Rori Shaw; April Twaddle



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