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Connection & Advocacy

Great day at St. Josephs College- Is Business for Me?

The MECPA partnered with St. Josephs College and Wipfli, to welcome high school students to St. Joseph's College beautiful campus in Standish for an opportunity to learn about career opportunities in accounting and other business fields.  It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and information with highly engaged high school and college, students, their teachers and accomplished business professionals from Wipfli, NBT Bank and Empeople Credit Union. To view the recording of this event  go here. 

NEPR suspends state program for non-AICPA firms

Effective May 16, NEPR will no longer be the administering entity for non-AICPA firms.   The AICPA Peer Review program now accepts non-AICPA member firms to their peer review  programs. Enrollment will be automatic effective May 16, unless a firm withdraws from all peer review programs. Contact NEPR CEO, Pam Lemire, [email protected] . Go here FMI:  NEPR Non-AICPA Notification

ListenUP! Member podcast featuring Michele Sullivan, BNN

Fed & State Filing & Tax Deadlines extended to June, July 2024

All Maine counties except Aroostook (deadline remains 4-17) have had tax filing and payment deadlines extended to June 17, or July 15 as a result of disaster declarations for winter and spring storms.  Here are deadlines by county:

 July 15:

  • Cumberland
  • Hancock
  • Knox
  • Lincoln
  • Sagadahoc
  • Waldo
  • Washington
  • York

June 17:

  • Androscoggin
  • Franklin
  • Kennebec
  • Oxford
  • Penobscot
  • Piscataquis 
  • Somerset

Note: Applicable to tax returns and final or estimated payments for the following Maine tax types:

  1. Individual Income Tax
  2. Corporate Income Tax
  3. Fiduciary Income Tax (trusts and estates)
  4. Franchise Tax

Federal & Maine Tax Extensions for some Maine counties

Federal  & Maine deadlines extended to June 17 for taxpayers in the following counties:








Federal deadlines extended to July 17 for taxpayers in the following counties:










2024 Winter Quarter Newsletter

Substantial Equivalency FAQs

MAP 2023 Survey Executive Summary

MRS's Maine Tax Portal -Tax Professional Tips & Instructions

NASBA & AICPA Revise CPE Standards

Substantial Equivalency and 150 Hour Requirement

Accounting Career Opportunities are Limitless! Watch the Video

CPAs have an endless array of exciting and interesting career opportunities. Learn more here!

Diversity Equity & Inclusion in the Accounting Profession

DEI is " good business" for firms and employers of all sizes according to this recent CPA Journal article