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THE R.I. SENATE has passed a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

R.I. issues guidance for businesses filing taxes on PPP loans

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Revenue and Division of Taxation issued tax filing guidance on Monday for businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program...

Governor’s panel tackles workforce issues

PROVIDENCE – Issues associated with Rhode Island's workforce were discussed during Gov. Daniel J. McKee's weekly R.I. 2030: Community Conversations event on Thursday. A panel...

Business leaders painting gloomy picture of PPP taxation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island business leaders are painting a gloomy picture for the state if Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s proposal to tax forgivable Paycheck...

RISCPA Launches FREE CPA Assistance to COVID-impacted Rhode Island Small Businesses

Rhode Island Society of CPAs (RISCPA) has launched a new program in partnership with Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to provide free CPA assistance to...
ALWAYS IMPROVING: Bradford Soap Works Inc. machine operator Paula Panizza holds a bar of soap while CEO and President Stuart Benton looks on. Benton says he tries to get everyone to focus on incremental improvement every day. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bradford Soap CEO aims to clean more than hands on path...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Strategic Leadership: Stuart Benton, CEO and President, Bradford Soap Works Inc. A bar of soap has taken on a whole new importance...
EXTRA BUSY: Laura Yalanis, a CPA and partner of the tax services group for Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., says the increasing complexity of tax laws, particularly in the wake of pandemic aid, has increased requests for help from tax filers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Accountants fielding deluge of rescue calls

Accountants never really go out of style, but after a year of pandemic, they’re having a moment in the spotlight. Between federal tax law changes,...
GETTING AHEAD: Andrew Parrish, CEO and president of Diligentiam, says it’s crucial for accounting firms to get training in data analytics. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Accounting firms trying to make sense of big data

Accounting is inherently a data-driven profession. Spreadsheets laden with numbers from financial reports and tax filings are staples of the profession. But transitioning from a...
SERVICES SOUGHT: Certified public accountant and certified business appraiser John E. Barrett Jr., principal at Barrett Valuation Services Inc., has experienced increased demand and new challenges in calculating business values since the pandemic hit. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crisis spurs businesses to reevaluate their worth

As principal of Barrett Valuation Services Inc., John E. Barrett Jr. staked his career on his ability to assess risk. But the metrics he has...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS honored is 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers in a virtual ceremony Aug. 20.

25 business leaders honored as PBN’s 2020 Leaders & Achievers

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five local business leaders were honored on Aug. 20 by Providence Business News for their career achievements as part of the publication’s...
FAMILY MOTIVATION: Melissa Travis, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, was pushed by her younger brother, Scott – who was battling cancer and since died from the disease – to hold the first Rhode Island Manufacturers Association’s Healthcare Summit, even though she was regularly helping him with treatments. 
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Melissa Travis, CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public...

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Melissa Travis | CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants OVER THE PAST 20 years, Melissa...

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