TXCPA Dallas

August 2020 Newsletter


In This Issue…

  • Chairman's Message
  • CPE
  • Networking
  • Convergence
  • Announcements
  • Giving Back
  • Membership
  • Classifieds

Chairman’s Message

By Jason Freeman, CPA

Normally, this is the time of year when thoughts turn to football and the coming school year. Of course, 2020 is teaching us a whole new definition of “normal”, and the final word on what that means for sports and education is still to be written. While TXCPA Dallas can’t predict when the stands will fill with screaming fans again, or classrooms with children, we have several August activities to occupy you while the details are sorted out.


August has a number of great CPE opportunities. Steve Tillinger presents two of his popular courses online this month: Mid-year Federal Tax Update (Wednesday, August 19th) and Partnerships/LLCs Tax Issues & Update (Monday, August 31st). We will also hold a live, web-based Ethics course on Friday, August 21st. You can fill your State Ethics requirement and enjoy a live presentation taught by Dr. Richard Mark in the comfort of your own home! On Monday, the 24th, Adam Tarnow will teach both in person and online about Working with Goldfish: How Learning to Engage the Easily Distracted Will Strengthen Your Team and Grow Your Practice.


If you’ve had enough of quarantine and are looking for an opportunity to socialize safely, we invite you to grab your favorite beverage and join us on August 27th for our monthly networking hour, Thirsty Thursday, virtual-style. We had so much fun at the June event, we decided to do it again, and we hope you can make it.


We are living in epic, turbulent times, no doubt. But while we wait for the world to decide the new parameters for our everyday lives, be assured that TXCPA Dallas is doing all we can to provide you, our members, with the same support and opportunities you’ve come to expect from the organization that has survived all the challenges of the last 90 years. We’ve got this.


Jason Freeman, CPA

Chairman, 2020-21


Live Online Ethics Course

Friday, August 21, 2020



TXCPA Dallas is pleased to offer the required, State-approved, 4-hour Ethics course. This is an online class.


This course is taught by Dr. Richard Mark.


Description: The course examines all of the various components of ethical issues essential to any CPA’s practice in the State of Texas. A main objective of the course is to work with CPAs to identify and reach satisfactory conclusions about ethical issues in all phases of public, corporate and governmental practice. To accomplish this objective, the course examines ethical principles and concepts, ethical reasoning, corporate governance and fraud, the impact of culture and human behavior on ethical conduct and applicable current Texas Rules of Professional Conduct through an interactive environment.


Objective: To gain a better understanding of how a CPA’s ethical standards impact daily decision-making in practice and business.

Course #:






CPE Credit Hours:

Sponsor #:



Friday, August 21, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Webinar (Internet-based)



$120/Member; $150/Non-Member

To register for this course, please click here.

Live Classroom & Online CPE Event:

Working with Goldfish: How Learning to Engage the

Easily Distracted Will Strengthen Your Team and

Grow Your Practice

Monday, August 24, 2020



TXCPA Dallas

invites you to a

Live Classroom and Online CPE Event

Working with Goldfish:

How Learning to Engage the Easily Distracted

Will Strengthen Your Team and Grow Your Practice

presented by


Adam Tarnow

Founder, Tarnow & Company


This is event is being presented both live in a classroom and online.


Course Description: Eight seconds. That’s the length of the average human attention span. Eight seconds is also roughly equal to the attention span of a goldfish. That’s how long you have to engage someone on your team or a potential new client before they get bored and focus their attention somewhere else. This reality is having a profound impact on all aspects of organizational life, especially in the area of leadership and business development. Every day accounting professionals are in a battle against the negative effects of boredom. This webinar will give accounting professionals new battle tactics for this new day.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.  Differentiate between the five most common causes of boredom.

2.  Recognize how boredom negatively impacts a team and business development.

3.  Apply various communication principles that will reduce boredom and increase engagement on their team and in the marketplace.

Course Level:


Course #:

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Monday, August 24, 2020

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Webinar (Internet-based) or

Live/Classroom (Location: 12400 Coit Road,

Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75251)

$35/Members; $135/Non-Members

To register for the live event, click here.

To register for the webinar, click here.

Steve Tillinger’s 

Partnerships/LLC Tax Issues & Update Webinar

Monday, August 31, 2020


On Monday, August 31, Steve Tillinger will present Partnerships/LLC Tax Issues & Update beginning at 8:30 a.m. for 8 hours of CPE credit. This course will bring you up-to-date on the important tax issues affecting your clients operating as partnerships and limited liability companies.  Register Now!


Virtual Thirsty Thursday

Thursday, August 27, 2020

You are invited to

Virtual Thirsty Thursday

(a virtual networking event)


Thursday, August 27, 2020

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This event will be held via Zoom.

There is no cost,

but please let us know you’re coming

by clicking here.

We hope you can join us!

Convergence 2021

Thank You to Our Sponsors


TXCPA Dallas welcomes these great organizations that have already committed their sponsorship support for Convergence 2021.



TXCPA Dallas

2020 Leadership Development Academy


TXCPA Dallas is now accepting applications for entry into its 12th annual Leadership Development Academy (LDA). For the past 11 years, the LDA has guided the next generation of future leaders for success both within TXCPA Dallas and beyond. Its curriculum and course activities are designed to help participants develop the skills needed to be effective leaders within their organizations, professions and community.


If you or someone you know would make a great addition to this year’s class, please click here for an application. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2020.

Calling All Bloggers!

Are you a blogger? Would you like to have your blog posted on TXCPA Dallas website? If you’re interested, please contact Laura McFadden.

Giving Back

Child Advocacy Center of Collin County

Back to School Fair


In an effort to keep active in serving our community in this time of social distancing, TXCPA Dallas CPA Involvement Committee, in conjunction with the Young Professionals Group, is partnering with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County to support their Back to School Fair – Drive-Thru Edition. The Center’s mission is to provide safety, healing, and justice for children victimized by abuse or neglect in our community. You can learn more about them on their website.


The center is in urgent need of supplies to ensure a successful Back to School Fair for the new school year. To support this effort, TXCPA Dallas members can make contributions in one of two ways before August 7:

  • Go to this webpage to make a donation directly to the center to purchase one or more complete backpacks at $30 per backpack.
  • Go to CACC Wish List to shop the Center’s Amazon Wish list for backpacks that will be filled with school supplies. By shopping directly at the link, the products will be delivered directly to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County.


Welcome, New Members!

Chelsea Agababyan, CPA

Allison Ballard, CPA

Amber Balous, Affiliate

Robert Thomas Baumeister, CPA

Andria Bennett, Student

Austin Billner, Candidate

Raizel Briggs, CPA

Jessica Brown, Affiliate

Chad McCullough Bush, CPA

Heather Paige Campbell, CPA

Jeffrey Mitchell Carr, CPA

Maurilio Eduardo Castorena, CPA

Mac Causey, CPA

Robert Franklyn Champaign, CPA Steven Cheun, Student

Alvin Chou, CPA

Habin Chung, Candidate

Alexander Edmond Cooke, CPA Michael Anthony Corley, CPA

Binh Uyen Diep, CPA

Caroline Rainey Dodds, CPA

Tiffany Douglass, CPA

Lee Jerome Dutra, CPA

Carol Eichler, CPA

Brenna Embry, Candidate

Michael English, CPA

Kelly Marie Furlong, CPA

Rachael Graham Gantner, CPA Kelsey Lynn Garrison, CPA

Erich Godsey, Candidate

Collin George Gover, CPA

Kelsey Nicole Grace, CPA

Curtis Grantham, CPA

Koen Grayson, Candidate

Kevin Greene, CPA

Noe Herr-Perez, Student

John Nicholas Hibbs, Student

Tyler Hoffman, Candidate

Katrina Maria Holihan, CPA

John Hubbard, CPA

Jasmine Hughes, CPA

Dexter Edosa Imade, Student

Nicole Janovsky, CPA

Andrew Janovsky, CPA

C. Walker Jones, Affiliate

Rachel Ann Kamphuis, CPA Tiffany Keating, Candidate

Josh Kemp, Affiliate

Leslie Kiernan, CPA

Natalya Kiley, CPA

Andrew M. Klitch, CPA

James Lacy, CPA

Caleb Samuel Lavis, CPA

Vivian Le, CPA

Huan Le, CPA

Nancy Lemus, Student

Joshua Justin Leu, Student

Jamie Lewing, Affiliate

Deka Lewis, Student

Katherine Li, CPA

Hanyang Li, CPA

Khanh Lien, CPA

Melissa L. Lynch, CPA

William Emmett Manning, CPA

Brian Dee Matlock, CPA

John R. McNeely, CPA

Andrew Owen Mcquade, CPA

Jason Miller, Candidate

Thomas Chance Miller, CPA

Joel Matthew Montgomery, Student Brittney Lynnette Morgan, CPA

Yue Mu, CPA

Blake Murray, CPA

Andre Nel, CPA

Thomas O’Gorman, CPA

Raynaldo Ortiz, CPA

Parit Naresh Patel, CPA

Steven Martin Penning, CPA

William Jared Rhame, Affiliate Bennett Richardson, CPA

Katherine Leigh Roberts, Student Jack Robertson, Candidate

David Rodriguez, CPA

Colleen Anne Roelle, CPA Christopher Dan Rowland, CPA Jessica Sandate, CPA

Karoline Anna Scherer, CPA

Hillary Patrice Schroeter, CPA

Diana Servage, CPA

Karen Shafer, CPA

Thomas Smith, CPA

Eli Mckinley Smith, CPA

Vincent Stone, CPA

Joseph Norman Stout, CPA

Yolanda Szabo, CPA

Bryan Adam Thomas, CPA

Charisma Lavone Tillman, CPA Clarisa Torres Murillo, CPA

Rich Tyler, CPA

Brian Robert Tyner, CPA

Klara Vaculcik, CPA

Ngan Bich Vu, CPA

Dong Wang, CPA

Carol Weiss, CPA

Christian Scott Wendt, CPA

Alec Wiener, CPA

Charles R. Williams, CPA

Terrie Williams, Affiliate

Tay Willis, CPA

Helen Xu, Student

Flavio Cesar Zubiri, CPA


Practices For Sale
Practices For Sale in North Texas: gross revenues shown: SE Texas CPA $710; East TX CPA Audit Firm $436K; Deep East TX CPA $212K; NW of DFW CPA $670K;Texarkana EA $296K; Abilene CPA $367K; Hurst CPA $365K; NE Texas CPA $209K; E/SE CPA $290K; Tyler/Longview Area CPA $780K; Burleson CPA $270K. For additional listings/information, call us at 1-800-397-0249 or visit us online at www.APS.net and register for free email updates.


THINKING OF SELLING? Accounting Practice Sales is located in North Texas and is the leading marketer of accounting and tax practices here and nationwide. We have a large buyer pool as well as the experience to help you find the right fit for your firm and negotiate the best price and terms. To find out more about our risk-free and confidential services, call Ryan Pannell with The Holmes Group at 1-800-397-0249 or send an email to Ryan@APS.net.


TXCPA Chapter Tip Sheet

To the members who paid their 2020-2021 dues: congratulations! You have made a wise investment in your professional development.


To those who haven’t: Renew your membership investment today to reactivate your member savings on CPE and reconnect to the valuable benefits of belonging to TXCPA:

–         Advocacy for your license

–         A connection with fellow members through TXCPA Exchange

–         Access to thousands of timely and convenient CPE options, including free Ethics CPE online and a Passport to webcast courses for only $199

–         And more!

If your employment status or chapter has changed, please contact us so we can discuss your personal membership options.



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