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July 9th 2020: The South Dakota CPA Society has continued to monitor the COVID-19 environment and have been evaluating our CPE programs on a month by month basis as restrictions keep changing and evolving. June was switched to all virtual, however we are aiming to continue on with the rest of our CPE year as scheduled. We will update all members and attendees as situations change or evolve.

The Iowa Society of CPAs has made the decision to make all their ISCPA CPE programs through December 31 move to an online virtual format.  This will directly affect all our co-sponsored CPE courses in Sioux City. Please check courses for any specific changes. 

2020 Important Dates to Remember

  • Annual Meeting & Convention - Chamberlain, SD - September 2nd-3rd
  • Tax Institute - Sioux Falls, SD - November 3rd-4th
  • West River Tax Cluster - Rapid City, SD - November 9th-10th

100 Year Milestone 

The South Dakota CPA Society began in 1917 with four CPAs in public accounting and have grown to over 900 members working in public accounting, business, industry, government and education. The Society celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2017 reflecting on the past, present and future of the profession. To view our historical brochure from the event click here.

Promoting the Profession 

This committee has been active in the community serving on the following projects:

ASK A CPA, a call-in program sponsored by the Society gives the public an opportunity to ask a certified public accountant (CPA) about business and personal tax matters, planning for year end, general business and accounting issues, referrals and other financial concerns. In addition to the call in program, we have created some online resources from previous asked questions, along with some information on the New Tax Law. The online resources are available on our website by clicking here. These online resources allow the public the ability to get answers to frequently asked questions anytime.

Movies Under The Stars is a Society sponsored event along with local firms Ketel Thorstenson LLP, Casey Peterson, LTD, DeSmet & Biggs LLP, and Donna Denker & Associates. Join the Rapid City community for games, giveaway and a night of entertainment.

In addition, the committee has been developing resources to be used at various recruiting activities including University Showcases, summer camp and high school contacts.

University Showcases hosted by the Society is an opportunity for college students to explore amazing companies and finance careers available in South Dakota by visiting with local CPAs. Students are also given information about scholarship opportunities; click here for more scholarship information.

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

The AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) have established a new global designation for management accounting, the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Learn more and find out if you qualify. Visit to discover all the benefits and resources.



Upcoming CPE Courses

CARES Act, TCJA, and Farm Taxation (TCJA)

Monday, August 24, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Sioux Falls

CARES Act, TCJA, and Farm Taxation (Simulcast) (TCJA-SIM)

Monday, August 24, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Time Management, Critical Thinking and Decision Making (PT4)

Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 12:00PM

Leases: Mastering the New FASB Requirements (Virtual) (LEAS-VIR)

Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Advanced Controller & CFO Skills (Virtual) (ACCS-VIR)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2020 Preparation, Compilation and Review Update for the Local Firm (Virtual) (CRUC-VIR)

Monday, October 26, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors (Virtual) (AUAA-VIR)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Guide to Payroll Taxes and 1099 Issues (Virtual) (GPT4-VIR)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 11:45AM

The Essential Multistate Tax Update (Virtual) (MST4-VIR)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 12:45PM to 4:30 PM

41st Annual Tax Institute (TI)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM to Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 3:30 PM
Sioux Falls