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Hawaii Association of Public Accountants

Brian Iwata, CPA, HAPA State President

Welcome to the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants (HAPA) website.  We represent public accounting practitioners throughout the State of Hawaii, and HAPA is the only accounting and tax organization with Chapters on Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai.  We are volunteer driven and rely upon members to help the accounting profession and fellow practitioners.

We provide accounting and tax seminars with substantive continuing professional education for CPAs, EAs, and those requiring IRS approved credits.  We also provide opportunities for members to network through various social, community and sporting events.  We are also actively involved in legislative activities to help protect the interests of the public and small to mid-sized CPA firms in Hawaii, while continuing to advocate for high licensing standards for CPAs practicing in Hawaii.

We welcome those who are interested in joining HAPA.  We provide special membership rates for Young Professionals and Students.  Should you have any questions about HAPA, please feel free to contact me or any officer listed.

Please take some time and explore all of the various functions HAPA has to offer.

EVENTS

HAPA 2017 Annual State Convention on Kauai

Hosted by the Kauai Chapter of HAPA

Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach Kapaa, Kauai
June 21-24, 2017

Download PDF   REGISTRATION FORM

 

TWO DAYS OF SUBSTANTIVE AND INFORMATIVE SEMINARS:

Federal Tax Update, Practice Management, and Technology Update.
(8 hours CPE, Thursday, June 22, 2017)
Speaker:  Bob Jennings, CPA, EA of TaxSpeaker https://www.taxspeaker.com/speakers/7

Hawaii Tax Update and Update on Tax Controversy Topics, including International Tax Enforcement, Reporting, and Voluntary Disclosure Programs.
(2 hours CPE, Friday, June 23, 2017)
Speaker:  Kurt Kawafuchi, J.D., LL.M., M.B.A., CPA (not in public practice)

Hawaii General Excise Taxes and Transient Accommodations Taxes, including Clarification on Vacation Rentals and Third Party Reimbursements.
(1 hour CPE, Friday, June 23, 2017)
Speaker:  Hawaii State Tax Department

Update on Business Valuation Standards and Overview of Business Valuations in Hawaii Divorces.
(1 hour CPE, Friday, June 23, 2017)
Michael T. McEnerney, MBA, J.D., CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, CVA

How to be Ethical in Four Hours – Version 7.5
(4 Hours Ethics CPE, Friday, June 23, 2017)
Speaker:  Representative Isaac W. Choy, CPA

Networking and Social Activities

 

– Golf at Wailua Golf Course – Wednesday morning

– Smith Family Garden Luau (Rated the Best Luau on Kauai – See http://www.smithskauai.com/garden-luau/ – Thursday night

– Convention Banquet – Friday evening

– Hospitality Suite

– Optional Tour of Kauai on Saturday

– Smith’s Fern Grotto tour of Wailua River (see https://www.smithskauai.com/fern-grotto)  

Hotel Reservations – Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach, Kapaa, Kauai

Destination Fee – $20 plus tax per day includes:

  • Self Parking
  • Mai tai
  • Yoga or outdoor strength & core session
  • Day rental of resort beach chair, sun umbrella & cooler
  • Business Center
  • Long distance call to US or Canada (restrictions apply to fee). 

Option to Destination fee – $10 for self parking only.

DEADLINE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS – MAY 22, 2017

See hotel description at:  https://kauaicourtyardresort.com

UPCOMING SEMINARS 2017-2018

2017 ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING STANDARDS – UPDATE AND REVIEW

Walter J. Haig, II, CPA – Creston, Washington

Oahu – September 21 & 22, 2017 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom, Honolulu

Maui – September 25 & 26, 2017 at the Kahili Golf Club, Nahele Banquet Rm, Waikapu

Big Island – October 2 & 3, 2017 at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo

NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING UPDATE

Paul H. Koehler, CPA –  Lincoln, NE

Maui – October 30, 2017 (Location TBA)

HOW TO BE ETHICAL IN FOUR HOURS – Version 8

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, CPA

Oahu – October 31, 2017 at the Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu

Maui – November 3, 2017 (tentative date)

DILLEY’S FEDERAL TAX WORKSHOPS – FALL 2017 INCOME TAX UPDATE

Dilley/Van Der Aa

Big Island –  November 13 & 14, 2017 at the Naniloa Hotel, Hilo

Maui – November 15 & 16, 2017 – at the Kahili Golf Club, Nahele Banquet Room, Waikapu

Oahu  –  November 16 & 17, 2017 at the Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu

2017 PROFESSIONAL TAX INSTITUTE’S (PTI’s) 1040 TAX SEMINAR

Maui – January 9 & 10, 2018 at the Maui Beach Hotel, Kahului, Hawaii

Big Island – January 10 & 11, 2018 at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo

Oahu –  January 11 & 12, 2018 at the Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu

REGISTRATION FORM FORTHCOMING

ISLAND CHAPTERS

HAPA Oahu Installation Banquet 2017

2017 Installation Banquet Invite

RSVP TO: haparsvp@gmail.com

In Honor of Robert "Bob" Fukuhara, Jr.

American Diabetes Association

Tour de Cure

HAPA MEMBERS YOU ARE AWESOME!

In the early morning of Sunday, November 06, 2016, 20 ½ participants (Logan Enriques rode in his stoller) showed their support of the American Diabetes Association by walking, running and riding in Tour de Cure.  Even before that we began fundraising as Team HAPA, in memory of Bob Fukuhara.   Together we raised more than $2000, the top club/organization team. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

 

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Hope to see more team members next year and beat this year’s total.  

cropped hapa logo greyCONTACT HAPA STATEWIDE PRESIDENT

Brian Iwata, CPA

Email:  HAPAPresident@aol.com

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