Hawaii Association of Public Accountants
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.
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
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
– 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)
- Room rates: $139 + tax, single or double, garden view rooms.
- Call Hotel directly at (808) 822-3455; fax (808) 822-0035
- Group reservations under “Hawaii Association of Public Accountants” or book online by clicking link: Book your room rate for Hawaii Association of Public Accountants
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
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
Maui – November 13 & 14, 2017 at the Kahili Golf Club, Nahele Banquet Rm., Waikapu
Big Island – November 15 & 16, 2017 – at the Grand Naniloa Hotel, Hilo
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
HAPA Golf Outing
Members & Guests
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
Check-In: 10:30 a.m. Tee Off: 11:00 a.m.
HAWAII KAI GOLF COURSE
MEMBERS & GUESTS: $59
Heavy Pupus & Prizes Awarded
Best Ball; Each Participant must have 3 drives;
3 put maximum
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: MAY 10TH
Any questions, call COLE IMAI:
TEL: 226-1551 or EMAIL: IMAIC002@HAWAII.RR.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!!
Hope to see more team members next year and beat this year’s total.