Tax Forum 2020: Tips and News

Posted by Lucie Raposo on

Every year since 1978, members of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA) have come to Rhode Island PBS studios to share their tax preparation expertise with viewers, helping our audience save money - and headaches - when filing income tax returns.

Tax Forum 2020 touches on a variety of useful tax topics, from the new Form 1040-SR for taxpayers 65 years of age and older, and Rhode Island’s new taxpayer portal, to retroactive tax benefits that many taxpayers may be able to use.

Moderator John C. Ayers (right), Chairman of the Board of Directors at RISCPA, leads the informative conversation about tax law updates, tips and planning strategies in this year’s half-hour program. Gregory Porcaro, CPA at Otrando, Porcaro & Associates, and Patricia Thompson, CPA at Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP, join Ayers in the discussion.

Tax Forum 2020 premieres Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m., with encore broadcasts in February and March in the grid below.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS WSBE Learn
2/14/20208:00 PM 2/18/20208:00 PM
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2/15/202011:00 PM 2/22/20202:00 PM
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WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD (check local Comcast listings for SD channels) and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; on RI cable: Cox 808, Verizon FiOS 478, Full Channel 89; in MA, Comcast 294 or 312.