Consumers and businesses concerned about what will happen to their money in the wake of the national economy’s drastic downturn can get some direction from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
PICPA said Monday its free online service, called “Ask A CPA,” allows consumers and small business owners to submit financial questions and get answers from CPAs. General questions on personal finance, tax, and small business – like how to know if banking institutions are safe, how to set up a budget, or the taxation of investments – may be submitted here.
Some questions may already be answered at the website. More than 300 questions and answers are posted and organized by category, PICPA said.
Founded in 1897, the PICPA is a professional association of more than 19,000 CPAs who work in public accounting, industry, government, and education. Its Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township members, according to its website, include the firms of Byron Shoemaker CPA, 2081 E. High St.; Cappelletti Pinter & Company PC, 700 Heritage Dr.; Kenneth E. Ryznar CPA, 440 Creekside Dr. Ste 203; Michael L. Cross & Company Ltd, 1303 N. Charlotte St.; Rakowski & Company, 2081 E. High St.; and William H. Klein & Associates LLC, 1866 E. High St.