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  • 1.  Introduction

    Posted 07-26-2019 18:23
    Good evening all:

    My name is Peter B. Scala and I joined the NCCPA last month.  I have been in public accounting  for over 20 years.  Last October I started my own CPA practice; Peter B. Scala, CPA, LLC.  I enjoy being a sole proprietor but like any new business, there are growing pains.

    My primary focus for my practice is in tax and accounting/advisory services.  I also do have extensive experience in attestation engagements, specifically in the real estate, nonprofit, co-op, condo and construction industries.  I might explore the attestation services at some point but it is difficult with all of the peer review compliance involved.

    One question I do have for anyone.  I currently use Thompson Reuters PPC Checkpoint for my tax and audit/accounting research.  I have used the product for many years dating back to the firms I previously worked at and I find it works great.  My issue is the cost.  For a sole owner like me it is very costly and perhaps beyond what I need.  I recently received in the mail an advertisement from Parker Tax Library.  It does sound like the tax research and compliance is just as large as PPC at a fraction of the cost but I am hesitant to go further, perhaps because it might be too good to be true.

    Has anyone out there used Parker and if so, what are your experiences?

    I also invite anyone to visit my Linked In profile and my website:

    Thank you.


    Peter Scala CPA
    Huntington Station NY

  • 2.  RE: Introduction

    Platinum Most Valuable Member
    Posted 07-26-2019 20:09

    Parker is a diamond in the rough


    It is not as "completely full serviced " as checkpoint, but it is excellent, and is by far worth the money.

    We have been using it for years...




    Abby Alhante,  CPA


    Kurcias  & Alhante, LLC  CPAs

    525 Broadhollow Road   Suite 104

    Melville NY  11747

    516.829-5890  Fax 516-829-3976

    Mobile 516-381-9301

    ( E mail response preferred )




  • 3.  RE: Introduction

    Platinum Most Valuable Member
    Posted 07-26-2019 20:09

    BTW    Welcome aboard


  • 4.  RE: Introduction

    Posted 07-27-2019 13:47
    Parker Tax is a great service.

    The cost is very reasonable and their tech support is very good.

    I have used it since its inception and have no complaints.

    Anthony Attina
    Middle Island NY

  • 5.  RE: Introduction

    Platinum Most Valuable Member
    Posted 07-27-2019 20:51
    Welcome Peter:

    Looking forward to having you at a meeting soon!

    Robert Brown
    Jericho NY