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March 9, 2015

If your wish is to maximize your tax return, you may want to watch this video featuring Donny Burkett, CPA, NASBA’s Vice Chair.

In the video, Burkett discusses the top seven deductions people miss when filing their taxes with WLTX reporter Andrea Mock. These deductions include everything from education deductions to military retirement deductions.

Burkett is the chairman of the South Carolina Board of Accountancy. During his 12 years on the Board, he served his first term as chairman from 2007-2009 and also served as vice chair (2005-2007) and secretary (2004-2005).

As an active NASBA member, Burkett has volunteered on numerous committees, filled many roles and held a number of positions. He currently serves as director-at-large on the Board of Directors. From 2007-2010, he served on the Board as the Middle Atlantic regional director. His volunteerism on NASBA committees is extensive and includes serving as former chair of the Ethics, Legislative Support (former and current chair), Relations with Member Boards, and Audit and Board Effectiveness Committees. Additionally, he served as a member of NASBA’s Communications Committee and Standards Study Group.

Among his professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified CPAs (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) – where he is a former chair and recipient of the Service To Profession Award, and the Central Chapter of Certified Public Accountants – where he served as chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer.

Burkett is a former member of the AICPA’s Vision Project team that was responsible for developing the vision and direction for CPAs over the next 15 years. He is also the past president of the Cayce/West Columbia Civitan Club and Rotary Clubs, and is the current president of the Airport High School Educational Foundation.

A licensed CPA for over 30 years with the firm Burkett Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, P.A., Burkett’s expertise in the area of tax has been featured in "The Best Tax Practitioner," published by Money Magazine.

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