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February 25, 2016

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

In the video, Burkett discusses new tax rules and deductions that apply to current returns with WLTX reporter Andrea Mock. These include everything from new deductions for educators to rules regarding non-taxable IRAs.

During his 13 years on the Board of the South Carolina Board of Accountancy, 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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