2011-2012 membership dues statements
AAA-CPA Members will be receiving their membership dues statements in mid-July for the 2011-2012 fiscal year (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012). Dues payments may be paid online at www.attorney-cpa.com and logging into the Members Only section. Payments are due by October 1, 2011. Please contact the National Office if you do not receive your renewal statement or have questions on our payment plans.
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Davidoff and Tenenbaum to speak at IRS and New York State Collections Conference
AAA-CPA Past President E. Martin Davidoff, Esq., CPA and member Karen Tenenbaum, Esq. CPA are scheduled to speak at the August 29th IRS and New York State Collections Conference being held at Long Island University, New York. Click here for more information.
US Court of Appeals rejects SEC proxy access regulations
A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule making it easier for shareholders to oust board members was rejected by a federal appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington agreed with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable that the SEC failed to study the cost of fighting a challenge from shareholders. More
Federal funds for nonprofit crisis agencies down
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There's less federal assistance coming to Polk County, Florida this year for emergency food, rent and other basic needs, but no one's complaining. Polk County's annual allotment of Emergency Food and Shelter program funds is months overdue and well below last year's pot of $442,988. More
What to expect from credit card reform
Ask not what your credit card legislation will do for you ... Actually, go ahead and ask; you might be pleasantly surprised. President Obama has asked Congress to submit to him by Memorial Day a bill that will redefine the rules of the game when it comes to credit card lending practices. More
Estate planning opportunities for 2011
The News-Herald Share
It often is said that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Unfortunately, for many Americans, death does not mean that you are finished paying taxes. Last year completed an unusual period for estate taxes. A 10-year plan that was enacted in 2001 to ease the burden of federal estate taxes offered its most generous reward to those who died in the year 2010: No federal estate taxes. More
3 stealth tax traps
CNN Money via Fortune Share
Congressional gridlock over whether to cut or raise income taxes is obscuring a different threat to six-figure earners: a host of stealth taxes implemented in the name of deficit reduction. Many of the provisions, as with the dreaded alternative minimum tax, have never been adjusted for inflation. As a result, they have morphed into tax traps for upper-middle-income earners. Here are three of the most glaring examples. More
The turnaround letter: Bank stocks on the rebound
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Investors seem to have written off bank stocks, after all, the industry has been one of the worst performing on the stock market this year. But plummeting share prices can mean good deals for intrepid value investors, the bargain hunters of the finance world. And if the ultimate goal of an investing strategy is to buy low and sell high, then buying low is an important first step. More
Federal auditors scold IRS for slow notification of security breaches
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The Obama administration is compelling private businesses to adopt new standards to protect themselves and the consumers they serve from hackers and cybertheft. Now federal auditors are scolding the government for not protecting consumers from itself. More