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Join your fellow attorney-CPAs for a free luncheon Jan. 12 during the 50th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. This luncheon is open to members and affiliates of the AAA-CPA and nonmembers who qualify to become a member or affiliate. You do not need to be currently practicing. For more information and to register, go to our Calendar of Events section on our website or click here to download a registration form.
The 2016 USC Gould Tax Institute is less than a month away. Don't miss out on the essential three-day event for tax professionals! Learn from over 70 speakers, including returning favorites professor Jeffrey Pennell, Blake Rubin and Mark Silverman, and dynamic keynote speakers professor Joseph Bankman (Stanford Law School); Stacy Eastland (managing director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.); and William Wilkins (chief counsel, Internal Revenue Service).
When: Jan. 25-27
Where: The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles
Hotel special: Discounted room rates of $179 for single or double occupancy are available for institute attendees until Jan. 6. To book your room, click on this link or call the hotel at 800-245-8673 and mention the USC Gould School of Law 2016 Tax Institute.
For more information, visit http://law.usc.edu/cle/tax. Contact the USC Gould Continuing Legal Education office with questions at 213-821-3580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join AAA-CPA member Zaher Fallahi, attorney at law, CPA, Jan. 13 as he discusses the main changes that have been proposed by the tax professionals to the current requirements of the Internal Revenue Service's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and streamlined filing compliance procedures to the Southern California Chapter. Fallahi will review specific changes proposed to the requirements of OVDP and SFCP; reason as to why such changes would accomplish the IRS's requirements; and conclude that the proposed changes would make the process fair and not unduly burdensome to taxpayers. For more information and to register for this educational luncheon, click here.
For the month of January, purchase the following titles at 40 percent off:
"U.S. Master Depreciation Guide," 2015
Regular price: $115.50
In January: $66.90
"GAAP Guide," 2016
Regular price: $295
In January: $177
"U.S. Master Multistate Corporate Tax Guide," 2015
Regular price: $154.25
In January: $92.55
Click here to purchase the books at the discounted rate.
By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA via AICPA Tax Insider, Dec. 17
We can all always use more time. This year-end article is designed to help by offering a list of tasks to consider to get ready for the upcoming filing season. Spoiler alert: It's a long list, and you'll likely think of a few more items to add as you read it.
By David S. De Jong, Esq., CPA, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong PC
Public Law 114-113, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, makes "permanent" the child tax credit, the American opportunity education tax credit, earned income credit, mass transit and parking benefit exclusion and optional state and local sales tax deduction in present form.
It also makes "permanent" the above-the-line deduction for educator expenses, indexing it and expanding it to include "professional development expenses" effective 2016.
The New York Times via CNBC
The hedge fund magnates Daniel S. Loeb, Louis Moore Bacon and Steven A. Cohen have much in common. They have managed billions of dollars in capital, earning vast fortunes. They have invested millions in art — and millions more in political candidates.
As a tax professional, there are certain things that you simply must know. These are those things. This is your year. Make it your New Year's resolution.
The U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service said they are extending some Affordable Care Act reporting deadlines to help companies meet the requirements.
Employers will have two more months past Feb. 1 to give individuals forms for reporting on offers of health coverage and the coverage provided.
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Companies have been steering away from the corporate side of the U.S. tax code to be treated more like lower-taxed individuals since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The tax package Congress passed recently could keep the trend going.
San Francisco Chronicle
The state Supreme Court upheld a state law that readjusted income taxes on multistate businesses in a way that helped those based in California at the expense of out-of-state companies, including six firms that challenged $34 million in additional tax assessments. A lower court had overturned the $34 million tax bill, ruling that states have no authority to change the tax-apportionment formula established by the Multistate Tax Compact, an interstate agreement that California joined in 1974.
As an accounting professional, you are often working alongside clients to help keep them in compliance with tax laws. Getting agreement might be easy.
14th Annual Northern New Jersey Working Together Conference
The Ten Commandments for Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation
High-Sensitivity Advanced Topics for CPAs
AAA-CPA Luncheon in Conjunction With the Heckerling Institute on Estate Plannng
Proposed Changes to 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Streamlined Programs
Tax Administration, Philly Style
Southwest Regional Education Conference 2016
USC Gould Tax Institute
Pretransaction Planning for Selling a Closely Held Business
Study Group: Drafting Considerations for the Asset Protection Trust
You Can't Take it With You: Trade Secret Protection and Enforcement
AAA-CPA Annual Meeting & Education Conference
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