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AAA-CPA 50th Anniversary Lapel Pins
AAA-CPA
To commemorate the AAA-CPA's 50th anniversary in 2014, we have purchased lapel pins for our members. You can pick yours up at the next national or regional meeting that you attend. Alternatively, you can receive a lapel pin in the mail. If you want it mailed, please email Kimmy Livingston at klivingston@attorney-cpa.com or call 888-ATTY-CPA, ext. 2 to request one. Special thanks to the 50th Anniversary Task Force Chair Syd Traum.
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AAA-CPA Heckerling Institute Exhibit Booth Winner
AAA-CPA
Congratulations to Jeffrey M. Gad from Tampa, Florida. Gad won the $100 Amazon gift card at the AAA-CPA exhibit booth during the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. Thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth and attended our luncheon.
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Scott Nelson to Present Community Property for the Migrating Client Study Group
AAA-CPA
AAA-CPA member Scott Nelson will be presenting a study group titled Community Property for the Migrating Client Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. EST. This study group will cover how clients obtain community property rights that migrate with them across state lines. Although most states are common law jurisdictions, clients and their advisers frequently fail to recognize community property rights between spouses. This discussion with also cover the Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act. Members and nonmembers of the AAA-CPA are welcome to join. For more information and to register for this program, please click here.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Business Group Sees Payoff in Tax Reform
The Hill
Revamping the tax code to help American companies would produce a significant spike for the U.S. economy, according to a new study sponsored by a prominent business group. The National Association of Manufacturers' study found that, over a decade, a pro-business tax overhaul could bring in some $12 trillion in new economic growth, or about a 0.9 percent increase in gross domestic product each year.
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Do the Wealthy Pay Lower Taxes Than the Middle Class?
CNBC
A new study finding an "unfair," rich-poor balance in state and local taxes has been getting big traction on the Web. The study, from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, found that "virtually every state's tax system is fundamentally unfair, taking a much greater share of income from low- and middle-income families than from wealthy families."
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Feds Launch Effort to Help People Prepare Obamacare Tax Filings
The Hill
The Obama administration is trying to head off confusion related to Obamacare's first tax season by providing online resources to consumers preparing to file their returns. The joint effort, announced by the Treasury and the Health and Human Services departments, promises consumer outreach online and in communities as well as partnerships with tax preparers.
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GOP's Cuts to IRS Budget Will Tax Our Patience
Los Angeles Times
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking at a conservative policy summit, presented what he called the "single most important tax reform" America could make: abolishing the Internal Revenue Service. That probably won't happen any time soon. But Republican lawmakers have managed to slash the tax agency's budget by more than $1 billion over the last five years and eliminate about 13,000 jobs.
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Senate Forms Tax Reform Working Groups
Accounting Today
Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee have formed five bipartisan working groups with the goal of analyzing the tax code and developing policy recommendations for comprehensive tax reform. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and ranking Democratic member Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, announced the launch of the five working groups.
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Taxpayer Advocate Reports on Top 10 Most Litigated Tax Issues
Forbes
What happens when a taxpayer disagrees with the Internal Revenue Service? Some people think that the matter ends there: the IRS always wins, right? Not necessarily.
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CALENDAR
Jan. 26
USC Gould Tax Institute

Jan. 27
Study Group: Community Property for the Migrating Client

Jan. 30
What Do I Do When I Miss a Deadline?

Feb. 4
What Do I Do When I Miss a Deadline?

Feb. 5
Study Group: International Operations of Partnerships

Feb. 10
Study Group: Overview of Nexus

Feb. 26
Study Group: Bad Debt Deductions and Sales Tax Compliance Best Practices

March 10
Study Group: Marketplace Fairness Act

June 30
2015 Annual Meeting & Education Conference

Nov. 11
2015 Fall Meeting & Education Conference
 



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