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Registration open for the 2013 Northeastern Regional Education Conference
Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa.
Celebrate the end of tax season with a weekend getaway.
In addition to the networking opportunities and education sessions we offer,
take the time to relax in the Spa At The Hotel Hershey, just minutes from
Hershey Lodge, or enjoy a round of golf on four unique and distinctive courses.
Bring your family and visit Hersheypark, featuring over 65 rides and attractions. It wouldn't be a trip to Hershey, Pa., without visiting Hershey's Chocolate World, where you can learn how Hershey's chocolate is made with a free tour. There is something for everyone.
Hotel rooms are filling up fast, so be sure to get your reservations made by April 19.
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This event is open to both members and nonmembers of the AAA-CPA.
If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 703-352-8064, ext. 3.
Health care law presents new opportunities for CPAs
by Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA
Becoming an expert on the numerous and complex provisions of the 2010 health care legislation that affect your individual and business clients can increase business and may be essential to a successful practice.
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If you’re considering adding business planning services for your estate planning clients, you don’t want to miss this free webinar. Register today for the Thought Leader Series Webcast, “Navigating the Business Entity Highway: The Intersection of Asset Protection and Business Planning,” March 13, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., E.S.T. Brought to you compliments of WealthCounsel.
Why the debate over tax revenue isn't over
The Washington Post
The debate over new tax revenue is dead. Long live the debate over new tax revenue.
That more or less sums up the respective positions Republicans and Democrats have staked out in the related fiscal battles over the required spending cuts known as the sequester, the budget and deficit reduction.
IRS explains how to cope with new 1099-K notices
The Internal Revenue Service is offering advice to taxpayers and practitioners on how to respond to the new notices it is sending out when it finds problems with the new Form 1099-K information reports on payment card transactions.
The IRS's new Notices Related to Form 1099-K page provides information on the reasons for the correspondence and how to respond.
Average Americans are feeling pain of US debt
Los Angeles Times
When it comes to the nation's debt, payback time might be here.
Years of low tax rates and rising federal spending, amplified by the devastating economic effect of the Great Recession, have driven the U.S. borrowing tab to more than $16 trillion from less than $1 trillion in 1981.
Consumers beat expectations despite higher payroll tax
When the payroll tax climbed by nearly a third on Jan. 1, upstate New York car dealer Bill Fox thought he would lose business as workers in a cash-strapped area faced skinnier paychecks.
It hasn't worked out that way.
Republicans: Obama wants higher taxes
Republicans have accused President Barack Obama of being ready to plunge the economy into a tailspin to extract higher taxes. "The fact is: Republicans in Congress, right now, will provide the flexibility to make the necessary spending reductions and address our deficit and debt, instead of going through the sequester. In fact, House Republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester," said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
The most tax-friendly states for retirees
Taxes, as many know, are among the biggest expenses people face in retirement. So it should come as no surprise that many retirees and would-be retirees ponder the thought of moving to a tax-friendly state.
But which are the most tax-friendly states?
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IRS review delays US tax refunds for some budget shoppers
Federal tax refunds are arriving later than expected for some lower-income Americans due in part to closer scrutiny of earned income tax credit claims by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the IRS said recently.
IRS employees have been carefully reviewing returns with claims for the earned income tax credit, a frequent fraud target. Fewer than 5 percent of filings claiming the EITC have been delayed, IRS spokesman Terry Lemons told Reuters.
With more blended families, estate planning gets ugly
The couple in their 50s pulled up to the estate lawyer's office in a snazzy sports car. She was dripping in jewelry and carrying a designer bag. He wore an expensive watch. They lived in a swanky part of town.
Charities beseech US Congress to preserve donations tax break
Charitable groups pleaded with U.S. lawmakers not to alter the federal tax break for donations, while some Democrats said the popular deduction was in no danger and called the Republican-convened hearing a red herring.
Officials from hospitals and dozens of other nonprofit groups packed a House Committee on Ways and Means session examining the write-off used by more than 30 million Americans at a cost to taxpayers of $38 billion a year.
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