Welcome new AAA-CPA members!
The AAA-CPA would like to welcome several new members to the Association for the months of January and February. We have had record breaking numbers and thank you to those who have joined and for our members who are referring! To view our latest members, please click here to view the pdf.
Cruise bookings for our Annual Meeting will close in a few weeks -- make sure to register today
Are you planning to cruise with us for the 48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference in June but haven't made your reservations yet? Make sure to click here to see all details of the Annual Meeting and book today. Cabins are selling out quickly! Don't miss out on our group savings of over $300+ per/cabin from regular rates. Members and Non-Members we encourage you to join us! Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. *We have two members looking to share rooms to assist on the cost of the cruise. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in a room share during our group cruise.
Registration now open: 2011 Northeast Regional Education Conference
Mark your calendars NOW to celebrate the end of Tax Season with a weekend getaway! The AAA-CPA invites you to attend the 2011 Northeastern Regional Education Conference, April 29 - May 1, at Dolce Seaview Resort, Galloway, N.J. We encourage both members and non-members to attend. The Seaview Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend retreat! Just completing a high dollar renovation, the Historic Seaview is the only golf and spa resort on the New Jersey Shore. It is located just minutes from Atlantic City International Airport, and eight miles from Atlantic City itself. The Seaview offers guests an idyllic resort vacation, world class golf and a luxurious Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa experience! Don't miss out on the many networking opportunities or education sessions. We also encourage you to bring your families and guests and enjoy all that the Seaview and the surrounding area has to offer. There is something for everyone! Click here to register.
Synergy Summit update on programs
As a reminder the AAA-CPA is part of Synergy Summit and all of our members are entitled to the member rate for the following programs sponsored by the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. We hope you'll take advantage!
Donee Selection and Practical Considerations Under Petter Formula Allocation Clauses Tuesday, March 1 ABA Program ID: RP1TPF
Tax Strategies for Distressed Commercial Real Estate Wednesday, March 2 ABA Program ID: RP1JTW
Upcoming programs are listed on the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Sections main page by clicking here. Please visit our website for most updated list of eCLE teleconference by the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.
Study Group registration process
Members: Please note that if you would like to attend a Study Group of the AAA-CPA registrations are only accepted via our online system. Phone and e-mail sign-ups will not be accepted. Registration for each seminar will also close a day prior at noon Eastern Standard Time. Please note this is a change. Please make sure to visit us at www.attorney-cpa.com.
Sen. Hatch calls for spending cuts, tax code overhaul
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The top Republican on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee called for cutting government spending and vowed that the current Congress would overhaul the U.S. tax system, highlighting the main elements of a brewing debate over the most basic functions of federal government. "Spending is too high; it is driving systematic deficits and debt," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said at an event organized by the American Action Forum, a recently established right-of-center group. "It is encouraging the left to promote ever-higher taxes," he said. More
Geithner says tax overhaul must address businesses filing as individuals
The Obama administration is seeking to widen the scope of its proposal to overhaul the corporate tax code, urging Congress to also change rules that allow some businesses to take advantage of tax laws governing individuals. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the Senate Finance Committee Feb. 15 that Congress should "revisit" long-standing rules that give businesses a choice of paying taxes as a corporation or through a structure such as a partnership through which they can report business income on individual tax returns. More
Tax-overhaul debate to include income from pass-through entities
A key aspect of the debate to overhaul the U.S. tax code must be how the government treats income earned by businesses whose owners file taxes as individuals rather than as corporate entities, a top Treasury official said. More
IRS loosens triggers on tax liens, but avoiding them is best
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A federal tax lien is like those deeply unpopular Denver boots local parking authorities affix to vehicles owned by drivers who haven't paid their parking tickets. The message is clear: Pay up, cowboy, or you're not going anywhere. More
The US gift-tax gift: A $5 million exclusion
The big news for estate planners in the U.S. tax legislation passed last year isn't the $5 million estate-tax exemption -- though that number is far higher than expected -- it's the $5 million lifetime gift-tax exclusion. That is so much higher than it has been historically, and provides so many opportunities for estate planning for the ultra-rich, that planners for high-net-worth clients are salivating. More
Government labor unions vs. the taxpayer
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The drama unfolding in Wisconsin is a collision between the generous salary and pension benefits of government employees and the ability of the average taxpayer to afford them. The unions parade thousands of teachers, police and firemen who try to portray this battle as rich versus poor. More
Elder care cuts may prove costly
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The grooves in Jose Lanz's gold college ring have been worn smooth by time, just as age and illness have eroded the 71-year-old Cuban's mind and body. Lanz is one of about 37,000 frail or disabled seniors on Medi-Cal who use adult day health care centers every month, on average. Without funding, the centers are expected to close, meaning that families would have to shoulder the burden of caring for their sick alone or put them in a nursing home, where their care would be more expensive for California. More
Canadians can't escape US estate taxes
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Canadians can't escape the U.S. taxman's reach -- even in death. Even if you aren't a U.S. citizen or resident and you don't own U.S. real estate, you might still have to pay U.S. estate tax if you die owning U.S. assets. More