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Join us in Atlantic City, NJ
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Registration for our Northeast Regional Education Conference is now open. Join for exceptional education programs, including a federal tax update presented by Henry Meadows, CPA. This program will review major tax legislation, regulations, cases and rulings. Procedural changes in the federal taxation process and other substantive issues will be covered. In addition to this session, other courses take place Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, with exciting topics and presenters. Registration is now open, and hotel rooms are filling up quickly. Click here to register, and click here for the online brochure.
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30 things you can do to enhance your firm's online presence in just 30 minutes
Amicus Creative Media
Learn how to build a powerful online presence by attending the Amicus Creative Media webinar on March 26 at noon EDT. You must have a professional website with an effective call to action, high-quality content and properly optimized local listings. In this fast paced presentation, we will explore 30 actions you can take to help increase your firm's visibility and grow an online presence that helps you stand out from competitors. Fred Cohen, attorney and CEO of Amicus Creative Media, will share some of his secrets and showcase proven strategies which have helped hundreds of firms across the country get a greater return on their marketing dollars. After attending the presentation, you will have 30 easy steps that you can take to achieve greater online success. Click here to register for this webinar.
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Karen J. Tenenbaum to speak at March 27 New York chapter meeting
AAA-CPA
AAA-CPA member Karen J. Tenenbaum will be giving a presentation, Updates and Developments in New York State Residency Audits, on Thursday, March 27. This chapter meeting will be taking place at The Palm Restaurant on West 50th Street in New York City. Join AAA-CPA before March 27 to attend this meeting for free! Click here for more information and to register for this event.
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Americans abroad find citizenship too taxing to keep
USA Today
If you don't want something, giving it back is often an option. That's precisely what some Americans, frustrated at what they see as onerous U.S. tax filing obligations for Americans living overseas, are doing with their citizenship.
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The most common tax surprises for same-sex couples
Today
For some same-sex spouses, love and marriage are giving way to paperwork and planning. The Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act means that from now on, the Internal Revenue Service will treat legally married same-sex spouses as married for federal tax purposes.
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Average tax refund so far: $3,034
CNNMoney
The Internal Revenue Service has paid out more than 48 million refunds, at an average of $3,034 a pop. That's up 3 percent from the average refund paid during the same period last year, the agency said.
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Manufacturers blame expiring tax breaks for restrained investment
The Wall Street Journal
Manufacturers really like their tax breaks. More than a third of U.S. manufacturers say they'll scale back investment plans this year because a pair of federal tax breaks expired at the end of 2013, according to a survey by the National Association of Manufacturers.

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Obama plan: Cut tax breaks for richest retirement savers
MarketWatch
President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress in early March, as part of his fiscal 2015 budget, to reduce some of the tax advantages for employer-sponsored retirement plans for higher-income earners, according to published reports.

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New tax embedded in Affordable Care Act affects homeowners
The Washington Post
A new controversial tax embedded in the Affordable Care Act affects homeowners who sell their homes for a substantial profit. Homeowners need to be aware of the new 3.8 percent net investment income tax. While this provision became effective Jan. 1, its effect is just now being felt by upper-bracket homeowners who have profitably sold their home in 2013.

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Tax reform proposal would cut many real estate deductions
Los Angeles Times
You may have seen reports about a major tax reform proposal floated recently by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. But you probably didn't see the grisly list of long-standing home real estate tax benefits that would be eliminated or sharply reduced under Camp's plan.
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How corporate America is losing the debate on taxes
The Washington Post
If there is one clear loser in President Barack Obama's budget this year, it's U.S. multinationals. With six new ideas designed to plug some major leaks in the tax code, the 2015 budget proposes a total of more than $276 billion in higher taxes on overseas earnings for U.S. multinationals over the next decade, about $120 billion more than last year's budget.
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US Senate tax chief looks to tweak code, no reform yet
Reuters
The U.S. Senate's tax-writing committee will begin work as soon as April on restoring a small package of tax breaks and not try to overhaul the tax code, the committee's new chairman said. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who took over the Senate Committee on Finance, said tax reform was nearly impossible in the face of a busy political year culminating in congressional elections in November.
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CALENDAR
March 13
Electronic Discovery in Complex Corporate or Commercial Litigation
Migrating Intellectual Property

March 21
Negotiating Tax Provisions of Acquisition Agreements (Part 2)

March 27
Updates and Developments in New York State Residency Audits

April 1
National Financial Literacy Month

April 24
Status of Maryland Estate Tax Reform and Review of the Maryland Legislative Session

April 25
Business Valuations — A Legal Perspective

April 26
Florida Association Education Program in Conjunction With the Florida Section of the Florida Bar

April 29
Members Only Study Group: Sales Tax Audit

May 2
Northeast Regional Education Conference

July 2
AAA-CPA Annual Meeting and Education Conference

Oct. 20
National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Nov. 4
AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference


 



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