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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Past President Domenick (Nick) R. Lioce. The viewing will be held at Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 754 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach on Wednesday, March 16, from 4-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola, 9999 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens on Thursday, March 17, at 2 p.m. Please click here to read the full obituary.
The AAA-CPA is pleased to announce that Sterling Foundation Management LLC has become a Platinum Partner. The AAA-CPA Partners Program focuses on developing relationships with an exclusive and unique group of professionals. The Partners Program is an excellent way to gain ongoing visibility for companies before attorney-CPAs and our affiliates that are key decision makers in their firm or practice. For information on the services Sterling Foundation Management LLC can provide, please visit their website at www.sterlingfoundations.com. Click here to read the full press release.
The California Chapter of the Academy of Attorney-CPAs invites you to attend this one-day education program offering five MCLE and CPE credits. Come gather with your fellow peers after tax season for a day of education and networking opportunities. This program will be taking place at Scott's Seafood Jack London Square in Oakland, California, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Presentations include:
Representing Business Owners in Business Disputes
Speaker: Lawrence M. Cirelli, partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP
What Every Lawyer and Every CPA Needs to Know About Client Trust Accounts
Speaker: Jay Foonberg, attorney, CPA, CLE presenter, author
How to Examine Election Year Tax Reform Proposals
Speaker: Annette Nellen, professor and director of San José State University
Anti-Kickback Statue and the Stark Law
Speaker: Michael G. Polis, partner at Wilke Fleury LLP
The admission cost is $80 for AAA-CPA members and $90 for nonmembers and includes education, continental breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information and here to register.
Ronald I. Heller practices with the Torkildson Katz law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii. He concentrates in the areas of tax litigation, business/commercial litigation, taxation and business law. He received both J.D. and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan. Heller is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, and a past chairman of the Tax Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association. He has litigated tax cases at the county, state and federal levels. See, e.g., Kaheawa Wind Power LLC v. County of Maui, 135 Hawai'i 202, 347 P.3d 632 (2014); Air Tour Acquisition Corp. v. US, 781 F.Supp 669 (D Hawaii, 1991); US v. Vellalos, 780 F.Supp 705 (D Hawaii 1992), affirmed without published opinion 990 F2d 1265 (9th Cir. 1993). He has also handled a wide variety of other business disputes, including CPA malpractice defense, in litigation or arbitration proceedings. In 2005, he was appointed by Gov. Linda Lingle to the Tax Review Commission of the State of Hawaii, and was subsequently elected vice chairman of the commission. In 2004, Heller received the Small Business Champion Award for the state of Hawaii from the National Federation of Independent Business, then went on to win the Small Business Champion Award for the seven-state Southwest U.S. region. He has served on the board of directors of the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants continuously since 1988, and served as the society's president for 1994-1995. Heller served as one of the two Hawaii representatives on the Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1994-1996, 2002-2004 and 2011-2013, and was re-elected to council in 2015. Heller has also served as an appointed member of the AICPA's national committee on Accountants' Legal Liability, as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators (Commercial) of the American Arbitration Association and as a court-appointed arbitrator in the Court-Annexed Arbitration Program of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii. He is a co-author and instructor of "Hawaii Taxes — A Basic Course" offered by the Hawaii Society of CPAs. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii School of Law, and has taught a number of continuing professional education courses for attorneys, CPAs and others. Contact Heller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Apple to Starbucks.
It's tax season — and that's apt for companies who are under the microscope of European tax authorities.
The Washington Free Beacon
Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1.248 trillion for the first five months of fiscal year 2016, but the federal government still ran a $353 billion deficit during that time, according to the latest monthly Treasury Department statement.
The Internal Revenue Service recently issued Publication 5125, Large Business and International Examination Process, that establishes new audit procedures for the agency's Large Business and International division beginning May 1.
The new publication replaces Publication 4837, Achieving Quality Examinations Through Effective Planning, Execution and Resolution.
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via CPA Practice Advisor
This year, for the first time, the government is requiring that self-insured businesses prove that each of their employees had essential health plan coverage last year — every month of the year.
"It has truly been a nightmare," said Shari Herrle, vice president and director of compliance at Henderson Brothers insurance brokers in downtown Pittsburgh, which has assisted more than 100 clients navigate the requirements, offering workshops and connecting employers with vendors to help them comply.
For the last five years, the U.S. has waged a strong battle against offshore tax evasion. In 2010, America began its boldest crackdown with the enactment of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice providing the country-by-country exclusion amounts for foreign housing. Notice 2016-21 provides adjustments to the limitation on housing expenses for specific locations for 2016.
Study Group: State Income Tax Trends and Looking Forward
Study Group: Secondary Planning for Charitable Remainder Trusts
Till Death Do Us Part: How Death Affects Family Law Proceedings
Commercial Construction Contracts Important Provisions
Study Group: The New Nevada Commerce Tax — What, When, Where and How?
Study Group: Cognitive Decline, Dementia and Incapacity
California Chapter Education Program
Study Group: Marketplace Fairness — Is It Alive or Sleeping?
SG: Charitable Optimization
ESOPs — The Ultimate in Tax and Business Succession Planning That Benefits
Study Group: How Do States Catch You?
AAA-CPA Annual Meeting & Education Conference
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063