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Join us for some fabulous networking opportunities at our Northeastern Regional Education Conference
AAA-CPA
In addition to our notable education sessions, we will also have some great opportunities for networking at our Northeastern Regional Education Conference in Hershey, Pa. Start the conference at the welcome dinner that is included in the package for all paid registrants. Bring the whole family to opening day in Hershey on Saturday, May 4. Get a little cardio in at our basketball game, led by Marty Davidoff, then relax in one of the many fabulous restaurants in and around Hershey. Before departing, join us for a delicious farewell brunch on Sunday, May 5. Whether you chose one or all of our optional networking events, you will be sure to enjoy yourself while making contacts in your field. Click here for the full schedule of events and to register.

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just three hours from New York City, two hours from Washington, D.C., and 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia. With all there is to offer, $250 for the whole weekend is a major bargain.

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Even tax professionals have tax questions
Tax Hotline
AAA-CPA members receive a 20 percent discount on the Tax Hotline Protection Plan, which is like living next door to a tax expert while having a full time body guard. Tax Hotline's tax team is certified in all 50 states and can be an extra resource to help answer complicated questions you don't have time to research. You'll also get identity monitoring and alerts for suspicious activity against your name, business, Social Security number and date of birth without your permission. To sign up or learn more, click here.
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AAA-CPA needs moderators
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The AAA-CPA is currently looking for moderators for our members-only study groups. Here are some topics of interest.
  • Self-employment tax and potential ways to avoid it
  • Investing in nonpublicly traded investments through individual retirement accounts
  • Rules concerning controlled corporation groups
  • Veterans affairs
These are just some of the topics our members have an interest in, and we are always looking for original ideas to present. Click here to download the interest form. Send it to us at studygroups@attorney-cpa.com if you are interested in moderating or have a topic of your own to share. We are booking for May and beyond.

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South Jersey Working Together Conference
Rowan University
This year's South Jersey Working Together Conference will include the normal updates on examination and collection procedures, an update on the expanded privacy rules and a discussion on the growing identity theft problems and the Internal Revenue Service's procedures to address it. In addition, the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey will offer a brief update on respective changes in their policies and procedures. The event is conveniently located at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., with plenty of free parking. The facility and included luncheon are wonderful, and the event qualifies for CLE and CPE in multiple states, as well as CE for your staff of EAs or PTINs. Please consider attending this program on June 6 at Rowan University. Please click here to view the flier.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


US GOP tax lawmaker urges tighter US partnership rules
Reuters
The top Republican tax writer in the U.S. House of Representatives proposed shaking up taxation of privately held businesses in ways that would tighten rules on partnerships, such as private equity and hedge funds. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp laid out two options — one incremental; one more drastic — to revamp noncorporate business taxation, with the aim of reducing tax gaming and simplifying filing for hundreds of thousands of businesses.
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Senate begins bipartisan meetings on tax reform
The Washington Post
The parties may be at war over the federal budget, but Republicans and Democrats are locking arms over taxes: Key committees in the House and now the Senate have launched a bipartisan campaign to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive rewrite of the tax code. The full membership of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee will hold the first of more than a dozen private meetings to review options for overhauling the code, with the hope of producing legislation later this year.
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H&R Block error causing lengthy tax refund delays for customers
Los Angeles Times
Some taxpayers splurge on big-screen televisions or pay off their credit cards with their tax refund, while others, like Brandon Frank, count on it to pay rent. The 25-year-old former construction worker from Michigan and father of three may have to wait as long as six weeks before he sees his refund, because of a filing error by H&R Block.
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Lawmakers unified in call to fix international tax system for business
Politico
VideoBriefCorporate America doing business abroad needs more than a once-in-a-generation repatriation to bring profits home to the United States at low tax rates — it needs a better international tax system, a group of bipartisan lawmakers said.

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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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Federal workers owe $3.5 billion in back taxes
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said. Nearly 312,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2011, the agency said.

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IRS has $917 million in unclaimed 2009 tax refunds
CNNMoney
Taxpayers who haven't filed 2009 tax returns are missing out on federal tax refunds totaling $917 million, the Internal Revenue Service announced. About 984,400 taxpayers haven't submitted returns for 2009, the agency said. Some people may not have filed because their income was low enough that they weren't required to, but they could still qualify for refunds if taxes were withheld from their paychecks.
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Business executives want tax reform separate from entitlement reform
Accounting Today
A majority of business leaders believe tax reform should be separated from reforms to government entitlement programs and deficit reduction, according to a new poll. The survey, by KPMG's Tax Governance Institute, found that just over half (52 percent) of the respondents to the survey said they thought tax reform should be separable from deficit reduction and reforms to entitlement programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, while 27 percent felt it shouldn't and 18 percent weren't sure.
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5 tax breaks for small business owners
USA Today
Many small businesses in America are lean operations where people wear many hats and have little room for error. And unfortunately, that frequently means small businesses are on their own when tax time comes around. Things are especially difficult for new business owners who don't have the experience pushing paperwork to the Internal Revenue Service, and often don't know which tax breaks they may be eligible for.
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CALENDAR
March 20
Using Data Analytics, Geospatial Analytics and Predictive Analysis in Revealing

March 21
Miami Tax Lunch (co-sponsored by the AAA-CPA Florida Association)

March 28
Essential Intangible Assets for Successful Business Development

March 30
New York Chapter Dinner

April 11
Ethics & the Unauthorized Practice of Law

April 26
Georgia Chapter Meeting

May 3
Northeastern Regional Education Conference

May 9
Electronic Discovery

May 15
Georgia Chapter Meeting

June 13
Merger and Acquisition Litigation

June 20
Georgia Chapter Meeting

July 3
AAA-CPA Annual Meeting and Education Conference

July 11
PA/DE Chapter Meeting

Aug. 8
PA/DE Chapter Meeting

Sept. 12
PA/DE Chapter Meeting

Sept. 19
Georgia Chapter Meeting

Oct. 15
Georgia Chapter Meeting

Nov. 6
AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference


 



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