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April 8 is the deadline to reserve your cabin at AAA-CPA group rate for the annual meeting
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By now you will have received the 2011 Annual Meeting brochure with full details of our Annual Meeting. We hope you will plan to cruise with us for the 48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference in June. Education sessions will include: Federal Tax Update; Showdown: S Corporation vs. LLC; Tax Issues in Investment Decision; 2011-2012 (and Beyond) Estate Planning Odyssey; Treatment of Tax Liabilities and Liens in Bankruptcy and Ethics for Attorney-CPAs! 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. Cabins must be booked by April 8. After this date cabins will only be available on a space available basis at the regular rate which again is more than our group block currently! There is no extending of this deadline! Members and Non-Members we encourage you to join us! Questions? Email meetings@attorney-cpa.com. More



Tax season getaway: Make plans to attend the NE Regional Education Conference April 29-May 1
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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. Speakers and topics include:

  • Steve Lippman, Bernstein Wealth Management Group, Making Two Years Last a Lifetime: Opportunities Created by the New Tax Law
  • Daniel Miller, Esq., Berger & Montague, P.C., Whistleblowing: A Rising Tide
  • E. Martin Davidoff, Esq., CPA, E. Martin Davidoff & Associates; Navigating the IRS
  • Michael Feinberg, Esq., Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP; Advanced Estate Planning Techniques
  • Bill Smead, ACE, sigJ Services, LLC; Computer Forensics: Connecting the Dots in Digital Investigations
The Seaview Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend retreat! 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! Click here to register.


The Attorney-CPA newsletter now available
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The Attorney-CPA printed newsletter (now available twice a year) is available for members to download and print or read electronically by clicking here. We hope you enjoy the newsletter that contains the following: Federal Tax Update; S Corporation Update; In Memory section and much more information from the national office. Just a reminder you can continue to submit articles for print each week through our Weekly Update. Questions? Email newsletter@attorney-cpa.com.

Affinity Program Spotlight: Conference Plus
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ConferencePlus, an AAA-CPA Affinity Partner is offereing two NEW promotions for new customers that come over to ConferencePlus, we will provide the first 45 days of 24x7 usage free! This is a great incentive to bring on new business and revisit opportunities from the past!

For customers that are new to operator assisted conferences we have a promotion offering 25 percent off their first operator assisted call. This is a great promotion for targeting customers who do not currently utilize our services for their Investor Relations and high profile events.

These promotions only run until June 30, so please call us for additional details. Our services include:
  • Operator Assisted Services are used for Investor Relations calls, Town Hall calls, Employee Communication calls, Merger/Acquisition Announcements, New Product Launches and much more.
  • When you add one of our web conferencing services to your Operator Assisted audio call it allows for the sharing of presentations, documents, desktop and other collaboration tools.
  • You can receive a 25 percent discount off your first Operator Assisted call from now until June 30.
When calling for more information please use the following codes to reference: FREE45 -- 45 Days of Free Conferencing AND/OR 25OFF -- 25 percent off first attended call For more details please call (847) 413-2943 or toll free (888) 734-6464.
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Alan E. Weiner, Esq., CPA receives honors from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
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The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants is honoring Alan E. Weiner, an accountant and attorney, for his exceptional work, vision, and contributions to the New York accounting community. Weiner, partner emeritus at Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, is being honored with the NYSSCPA Distinguished Service Award.

This award recognizes CPAs who have set themselves apart as Society leaders and have given outstanding service to the Society and the profession through dedicated service, publications, public service and other activities.

Weiner served as NYSSCPA president, treasurer and as a member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He chaired the Society's Tax Division Oversight, Partnerships and LLCs and Awards committees and its Tax Simplification task force. He is currently a member of the NYSSCPA Partnerships and LLCs Committee and serves as a judge on the Excellence in Financial Journalism Committee. He has served as a member of its Closely Held and S Corporations, Committee Operations, Finance, Political Action, Relations with the Legal Community, History and Annual Leadership Conference committees. He also served as chair of the Estate Planning and Federal Tax Committees for the NYSSCPA Nassau Chapter. He founded the Long Island Accountants Blood Bank Drive.

The NYSSCPA will recognize Weiner on May 19 at the Society's 114th Annual Election Meeting and Dinner at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.




Planning for chronic illness is not just for the elderly
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A common misconception is that estate and financial planning for chronic illness is an elder law or elder abuse issue. This myth is not true. More

New estate tax laws may affect planning
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The advent of new federal estate tax laws makes it a good time to review estate planning documents to ensure conformity with state and federal law. On Dec. 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Many of the provisions, including those affecting estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes, are effective for two years only. More



What is asset protection planning?
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Asset protection planning is about protecting your assets from creditors -- and it is not just for the super-wealthy. Anyone can get sued. Lawsuits can stem from car accidents, credit card debt, bank foreclosures, or unhappy customers, among many other things. If someone wins a monetary judgment against you, your family could become bankrupt trying to pay it off. More

5 ways your taxes changed this year
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As any taxpayer knows too well, each year brings new tax changes -- some small, some not so small. To get the most out of your tax return this year -- not to mention avoid overpaying or missing out on collecting some cash Uncle Sam owes you -- it's important to know what changed in 2010. More

A guide to paying your 2011 estimated taxes
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Some people are required to pay estimated taxes. Most self employed individuals will be required to make estimated tax payments unless several conditions for exception are met; sole proprietors, partnerships and S corporations are generally required to pay estimated tax payments if they are expected to owe a minimum of $1,000 in taxes. Corporations generally must pay estimated taxes if expected to owe $500 or more when you file. Individuals owing taxes from a previous year may be required to pay estimated taxes for the current tax year. IRS Form 1040-ES will help you determine whether or not you are required to pay estimated taxes. More

GE 'zero' US tax furor reignites calls for reform
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Revelations that General Electric paid no U.S. taxes last year, despite bagging a $14 billion profit, have reignited debate in Washington about tightening up corporate levies. No one, it seems, is very fond of the U.S. corporate tax system. More

Business America affected by tort liability costs
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Tort costs for small to medium sized firms is growing. These costs are also a greater percentage of revenue as compared to larger firms. This has created a financial hardship that can be lessened with proper asset protection. More

April 27, 2011
Leib Preis State Tax Seminar Meeting
April 28, 2011
33rd Annual Tax Section Meeting
April 29, 2011
Northeastern Regional Education Conference
April 30, 2011
Litigation, Claims and Assessment Issues for Accountants and Lawyers’ Letters
May 3, 2011
"The Best Laid Plans...": Estate Planning & Divorce - Missouri Chapter Meeting
May 11, 2011
Client Relationship Ethics for Tax Practitioners - Northern California Meeting
May 12, 2011
Tips on How to Avoid a Grievance - North Texas Chapter Meeting
May 19, 2011
FICPA State Tax Conference
May 20, 2011
South Texas Chapter Meeting
June 2, 2011
South Jersey Working Together Conference
June 7, 2011
Missouri Chapter Meeting
June 17, 2011
South Texas Chapter Meeting
June 25-30, 2011
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