Northeastern Regional Education Conference — Something for everyone
This year's Northeastern Regional Education Conference will feature dynamic sessions with top level presenters and opportunities to network to enhance your professional development. Bring the family along to participate in the welcome reception, dining around the city and an optional walking tour of Annapolis, Md. Walk side by side with Annapolis' most experienced tour guides and discover the history, culture and fun of one of American's most eventful destinations. Explore the town's famous landmarks (and some hidden gems) with a colonial dressed tour guide leading the way. Be inspired by the history, tradition and pageantry with a guided tour that includes the United States Naval Academy and the Maryland State House, the oldest state house in the country. Experience the diverse mosaic of places, traditions, arts and celebrations that Annapolis has to offer. The tour will take place the afternoon of April 28. Click here for the full session descriptions and registration details.
Webinar — Top 7 Reasons Lawyers are Shifting to Cloud Backup and Recovery
Managing data has become one of the most important and complex IT challenges for businesses of all sizes. Further complicating the challenge of managing data is the reality that IT budgets are tight, the threat of lost data is greater than ever and the need to manage and back up data has also become more important. According to International Data Corporation, the amount of data created and stored is doubling every two years. Over the next two years, small and mid-sized businesses using cloud backup services from a managed service provider will grow from 5 percent to 38 percent, according to Forrester Research. So why are so many small and mid-sized businesses switching to cloud backup? In this webinar, we will discuss the seven top reasons. Register today.
Register for a session now by clicking a date below:
Tuesday, April 10
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT
Wednesday, April 18
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT
Tuesday, April 24
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT
Alert: April is National Financial Literacy Month
This year's campaign slogan — Got financial and estate plans™? What's in your financial future™?
Please join our distinguished 2012 Honorary Co-chairpersons Sidney Kess, renowned tax expert, author and speaker and member of the AAA-CPA, and Andrea Millar, leader of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants personal financial planning section, in promoting National Financial Literacy Month in April. This significant mission comes as a result of the Presidential Proclamation, signed on March 31 by President Barack Obama, proclaiming April as National Financial Literacy Month. The proclamation further states, "To lay the foundation for continued prosperity, we must expand the availability of financial products and services that are fair, affordable, understandable and reliable. We must also strive to ensure all Americans have the skills to manage their fiscal resources effectively ..." For a full copy of the proclamation, please click here. For more information on National Financial Literacy Month, please click here.
New England chapter president receives honor
Jay M. Pabian has been selected to be on the Boston's Top Rated Lawyers list. This exclusive list is composed of Boston lawyers who have been awarded an "AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating" by Martindale-Hubbell, the company that has set the standards for lawyer ratings. Pabian's AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest rating given for legal ability and ethical standards, signifies that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are generated from confidential evaluations of lawyers and members of the judiciary. Announcement of this prestigious honor will appear in several publications, including the Boston Globe, The American Lawyer, the National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel and Law.com.
House passes Paul Ryan budget, consolidating tax brackets
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The House has passed a Republican-sponsored budget alternative to President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 budget, mostly based on the plan put forward by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for creating only two tax brackets of just 10 and 25 percent. Ryan introduced his budget plan recently, although it largely hewed toward the plan he put forward last year. The House passed the bill in a 228-191 vote, mostly along party lines. More
Senate blocks effort to end to oil industry tax breaks
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The Senate blocked an effort to end billions of dollars in tax breaks for the oil industry, brushing aside President Barack Obama's argument that the five big oil companies were doing "just fine" while consumers were struggling with painfully high gasoline prices. The measure to kill the industry tax preferences failed on a 51-47 procedural vote. It needed 60 votes to overcome a Republican-led filibuster that was supported by some Democrats from oil-rich states. More
Tax refund scam costing IRS billions of dollars
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It's tax season and you know what that means: time for scams. The government is cracking down on a scheme that they say has already likely bilked the IRS of billions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reports. The perpetrators of the scam, which has been going on for at least five years, take the social security numbers of Puerto Ricans — who don't have to pay federal income taxes — and use them to file fake tax returns. More
Obama urges Congress to adopt the 'Buffett rule'
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President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to increase taxes on millionaires, reviving a proposal he first pitched last September that aims to draw sharp election-year lines between the president and the Republican opposition. The plan, scheduled for a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate on April 16, stands little chance of passing in Congress. More
Corporate tax: Asia vs. US
American businessman Scott Huff has a tough juggling act. His business spans three countries: China, Cambodia and the United States. That means keeping his eye on many things, including three separate corporate tax codes. "My advice about corporate taxes is to stay on your toes. It's always changing. It's part of the total burden," he says. More
47 possible tax hikes loom if Congress doesn't act
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Congress crossed one item off its tax to-do list recently after passing an extension to the highway excise taxes, which funds transportation projects and without which all federal highway projects would have come to a screeching halt. One down, 47 more to go. If Congress does not act by the end of the year, nearly 50 items in the tax code will expire, sparking tax hikes for nearly every income-earner in America. More