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Last chance to book your hotel room in Atlantic City, NJ!
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Stay in style at the brand new Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., the location of our 2014 Northeast Regional Conference. Taking place May 2-4, experience all Revel has to offer with us. The block of rooms we have secured is filling up quickly, so make sure to click here or call 609-348-0500 to reserve your room. The deadline for reservations using our group discount is April 18.
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Don't miss out on the featured education sessions at the Northeastern Regional Education Conference
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We will feature eight hours of top-notch continuing education. Here are some of the sessions being offered. Eight hours of continuing education will be offered, plus a reception, luncheon and brunch for only $30 per/credit hour.

Federal Tax Update, presented by Henry Meadows, CPA
Heckerling Update, presented by Ed Bortnick, Esq., CPA
The Impact of Obamacare on Filing Form 1040's in 2014, presented by Bill Noll, Esq., CPA
Tutunikov v. Markov, Docket No. A-1827-10T3 (N.J. App. Div. Aug. 1): Duties of New Jersey Fiduciaries, presented by Eric Andersen, Esq., CPA
Offers in Compromise, presented by Marty Davidoff, Esq., CPA

Come add to the discussion and receive up to eight hours of CLE/CPE credit. Education sessions begin the morning of Saturday, May 3, and we will conclude the conference on the morning of Sunday, May 4. Registration is now open! Please click here to register online. We are also offering Saturday-only education.

A special thanks to our luncheon sponsor BCG Valuations. Make sure to check them out online.

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Maryland Sen. Brian J. Feldman to speak at April 24 Capital Area Chapter Meeting
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Join Sen. Brian Feldman, D-Md., on April 24 at the Far East Restaurant in Rockville, Md., as he discusses the legislative issues of interest to the group that came up during the Maryland General Assembly's 2014 legislative session. Not an AAA-CPA member? Join now and attend this chapter meeting for free! Click here for registration information.
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Outdated tax code gives some working spouses a bad deal
NPR
VideoBriefWomen today are nearly half the workforce, and two-income couples are the norm. But the U.S. tax code? It's straight out of "Ozzie and Harriet." When it comes to paying taxes, economists say a lot of secondary wage-earners are getting a raw deal. It's called the marriage penalty.
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Tax-relief 'rescues' are really a ruse
The Washington Post
You're deeply in debt to the Internal Revenue Service when you hear a radio ad promising to settle the bill for a fraction of what you owe. There will be a team of tax experts, some of whom used to work for the IRS, to help you negotiate with the agency, the advertisement claims.
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Tax returns go from post office to digital
USA Today
April 15 will mark a digital first for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. It will be the first year ever he won't be heading to the post office to drop off his tax return.
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For the unemployed, too, the tax man cometh
MSNBC
Unemployed workers who lost their federal benefits this year are now facing with another hit to the pocketbook: their tax bills. All federal jobless benefits are taxed just like wages, and 33 states plus Washington, D.C., fully tax their unemployment insurance as well, according to the Tax Foundation.

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IRS: Bitcoins are property, not currency
Reuters
Wading into a murky tax question for the digital age, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service said that bitcoins and other virtual currencies are to be treated, for tax purposes, as property and not as currency. "General tax principles that apply to property transactions apply to transactions using virtual currency," the IRS said in a statement, meaning that bitcoins would be taxed as ordinary income or as assets subject to capital gains taxes, depending on the circumstance.

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The top 1 percent and what they pay
CNNMoney
Everyone talks about the 1 percent — but who are they exactly? It takes at least $389,000 to make the club: That was the minimum threshold of adjusted gross income in 2011, the most recent year for which the Internal Revenue Service has final data.

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Distressed homeowners seeking mortgage relief could get stuck with a big tax bill
The Washington Post
Struggling homeowners across the country could face significant new tax bills if they receive mortgage relief from their banks, a prospect that threatens to slow the housing recovery and put further strain on distressed borrowers.
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Poll: Most say federal taxes too high
Politico
A new poll shows that more than half of Americans think the amount they pay in federal income taxes is too high. Fifty-two percent said the amount they have to pay is too high, while 42 percent called it "about right," according to a Gallup poll.
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Senators ask US to stop garnishing tax refunds to pay for old debts
The Washington Post
The U.S. government should stop confiscating taxpayers' refunds to pay off decades-old debts to Uncle Sam that their parents may have incurred, two senators said. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., asked the Social Security Administration to halt its three-year-old practice of intercepting taxpayers' federal and state refunds to cover overpayments that the agency says it made to families more than 10 years ago.
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CALENDAR
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

May 16
Solving Problems Created by Tax Liens

May 20
Members Only Study Group: Recent Partnership Developments

May 29
How to Use LinkedIn to Build Up Your Business

June 28
Pre-Annual Meeting Events

July 2
AAA-CPA Annual Meeting and Education Conference

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Members Only Study Group: S Corp Update

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week

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AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference


 



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