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50th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Education Conference
AAA-CPA
Join us for our 50th anniversary celebration at the annual meeting, taking place July 2-6 in Huntington Beach, Calif. We have a tremendous lineup of education and events scheduled. Plus, if you have the time, we invite you to participate in our special preconference event in Los Angeles (June 29-July 1) where we will offer a few hours of education and kickoff reception the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Make sure to check your mailboxes this week as the brochure is already arriving to members, and we have quite a few registered already! To get more details, please visit us online by clicking here.
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US IRS to tighten rules on tax-avoidance deals
Reuters
Corporate tax-avoidance maneuvers known as "Killer B" deals would be even harder to do than they already are, under new rules that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service said it will issue along with the Department of the Treasury. Under tax law, U.S. multinational corporations can indefinitely shelter profits they earn overseas from federal income taxes if they leave the profits offshore; if they bring those profits into the U.S., tax is due.
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Wealthy paid 13 percent more tax on same income
MarketWatch
It's no secret that high-income households have historically paid more than their fair share of income tax relative to their numbers. For the 2013 filing season for 2012 individual income tax returns, as of July 25, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service processed 137 million returns with adjusted gross income totaling $7.6 trillion and income tax after credits totaling $894 billion.
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Who pays higher tax rates: Corporations or consumers?
U.S. News & World Report
Large corporations don't pay their fair share in taxes. At least, that seems to be the prevailing notion among mainstream America. The truth, however, is far less straightforward — as so often seems to be the case with matters of taxation.
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DIY becomes preferred tax method
USA Today
The Internet won tax season. The Internal Revenue Service says more people did their own taxes online in the first three and a half months of 2014 than in all of 2013. As of April 18, the IRS had received more than 131 million tax returns; 88 percent of those, or nearly 116 million, were e-filed.

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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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$100,000 income: 3 very different tax bills
CNNMoney
There are a lot of differences between Queens, N.Y., Topeka, Kan., and Seattle. One that stands out: People making the same money in each of those places can face very different tax bills. CNNMoney asked the Tax Institute of H&R Block to compare the combined federal, state and local income tax bill on a gross household income of $100,000 in each of the three cities.

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Married with kids versus singles: Who pays higher taxes?
CNNMoney
There are many reasons it pays to have a family. Most of them are not financial. Except, that is, when it comes to federal income taxes. At CNNMoney's request, the Tax Institute of H&R Block calculated the 2013 federal income tax bill of a dual-earner married couple with two young kids — and compared it to the tax bill of a single person without kids.
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Can corporate tax reform stimulate economic growth?
Bloomberg
VideoBriefEdward Lazear, senior fellow at Hoover Institute, explains his ideas for reforming the corporate tax code to boost investment and grow the U.S. economy on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."
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Report: IRS paid bonuses to tax-delinquent employees
The Washington Post
The Internal Revenue Service provided millions of dollars in bonuses to agency employees with "substantiated" conduct issues including nonpayment of taxes, according to a watchdog report. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said the IRS between October 2010 and December 2012 doled out more than $2.8 million to about 2,800 workers with recent conduct issues.
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    $100,000 income: 3 very different tax bills (CNNMoney)
US ranks 94th of 100 tax systems; What Slovakia could teach IRS (Forbes)
Left behind: Expired individual tax provisions (Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, via CPA2Biz)
Property-tax collections rising at fastest pace since US crash (Bloomberg)

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week

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AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference


 



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