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Last chance to register for the Northeastern Regional Education Conference
AAA-CPA
Registration is still open for our 2013 Northeastern Regional Education Conference. Taking place May 3-5 in Hershey, Pa., this is not a weekend you want to miss. The registration fee of $240 includes eight hours of education, electronic education materials, one breakfast, one lunch and a networking dinner and brunch. Bring your spouse for only $125 extra to make it a family weekend. Click here to register. Discounted tickets to the park and free shuttle transportation will also be available.

Questions? Contact our office at 703-352-8064, ext. 3, or via email at meetings@attorney-cpa.com. We hope to see you there.

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Don't be left at the dock — Book your cruise now for the 2013 AAA-CPA Annual Meeting & Education Conference
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This is your last chance to book the cruise. We want to see you there. Our discounted cabins will be released to general sale after May 1. Contact Aimee at Cadence Travel at 1-877-551-4646 or aimee@cadencetravel.com to book now. We have special rates reserved for you, and Aimee will help you get the best deal our group can offer. Click here for full details about the conference and to register today.
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  Deepening Client Relationships with Life Planning

Enjoy complimentary access to our May 15 webinar and join “the father of the Life Planning movement,” George Kinder, CFP®, on Wednesday, May 15 at 12:00 p.m., E.T. for this intriguing webcast. If you learn one thing that will change the course of how you engage with clients, it will pay for itself over and over.
 


T-Mobile offer for members
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10 percent discount off rate plans (includes voice, text and email services)
  • Discount applies to all lines on the account
  • Waived activiation fees (savings of $35 per line)
  • Free shipping
  • Risk-free, 30-day return policy
New customers or those who want to add an additional account should call 1-866-464-8662, option one, for details. Be sure to mention the promotional code 11777TMOFAV. Ask for the AAA-CPA member discount.

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Moderators needed
AAA-CPA
The AAA-CPA is currently looking for moderators for our members-only study groups. Some topics of interest include self-employment tax and potential ways to avoid it; investing in nonpublicly traded investments through IRAs; rules concerning controlled corporation groups; and 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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INDUSTRY NEWS


Before retirement, Sen. Max Baucus targets tax overhaul
Reuters
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said he will spend much of his remaining time as a senator stepping up his bid to revamp the complex U.S. tax code. To speed up the process, Baucus said he is eyeing expiration of the federal government's borrowing authority — coming in late July or early August — as a vehicle for this project.
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IRS paid billions of dollars in improper refunds
The Washington Post
The Internal Revenue Service issued more than $11 billion in faulty refunds through its Earned Income Tax Credit last year, according to an inspector general's report. Department of Treasury Deputy Inspector General Michael Mc­Kenney found that the IRS has failed for the past two years to comply with a federal law requiring agencies to reduce payment errors to a rate of less than 10 percent. President Barack Obama signed the statute in 2010.
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Americans online seen paying states seeking $23 billion
BloombergBusinessweek
Kelly Blair, a banker from the Baltimore suburbs, spends hundreds of dollars online every year buying gifts and household supplies like pet food and shampoo. She doesn't check to see whether she owes sales tax — though her home state of Maryland says that she should. "I had no idea," said Blair.
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Reform tied to immigrant taxes
The Arizona Republic via USA Today
It has been a prominent selling point of the Senate's pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally: The unauthorized workers would have to pay "back taxes" in addition to other fees and penalties. "Obviously, the people who came into this country illegally have to pay a penalty, but not forever," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on "CBS This Morning."

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Galling tax loopholes that cost the US government billions
Business Insider via DailyFinance
It's tax time, and most Americans are trying to figure how much they owe the Internal Revenue Service. Still, many corporations and wealthy individuals have already prepared for the big day by assiduously spending money in deliberate ways to minimize their tax liability. The result is billions in lost revenue for the government every year.

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Restyled as real estate trusts, varied businesses avoid taxes
The New York Times
A small but growing number of American corporations, operating in businesses as diverse as private prisons, billboards and casinos, are making an aggressive move to reduce — or even eliminate — their federal tax bills. They are declaring that they are not ordinary corporations at all.

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Senators introduce bill to expand use of S ESOPs to encourage greater retirement savings (Accounting Today)
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Estate planning remains a moving target under the new tax law
The New York Times
With the federal tax on estates now kicking in at $5.25 million — or $10.5 million for a couple — it may seem that only the very wealthy need to worry about paying the tax. But that doesn't mean that everyone else can forget about an estate plan.
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States question what to do with surging tax revenue
NPR
VideoBriefAcross the country, state budgets are back in the black after years of belt-tightening and spending cuts. From California to Florida, in nearly every state, the economic recovery has produced a surge in tax revenue. For governors and state legislators, that's produced a new question — how to spend the money.
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IRS tells Congress tax season ran smoothly after a bumpy start
Accounting Today
Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller told a congressional panel that while tax season began with delays caused by the late passage of the fiscal cliff legislation, the rest of the season eventually went smoothly. "The 2013 filing season started with difficult challenges for the IRS," Miller said in testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means.
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CALENDAR
May 3
Northeastern Regional Education Conference

May 9
Electronic Discovery

May 15
Georgia Chapter Meeting

May 17
Fiduciary Checklist for Life Insurance and Long-Term Cash

June 4
Hot Topics in New York Tax Enforcement

June 6
Summit on Emerging Corporate Governance Trends for Lawyers and Accountants
8th Annual South Jersey Working Together Conference
Illinois Chapter Meeting

June 13
Merger and Acquisition Litigation

June 14
5th Annual Tax Controversy Forum

June 20
Georgia Chapter Meeting

June 21
Choice of Entity: Restructuring to Avoid the Medicare Surtax

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 & Education Conference

Nov. 4, 2014
AAA-CPA Fall Meeting & Education Conference


 



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