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David W. Klasing to Present 'Keeping Your Clients and Yourself Out of Jail & Criminal Tax War Stories From the Trenches'
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The AAA-CPA Southern California Chapter cordially invites you to a brunch on Sunday, May 17, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This meeting will provide one CPE/MCLE credit and is being held at Lido di Manhattan Ristorante & Bar in Manhattan Beach, California. AAA-CPA member and Education Committee Chairman David W. Klasing, Esq., M.S. Tax, CPA, will be giving a presentation on "Keeping Your Clients and Yourself Out of Jail & Criminal Tax War Stories From the Trenches." Spouses and guests are encouraged to attend. Click here to register.
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Tom McCulloch to Present 'How to Use Life Insurance to Pay for Senior Care' Study Group
AAA-CPA
Attend this AAA-CPA study group and learn how your clients can use a life insurance policy of any kind to pay for any form of senior care they want. Join AAA-CPA past President Tom McCulloch along with Mel Gross on Tuesday, May 12, at 2 p.m. EDT for this informative program. Click here to register. Please note that the title of this study group was originally "New Products and Benefits in the Insurance World: Your Clients Want to Know." Although the title was updated, all materials remain the same.
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MEMBER NEWS


Jo Ann Koontz Receives 2015 Women in Business Award
SRQ Magazine
Congratulations to AAA-CPA Secretary Jo Ann M. Koontz on receiving SRQ Magazine's 2015 Women in Business Award.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Senate Receives More Than 1,400 Tax Reform Submissions
Accounting Today
Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are being inundated with suggestions for tax reform, despite the limited prospects for comprehensive reform ahead of next year's elections. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and the ranking Democrat on the committee, Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, released more than 1,400 submissions from stakeholders on how to best to overhaul the nation's broken tax code.
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For Some Social Security Taxes Can Really Pile Up
The Arizona Republic via USA Today
Now that income-tax season has come and gone, plenty of seniors probably could benefit from a refresher course in Social Security tax basics. So could people in their 50s and early 60s who will start collecting retirement benefits in the not-too-distant future.
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Rules Change on IRS Seizures, Too Late for Some
The New York Times
Under mounting pressure, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice have announced in recent months that they will no longer use a law designed to go after drug dealers and terrorists to seize the bank accounts of small business owners who are not suspected of criminal activity. But Lyndon McLellan, the owner of a convenience store in rural Fairmont, North Carolina, where catfish sandwiches go for $2.75, is still trying to recover the $107,702.66 — his entire business bank account — that was seized by the IRS last summer.
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America's Tax Wish List: The Arcane, the Petty, the Greedy
Bloomberg
Since members of Congress and President Barack Obama haven't been able to make much progress on reforming the tax code, the Senate Finance Committee in March asked the general public for ideas. And America, you came through, with more than 1,400 submissions.
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Rules Change on IRS Seizures, Too Late for Some
The New York Times
Under mounting pressure, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice have announced in recent months that they will no longer use a law designed to go after drug dealers and terrorists to seize the bank accounts of small business owners who are not suspected of criminal activity. But Lyndon McLellan, the owner of a convenience store in rural Fairmont, North Carolina, where catfish sandwiches go for $2.75, is still trying to recover the $107,702.66 — his entire business bank account — that was seized by the IRS last summer.
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The Highest and Lowest Property Taxes by County
Zillow via Fox Business
Barring floods and asbestos, property taxes are the highest cost of homeownership after a mortgage — and taxes never end. In 2013, the median U.S. property tax bill was $2,132, according to a Zillow analysis that used the most recent data available.
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Why the NFL Suddenly Wants to Pay Taxes
Time
The NFL announced that it's voluntarily relinquishing its tax-exempt status. Here's what you need to know about the move.
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CALENDAR
May 12
Study Group (Rescheduled): New Products and Benefits in the Insurance World

May 13
Financial Planning for Divorced, Widowed or Living Alone

May 15
Things to Consider When Drafting a Will

May 17
California Chapter Luncheon

May 20
Estate Planning — What Works/Doesn't Work in Today's Asset Protection Planning Arena

May 26
Study Group: S Corporations Update

June 2
Study Group: A CPA's Higher Standards of Professional Fiduciary Duty

June 4
Criminal Tax and White Collar Crimes

June 5
NYU Tax Controversy Forum

June 11
Study Group: Accounting for Income Taxes — Basics

June 19
Taxpayer Bill of Rights

June 30
2015 Annual Meeting & Education Conference

July 21
Study Group: Tax Traps When Transferring Life Insurance Policies

July 28
Study Group: Piercing the Veil of LLCs

Nov. 11
2015 Fall Meeting & Education Conference
 



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