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Letter from the president — Domenick R. Lioce
AAA-CPA
2014 represents the 50th anniversary of the AAA-CPA. We plan to celebrate this great achievement and thank all those who have been strategic in developing the organization.
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Congratulations to our Executive Director Nicole Ratner
AAA-CPA
We are pleased to announce that Nicole welcomed a baby girl, Cecily Jayne, on May 6. Cecily joins big sister Emma who will be turning 3 years old later this month. Both mom and baby are doing well.
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James Sutton publishes article in State Tax Notes
AAA-CPA
The chairman of the State and Local Tax Committee of the AAA-CPA, James Sutton, published an article in State Tax Notes (Tax Anaylsts) on April 21. The articles discusses the problems behind the Marketplace Fairness Act presented before Congress and discusses an alternative solution for our nation's remote sales tax problem as presented before the House Judiciary Committee on March 12. Please find a link to the article by clicking here.
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Corporate America's global hunt for lower taxes
Bloomberg
VideoBrief Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu displays the difference between the corporate tax rate in the U.S. against other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development nations on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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Energy bill fizzles as Senate begins debate on tax extenders
National Journal
With the House out, the Senate is poised to put its energy debate in the rearview mirror and move tax extenders to the top of its list. The Senate will take up Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden's tax-extenders legislation after passing it out of committee last month.
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Brynner's tax spat augurs rush to give up US passports
Bloomberg
Almost 50 years after Oscar-winning actor Yul Brynner gave up his passport at the U.S. embassy in the Swiss Capitol, the number of Americans relinquishing their citizenship jumped 47 percent in the first quarter. Expatriates giving up their nationality climbed to 1,001 in the three months through March from 679 a year earlier, according to Federal Register figures released on May 2.
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US House backs permanent business research tax credit
Reuters
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 274-131 to approve making a tax credit for business research and development costs a permanent part of the federal tax code for the first time. The bill will face an uphill battle in the Democratic-controlled Senate amid criticism that its estimated $156 billion cost to U.S. taxpayers over 10 years is not offset by any new tax revenue.

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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 the most income taxes?
CNNMoney
The average American pays more in tax and social security than Canadians, Australians, the Japanese and the British. But when you compare the American tax burden to other developed nations, the numbers don't look so bad.

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US senator eyes bill to halt corporate tax 'inversion'
Reuters
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, said he plans to introduce legislation soon to prevent corporate inversions, an increasingly popular restructuring that involves U.S. companies moving overseas to avoid U.S. taxes. Levin, a long-time advocate for closing corporate tax loopholes, said he is talking with other senators about potential legislation.
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States blame fiscal cliff for tax revenue slide
The Washington Post
Tax revenues have dropped in numerous states for the first time since the end of the great recession, in large part due to lingering effects from the fiscal cliff negotiations that embroiled Congress at the end of 2012. The expectation that tax rates would rise as a result of those negotiations led many money managers, corporations and high-income earners to report income or sell stock at the end of 2012.
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Report: People don't vote with their feet when it comes to taxes
The Washington Post
One of the simplest arguments to make in the debate over tax policy can be summed up with two words: money walks. The idea that high taxes repel residents and low taxes attract them is often cited by proponents of cutting taxes.
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