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AAA-CPA update on Synergy Summit: RPTE diversity speaker database now available
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The following link is being provided by the RPTE Section Director to all Synergy Summit members. Members of the AAA-CPA are encouraged to use this database when seeking a diverse speaker for any programs or panels that you or organizations you belong to are a part of. You may also add your name to the database so that others will be aware of your expertise and wish to present at future conferences. More

Study groups
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If you are a member and are interesting in presenting an education program for either our Study Groups or National Meetings we encourage you to let us know! For study groups, please email your interest to studygroups@attorney-cpa.com and for National Meetings please email meetings@attorney-cpa.com.



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As deadline looms, Treasury announces terms for S Corp lending
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The terms and guidelines for the new U.S. Treasury's Small Business Lending Fund have finally been released — eight months after the program was rolled out. All of the community banks the U.S. Treasury's Small Business Lending Fund was designed to aid now have the terms and guidelines they need to apply for the $30 billion in capital. More

Estate planning: Facing the nightmare of the will
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Winding up the estate of someone who has died is invariably a painful, drawn-out and difficult process. This is often due to the complexity of the legal requirements with which few of us — including most lawyers — are familiar, as well as the occasional loss of information or outstanding debts. So how can you make the process as painless as possible? More



GOP plan likely to seek simpler North Carolina tax returns
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North Carolina's individual income tax return can be daunting for average filers when they read lines seeking information about things such as bonus depreciation, long-term care insurance contracts or even the recycling of oyster shells. All three can raise or lower tax bills or refunds. More

IRS data show how top taxpayers fared during recession
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The richest 400 taxpayers saw their income drop sharply during the recession, at a time when they also gave less to charity. Capital gains shrinkage was the main reason for income falling among this group, according to new data for 2008 from the Internal Revenue Service. Gains dropped from an average $228.5 million in 2007 to $153.7 million in 2008, the agency said. More

IRS moves to tax gifts to groups active in politics
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Big donors like David H. Koch and George Soros could owe taxes on their millions of dollars in contributions to nonprofit advocacy groups that are playing an increasing role in American politics. Invoking a provision that had rarely, if ever, been enforced, the Internal Revenue Service said it had sent letters to five donors, who were not identified, informing them that their contributions may be subject to gift taxes depending on whether the donations exceeded limits under the tax laws. More



Small business groups worried about tax reform
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A long list of organizations representing small and closely held businesses sent a letter to the leaders of the tax-writing committees in Congress urging them to include them in any upcoming tax reform legislation. The letter, addressed to the chairmen and ranking members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, said they should avoid taking a corporate-only approach to financial reform. More

Wells Fargo shakes up wealth management
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Wells Fargo & Co. has cut the number of regional managers — and operating regions — in its wealth management division to better integrate the investment advisory business it inherited from Wachovia Corp. At the end of 2008, Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia, which was facing bankruptcy at the time. More

Your circumstances can complicate estate planning
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Estate planning is complicated enough in second marriages, but toss in a wrinkle or two, and you could be setting up loved ones for heartache. Marrying a non-citizen, someone with significant health issues or someone much different in age can have serious implications for your estate. More

May 19, 2011
FICPA State Tax Conference
May 20, 2011
South Texas Chapter Meeting
May 24, 2011
Discharge of Tax Debts and other Bankruptcy Issues - Michigan Chapter Meeting
May 26, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Your Primer on Veterans Benefits
June 2, 2011
South Jersey Working Together Conference
June 7, 2011
Missouri Chapter Meeting
June 8, 2011
The New Estate and Gift Tax Law – California Chapter Meeting
June 17, 2011
South Texas Chapter Meeting
2011 Annual Income Tax Seminar
June 21, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Quarterly Update on S Corporations
June 25-30, 2011
48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference
June 30, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Special Needs Trust
July 20, 2011
Colorado Chapter Meeting
July 28, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Running an Efficient Elder Law Practice
Aug. 18, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Conversions
Aug. 25, 2011
Members Only Study Group: What Really is Asset Protection?
Sept. 13, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Quarterly Update on S Corporations
Sept. 22, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Basic vs Advanced Planning in Elder Law
 

 
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