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Education sessions on land at the AAA-CPA Annual Meeting & Education Conference in Boston on July 3
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After a full day of education focusing on the history of income tax in America, nontraditional relationships estate planning, post-mortem estate planning and how to succeed in federal court, it will be time to network with old friends, makes some new connections and enjoy Boston.

AAA-CPA has you covered. We will start with a reception at the Maritime Museum at Battery Wharf. Then it is your choice — dine with friends in the famous North End as part of our dine-arounds or go to Fenway to see the Red Sox play the Padres. Guests are encouraged to join in the fun. In fact, a special spouse/guest breakfast will be held on July 4 just for them.

Click here for full details about the conference and to register today.

Click here to make your hotel room reservation or call 1-800-441-1414.

Please note: You can still book your cabin with rates based on availability. Just contact Aimee at Cadence Travel at 1-877-551-4646 or aimee@cadencetravel.com. She will help you get the best deal she can for the cruise.

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Paradigm Shift: The ATRA-Math (Planning After the American Tax Relief Act of 2012)
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Paul S. Lee, national managing director of AllianceBernstein LP, will lead a discussion of these and other planning issues that arise under the American Tax Relief Act, using case studies and sophisticated wealth forecasting software to illustrate key points. This event is taking place in Chicago on June 6 at 5 p.m. Please click here for more information on this event and to register online. Special thanks to AllianceBernstein LP for sponsoring and hosting this chapter event.
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5th Annual Tax Controversy Forum — Co-sponsored by the AAA-CPA
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies is pleased to present the 5th Annual Tax Controversy Forum. The forum brings together representatives from the government and expert private practitioners to compare perspectives on a wide range of topics involving federal tax audits, appeals and litigation. The forum covers a wide range of controversy work, from procedural seminars to substantive programs, international issues, ethical problems, current enforcement initiatives, sensitive audits and civil and criminal tax penalties. Enforcement is an essential part of our federal tax system. The 5th Annual Tax Controversy Forum is an opportunity to stay current on new developments, as well as to exchange ideas and share practice tips, which can contribute to better functioning of the system. Participants qualify for CPE and CLE credits. Click here to access the full brochure.
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Annual Income Tax Seminar — June 28 in 3 locations
The State Bar of California
The Annual Income Tax Seminar, co-sponsored by the California chapter of AAA-CPA, will be held on Friday, June 28, in three locations. This program offers 7.5 hours of MCLE and tax specialization credit for attorneys, including one hour of ethics, nine hours of CPE for CPAs and nine hours of continuing education credit for enrolled agents. Click here for more information and to register online.
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Summit on Emerging Corporate Governance Trends for Lawyers and Accountants
American Bar Association
June 5
Hotel Allegro | Chicago

This first-of-its-kind collaborative program provides you with an insider's perspective on corporate governance trends, helping both lawyers and accountants better serve their clients. Panelists will include nationally and internationally known experts who will discuss best practices and the benefits of effective collaboration. Facilitated by some of both profession's top lawyers and accountants, this conference is for anyone seeking expert guidance on corporate governance and risk.

Get a better understanding of the issues each profession confronts when dealing with matters that require the experience of both professions. Take advantage of the unique cross-profession networking opportunities this conference has to offer. This course is expected to qualify for 12.50 CLE credit hours. For more information and to register, click here or call 888-777-7077.

Cost: $1,420 general public | $1,120 American Bar Association members | $1,120 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants members
Use code UGY to get the Memorial Day sale price of $770 (down from the $1,420).

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MEMBER NEWS


Marketplace fairness realities
by Annette Nellen, AICPA Tax Insider
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 was passed by a vote of 69-27 in the Senate on May 6. This bill is similar to versions that date back to the early 1990s, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. In that case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a vendor must have a physical presence in a state before the state can require the vendor to collect sales tax.
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Indirect tax in 2013: With change comes complexity
Bloomberg BNA
The sheer number and variety of changes in indirect taxes in recent years and the challenge of implementing them into accounting and reporting systems can be overwhelming — making it hard to keep sight of the bigger, strategic picture. But what do all these changes add up to? Do common themes emerge? What changes can we expect in the future?

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IRS problem started with vague tax exemption rules
Los Angeles Times
In spring 2010, agents in the Cincinnati office of the Internal Revenue Service, which handles applications for tax-exempt status, faced a surge of filings by new advocacy groups, with little guidance on how to treat them. Their decision to deal with the problem by singling out tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny has now triggered a criminal inquiry, congressional investigations, the departure of two top IRS officials and the naming of a new acting commissioner.

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US tax chief ousted in scandal
Reuters
The top tax official in Washington, D.C., was fired as President Barack Obama sought to stem a rising tide of criticism over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny.

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In tax overhaul debate, large versus small companies
The New York Times
In America's contentious tax reform debate, it is seen as C-suite versus Main Street. Some of the biggest and most powerful companies in the United States are fighting for a cut in the official corporate tax rate, arguing that it is necessary to allow them to compete more effectively in the global market. But the nation's millions of small businesses fear they will be the ones paying for it.
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States' rift on taxes widens
The Wall Street Journal
Minnesota's move to raise $2.1 billion in new taxes, largely from the wealthy, to fund government programs puts it among a handful of states controlled by Democrats that are adopting more liberal fiscal policies at a time when many Republican-dominated statehouses are pushing to cut taxes. The Minnesota tax package, which Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law, aims to raise the revenue largely for expanding early-childhood education programs and freezing tuitions at state universities, as well as closing the state's budget deficit and funding some jobs initiatives and property-tax refunds.
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SEC loophole lets companies stash trillions offshore
The Huffington Post
VideoBriefThe Securities Exchange Commission is looking the other way when it comes to offshore subsidiaries and some of America's largest corporations are taking advantage. In recent years, many companies have reduced the number of offshore subsidiaries they're reporting in public filings with the agency, The Wall Street Journal reports. But that doesn't mean those subsidiaries — which critics say often house profits so companies can avoid paying U.S. taxes on them — have disappeared.
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Push on corporate tax rules goes global
The Washington Post
A global effort to tighten corporate tax rules is gaining momentum as politicians in Europe and the United States take aim at American tech giants whose savvy use of international tax laws has provoked a public backlash. A day after a U.S. Senate report slammed Apple's use of Irish regulations to minimize payments to the U.S. government, European heads of state said they hoped for quick action from an international effort to change rules that let companies shelter profits.
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Levin: Tax changes should focus on unjustified breaks
Bloomberg
Democratic Sen. Carl Levin said an overhaul of the U.S. tax code would be difficult to accomplish, and instead lawmakers should focus on curbing "unjustified" tax breaks. "Corporate tax reform is going to be very, very difficult if you're looking at the legitimate deductions, because there's a reason for those deductions," Levin said at a Bloomberg government breakfast.
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The 'chicken poop' credit and other bad tax breaks
CNNMoney
The fuss over Apple's complex strategies to avoid taxes put the corporate tax code on display in all its convoluted glory. It so happens that one of those strategies is among the "worst" corporate tax breaks identified by experts surveyed recently by CNNMoney. What makes a bad tax break? There's no single definition.
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June 4
Discussing the New 3.8 Percent Tax
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
Paradigm Shift: The ATRA-Math Planning After the American Tax Relief Act of 2012

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

June 28
Annual Income Tax Co-Sponsored by the California Association

July 3
AAA-CPA Annual Meeting and Education Conference

July 11
PA/DE Chapter Meeting

July 16
Members Only Study Group: Where the Lawyer Ends and the CPA Begins

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

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