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Applied ethics for attorney-CPAs — Summer school is in session
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During the Annual Meeting and Education Conference, June 29-July 5 in Seattle, be ready to re-enter the law school world of the Socratic method. You will receive materials to prepare in advance and will hear a brief lecture by attorney-CPAs and educators James Rigos and Sydney Traum. Prepare for responding to hypothetical questions posed by Joe Brotherton. This session will be in the style of his classes at the University of Washington business and law schools where he has taught for over 30 years. Please note this session qualifies for two hours of ethics.

In addition to the amazing education offerings in Seattle, the AAA-CPA is also excited for the networking events. The AAA-CPA currently has a block of baseball tickets to see the Seattle Mariners take on the Boston Red Sox on July 1. Seats are lower level on the visitor side and are only $45. A limited number are still available. The AAA-CPA price is $20 plus for a single day ticket. Don't miss out on this and many other activities.

Are you local to the Seattle area and only want to come to a few events? Not a problem, the AAA-CPA can do separate ticketed events. Just send a quick email to meetings@attorney-cpa.com or call us at 703-352-8064, extension three, to make arrangements.

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Attorney-CPA practice for sale
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A practice that is mostly accounting, tax preparation and legal in the northern California area is for sale. The legal practice consists mostly of trusts, probate and business contracts. No litigation is done. The firm has staff in place to assist during tax season. The gross income last year was $436,000 and net income was $206,000. The building is owned and could be purchased or leased. If you have an interest in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Bill Wright at wfwattny@aol.com or 916-442-8614 or Executive Director Nicole Ratner at nratner@attorney-cpa.com for more details.



Jon Lambiras, Esquire, CPA, selected as one of Pennsylvania's Super Lawyers — Rising Star
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Jon Lambiras, Esquire, CPA, CFE, was selected for inclusion in the 2012 issue of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, an honor conferred on less than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years old or younger. Lambiras is a senior associate with Berger & Montague PC in Philadelphia. He represents plaintiffs in securities fraud and consumer protection class actions.



May Federal Tax Update
by David S. De Jong, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the First Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a Massachusetts Federal District Court that the Defense of Marriage Act, prohibiting legally married same sex couples from filing a joint return, is unconstitutional; in Dragovich v. U.S. Department of Treasury, 109 AFTR2d 2012-821, a California Federal District Court reached the same conclusion in a case related to the exclusion of same sex spouses and domestic partners from long-term care insurance.
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Big paychecks, tiny tax burdens: How 21,000 wealthy Americans avoided paying income tax
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The richest woman in Wisconsin, Diane Hendricks, is worth an estimated $2.8 billion, but she did not pay a dime in state income tax in 2010, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel first reported. Because of a change in how her company, ABC Supply Inc., the country's largest distributor of roofing, windows and siding, is structured, Hendricks reduced her personal state income tax burden from $2.3 million in 2009 to zero in 2010, according to state Department of Revenue records. More

Boehner holds firm on no tax-hike pledge
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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner dismissed suggestions that Republicans were warming to raising revenue as a part of a plan to cut the deficit, adding that tax hikes on millionaires would cost jobs. The top Republican in Congress blasted a proposal from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to raise taxes only on those earning more than $1 million, saying it would hurt too many small business owners, who hire the most U.S. workers. More

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IRS to close 43 small offices
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The Internal Revenue Service says plans to close 43 of its smaller offices will have minimal impact on taxpayers and employees. The closings, to be carried out over two years, will save the government more than $40 million in office space and rent expenses, according to the agency. "Given today's tight budget environment, we have to be willing to make the tough but responsible calls to save taxpayer dollars," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. More



SEC approves exchange proposal to adjust US trading curbs
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The regulator approved a system known as limit-up/limit-down that prevents trades at prices outside a specified band, according to a statement on the SEC website. It also backed changes to broader circuit breakers instituted after the 1987 market crash that halt exchange-listed securities in U.S. markets during periods of volatility. More



Estate tax increase: Forgotten fiscal cliff issue
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The estate tax was here. Then it was gone. Now it's back. And it's about to become much bigger next year. The estate tax is one of the many pieces of the so-called fiscal cliff facing the country at year's end. That's when $7 trillion worth of tax hikes and spending cuts are set to take effect unless Congress decides otherwise. More

US prosecutor in tax cases to make exit
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A federal prosecutor who helped lead a U.S. government tax-evasion crackdown that has rattled the Swiss offshore-banking industry is leaving the Justice Department for a Washington law firm. Kevin Downing, a 15-year federal prosecutor, is joining Miller & Chevalier on June 11, the firm is expected to announce Monday. Downing was the lead prosecutor in the probe of UBS AG, which in 2009 admitted to helping wealthy American clients evade taxes. More


June 12
Members Only Study Group: S Corporation Quarterly Update

June 14
7th Annual South Jersey Working Together Conference
Members Only Study Group: Recent Court Decisions on Disguised Sales

June 15
4th Annual Tax Controversy Forum

June 20
The Art of Tax and Valuation in the World of Art, Collections and Other Tangible Assets

June 21
The Jobs Act — Its Implications for the Capital Markets and Private Capital

June 22
Annual Income Tax Seminar — Golden Gate University, San Francisco
Annual Income Tax Seminar — University of San Diego, San Diego
Annual Income Tax Seminar — Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, Calif.

June 30
Annual Meeting and Education Conference


 


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