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Travel Less than a Day's Drive to Join Us for the 2015 AAA-CPA Annual Meeting & Education Conference, June 30-July 5 in Branson, Missouri
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Branson is centrally located within at day's drive of one-third of the U.S. population in the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri.

Adventures and amusements await you at every turn on land at a world-class theme park, on the water at Table Rock Lake or high in the air on a helicopter ride. Adventure-seekers can choose from a wide variety of authentic attractions in this Ozark Mountain destination. Click here to explore.

Click here for all the details on the best way you can spend the Fourth of July holiday week this year.

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William B. Le Vay to Present "Practical Estate Planning Considerations with Intergenerational Issues" Study Group
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Join AAA-CPA member and South Texas Chapter Education Compliance Officer William (Bill) B. Le Vay June 16 as he discuses ethical issues for the drafters of testamentary documents, best practices to avoid claims from personal representatives and beneficiaries and the advisability of certain will provisions and issues concerning the will execution. Members and nonmembers of the AAA-CPA are encouraged to attend. Click here for more information and to register for this study group.
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John Akard to Present "Discharging Taxes — Nuts and Bolts of Adversary Proceedings" June 19
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AAA-CPA Past President John Akard Jr. will be presenting "Discharging Taxes — Nuts and Bolts of Adversary Proceedings" at the Friday, June 19, South Texas [Houston] Chapter meeting. This practical discussion will provide a brief overview of the dischargeability of federal income taxes, evaluation of whether to bring an adversary proceeding and step-by-step instructions of filing an adversary complaint in bankruptcy court. This one-hour complimentary breakfast presentation will provide one MCLE credit and one CPE credit. Special thanks to FCA Corp. for hosting. Click here to register for this chapter meeting.
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AAA-CPA New England Chapter Co-sponsoring 2015 Annual Tax Update June 24
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The AAA-CPA New England Chapter is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the M. Robinson & Co., Tax Law Specialists Annual Tax Update on Wednesday, June 24, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. This program will provide a practical and authoritative update of significant areas of international, federal and state tax law. An exciting panel of speakers is being formed. There is no charge for admission, which includes breakfast and networking, a morning session, lunch, an afternoon session and a concluding wine reception. Click here for more information on this event.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Meet the Future of the Profession
Accounting Today
The accounting profession finds itself in the midst of a personnel transition that is unique in its history, with its youngest employees in a more prominent position than ever before. Even with record numbers of young people studying accounting and taking the CPA exam, the profession faces a staffing crunch, as the ongoing retirement of the baby boomers and the relative dearth of generation Xers forces firms to make major changes to lure millennials into joining and staying with them — and thus driving the profession forward.
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IRS Finally Admits Illegals Can Get Back Taxes Under Obama Amnesty
The Washington Times
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen has confirmed to Congress that illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Barack Obama's new programs could claim back refunds even when they never filed returns to pay their taxes in the first place. Sen. Chuck Grassley, who had pressed Koskinen over the issue, released written responses in which the commissioner admitted he'd botched the question earlier and, in fact, illegal immigrants granted the amnesty will now be able to claim refunds on tax returns they never even filed, thanks to the earned income tax credit.
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Helping S Corporations Avoid Unreasonable Compensation Audits
Journal of Accountancy
Since compensation is subject to employment taxes and distributions to shareholders are not, S corporation owners often reduce their compensation and increase their distributions. By understanding how the Internal Revenue Service evaluates data on Form 1120S and preparing accurate tax returns, CPAs can help these companies reduce their chances of being audited.
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How Accounting Firms Shortchange Themselves When Providing Wealth Management Services
Forbes
An area that many accounting firms can add tremendous value is in wealth management. This is also the case in the related field of family office services. An accountant's understanding of their clients, coupled with tax-orientation, can move these sets of services beyond being strict commodities. With compliance and related services under considerable pressure, expanding into advisory offerings such as wealth management is often a wise course of action.
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CALENDAR
June 11
Study Group: Accounting for Income Taxes — Basics

June 16
Study Group: Practical Estate Planning Considerations with Intergenerational Issues

June 19
Taxpayer Bill of Rights

June 24
2015 Annual Tax Update Co-sponsored by the AAA-CPA New England Chapter: Boston

June 30
2015 Annual Meeting & Education Conference

July 3
FLAA-CPA Meeting in Conjunction With the Tax Section of the Florida Bar

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

July 28
Study Group: Piercing the Veil of LLCs

Oct. 29
Study Group: IRS and NYS Tax Collections

Nov. 11
2015 Fall Meeting & Education Conference
 



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