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Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Updates for 2014 — Co-sponsored by the AAA-CPA
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On Aug. 15, the AAA-CPA will be co-sponsoring the Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Updates for 2014. The seminar will be held at Long Island University in Brookville, New York. AAA-CPA members E. Martin Davidoff, Esq., CPA, and Karen Tenenbaum, Esq., CPA, LL.M., are scheduled to speak at this event. Please click here to register.
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Federal Tax Update — June
By David S. De Jong, Esq., CPA, Stein Sperling
In Baur v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2014-117, the tax court refused to accept a state court modification as a "scrivener error," a change in a court order deleting retroactively any reference to child support in an order that originally included both child support and spousal support.
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US Tax Crackdown Driving More Expatriates Living in Canada to Renounce Citizenship
Financial Post
The Fourth of July has never prompted patriotic feelings in Gwen. The 52-year-old has lived for many years in a middle-class Toronto neighborhood and considers herself an "accidental American" because she was born in the northwestern U.S. to an American mother and a Canadian father.
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When Taxes and Profits Are Oceans Apart
The New York Times
Here's a question for investors in any big U.S. corporation with foreign operations: Do you know what the company's tax bill would be if it had to bring its overseas earnings home? The answer, alas, is that they probably don't.
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IRS Shortens Form for Charities to Apply for Tax Exemptions
Accounting Today
The Internal Revenue Service has introduced a new 1023-EZ form that shortens the application that charities need to submit if they want to be granted tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the tax code. The new Form 1023-EZ, which was posted on IRS.gov, is three pages long, compared with the earlier 26-page Form 1023.
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Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Updates for 2014 — Co-sponsored by the AAA-CPA
AAA-CPA
On Aug. 15, the AAA-CPA will be co-sponsoring the Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Updates for 2014. The seminar will be held at Long Island University in Brookville, New York. AAA-CPA members E. Martin Davidoff, Esq., CPA, and Karen Tenenbaum, Esq., CPA, LL.M., are scheduled to speak at this event. Please click here to register.

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Corporate Tax Rate Driving American Companies Overseas
Moneynews
The was a time when the U.S. was No. 1 in numerous economic categories. Unfortunately, we have traded our swagger in indicators that make us stronger for a tax code that makes us weaker: American companies face the highest statutory corporate income tax rate in the world — 39.1 percent.

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IRS Announces New Tax Preparer Program to Mixed Reactions
Forbes
There will be a tax preparer certification program after all. That was the word from Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. If you're scratching your head after Loving v. Commissioner and wondering how that's possible, here's your answer: The program will be voluntary.

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Lawmakers Turn to Stealth Tax Measures
Politico
Owe back taxes? Lawmakers want to cancel your passport. They want to give the Internal Revenue Service more power to investigate you.
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US Turning the Screws on Tax Cheats
The Hill
VideoBriefSweeping rules aimed at stopping tax evasion took effect recently, ushering in a new system that Obama administration officials say will leave tax cheats with fewer havens overseas. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, one of President Barack Obama's initiatives for fighting offshore tax evasion, is arriving after multiple delays, and roughly 18 months later than originally planned.
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A Payroll Tax Math Error Adds $5 Billion to the Deficit
Forbes
Nothing gets lawmakers and pundits more outraged than government's proverbial waste, fraud and abuse. Nearly always, these stories involve spending. But taxes are hardly immune.
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CALENDAR
July 10
Section 1031 Exchanges of Investment Properties

July 24
Planning for Long Term Care in New York

Aug. 5
Members Only Study Group: Partnership Withholding for Nonresident Partners

Aug. 15
Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Updates for 2014

Aug. 19
Members Only Study Group: Working With the Medicare Surtax on Net Investment Income — What Have We Seen?

Aug. 22
Estate Planning Legal Issues for an Aging Middle America

Sept. 4
Members Only Study Group: S Corp Update

Sept. 11
Tax Withholding/Reporting Requirements for U.S. Companies Hiring Foreign Vendors

Sept. 18
Members Only Study Group: 1031 Exchanges Are Back: Update on Trends in 2014

Sept. 19
Healthcare — Reform by the Numbers

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Nov. 4
AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference


 



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