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AAA-CPA survey
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The AAA-CPA is attempting to get a better idea of where you and your firm stand with regard to professional liability insurance and what your perception of coverages are. Please consider taking this short survey to better help the AAA-CPA understand your needs by clicking here. Thank you in advance for sharing your valuable feedback.





2012-2013 membership dues statements
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Members will be receiving their membership renewal statements in the mail by the week of July 16. Please contact Kimmy Livingston at klivingston@attorney-cpa.com or 888-ATTY-CPA if you do not receive your statement. 2012-2013 membership dues are due by Oct. 1. Payments may be made via the AAA-CPA website by logging into the members only section, via fax at 703-352-8073 or mailed to our office: AAA-CPA, 3921 Old Lee Highway, Suite 71A, Fairfax, Va., 22030.

AAA-CPA YouTube channel
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Be sure to visit the AAA-CPA YouTube channel to see the latest happenings. The most recent video to see is a special message from past president and founder Phil Brent on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the association and the award presentations from the Annual Meeting and Education Conference in Seattle. Click here to view the message.



Member recognized in ABA Section of Taxation
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Brian Yacker, Esq., CPA, was featured in the Member Spotlight section of the ABA Section of Taxation e-newsletter on June 29.


Jeff Vandrew, Jr., Esq., CPA to co-teach CLE
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On Aug. 8 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Jeff Vandrew, member, will be co-teaching a CLE entitled Trusts: Asset Protection in Divorce. It's a live webinar through Strafford. Any AAA-CPA member who is interested will receive a 50 percent discount on the course fee by clicking here.



Federal tax update
by David S. De Jong, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the health care legislation including the individual mandate for coverage and the tax provisions therein.




IRS ends deals that let companies avoid repatriation tax
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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service will prevent companies from entering into transactions that allow them to tap their offshore cash stockpiles without paying taxes, the government said. "The IRS and the Treasury Department believe that these transactions raise significant policy concerns," the agencies said in a notice. The government plans to write regulations to enforce the change, and those rules took effect as of July 13. More

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Broader tax debate kills small-business bill
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Senate lawmakers defeated a bill that would have provided tax cuts to smaller employers who hire new workers, after the legislation got caught up in the wider debate about income tax rates. The bill itself was relatively uncontroversial: It would have provided a tax credit of up to $500,000 for firms that hire new employees or pay their existing workforce more, and would have allowed companies to write off 100 percent of the cost of investing in some types of new equipment. More

Senate Democratic leader tells House GOP to compromise on taxes to avert automatic defense cuts
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The Senate's Democratic leader insisted that if House Republicans desperately want to avert automatic cuts to the military, they have to compromise and make tax increases part of any solution. In a biting letter to the Republican Party members of the House Armed Services Committee, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would like to come up with an alternative "sooner rather than later" to the $1.2 trillion across-the-board cuts in domestic and military programs that kick in Jan. 2. But Reid argued that it will only happen if the GOP relents on closing tax loopholes to raise revenues. More



SEC releases staff report on IFRS work plan
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The Office of the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission published its final staff report on the work plan for global accounting standards. The report, which the commission ordered to help it evaluate the implications of incorporating the International Financial Reporting Standards in the U.S. financial reporting system, came hedged with warnings that it in no way indicates that the SEC has made any decision regarding incorporation. More

Tax lien sales: The other foreclosure problem plagues elderly homeowners
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Homeowners with an outstanding water bill or property taxes are increasingly discovering the tax man is more than eager to sell their home to property-hungry investors. Called the other foreclosure crisis, property tax lien sales are enabled by state and local laws that allow the sale of a property through a tax lien foreclosure process if the owner falls behind in property taxes or other bills, like a water bill or even a dental bill. More



The real middle class tax rate is minus 5 percent
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There are a number of ways that you can calculate tax rates: average, marginal, including only direct taxes, adding indirect taxes and so on. But the most complete method is to look at taxes paid and then net off against benefits received. This gives the true tax and benefit rate. At which point, the real middle class tax rate in the U.S. is minus 5 percent. More

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The Clock is Ticking ... Lifetime Gift Planning in 2012

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Members Only Study Group: Financial Elder Abuse: Stockbrokers and Securities/Annuities Salesmen


 



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