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New study group topics announced
AAA-CPA
We have lots of new study groups coming up. Topics include:
  • Medicare surtax: Analysis and planning
  • Partnership tax update
  • Choice of entity
  • S corporation quarterly update
Visit our calendar of events to register today. Members listen for free.

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Conservative economist Laffer: Online tax would help US economy
Reuters
Legislation to allow U.S. states to collect sales taxes on purchases made online is garnering support from both sides of the political spectrum, with a leading conservative economist saying the tax would foster growth and job creation. Arthur Laffer, a former chief economist at the White House Office of Management and Budget best known for the "Laffer Curve" relating tax rates and revenues, released a study estimating states will lose out on annual revenues of between $27 billion and $33 billion by 2022 without Internet sales taxes.
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Taxes: IRS rules covering recession are music to accountant ears
Bloomberg
For some companies that got a temporary reprieve from the Internal Revenue Service in the height of the recession, the payback isn't going to be as bad as they expected. Congress let some firms that are organized as partnerships defer income from forgiven debts in 2009 and 2010, and the final rules just came out for paying those taxes starting next year, Bloomberg BNA reported.
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Innovation-focused tax reform for US global competitiveness
The Hill
All across the country, small businesses are working hard developing technologies to solve the greatest challenges facing our society. Their innovation efforts are fundamental to our nation's economic health and prosperity. Small businesses are facing significant hurdles to raise the kind of early-stage capital required to fund innovation.
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The tax break that corporate America wants kept secret
Fortune via CNN
When Oracle reported its latest quarterly earnings last month, most investors focused on the fact that its dividend doubled. The number that got less notice in its annual report was its low tax bill — nearly half the standard 35 percent corporate rate. It's a significant change from a decade ago, when the software giant began thinking about higher tax costs amid plans for growth.
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Private banks spend millions every year to weed out criminals, tax cheats
Reuters via The Huffington Post
Private banks managing the financial affairs of the world's wealthy face are spending millions of dollars every year on vetting new clients, as regulators get tough on banks that harbor tax cheats and money launderers. While the world's rich are getting wealthier and putting more money into private banks, a growing proportion of the cash is from geopolitical trouble spots in the Middle East and Asia.

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Why tax refund fraud could get worse
CNBC
From the April 10 issue: When suburban Atlanta accountant Priscilla Diggs-Costen met the police at her office after the alarm company called in December, she thought it might have been a false alarm. "When I first got here, it looked like there was no robbery. And then I looked at my desk."

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Appeals court rules IRS can't tax some gambling winnings
Forbes
Everything is taxed, right? Just about. So when something isn't, it seems truly remarkable. When you add that it's gambling winnings we're talking about, the idea that anything isn't taxed is too good to be true.

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Accountants see Obamacare hurting business hiring
Accounting Today
Nearly two-thirds of accounting professionals in a new poll believe the Affordable Care Act will make it less likely for businesses to hire new employees in the next year. The survey, by the financial information company Sageworks, polled 300 accounting professionals who work closely with private companies. It found that 66 percent of them expect the new health care changes will make it less likely that businesses will add new employees in the next year.
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Wealth taxes: A future battleground
The New York Times
If you'd like to know where American political debates are headed, the data suggest a simple answer. The next major struggle — in economic terms at least — will be over whether taxes on personal wealth should rise — and by how much.
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CALENDAR
July 25
Tax Jurisdiction and Tax Practice in the United States Court of Federal Claims

Aug. 6
Members Only Study Group: Medicare Surtax — Analysis and Planning
Missouri Chapter Meeting

Aug. 8
PA/DE Chapter Meeting

Sept. 5
Members Only Study Group: Partnership Tax Update

Sept. 12
PA/DE Chapter Meeting
Members Only Study Group: S Corporation Quarterly Update

Oct. 1
Analytics in Law, Politics and the University

Oct. 15
Georgia Chapter Meeting

Nov. 4, 2014
AAA-CPA Fall Meeting & Education Conference


 



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