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AAA-CPA Fall Meeting & Education Conference — Registration Opening Soon!
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Registration for the AAA-CPA Fall Meeting & Education Conference, Nov. 5-8 in Washington, D.C., will be opening soon. Click here to view a tentative schedule and education sessions. Questions on the meeting can be directed to meetings@attorney-cpa.com.
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50th AAA-CPA Annual Meeting & Education Conference Photos Available Online
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Photos from the 50th AAA-CPA Annual Meeting & Education Conference have been uploaded to our AAA-CPA online photo album and can be viewed by clicking here or via our website under member services and online photo albums. If you have photos you'd like for us to upload, please email them to info@attorney-cpa.com, and we will add them to the album.
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Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy Updates for 2014 — Co-sponsored by 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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INDUSTRY NEWS


Why Isn't Inheritance Tax 100 Percent?
Forbes
You could argue inheritance tax is the fairest of the lot, because the people who pay don't need it any more. So why is it the most controversial tax of all — and why are people so against paying it? In theory, inheritance tax is fair because, technically speaking, it is the only tax that penalizes the dead and not the living.
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Corporate 'Inversions' Are Latest Ploy to Upend US Tax Code
CNBC
A once-obscure tax dodge known as a corporate "inversion" is turning the debate over U.S. tax reform upside down. In an inversion, a U.S. company sets up or buys another company in a country with a lower corporate tax rate and then calls the new country home — thereby dodging U.S. taxes it would otherwise have had to pay.
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Report: Hedge Funds Escaped Billions in Taxes
USA Today
Two large banks used a complex financial scheme to help 13 hedge funds avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes and evade federal borrowing limits on brokerage accounts over a 15-year period, according to the findings of a Senate subcommittee investigation. Deutsche Bank and Barclays Bank sold "basket options" to the hedge funds that allowed the funds to report trading profits as long-term capital gains for tax purposes, even though 97 percent of the assets were held for less than six months, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said.
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6 Ways a New Tax Law Benefits a Sustainable Retirement
MarketWatch
Every now and then, the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service surprise us with taxpayer-friendly legislation that addresses pervasive retirement income planning concerns. One of the most anxiety-provoking subjects that frighten many people more than death is the possibility of outliving one's assets.
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IRS Prepping for Obamacare Employer Mandate in 2015
Politico
The Obama administration signaled it's not backing down from the controversial health law employer mandate that has been delayed twice and is the centerpiece of the House's lawsuit against the president. The Internal Revenue Service posted drafts of the forms that employers will have to fill out to comply with the Obamacare requirement that employers provide health insurance to workers.
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House Passes Student Tax Credit Simplification Bill
Accounting Today
The House approved legislation to consolidate four different tax incentives for higher education into a single tax credit. The bill would consolidate several tax credits and the tuition deduction into a single, expanded American Opportunity Tax Credit.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    CBO: Everyone's taxes will go up quietly (Politico)
White House threatens veto on charitable tax breaks (The Hill)
Senators introduce online sales tax legislation (Accounting Today)
Accountant suit: IRS ignored law in tax preparer program (Bloomberg)

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CALENDAR
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
Planning for Long Term Care in New York

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

Sept. 19
Healthcare — Reform by the Numbers

Oct. 20
National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Nov. 4
AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference
 



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