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2014-2015 Membership Renewal Statements
AAA-CPA
Members and affiliates will be receiving their membership renewal statements in the mail by Aug. 20. Please contact Kimmy Livingston at klivingston@attorney-cpa.com or 888-ATTY-CPA, ext. 2 if you do not receive your statement. Membership dues and fees are due by Oct. 1. Payments may be made by logging in to the AAA-CPA website, via fax at 703-352-8073 or by mail to our office, 8647 Richmond Highway, Suite 639, Alexandria, VA 22309.
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AAA-CPA Fall Meeting & Education Conference registration now open
AAA-CPA
Please join us Nov. 5-8 at the Sofitel in Washington, D.C., as the celebration of our 50th year continues with our AAA-CPA Fall Meeting & Education Conference. Join us for stellar education and great networking in our nation's Capitol. We will be featuring several special events, such as a members-only swearing in at the United States Supreme Court; a luncheon presentation by Sidney Kess, LLM, CPA, on new planning opportunities for attorney-CPAs; a symposium at the United States Tax Court; a private tour and dinner at Mount Vernon; and much more. Is this your first time attending one of our national meetings? Receive a discount on registration. Click here for details, and stay tuned for the brochure to drop at the beginning of September.

Featured education courses:
Is Orange Really the New Black? — White Collar Crimes and Their Impact on Society
Estate Planning for Digital Assets
Putting Flexibility in Estate Planning
Offshore Tax Compliance — Update on OVDI
How to Value a Business "Down and Dirty"
Global High-Wealth Audits
Multistate Taxation Issues of Estates and Trusts
Prenuptial Agreements — Representing the Economically Dominant and Weaker Parties

Want to be sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court? We will have a small group admission Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. This is open to those attending our fall meeting on a first come, first serve basis. If space is still available, we will go to our waitlist for those not attending the events. You must email Executive Director Nicole Ratner at nratner@attorney-cpa.com if you are interested. We currently have four spaces open.

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MEMBER ARTICLES


Give It in Writing: A Review of the New Rules
By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA via AICPA Tax Insider
Read this article about how Circular 230's revised rule on written advice affects CPAs.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Shocking Report: Nonprofits Owe $875 Million in Taxes to IRS
Forbes
As the Internal Revenue Service email scandal shows, people care about who is exempt from taxes. Tax exemption is big business at the IRS and a key part of our tax code. But even tax-exempt organizations have to withhold on employee salaries and pay payroll taxes just like anybody else. Or do they?
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The IRS Has a Tax Cheat Sheet for Small Business Owners
Fox Business
Taxes are a big deal — especially for small business owners. The Internal Revenue Service can end up taking more than 50 percent of Schedule C profit in ordinary income taxes and self-employment taxes. After all, the highest tax bracket is now 39.6 percent, and the self-employment tax is 15.3 percent.
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7 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Corporate Taxes
CNNMoney
Politicians are hopping mad because a spate of big U.S. companies are trying to escape higher tax bills by proposing mergers with foreign firms. But the real problem, most agree, is the corporate tax code, which hasn't kept pace with the transformation of global business over the past 30 years.
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Banks Unprepared for Upcoming Accounting Standards
Accounting Today
Many banks are unprepared for changes in accounting standards next year on how to calculate losses on their loans and leases, according to a new survey. The survey, by the financial information company Sageworks and SourceMedia Research, polled 236 banking and credit union executives with a role in credit risk management.
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20 Big Profitable US Companies Paid No Taxes
USA Today via CNBC
U.S. companies are looking for all sorts of ways to reduce their tax bill. But scores of big U.S. companies just paid no taxes or effective tax rates of 0 percent. There are 20 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500, including drugmaker Merck, computer storage company Seagate and automaker General Motors, which reported effective tax rates of 0 percent or lower in the second calendar quarter despite reporting a profit during the period, according to a USA Today analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ.
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Tax Revenues Still on Pace to Break Records in 2014
Forbes
If you felt like your wallet was a few dollars lighter this year, you're likely right. New tax changes which went into effect for the tax year 2013 finally hit taxpayers in 2014: to date, receipts as reported by the Department of the Treasury are up for every single month as compared to 2013.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    These Are the Companies Abandoning the US to Dodge Taxes (The Washington Post)
Ethical Considerations When Your Potential Tax Client is a Marijuana Business (By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, via The Federal Lawyer, Tax Talk, July 2014)
America's Tax-cut Obsession is Colliding With Reality in Kansas (Quartz)
Obama Blames Accountants for Inversion Trend (Accounting Today)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


CALENDAR
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. 5
AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference

Nov. 21
LLCs — What Law Schools Don't Teach You
 



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