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I write to you as I begin my term as President of the AAA-CPA. First, I thank the Board of Directors for their faith and the trust they placed in me at our recent Annual Meeting in Branson, Missouri.
In addition, I know that I speak for all of us when I express gratitude to Past President Joe Cordell for his accomplishments over the past year. Joe led an extensive effort that researched the needs and expectations of our membership. In addition, he and his team developed a detailed and forward looking set of goals and changes to make the Association even more vital and relevant to current and potential members. Joe and I will be communicating some of the exciting details of this program in the weeks ahead.
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By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA, via The Tax Adviser
Financially troubled since 2001, the Highway Trust Fund might get more than its typical Band-Aid fix with a proposed new funding source that could also kick off comprehensive tax reform.
Whether by design or coincidence, both the House and Senate held hearings on the same day in late July on the complexity of the tax code for small business owners.
The House Committee on Small Business titled its hearing How Tax Compliance Obligations Hinder Small Business Growth, while the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing was Targeted Tax Reform: Solutions to Relieve the Tax Compliance Burdens for America's Small Businesses.
For the fourth year running, California and Rhode Island earned an "F" in a massive survey of small business owners rating state and local governments' friendliness to small business. At the other end of the spectrum, also for the fourth year in a row, Texas and Utah earned an "A+" from entrepreneurs.
In the past, when an estate of a deceased taxpayer filed a Form 706, the Internal Revenue Service would automatically issue an estate tax closing letter, signifying that the return had been accepted by the IRS. At that time, the estate could be assured that, unless the estate took an action that reopened the estate tax return to review, no additional estate tax would be imposed by the IRS.
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For the first time, state and local U.S. governments will be required to report how much money they lose on corporate tax breaks for economic development projects, according to a new accounting rule.
The rule will "make the impact of these agreements much more apparent" and allow taxpayers and the public to better assess a state or city's financial health, David Vaudt, chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, said in a statement.
Pennsylvania policymakers are nearing a two-month budget stalemate between Gov. Tom Wolf and state Republican leadership, at least part of which can be attributed to their divergent views on the implications of a proposed severance tax on the production of unconventional natural gas. The tax was proposed by Gov. Wolf last February in place of the current impact fee, and the new revenues are supposed to benefit education and environmental stewardship.
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.
Nearly one-third of the states have approved measures this year that could collectively raise billions of dollars through higher fuel taxes, vehicle fees and bonds to repair old bridges and roads and relieve traffic congestion, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
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