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Coming to Las Vegas?
AAA-CPA
We have two full days of education totaling 16 hours of CPE/CE credit and 13 hours of CLE/MCLE available on Thursday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sessions include the following topics.
  • What the Criminal Investigation Division Does, presented by a representative from the IRS
  • Income Tax and Estate Planning for Art and Collectibles, presented by Jeremiah Doyle from BNY Melon Wealth Management
  • Avoiding Surprises! Understanding the Valuation of Existing Life Insurance Contracts, presented by Randy Zipse, Esq., CPA, with Highland Capital Brokerage
These are just a few of the exciting topics we offer. Click here to see the full schedule and breakdowns of each session. We hope to see you there!

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Analytics in Law, Politics and the University — Presented by Andrew D. Martin, Ph.D.
AAA-CPA
Professor Andrew D. Martin will be speaking to the AAA-CPA Missouri chapter about some of his research on law and courts, how analytics are used by courts (and how lawyers can better communicate with experts) and the analytical work being done at the Washington University School of Law to help students. This program is being held on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Missouri Athletic Club in Town and Country, Mo. Click here for more information and to register. Not a member? Join before Oct. 1 to attend this chapter meeting for free.
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Richard Simon, Esq., CPA, to be honored in California
San Bernardino County Bar Association
Described as "the cornerstone of the legal aid board," attorney Richard Simon has been tapped to receive the Kearney-Nydam-Shouse Award from the San Bernardino County Bar Association. Please click here for the full article that was run in the September issue of the Bulletin of the San Bernardino County Bar Association.
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Ways and Means chairman: We're picking up the pace on tax reform
The Hill
Republican tax writers are revving up their work on tax reform, even as Syria and other fiscal quandaries are taking center stage on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers are consumed with a potential military strike in Syria and are already ramping up the debate over keeping the government funded and avoiding a default on the nation's debt.
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Online sales tax bill moving ahead in US House
Reuters
The U.S. Congress is moving ahead on legislation allowing states to collect sales taxes from online shopping, with the chairman of a key committee expected to release basic principles for the bill shortly. A source who has met with the committee on the legislation told Reuters the principles will be released soon. They will likely be broad concepts rather than detailed guidelines, the source added.
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New for 2013: Additional Medicare Tax
Fox Business
The Additional Medicare Tax went into effect this year and will be levied on wages, other compensation and self-employment income paid after Dec. 31, 2012. The tax applies to wages, other compensation and self-employment income above certain thresholds. Other compensation is defined as Railroad Retirement Tax Act compensation and the value of noncash fringe benefits that are given to an employee. Tips are a form of compensation that is also subject to the Additional Medicare Tax.
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Banks lock out Americans over new tax law
CNNMoney
Americans, take your money elsewhere. That's what banks around the world have been telling their U.S. customers, as they try to avoid having to comply with a new tax law due to come into force next year.

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How some high-income people avoid paying federal income tax
Forbes
Most of the 43 percent of Americans who the Tax Policy Center projects will pay no federal income tax this year make very little money. Some are middle-income households that qualify for enough tax preferences to zero out their tax bills. But more than 70,000 households with income over $200,000 will pay no federal income tax in 2013. How will they do that?

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Americans turn in passports as new tax law hits
CNNMoney
The number of Americans choosing to give up their citizenship has spiked dramatically this year as the government works to implement a new disclosure law aimed at stamping out tax evasion. Some of the rush may be caused by Americans hoping to avoid the new disclosure requirements. Others living abroad say they are giving up their U.S. passport because they are tired of dealing with overly complicated tax filings.

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Tax code spending: The 15 biggest deductions, exclusions and subsidies
Forbes
The January 2013 fiscal cliff tax deal raised tax rates for the wealthy, but Washington, D.C., continues to look at limiting tax breaks — either to raise more revenue or to reform the tax code and lower tax rates, or both. Here are the 15 most expensive "tax expenditures" benefiting individuals, based on the Joint Committee on Taxation's estimates of what they'll cost Uncle Sam in 2013-2017.
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Tax reform in new danger
Politico
The Republican push to dismantle Obamacare risks reducing another GOP priority — tax reform — to collateral damage. That's because the best chance to overhaul the tax code anytime soon is by hitching it to legislation raising the $16.7 trillion debt limit. But many Republicans have other ideas as they begin drawing up their list of demands for raising the borrowing cap.
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Most Americans do indeed pay federal taxes, including poor
Forbes
While relatively few low-income people pay federal income tax, a large and growing share owe Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, according to new estimates by the Tax Policy Center. As a result, while about 43 percent of all households will pay no federal income tax this year, only 14 percent will pay neither income nor payroll tax.
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CALENDAR
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What Every Attorney-CPA Must Know About Self-Directed IRAs

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Analytics in Law, Politics and the University

Oct. 15
What Practitioners Need to Know From a Corporate Client's Perspective

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Nov. 6
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