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Early-bird deadline approaching
AAA-CPA
The early-bird registration cutoff for our fall meeting in Las Vegas is Oct. 6. Get yourself registered while you still have time to save $100. We have two full days of education totaling 16 hours of CPE/CE credit and 13 hours of CLE/MCLE. Thursday, Nov. 7, is jam-packed from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Here are some of the sessions.
  • FBAR: A Workshop on Current Issues With Foreign Bank Account Reporting
  • Recent Developments in Tax Jurisprudence in the Federal Circuit and Court of Federal Claims
  • Business Planning Practice Building with BusinessDocx® by WealthCounsel
These are just a few of the exciting topics we offer. Click here to see the full schedule and breakdown of each session. We hope to see you there!

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AAA-CPA to file amicus curiae brief
AAA-CPA
The AAA-CPA has notified the appropriate parties that we intend to file an amicus brief in the Overstock.com Inc. v. New York State Department of Taxation & Fin., et al., No. 13-252, and Amazon.com LLC, et al. v. New York State Department of Taxation & Fin., et al., No. 13-259 cases. These are historic cases, and our organization is honored to be involved. These letters were submitted by members Sydney S. Traum and James H. Sutton Jr. If you'd like further information, please contact James Sutton at jamessutton@floridasalestax.com. If you'd like to be involved in our State and Local Taxation Committee, please click here.
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New member appreciation — Join now and receive a $200 voucher off of fall meeting registration
AAA-CPA
Join the AAA-CPA before Oct. 7 to receive a $200 voucher for full meeting registration for the AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference this November at the Vdara in Las Vegas! The low price of $450 covers education sessions (16 hours of CPE and CLE/(M)CLE on a 50-minute hour track and 13 CLE/(M)CLE on a 60-minute hour track), electronic course materials, two lunches, three hospitalities, breaks and a closing dinner. Click here to join today at the half-price rate of only $125!
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Letter from the president: Congratulations to Nicole Ratner, CAE, CMP
AAA-CPA
Please join me in congratulating our director, Nicole Ratner, on being selected by the Association Forum of Chicagoland and USAE as an inaugural Forty Under 40® Award recipient. This is a prestigious honor that very few people receive. To view the full letter, please click here.
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Senior US Republican to target state, local tax deduction
Reuters
The U.S. Congress' top Republican tax law writer is drawing up a plan to rewrite the tax code and is likely to recommend repeal of a popular and costly federal tax deduction for state and local taxes paid, congressional aides said. Expected to unveil his plan soon, House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp is pushing forward with the idea of a tax code overhaul despite expectations that this Congress is too fractured to take on such a big project.
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Sen. Levin aims at offshore tax loopholes
The Hill
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., rolled out new legislation to crack down on the use of offshore tax evasion techniques, a measure he said could play a key role in getting rid of sequestration. Speaking at an event hosted by The Hill and sponsored by Small Business Majority, Levin, who has long crusaded against offshore tax loopholes, said his bill takes aim at a number of complex tax tactics that big-time corporations employ, including the shifting of intellectual property rights and the setting up of offshore shell companies.
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US Internet sales tax bill to follow seven principles
Reuters
Legislation that the U.S. House of Representatives will soon take up on allowing states to tax online purchases will follow seven major principles, including keeping the system simple for small businesses and ensuring it will not lead to new taxes, sources present at talks on the matter said.
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Governors burn surpluses on tax cuts eying re-election
Bloomberg
Governors in at least nine states are approaching re-election campaigns next year by touting surpluses and pitching tax cuts to voters, sometimes relying on one-time revenue to fund the breaks. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a 60-year-old Republican, toured the state this month to highlight his proposed $500 million tax cut and a projected $845.7 million budget surplus. State economists attribute most of that to a one-time windfall.

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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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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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Weighing the potential impact of a tax overhaul on corporate profits
Forbes
Corporate earnings season for the second quarter is winding to a close and, with just a few S&P 500 constituents left to report, the headline results were largely positive. So far, 99 percent of companies reported quarterly earnings that beat analyst expectations, according to data from Thomson Reuters.
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IRS to get stricter on preparer penalties
Accounting Today
In response to a recent government report, the Internal Revenue Service will be improving its procedure for determining and enforcing penalties on paid tax preparers. The report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration was requested by the IRS Oversight Board to determine how effective the IRS is in using the existing requirements and penalty regime that applies to unenrolled paid tax return preparers.
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US states' personal income tax revenues surged in Q2
Reuters
Personal income tax collections for all U.S. states soared 20.3 percent in the second quarter of 2013 from the same period last year, largely due to federal tax code changes and a massive revenue swell in California, according to a private research group tracking state budgets. A tax deal between Congress and President Barack Obama at the end of 2012 helped boost state revenues this year.
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What Practitioners Need to Know From a Corporate Client's Perspective

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Trial Court to the Supreme Court: My Three and a Half Year Journey to the Highest Court in the Land

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AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference

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Members Only Study Group: Choice of Entity

Dec. 11
ABA's 30th National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy

Jan. 14, 2014
AAA-CPA Luncheon in Conjunction With the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

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



 



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