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Fall meeting hotel reservations cutoff approaches
AAA-CPA
If you haven't made your hotel reservations to join us in Las Vegas yet, please do so soon. The cutoff for our excellent rate special of $179/night at Vdara is Oct. 7. Vdara is the only nonsmoking, all suites, nongaming facility on the Las Vegas Strip. It is situated between the famous Bellagio Hotel and Aria at City Center. Join us for the fall meeting and enjoy all the AAA Four Diamond Award and Forbes Four-Star Award-winning Vdara Hotel & Spa has to offer. You can rest at their rooftop pool, lounge, spa or salon, or you can learn and network in their intimate meeting space.

There are two ways to reserve your deluxe suite:
  • Click here to reserve online
  • Call 1-866-745-7767 — You must identify yourself as with the AAA-CPA.
For those who wish to spend additional time at the hotel, our discounted rate will be honored three days before and after the conference based on availability. Book now — rooms are filling up fast.

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Carried interest tax break risks being undercut by court
Bloomberg
A federal court ruling that's captured the attention of the private equity world and U.S. government officials has the potential to undercut the legal tax foundation of the buyout industry. The ruling, in a pension-law case involving Sun Capital Partners Inc., determined that private-equity funds were engaged in a "trade or business" and weren't merely passive investors who could back out of pension-funding liabilities.
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In debt limit fight, GOP may further muddy the waters with tax reform demand
Forbes
House Republicans reportedly are considering several ways to add a framework for tax reform to legislation needed to increase the federal government's borrowing authority. Could such a rider increase the chances of reform happening in the near future? Sadly, no.
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Tax executives growing concerned over transfer pricing
Accounting Today
While keeping up with legislation and regulations remains the top risk facing corporate tax directors, global transfer pricing is quickly becoming a more serious concern for them, according to a recent survey. The survey, announced at Ernst & Young's 32nd Annual International Tax Conference, explores the combination of external pressures and internal corporate plans for growth that international tax and finance executives are managing.
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How a medical device tax has stirred the budget debate
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House Republicans tried to use a defibrillator to jolt Congress into averting a government shutdown — or at least repeal a tax on the heart-starting device.

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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.

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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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Report: Tax reform could impact child tax provisions
The Hill
Efforts to revamp the tax code could put a serious crimp in tax breaks aimed at helping children, a new report warns. The Urban Institute report notes that four separate tax incentives — including the Earned Income Tax Credit and child tax credit — provide about $164 billion a year for families.
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Watchdog: IRS struggles to track its 'Obamacare' spending
Reuters
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job tracking its spending related to President Barack Obama's new health care law, an IRS watchdog said. With Congress debating whether to take funding away from the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in an audit that the IRS failed to account for some of the agency's spending to implement the law.
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Bloomberg BNA projects 2014 inflation-adjusted tax rates
AccountingWEB
Bloomberg BNA released its projected U.S. inflation-adjusted tax rates for 2014, which include many new amounts pertaining to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the Affordable Care Act. Using data from the consumer price index, Bloomberg BNA's projections for 2014 are designed to give tax preparers and advisers a jump-start for tax preparation, year-end estimation and tax planning.
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