AAA-CPA offers free lunch and breakfast at Heckerling Institute!
Come join your fellow attorney-CPAs for a free luncheon on Jan. 10 and breakfast on Jan. 11 at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. These events are open to members of the AAA-CPA and non-members who qualify to become a member. You do not have to be currently licensed as an attorney and CPA to join. Membership is open to any person who has at any time qualified as a certified public account and who also has qualified at any time to practice as an attorney at law. Click here to register online or here to complete the registration form and fax to our office at 703-352-8073.
New items added to the AAA-CPA clothing line in time for the holidays!
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When I grow up I want to be an accountant
Please join me in viewing this short video recommended by a member of the AAA-CPA! ONESOURCE from Thomson Reuters gives these kids — and all corporate tax accountants — something to smile about! ONESOURCE helps corporate tax and accounting professionals better manage their tax data and processes. Video debuted at the 2011 ONESOURCE Global User Conference. View the video here.
Weekly Update seeks member articles and news
The AAA-CPA Weekly Update is looking for member written articles to publish in our update. Articles should be submitted in either Word or PDF document and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles are published on a weekly basis and then archived for future reference. Articles may be reprinted from other sources with proper permission.
Payroll tax exposes rift in House Republican caucus
The New York Times Share
Deep rifts among House Republicans became evident as rank-and-file members of the caucus told their leaders that they did not want to extend the cut in Social Security payroll taxes for another year, as demanded by President Obama. Speaker John A. Boehner has told Republicans they would run political risks and could be accused of allowing a tax increase if they block the continuation of payroll tax relief. More
IRS stuck with $153.3 million in undelivered tax refunds
Accounting Today Share
The Internal Revenue Service said that it has $153.3 million in undelivered tax refund checks waiting to be sent to 99,123 taxpayers across the country. In what has turned into an annual ritual for the service, the IRS said it has a fortune waiting in its coffers that could not be delivered to taxpayers because of mailing address errors. Taxpayers can still claim their refunds, though, and can probably use a little help from their accountants. More
Tax respite in the works for Americans living in Canada
Financial Post Share
Relief is in sight for U.S. citizens living in Canada who have been caught up in fear of massive penalties for failure to file tax returns and provide bank account information. The United States Internal Revenue Service is set to ease up in its campaign to catch tax cheats hiding money in offshore accounts, according to the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. More
Indexed Universal Life insurance policies: The perfect option for professionals and business owners
Fox Business Share
For a professional such as a doctor, attorney or CPA, the Indexed Universal Life is perfect for your retirement needs. Often as a professional, you operate as a P.A. being taxed as a sole proprietor, an S Corporation or a C Corporation, and under the tax codes you are limited to retirement account choices. The S EP IRA, Solo-401k or the UNI-401k all allow you to save on a tax-deferred basis, but the maximum contribution limit is still the same $49,000. More
The coming flood of estate tax returns
Fewer than 3,300 estates will owe federal estate tax this year, the smallest number in more than 75 years (other than 2010 when the tax disappeared for the year). But, paradoxically, even as Congress shrinks the number of taxable estates, the law also encourages many more estates to file returns — even if they owe no tax. More
SEC examines Marlins stadium deal
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into the public financing deal behind the Miami Marlins' new ballpark. SEC officials delivered letters to the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County, requesting financial records, meeting minutes and communications with the team and officials from Major League Baseball, according to a person familiar with the matter. Miami and county officials have until Jan. 6 to deliver the documents. More