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Looking for education hours? Look no further ... we've saved you a seat
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Join us for the AAA-CPA Southeast Regional Conference at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. These exceptional education programs take place Jan. 24-26. Below are some of the topics.

  • Estate Planning for a Blended Family — Gary Post
  • Business Valuations: An Update on the Tax Court's View — William H. Fraizer, ASA
  • Bad Contract Drafting Greatest Hits: “Major Drafting Errors Not Named Vince Young” - Professor Frank Snyder
  • Self-Employment Tax Issues for LLCs and S Corps — Joel N. Crouch, Esq.
Registration is now open! Click here to register and to learn more about the conference schedule. Room reservations are due by Dec. 25 and include breakfast, so book now!

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We need presenters!
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Study groups are one-hour teleconferences (which means you don't even have to leave the comfort of your own office) on attorney-CPA-related topics. Here are some of the subjects that have been requested for future study groups.

  • Fiduciary accounting
  • Form 990 preparation
  • Auditing-related topics
  • Cancellation of debt income
  • IRC Section 108
  • Current topics in subchapter S corporate tax
  • Dischargability of taxes through bankruptcy
  • Obamacare and its tax aspects

  • Whether you choose one of these topics or choose one of your own is up to you. As a presenter, you are eligible for up to three hours of CPE credit. If you are interested in presenting a topic, please fill out this form and return it to us at studygroups@attorney-cpa.com.

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    MEMBER ARTICLES


    IRS disclosures of protected tax data
    By Eric L. Morgenthal, Esq., CPA, AAA-CPA New York chapter president
    Click here to read the full article that appeared in the The Nassau Lawyer, December 2013.
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    Medicare surtax on investment income: Analysis and planning
    By Alan E. Weiner, CPA, J.D., LL.M., Partner Emeritus, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
    Click here to read the full article that appeared in the The Nassau Lawyer, December 2013.
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    The PTIN redux
    By Alan E. Weiner, CPA, J.D., LL.M., Partner Emeritus, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
    This article encourages attorneys to renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number despite the Loving case, which does not affect licensed professionals. It was originally published in The Suffolk Lawyer, December 2013. Click here for the full article.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    3 more Swiss banks join US tax deal
    Reuters
    Three more Swiss banks said they would work with U.S. officials in a crackdown on wealthy Americans evading taxes through hidden offshore accounts, a trickle that could rise to about one third of the country's private banks. The number that participate in the government-brokered scheme is important for larger banks facing criminal investigations in the United States, such as Credit Suisse, Julius Baer and Pictet & Cie.
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    Study: US state tax revenue growth likely peaked in Q2
    Reuters
    U.S. states' tax revenue growth probably peaked earlier this year as preliminary figures for the second half of 2013 have softened significantly, a recent study said. State tax revenues rose 9 percent in the second quarter from a year before, according to the latest State Revenue Report from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.
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    IRS nominee: Low priority for prefilled tax returns
    Bloomberg
    President Barack Obama's nominee to run the Internal Revenue Service said it's not a high priority to create tax returns that already include information that taxpayers would check, complete and send to the agency. Obama discussed the idea during his 2008 presidential campaign, though he hasn't advanced it since taking office.
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    Study: Online sales tax bill could leave billions untaxed
    The New York Times
    Proponents of a federal law to force online retailers to collect sales tax should probably ratchet down their hopes and expectations. That, at least, is one conclusion to take from a new study sponsored by the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy.

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    The rich do not pay the most taxes, they pay all the taxes
    CNBC
    VideoBriefBuried inside a Congressional Budget Office report was this nugget: When it comes to individual income taxes, the top 40 percent of wage earners in America pay 106 percent of the taxes. The bottom 40 percent pay negative 9 percent.
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    Canada withholding law stirs disputes with US companies
    Bloomberg
    U.S. companies that temporarily station workers in Canada are finding it hard to avoid that nation's withholding tax, and delays in obtaining waivers from it may be hurting the Canadian economy, tax preparers say. Under an income tax treaty between the two countries, U.S. businesses that don't have a "permanent establishment" in Canada are exempted from a 15 percent withholding tax on employees working there on a temporary basis.
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    'Road warrior' state income tax laws vary widely
    The Pew Charitable Trusts via USA Today
    A crazy quilt of laws governing state income taxes for "road warriors" — residents of one state who work in another — can make tax collections a nightmare. Yet states don't necessarily favor streamlining the system under a proposed federal law.
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    CALENDAR
    Dec. 18
    S Corporation Update

    Dec. 20
    Bankruptcy Tax Issues

    Jan. 7
    12th Annual Northern New Jersey Working Together Conference

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

    Jan. 24
    Southwest Regional Education Conference

    Jan. 29
    From Start-Up to Exit: What Every Professional Needs to Know

    May 2
    Northeast Regional Education Conference

    July 2
    AAA-CPA Annual Meeting and Education Conference

    Nov. 4
    AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference


     



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