2011 Southwest Regional Education Conference THIS FRIDAY!
What better way to relax ahead of the busy tax season than a weekend getaway to the AAA-Four Diamond Barton Creek Resort & Spa? The AAA-CPA invites you to attend the 2011 Southwest Regional Education Conference, Jan. 21-23. Hotel reservations MUST be made by Jan. 7 to get the discounted rate! Barton Creek features some of the region's most beautiful views while also boasting the number 1 and 2 ranked golf courses in Texas. Don't miss out on the many networking opportunities or education sessions. This program will provide up to 7.5 hours of CPE and CLE/MCLE on a 50-minute hour track and 6.25 hours of CLE/MCLE on a 60-minute hour track. Attorney-CPAs; both members and non-members are encouraged to attend and bring their families. To register online visit www.attorney-cpa.com. More
Looking for member articles for the Weekly Update
The AAA-CPA is looking for member articles to place in the AAA-CPA Weekly Updates. We will be happy to include articles that have been written by members and those who were written by members and published in other sources. We will seek the appropriate reprint permissions. Please send questions and articles to Executive Director Nicole Ratner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAA-CPA FREE Teleconference about the 2011 Annual Meeting aboard Royal Caribbean headed to Bermuda
Are you planning to cruise with us for the 48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference in June but not sure how the process works? Have you booked your cruise but have some questions on how the event will flow? Now is your chance to hear everything you wanted to know about the AAA-CPA June Cruise but were afraid to ask...Please join us for an informational session about the 48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference and Cruise to Bermuda. This conference call will answer any questions you have about the event.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 25
Time: 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST
Conference dial-in number: (712) 432-0075
Participant access code: 736468
Free IRS Collection: Defending Against Levies & Liens program on Jan. 25 in Waltham, Mass.
One of our newest members, Morris Robinson of M. Robinson & Company, P.C. are sponsoring a free morning breakfast & seminar at the Bentley University, MA for CPA's, Lawyers, & Business Owners (free 4 CPE credit). The speakers panel will include: Joseph Darby III, of Greenberg Traurig Law; Michael Matuszczak, Settlement Officer of the IRS Appeals Office; Araceli Rios, IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison; William S. Croupe of the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Office; Norman LeBlanc of Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.; Morris N. Robinson of M. Robinson & Co., P.C.; and Matthew A. Morris of M. Robinson & Co., P.C. Further details may be found by clicking here. For further information, visit http://www.masstaxlawyers.com/, request audio file or call 617-428-4994. More
Estate planning update for singles
The Wall Street Journal Share
The tax cut extension package enacted last month made beneficial changes to the federal estate and gift tax rules for 2011 and 2012. That's good news, but your estate plan may need an update to take advantage of the benefits. Here's what unmarried individuals need to know. More
Give and take of taxes
The Chicago Sun-Times Share
For many who expected that their take home pay would rise this year following the tax package signed into law last month, the excitement was short-lived -- or will be when they account for Illinois' income tax hike. More
Filing taxes for 2011 -- Here's a few of the new rules you need to know
The Atom Stack Tribune Share
Although news reports said the new tax legislation would just continue the status quo from 2010, there were additional tax and other changes made. There also were a number of companion bills affecting federal taxes that also were shepherded through Congress at the end of the legislative term. More
Perspectives: Families often must deal with extra tax burden
The Marietta Times Share
Ohio's estate tax can take a big bite out of an inheritance, especially if people aren't prepared for it, a local estate planner said. Greg Gentry, whose Marietta company, Gentry and Associates, handles estate planning for residents of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, said he often gets calls from people surprised to learn they have to pay the tax. More
Tax advice: Taxes on a Roth IRA conversion
The Orange County Register Share
Q. Is there something in the new tax code that says that the tax on the funds taken from a traditional IRA and transferred to a Roth IRA in 2010 can be paid over two years (2011-2012) instead of all taxed in 2010? More
Food sales tax proves hard to kill
The Charleston Daily Mail Share
Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin isn't the first governor to want to reduce what he calls the state's "unfair, regressive" tax on food. Tomblin said he wants to reduce the 3 percent tax to 2 percent beginning next January and eliminate the tax entirely in coming years. More
'I will not raise your taxes,' Louisiana Gov. Jindal tells Vernon Parish residents
The Town Talk Share
Louisiana is doing "more with less," and innovative programs are being used to negate the need for new taxes, Gov. Bobby Jindal told Vernon Parish residents. "I will not raise your taxes. We will not push this problem onto the backs of our people and our businesses and pass along more burdens to our children and our grandchildren. We know the way back to prosperity is not through higher taxes," Jindal said during a Town Hall-style meeting in Leesville, La. More