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Save the date for the AAA-CPA Northeastern Regional Education Conference
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On April 27-29, the AAA-CPA will be in Annapolis, Md., at the Historic Inns of Annapolis. Stroll down cobblestone streets to waterfront restaurants, quaint shops, lively pubs and historic tours as you explore the charm and elegance of the capital of Maryland. The Historic Inns of Annapolis's boutique hotels are right in the heart of it all. The beautifully restored Maryland inn offers a refreshing mix of Victorian charm, timeless hospitality and modern lifestyle luxuries.

The AAA-CPA has reserved a block of rooms at fantastic discount of only $179.00 for a single/double, plus applicable taxes. Annapolis in the spring is a very popular destination, so we don't want you to miss out in securing this great discount price on accommodations. Call now to reserve your room at (800) 847-8882. Please mention that you are with the AAA-CPA to ensure you get the discounted room rate. Space is limited, so don't miss out.

Click here for more details about the conference hotel.

Sponsorship committee seeks new members
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The AAA-CPA Sponsorship Committee is expanding. We are looking for new committee members to be responsible for different regions. The committee meets on a quarterly basis by phone and will communicate with all members in order to obtain sponsorships for our local, regional and national meetings and other events of the AAA-CPA. If cold calling is not your strong suit, you can be an integral part of the committee by communicating with sponsors you may already have for social, state bar or other organizations. You can also help us by finding other members who have potential sponsor relationships. If you are interested in joining the committee, please click here to send an email to Executive Director Nicole Ratner. Don't have time to devote to the committee but have a sponsor connection? Please send the name of the company, contact name, email and phone number to Nicole Ratner directly at

Job posting page receives new look for the new year!
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As part of ongoing product enhancements to increase job seeker and employer engagement, the job posting page has received significant user interface improvements. The improvements will provide your users with an enhanced experience and a much nicer page design. We've also upgraded the search engine optimization content so that search engines can find the jobs posted on your site more easily. Did you know that currently there are 84 companies seeking employees? Make sure to check out the job board, and remember you can post your resume anonymously complimentary of the AAA-CPA. Click here to search current open positions.

Save on great devices and monthly plans from T-Mobile. Get the truly unlimited Classic Plan with unlimited talk, text and data (including 2 gigabytes of full-speed data) for only $71.99/month per line after your AAA-CPA discount
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Discounts include —

  • 10 percent on qualifying monthly recurring charges for new and existing customers (includes voice, text and email services) *exclusions apply
  • waived activation fees ($35 savings per line)
  • free two-day shipping
  • variety of free and discounted devices/tablets with new activation
Click here to view all AAA-CPA discounted rate plans.

Fatigue setting in for accounting standard-setters
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Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings said in a new report that it expects the U.S. will still move forward with plans to incorporate International Financial Reporting Standards into U.S. GAAP, but in a "prolonged, cautious and incremental way." The agency said it believes a renewed emphasis on issuing converged, "high quality" accounting standards and the need to re-expose updated proposals for comments has significantly slowed down the completion of many accounting projects jointly initiated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board. More

IRS announces Free File limits
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With this year's tax-filing season up and running, the Internal Revenue Service once again wants taxpayers to be aware of IRS Free File, a program gives people with low and moderate incomes access to tax-prep software and provides a wide range of "fillable forms" to those earning more. Taxpayers who access Free File products through the IRS's website or authorized kiosks in 29 states aren't charged for preparing or e-filing their federal tax returns. More

California governor defends tax increase to business group
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Gov. Jerry Brown defended his ballot proposal to raise taxes, arguing that Californians paid more in taxes in 2009 and 2010 than they would under his plan if it's approved by voters. The Democratic governor told reporters after meeting with about 50 business leaders in Orange County that his temporary tax hikes are vital to stabilize the state's budget and provide sufficient funding for public schools. More

IRS issues final regulations on exclusion of damages for personal physical injury
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The IRS has issued final regulations relating to the exclusion from gross income for damages received on account of physical injuries or sickness. The regulations remove the requirement that damages received from a legal suit, action or settlement must be based on "tort or tort type rights" in order to be excludible. More

SEC announces 2012 securities transaction fees    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has issued the revised fee rates applicable to most securities transactions, in accordance with the amendments to the Exchange Act of 1934 made by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The Exchange Act requires each national securities exchange and national securities association to pay transaction fees to the SEC, based both on the aggregate dollar amount of sales of certain securities transacted on the exchange, and also on the aggregate dollar amount of sales of certain securities transacted by or through any member of the association other than on an exchange. More

Congress to debate worker tax cut, jobless benefits
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Congressional lawmakers are set to begin negotiations on extending a tax credit for every American worker and federal payments to long term unemployed people in talks where the main stumbling block will be how to pay for the measures. Both Democrats and Republican aides say the parties want to see a payroll tax cut extended and federal benefits to Americans out of work for more than a year continued. The package is also likely to include funds to avert scheduled reductions in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients. More

Jan. 27
California Association Chapter Meeting (Orange County)

Jan. 31
Florida Association/Florida Tax Section Meeting
Members Only Study Group: Marketing an Elder Law Practice

Feb. 1
Tax Collection Defense: What Every Legal and Accounting Member Should Know — Boston

Feb. 7
Members Only Study Group: Foreign Tax Credits in Partnerships: Preparation by Partnership
Estate Planning Developments in Light of Heckerling — Missouri Chapter Meeting

Feb. 14
Members Only Study Group: Business Succession Breakthroughs Using ESOPs

Feb. 16
Secondary Liability Implications for Professionals and Aiders Under State Securities Law
Helping Your Clients Build Value in Their Businesses — Capital Area Chapter Meeting

Feb. 17
Settlements with the IRS Policies and Procedures — South Texas Chapter Meeting

April 20
Planning for Mineral Interest Owners — South Texas Chapter Meeting
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