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Book NOW for the 2011 Annual Meeting aboard Royal Caribbean headed to Bermuda
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Are you planning to cruise with us for the 48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference in June but haven't made your reservations yet? Make sure to click here to see all details of the Annual Meeting and book today. Cabins are selling out quickly and we must have the group reserved by the middle of February! Don't miss out on our group savings of over $300+ per/cabin from regular rates. Members and Non-Members we encourage you to join us! Questions? E-mail More

New job postings on AAA-CPA Job Board
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Did you know that the AAA-CPA has a new Job Board? There are more than 70 jobs currently posted. Please see below for the most recent posting from a fellow attorney-CPA:

Small boutique New Haven County, Connecticut law firm with outstanding and challenging clientele seeks highly accomplished and motivated trusts and estates/tax attorney for a mid-level associate position. Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years law firm or comparable experience and impeccable integrity, and be capable of providing superior work product and service. We have a sophisticated practice concentrated in estate planning and administration, tax planning, business planning, charitable planning, asset protection, and related compliance work, which will require stewardship over a long period of time and offer a rare and highly rewarding opportunity to the most qualified candidate. E-mail resume, cover letter, and writing sample in confidence indicating why you feel you can best meet our needs. Interested candidate, please visit and click on the Job Board on the left hand navigation. For more information this job please send an email to the hiring attorney at:

Save the Date: 2011 Northeast Regional Education Conference
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The 2011 Northeast Regional education conference will be taking place April 29 through May 1 at the Seaview Resort in Galloway, N.J. This is the same location we have been to in years past and located right outside the heart of Atlantic City. We encourage you to save the date and be on the lookout for full details at the beginning of February! This is a great way to celebrate the end of tax season!

New power tools help you deal with the latest estate planning tax rules!
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Member Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP, JD and Steve R. Akers, JD recently co-authored Estate Planing After the Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2010: Tools, Tips and Tactics with foreward by Member Sidney Kess, CPA, JD.

With the recent passage of new, complex tax laws, you'll want to be prepared when your clients come to you with questions. Estate Planning After the Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2010: Tools, Tips, and Tactics will ensure you and your clients understand why everyone still needs to plan for their estate -- not just the ultra-wealthy. This information-packed CD provides a detailed analysis of the law, along with a wealth of practical information and tools that you can put to use immediately to help your clients, including: Changes that should be made to most wills and powers of attorney; How the new estate, gift, and GST exemptions of $5 million will affect existing and future estate planning; Why these rules are a unique planning opportunity, and much more! This book consists of a multi-media CD, that includes a 160+ page (PDF) book, a PowerPoint presentation, and an audio (MP3) file that can be used in conjunction with the PPT, or downloaded to an MP3 player, etc. In addition, there are numerous "tools" provided, that practitioners (CPAs, Attorneys or other advisors) can use to educate their clients on the ins-and-outs of the new law, particularly as it pertains to the new order of estate planning. Click here for more details. Order online at All author royalties are generously being donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps.

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Tax changes to watch for on your 2010 return
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Your 2010 return is less complicated than it might have been, thanks to the Tax Relief Act in December, but there are changes that could trip you up. More

Taxes -- April 18 is coming up
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It's that time again: tax-filing season. Most employers have to send workers their W-2 wage reports by the end of January, and, with luck, banks and brokers won't be far behind with 1099 forms detailing interest and investment income. This year's season has several notable wrinkles. More

Health care reform brings new compliance requirements
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The sweeping changes brought about last year through the Patient Protection and Care Act and national health care reform have had a significant impact on a number of health care providers, particularly in terms of financial reporting and compliance. Familiarity with these new regulations is essential to the long-term fiscal health of the organization. Many of them have already taken effect, while others will do so at a later date. More

Planning matters: Plan ahead for long-term financial care
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You might be taking care of elderly parents now or looking at that possibility in the near future. According to a report from USA Today/ABCNews/Gallup Poll, 41 percent of baby boomers are helping take care of elderly parents by providing personal help or financial assistance or both. More

Brown's California plan: Cuts, taxes
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Californians must choose whether to extend temporary tax increases or face deep budget cuts, Gov. Jerry Brown said in his State of the State address. Brown spoke for less than 15 minutes, tightly focused on the state's budget shortfall. He also cited the state's low credit rating and high unemployment. "California faces a crisis that is real and unprecedented," he said. More

New York Senate passes property tax cap
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A bipartisan group of New York senators have passed a bill to restrain the state's notoriously high property taxes. The bill to cap annual increases in property taxes passed 45-17 on Jan. 31. The bill now moves on to the Assembly, where it faces a much more difficult road. More

New York to pursue corporate tax fraud with new unit
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he is creating a taxpayer-protection unit to target multi-state corporate tax fraud schemes, corrupt contractors and firms that rip off public pension funds. The unit, which also will encourage whistleblowers to expose corruption, will be empowered by the state's newly strengthened False Claims Act, which Schneiderman called "the strongest anti-fraud statute in the United States." More

States try to collect billions in unpaid online sales taxes
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Have you paid up yet? You bought all those great holiday gifts online that you thought were sales-tax-free. Then when you realized you did owe taxes on the purchases, you had to write that check to the state. Buzzkill. More

Feb. 9, 2011
Pearls of Wisdom from the 2011 USC Tax Institute - N. California Chapter Mtg.
Feb. 17, 2011
IRS Collections Study Group for Members and Non-Members
Feb. 18, 2011
South Texas Chapter Meeting
Feb. 22, 2011
Dealing with the Nuts and Bolts of the 2010 Basis Allocation Rules - Capital Area Meeting
Feb. 24, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Olmstead Update

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