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Don't miss a dynamic program in a charming city
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Join us April 27-29 in Annapolis, Md., for an exciting weekend with fellow AAA-CPA members and guests. While staying in beautifully restored Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland Inn, you can earn up to eight hours of CPE and CLE/MCLE on a 50-minute hour track and six and a half hours of CLE/MCLE on a 60-minute hour track on subjects ranging from ethics of estate planning to hot topics in multistate taxation. Click here for the full session descriptions and registration details.

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Suit challenges federal licensing of tax preparers
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After three decades as a part-time tax preparer, 80-year-old Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wis., is concerned that new IRS regulations may prevent him from hanging out his shingle. Kilian is one of three plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit by a libertarian legal center that challenges new licensure requirements for hundreds of thousands of tax preparers across the nation. More

IRS offers penalty relief for the unemployed
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The Internal Revenue Service announced a major expansion of its Fresh Start initiative to help struggling taxpayers by taking steps to provide new penalty relief to the unemployed and by making installment agreements available to more people. Under the new provisions, part of a broader effort started at the IRS in 2008, certain taxpayers who have been unemployed for 30 days or longer will be able to avoid failure-to-pay penalties. More

Pressure on SEC to implement rule disclosing CEO to average worker pay
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Danny Stauffer of Milwaukee has been working as a baker at Walmart for almost five years. His salary is $9.40 an hour, up from a starting wage of $7.11. Stauffer has tried to work full-time at the company but hasn't had success. "I actually like the work I do," he said. "The people I work with, the work itself — they're all great. It just doesn't pay the bills." More

Insight: Big 4 auditors spend more than ever on US lobbying
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The world's largest accounting and auditing firms, known as the Big Four, have been pumping more money than ever before into U.S. lobbying and political campaigns as they confront new challenges from their regulator and Congress. Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers last year spent a combined $9.4 million on in-house and outside lobbyists, according to a Reuters analysis of congressional disclosure reports. More

Senate bill would revoke passports of tax delinquents
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The Senate has unanimously approved a provision to a highway transportation bill that would revoke the passports of people with seriously delinquent tax debts. The amendment would allow the U.S. Department of State to deny, revoke or limit a passport for any individual whom the Internal Revenue Service has certified as having a "seriously delinquent tax debt" in excess of $50,000. More

Property tax collections to start downward trend
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More than five years after real estate prices began to tumble, Americans are finally starting to get property tax breaks on their devalued homes, a USA Today analysis finds. Cities, counties and school districts today collect 20 percent more in property taxes than they did in 2006, when home values were one-third higher than now, but the tax tide is slowly starting to recede. More

March 16
South Texas Chapter Meeting

March 20
Members Only Study Group: International Estate Planning and Reporting

April 12
Legal and Accounting Issues in Private Fund Advisor Examinations

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

April 26
Members Only Study Group: Coordinating and Comparing Veteran's and Medicaid Benefits

April 27
Northeastern Regional Education Conference

May 4
Estate and Financial Planning for Clients Living with Chronic Illness

May 8
Missouri Chapter Meeting

May 11
Florida Meet and Greet Social

May 18
Preserving the $5,120,000 Exemption and Other Estate Planning Ideas — South Texas Chapter

May 25
Annual Wealth Protection 2012: Creating Wealth Certainty in an Uncertain World
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