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April 8 is the deadline to reserve your cabin at AAA-CPA group rate for the annual meeting
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By now you will have received the 2011 Annual Meeting brochure with full details of our Annual Meeting. We hope you will plan to cruise with us for the 48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference in June. Education sessions will include: Federal Tax Update; Showdown: S Corporation vs. LLC; Tax Issues in Investment Decision; 2011-2012 (and Beyond) Estate Planning Odyssey; Treatment of Tax Liabilities and Liens in Bankruptcy and Ethics for Attorney-CPAs! Make sure to click here to see all details of the Annual Meeting and book today. Cabins are selling out quickly! Don't miss out on our group savings of over $300+ per/cabin from regular rates. Cabins must be booked by April 8. After this date cabins will only be available on a space available basis at the regular rate which again is more than our group block currently! There is no extending of this deadline! Members and Non-Members we encourage you to join us! Questions? Email More

Tax season getaway: Make plans to attend the NE Regional Education Conference April 29-May 1
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The AAA-CPA invites you to attend the 2011 Northeastern Regional Education Conference, April 29-May 1, at Dolce Seaview Resort, Galloway, N.J. We encourage both members and non-members to attend. Speakers and topics include:

  • Steve Lippman, Bernstein Wealth Management Group, Making Two Years Last a Lifetime: Opportunities Created by the New Tax Law
  • Daniel Miller, Esq., Berger & Montague, P.C., Whistleblowing: A Rising Tide
  • E. Martin Davidoff, Esq., CPA, E. Martin Davidoff & Associates; Navigating the IRS
  • Michael Feinberg, Esq., Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP; Advanced Estate Planning Techniques
  • Bill Smead, ACE, sigJ Services, LLC; Computer Forensics: Connecting the Dots in Digital Investigations
The Seaview Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend retreat! The Seaview offers guests an idyllic resort vacation, world class golf and a luxurious Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa experience! Don't miss out on the many networking opportunities or education sessions. We also encourage you to bring your families and guests and enjoy all that the Seaview and the surrounding area has to offer! Click here to register.

Affinity Program Spotlight: Conference Plus
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ConferencePlus, an AAA-CPA Affinity Partner is offereing two NEW promotions for new customers that come over to ConferencePlus, we will provide the first 45 days of 24x7 usage free! This is a great incentive to bring on new business and revisit opportunities from the past!

For customers that are new to operator assisted conferences we have a promotion offering 25 percent off their first operator assisted call. This is a great promotion for targeting customers who do not currently utilize our services for their Investor Relations and high profile events.

These promotions only run until June 30, so please call us for additional details. Our services include:
  • Operator Assisted Services are used for Investor Relations calls, Town Hall calls, Employee Communication calls, Merger/Acquisition Announcements, New Product Launches and much more.
  • When you add one of our web conferencing services to your Operator Assisted audio call it allows for the sharing of presentations, documents, desktop and other collaboration tools.
  • You can receive a 25 percent discount off your first Operator Assisted call from now until June 30.
When calling for more information please use the following codes to reference: FREE45 -- 45 Days of Free Conferencing AND/OR 25OFF -- 25 percent off first attended call. For more details please call (847) 413-2943 or toll free (888) 734-6464.

Tax time comes with a complicated calendar
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Each year in the District, a few things are sure to happen on Tax Day. Local residents will scramble to finish their returns, long lines will form at post offices, and a variety of groups will use the occasion to stage protests and rallies decrying the government's annual bite out of every American's financial apple. This year, the last-minute filings will happen like clockwork but the rallies won't. At least they won't all happen on the same day. More

Tax audits: 78 percent are done by mail, not in person
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You're now almost four times as likely to conduct your tax audit by mail, as you are to sit down with the tax man. Of the more than 1.6 million Americans who were slapped with audits last year, 78 percent dealt with correspondence audits, while only 22 percent were asked to come in for an in-person examination. More

Tax havens and treasure hunts
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Our budget deficit would be smaller -- and pressure to cut social programs lower -- if corporate tax revenues had not declined over time relative to gross domestic product and relative to individual income tax revenues. More

Supreme Court upholds tax break for Arizona religious schools
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The Supreme Court's conservative majority opened the door for new state support for religious schools, ruling that special tax credits that pay for children to go to church schools cannot be challenged on constitutional grounds. More

House bill introduced to give businesses tools helpful to US economy
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House Ways and Means Committee members Dave Reichert, R-Wash., Ron Kind, D-Wis., Charles Boustany, R-La., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Erik Paulse, R-Minn., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., introduced legislation designed to spur more employee-ownership in private industry. On the heels of data showing that employee stock ownership plans, or "ESOPs," have been remarkably effective in helping private companies grow and expand jobs and enabling employee-owners to amass retirement savings, the bipartisan group of Ways & Means Committee members put forth a measure to allow more S corporation business owners to transfer ownership to their employees and help more companies get information about how to become an ESOP-owned S corporation. More

Experts at AARP hearing say questions raise bigger implications about tax code
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Two panel experts were called by the health and oversight subcommittees of the House Ways & Means Committee at a hearing to investigate whether, based on its earnings, structure and business practices, AARP deserves to retain its nonprofit 503(c)4 tax-exempt status. More

Estate planning for 2
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The estate tax overhaul enacted by Congress last December allows each of us to transfer up to $5 million during life or at death to our children or other heirs, tax-free. That's up from a $2 million estate tax exclusion as recently as 2008, and means that few families will end up paying the 35 percent federal estate tax. More

Lawyers key to estate planning
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For anyone, good estate, will and trust planning is key to ensuring their wishes are carried out. Laurie H. Edwards, an attorney at Prehoda, Leonard and Edwards, has long practiced such planning in Laramie, Wyo., and said lawyers are critical in ensuring one's personal wishes for the future. "Each family and personal situation is different and deserves individual planning. For these reasons, also, 'standard' forms or online documents are rarely a good idea," she said. More

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Members Only Study Group: Medicaid Part II: Stuff you Thought You Never Needed to Know
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Leib Preis State Tax Seminar Meeting
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33rd Annual Tax Section Meeting
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Northeastern Regional Education Conference
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Litigation, Claims and Assessment Issues for Accountants and Lawyers’ Letters
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"The Best Laid Plans...": Estate Planning & Divorce - Missouri Chapter Meeting
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Members Only Study Group Captive Life Insurance
May 10, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Winning Through Collaboration
May 11, 2011
Client Relationship Ethics for Tax Practitioners - Northern California Meeting
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Tips on How to Avoid a Grievance - North Texas Chapter Meeting
May 19, 2011
FICPA State Tax Conference
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South Texas Chapter Meeting
June 2, 2011
South Jersey Working Together Conference
June 7, 2011
Missouri Chapter Meeting
June 17, 2011
South Texas Chapter Meeting
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Members Only Study Group: Quarterly Update on S Corporations
June 25-30, 2011
48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference
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Members Only Study Group: Conversions
Aug. 25, 2011
Members Only Study Group: What Really is Asset Protection?
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Members Only Study Group: Quarterly Update on S Corporations
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Members Only Study Group: Basic vs Advanced Planning in Elder Law

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