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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.

Members now eligible for new health care help benefit
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Do you have a medical bill issue that you are struggling to resolve? Do you have a loved one that needs special care? Have you been diagnosed with a health condition and need to find a specialist? At some point in our lives, we will all need to navigate our complex health care system. Therefore, American Association of Attorney Certified Public Accountant is pleased to announce a new health care help service being offered to our members at a special rate.

Overview of the IRS 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative and Circular 230 Warning to tax return preparers
Attorney Morris N. Robinson, CPA, LL.M.; Matthew A. Morris, Esq., LL.M.; and Timothy R. Weeks, Esq., LL.M.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
M. Robinson & Co., P.C., a tax firm in Boston has recently published essential information for CPAs and attorneys to be aware of in regards to the Second IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program. More

5 ways for retirees to save on future taxes
The Associated Press via MSNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lowering your tax bill can make all the difference in retirement. Taking maximum advantage of tax breaks and other strategies will make savings last longer, which is critical for those living on a fixed income. That means tax planning can't end with the annual filing deadline, however. More

Sales tax proposal for Nebraska cities debated
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Nebraska cities could raise their sales tax rates as high as 2 percent with voter approval to pay for swimming pools, property tax reductions or other local projects under a measure debated. Sen. Brad Ashford said his bill would help cities compensate for this year's cutbacks in state aid and reduce their dependence on other taxes. More

Hawaii weighs big tax hike despite opposition
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A crowd of residents and businesses opposed to raising Hawaii's largest tax told senators it would damage the economy and increase the islands' already high cost of living. The Senate Ways and Means Committee scheduled a vote on hiking the state's general excise tax after hearing three hours of testimony during a public hearing in the Capitol auditorium. More

The Internet tax mirage
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Gov. Pat Quinn recently added to his reputation as America's most taxing politician by signing a law applying the state's 6.25 percent sales tax to Internet purchases made in Illinois. Within hours, Amazon, the online book and merchandise seller, announced it would discontinue using any of its 9,000 Illinois small business affiliates to avoid having to collect the tax. [Subscription required.] More

Liza Horvath: Exploring special needs trusts
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For families that have children with physical or mental disabilities, planning for estate distribution can be uniquely challenging. Most parents will leave assets to their children outright or in trust for a period of time. But, leaving an inheritance outright to a disabled child can disqualify the child from receiving government benefits. More

Portability: A few caveats
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The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Jobs Creation Act of 2010 includes a portability provision which permits surviving spouses to elect to use the unused portion of the estate tax applicable exclusion amount of their predeceased spouses. This provides the surviving spouse with a larger exclusion amount and allows married couples to transfer a collective $10 million estate. What's the catch? More

The big estate planning question of 2011
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In late 2010, Congress reunified the estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping tax, giving them all top rates of 35 percent with $5 million lifetime individual exemptions. In addition, the estate and gift tax exemptions are now portable between married couples. 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
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Members Only Study Group: Winning Through Collaboration
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Client Relationship Ethics for Tax Practitioners - Northern California Meeting
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Tips on How to Avoid a Grievance - North Texas Chapter Meeting
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FICPA State Tax Conference
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South Texas Chapter Meeting
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South Jersey Working Together Conference
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Missouri Chapter Meeting
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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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