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Final chance to join the AAA-CPA in Seattle at the Annual Meeting and Education Conference
If you can't attend the half-day or full-day event and are interested in just one course, the AAA-CPA can accommodate you. Email the AAA-CPA at Can't come in person but want to purchase the sessions through the new online portal? Don't delay and act now to get discounted rates. Contact for more information.

Earning in AchieveLinks is great — Enjoying the rewards is even better
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The AAA-CPA recently unveiled an exciting new member program called AchieveLinks. Through your participation in the program, you can earn Links℠ loyalty points on purchases you make every day for home, work and personal needs. Redeem your links for almost anything you can dream of, such as amazing experiences, cool merchandise, airfare, hotels, rental cars, charitable donations and even opportunities to improve your business. For more information or to sign up today, visit or call 877-542-4442 to speak with an AchieveLinks representative.

There are only three weeks until the conference in Seattle. Sign up between now and June 30, and you will be automatically enrolled into a drawing that will be held at the conference.

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Sign up with and receive a four-week free trial along with a $100 offer which includes a digital scale and $45 in postage. Visit and use promo code C-6SVF-SDM. Eliminate trips to the post office and save with today.

New AAA-CPA member benefit
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For a limited time, AAA-CPA members can take advantage of a 40 percent savings on 8x8 Virtual Office Pro. The cloud-based VoIP business phone system offers enterprise-class features such as auto attendants, music on hold, conference bridge, ring groups and more, plus unlimited local and long-distance calling at a fixed, low monthly fee. For assistance, please call Kevin Ladewig, the AAA-CPA representative, directly on 1-866-794-8223.

Native Americans: IRS may tax tribal members social, cultural benefits, per capita payments
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John Yellowbird Steele, chief of the Ogalala Sioux Tribe, said the Internal Revenue Service is failing to recognize tribal sovereignty by trying to tax government-funded assistance such as housing, school clothes and burial aid that tribes give their members. Speaking to a Senate panel, Steele invoked the treaties between the U.S. and his South Dakota tribe as he criticized the IRS for what seems to be a stepped-up effort to tax tribal assistance. More

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Congress members agree to fix tricky tax code
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Amid all the unbridled partisanship and naysaying about Washington, D.C., gridlock, a glimmer of consensus has begun to develop in Congress around the herculean task of fixing the nation's tax code. House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, has said rewriting the tax code is a top priority; both President Barack Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney say it needs to be done, and Sen. Max Baucus, the top Democratic tax-law writer in Congress, said that it's time to clear out some of the thousands of tax breaks that have infiltrated the code since it was last overhauled in 1986. More

IRS tax return preparer office arrives on LinkedIn
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The Internal Revenue Service's Return Preparer Office is extending its social media presence to LinkedIn. The IRS RPO has set up a LinkedIn page at Tax preparers can connect with the office there to keep up-to-date on the latest changes in the profession. More

Senate panel boosts spending on IRS, Pell Grants
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A Senate panel divided along party lines to approve legislation funding President Barack Obama's health care and financial services overhaul laws and boosting spending on the IRS and Pell Grants for low-income college students. The twin Appropriations Committee votes, 16-14, came on two spending bills for the budget year beginning Oct. 1, but there's virtually no chance the measures — or any of the 12 annual agency spending bills — become law by then. They now go to the full Senate for consideration. Republicans uniformly opposed the measures, chiefly over money for health care and new Wall Street rules. More

SEC quizzed Facebook on mobile trends before IPO
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The Securities and Exchange Commission quizzed Facebook Inc. on the impact of growth in mobile users in the months leading up to the social network's initial public offering, letters released by the regulator show. "Assuming that the trend towards mobile continues and your mobile monetization efforts are unsuccessful, ensure that your disclosure fully addresses the potential consequences to your revenue and financial results rather than just stating that they 'may be negatively affected,'" the SEC wrote in a Feb. 28 letter to Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman. More

Widespread Amazon and Internet taxes coming soon
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Amazon taxes are not new taxes. They merely address who is responsible for collecting tax that's always been due on tangible personal property sales. Most states — 45 — have sales tax. If you buy online and have items shipped into one of those states, you are liable for use tax, the mirror image of sales tax. More

June 20
The Art of Tax and Valuation in the World of Art, Collections and Other Tangible Assets

June 21
The JOBS Act — Its Implications for the Capital Markets and Private Capital

June 22
Annual Income Tax Seminar — Golden Gate University, San Francisco
Annual Income Tax Seminar — University of San Diego, San Diego
Annual Income Tax Seminar — Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, Calif.

June 26
Boca Tax Learn at Lunch

June 30
Annual Meeting and Education Conference

Sept. 20
Members Only Study Group: Financial Elder Abuse: Stockbrokers and Securities/Annuities Salesmen


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