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AAA-CPA Beth Tucker and Nina Olson of the Internal Revenue Service Keynote Presenters at Fall Meeting & Education Conference
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Join us Nov. 2-6, 2011, in New York City for the 2011 Fall Meeting & Education Conference. Here the latest from high ranking officials at the Internal Revenue Service:

Beth Tucker, Deputy Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

Deputy Commissioner Tucker will discuss how the IRS is strengthening its partnership with tax professionals to respond to today's challenges. She will touch on several of the new initiatives the IRS is facing as well as the challenges, including workforce issues and enhanced technology. She will share how the IRS is helping taxpayers meet their responsibilities during economic hardship, and the continuing need to promote fairness in the tax system by employing enforcement tools when appropriate.

Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service

In her 2010 Annual Report to Congress, the National Taxpayer Advocate identified three major challenges for the IRS over the next 10 years: the overwhelming complexity of the Internal Revenue Code, the delivery of social and economic program delivery into an IRS revenue collection structure and the movement toward greater automation at the expense of personal interaction with taxpayers.

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Become involved! Join a committee today!
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One of the most effective ways to take advantage of your AAA-CPA membership is by volunteering to serve on a committee. Serving on a committee helps connect you with the association and its members, gives you a stronger voice in the decision making process and enables you to contribute your expertise and talents in shaping policies that will affect the association. Committee work requires only a minimal time commitment as most meetings are conducted via conference call or email. Click here to join a committee today. Thank you for your service! More

Spouse/guest Google group listserv
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The AAA-CPA has an active spouse/guest google group listserv and we invite you to share this information with your significant other! If they would like to be added to the listserv, please have them send an email to with 'ADD to Spouse/Guest Listserv' in the subject line. This listserv is separate from our Atty-CPA one and includes information on upcoming meetings and events from the national office.

5 taxes that didn't exist 40 years ago
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Coined by an unknown author, "Born free, taxed to death" is a saying many of us have heard, but we could add "taxed after death" as well - at least our families might be. Americans have incurred so many taxes over the last 100 years, even the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) has a difficult time listing them all. Because of these taxes, it is now taking longer and longer for Americans to begin working just for themselves. More

IRS criminal investigations on rise
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As the IRS offshore bank account amnesty program called OVDI comes to a close, some taxpayers who still have undisclosed foreign bank accounts or other tax secrets may be hoping to remain undetected. But in this increasingly transparent modern world, you may wonder if flying beneath the radar is possible. The IRS is a vast and imposing agency, and part of it is criminal not civil. More

JPMorgan seeks profit pampering rich branch clients
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Banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co., a relative lightweight in retail wealth management, sees untapped riches residing in its own bank branches. The New York banking giant is expanding a wealth management business that will target Chase banking customers with between $500,000 and $5 million in assets. The program, Chase Private Client, has opened 71 of what is expected to be 250 offices by December and roughly 1,000 offices in 2013. More

Obama turns to old playbook to grow jobs with tax cuts, spending
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President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan will sound familiar to anyone who has followed the government's struggles to boost the economy through tax cuts and spending on roads, jobless benefits and education. His call for payroll-tax breaks, extending unemployment assistance, increasing infrastructure spending and aiding cash-strapped state governments' amounts to extending, tweaking or reviving policies lawmakers have already tried in the years-long effort to reduce unemployment. More

SEC asks court to force a release of papers from China
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a federal court to force a Chinese affiliate of Deloitte, the accounting giant, to produce documents related to an investigation into one of its former auditing clients, Longtop Financial Technologies. The affiliate, Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu, which is based in Shanghai, has not provided any documents to the commission, which issued subpoenas to the firm on May 27, the agency said in a statement. As a result, the S.E.C. said it has been unable to access critical information in its investigation into possible fraud at Longtop. More

Senators introduce bill to promote S-ESOPs
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A bipartisan trio of senators has introduced legislation that would foster the growth of S corporations owned by Employee Stock Ownership Plans, or S-ESOPs. The bill, sponsored by Senators Ben Cardin, D-Md., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, is known as the Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act of 2011, or S. 1512. Similar legislation in the House was introduced earlier this year and so far has been endorsed by 18 Republicans and 18 Democrats. More

Amazon agrees to collect state tax in California
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Amazon and California have reached a deal on sales taxes. The online retailing giant, which doesn't collect sales taxes in the state, has agreed to start collecting them a year from now. Amazon has long enjoyed a huge advantage by not collecting the tax - like brick-and-mortar stores do. Consumers pay that much less for the same goods. More

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