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AAA-CPA fall meeting sponsor spotlight
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Bernstein Global Wealth Management, a unit of AllianceBernstein, has focused solely on research and investment management for more than 40 years. They offer a full range of investment services in all the world's major markets, and they centralize portfolio management to ensure that all of their clients benefit from the firm's best investing ideas. By integrating investment services with sophisticated planning tools, they help the individuals, families, business owners, family trusts, foundations and other financial guardians they serve build and preserve wealth across generations. As a financial adviser and discretionary money manager, Bernstein Global Wealth Management is bound by a fiduciary responsibility to their clients. The mission of Bernstein Global Wealth Management is to help their clients limit risk and reach their goals across market cycles.

Become a professional at the AAA-CPA Fall Meeting and Education Conference
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Golf legends earned their titles by mastering their game. The AAA-CPA can help you do the same in your practice. Join us Nov. 7-11 at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and learn from the experts in your field. Earn up to 16 hours of CPE and CLE/MCLE on a 50-minute hour track and 13 CLE/MCLE on a 60-minute hour track, including four hours of accounting and auditing and two hours of ethics. Oh, and maybe play a round of golf while you are there.

Click here for details about the conference and to register today.

Visit your CCH partner page today to see the October books of the month
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Receive an additional 10 percent discount — on top of your regular 30 percent association member discount — on select titles in the month of October. This discount is only for association members.

"Practical Guide to Corporate Taxation," 2013
Regularly: $199
In October: $119.40

"1041 Express Answers," 2012
Regularly: $66
In October: $39.90

"Practical Guide to Code Section 409A"
Regularly: $199
In October: $119.40

"Tax Legislation 2012: Sunset of the 2001 & 2003 Tax Relief Acts: Law, Explanation & Analysis"
Regularly: $49.95
In October: $29.97

SEC said to scrutinize private equity on share of payout
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking to determine whether some private-equity firms are taking more profits from investments than they should under agreements with fund clients, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The SEC, pursuing a review of the industry begun after passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, is examining how buyout funds ensure that payouts follow the sequence set out in partnership documents, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter isn't public. More

Turnover at top of US IRS as tough 2013 tax season nears
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The chief of the Internal Revenue Service will step down soon and, with no successor in sight, the IRS is likely to head into a difficult 2013 tax-filing season led by an interim boss. That is not an ideal situation, said tax lawyers. But they gave generally high marks to the IRS official they expect to be named as the temporary head of the U.S. tax agency come mid-November. More

Complimentary "Thought Leader Series" Webcast

Register now for this informative one-hour webinar featuring ACTEC President, Louis A. Mezzullo, J.D., titled: “The Five Secrets to Successful Business and Estate Counseling: How to Avoid Ethical Conflicts.” This webcast is designed for those engaged in business and estate planning. Click here.

Tax penalty to hit nearly 6 million uninsured people
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Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated — will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said recently. Most would be in the middle class. The new estimate amounts to an inconvenient fact for the administration, a reminder of what critics see as broken promises. More

Republican retreat on taxes likely if Obama wins
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Senior Republicans say they will be forced to retreat on taxes if President Barack Obama wins a second term in November, clearing the biggest obstacle to a deal with Democrats to defuse a year-end budget bomb that threatens to rock the U.S. economy. Republicans have long resisted tax increases of any kind. But taxes are a major battleground in the campaign between Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, Capitol Hill veterans say, and the victor will be able to claim a mandate for his policies. More

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Economists want tax hikes, spending cuts
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A vast bulk of U.S. business economists and policymakers say the federal budget deficit should not be reduced by spending cuts alone, a recent survey indicated. Ninety-one percent said they'd prefer tax increases alone or a combination of tax increases and spending cuts as the best way of cutting the projected $1.3 trillion deficit, the National Association for Business Economics members indicated in the group's semi-annual Economic Policy Survey. More

US Senate panel: Microsoft, HP skirted taxes via offshore units
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Microsoft Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. pushed back against claims by a U.S. Senate panel that they used offshore units and loopholes to shield billions of dollars in profits from U.S. taxes. Calling tax avoidance rampant in the technology sector, the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said tech companies used intellectual property, royalties and license fees in overseas tax havens to skirt taxes. More

Sept. 27
Estate and Financial Planning for Clients Living With Chronic Illness

Sept. 28
Cash Balance Plans, The Basics & Current Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System

Oct. 3
Update on S Corporations

Oct. 11
Members Only Study Group: S Corporation Quarterly Update

Oct. 12
Federal Pleading Standards

Oct. 13
The Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

Oct. 16
Members Only Study Group: State Tax Issues in Partnership Taxation

Oct. 24
New York Chapter Networking Event with the NYU-Stern

Oct. 30
Members Only Study Group: "Disregarded" Entities — Concepts & Issues

Nov. 7
2012 AAA-CPA Fall Meeting & Education Conference

Jan. 15
AAA-CPA Luncheon in conjunction with the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning


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