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The AAA-CPA is pleased to announce the following elected chapter leaders:
Georgia: Douglas J. McAlpine
Illinois: Thomas Finnegan
Missouri: Kevin P. Summers
New England: Morris N. Robinson
North Texas: Jason B. Freeman
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Join AAA-CPA members as they explore the charm of Savannah, Georgia, on Sunday, Nov. 15! A short two-hour ride will take you to a city of rare natural beauty. You'll be surrounded by exquisite fountains, statues and live oaks draped with Spanish moss.
We will start our day with a tour bus pickup at our hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, and travel to Savannah. A box lunch will be provided on the bus. Then we will enjoy a historic guided tour of the city including Forsyth Park, Cathedral of St. John, Washington Square, City Hall and much more. After the tour, we will have some free time for shopping on River Street. Then, the group will be transported to Paula Deen's first restaurant, Lady and Sons, for a Southern-inspired buffet. Then we will return to Charleston after a great trip to Savannah.
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For the month of October, purchase the following titles at 40 percent off:
"CCH Federal Tax Perspectives ACA Large Employer Compliance and Reporting," 2015
Regular price: $49.95
In October: $29.97
"U.S. Master Depreciation Guide," 2016
Regular price: $119
In October: $71.40
"Multistate Corporate Tax Guide — Mid-Year Edition," 2015
Regular price: $340
In October: $204
"U.S. Master Sales and Use Tax Guide," 2015
Regular price: $146
In October: $87.60
Click here to purchase the books at the discounted rate.
By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA, via AICPA Tax Insider
Tax reform is a long-standing topic for lawmakers and the many taxpayers, practitioners and organizations who share similar ideas and concerns about our troubled tax system. For the past few years, the emphasis has been on lowering tax rates and broadening the base for revenue-neutral, comprehensive tax reform. Simplification and moving to some type of territorial system are also often part of the general plan.
The New York Times
Art investors are nearly always advised not to invest in art at all, but to collect it. Buy what you like, the conventional wisdom goes, not what you expect to increase in value. But collectors still must contemplate financial matters, especially related to inheritance, advisers say.
The Heritage Foundation
Achieving the proper tax treatment of interest is critical to any effort in reforming the tax code. Specifically, it is important to keep tax policy regarding interest — and all tax policy — neutral. Neutrality holds that tax policy should not influence the economic decisions of individuals or businesses in either a positive or negative way.
The Associated Press via The Washington Times
Kansas collected $31 million less in taxes than anticipated recently, prompting one of Gov. Sam Brownback's most vocal legislative critics to predict that the Republican will be forced into another round of budget cuts.
The state Department of Revenue reported that the state took in $534 million in taxes, when its official fiscal forecast projected $565 million. The shortfall was about 5.5 percent.
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Each year for four years, a taxpayer and his spouse made outright gifts to their two grandchildren. The child of the taxpayer and his spouse, who was the parent of the two grandchildren, had died before any such gifts were made.
It's that time in the election cycle when candidates start trotting out their plans to fix the tax code. Most everybody would agree U.S. tax laws are complicated, and the handful of candidate plans' released so far promise to streamline and minimize taxes, but are otherwise light on details.
While CPAs may view themselves as innocent victims in a malpractice lawsuit, juries do not. They typically side with plaintiffs in suits brought against accountants.
And being a defendant is never a pleasant experience where your money and reputation are at stake.
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