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AAA-CPA takes a bite out of the Big Apple
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The AAA-CPA is currently onsite in New York City for their Fall Meeting & Education Conference taking place Nov. 3-5 at the DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel at 51st and Lexington Avenues. If you are in the New York City area, we encourage you to come to one session or all, whichever your schedule will allow. Walk-ins acceptable. Questions? Please email for more details.

AAA-CPA upcoming office closures
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Please note the AAA-CPA offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day, as well as Nov. 24-25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our offices will open the Monday following each at 8:30 a.m. EST.

New York wrestles over extending millionaires tax
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The so-called millionaires tax on New York's top wage earners is set to expire at the end of the year, even as the state struggles to balance its books. A poll released recently shows that New Yorkers favor extending the tax by more than two to one. More

A tax bracket divided over a plan to pay more
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At a wine-and-cheese reception in his office here, Terry M. Barr, president of Samson Oil and Gas, made a pitch to industry executives to donate to the Republican Party of Colorado so that they could defeat President Obama and elect more Republicans at the federal, state and local levels. After his guests left, Barr offered a surprising postscript: He agrees with a proposal by Congressional Democrats to impose a surtax on income over $1 million a year. More

IRS offshore voluntary disclosure program increased tax compliance
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The Internal Revenue Service's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiatives are generally effective at convincing thousands of taxpayers with foreign bank accounts to come forward and disclose them to avoid heavy penalties and criminal prosecution, but some improvements are needed, according to a new government report. The report, by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, noted that the IRS's 2009 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative prompted nearly 7,000 taxpayers in 2009 and over 10,000 taxpayers in 2010 with hidden offshore assets and income to disclose them to the IRS. More

Judge questions SEC settlement with Citigroup
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A federal judge is trying to determine whether the Securities and Exchange Commission is letting Citigroup off the hook too easily for allegedly misleading investors about a $1 billion investment it sold in 2007 tied to the collapsing housing market. Judge Jed S. Rakoff issued an order calling for the SEC and Citigroup to defend the settlement they recently negotiated, and he posed a series of questions. More

H&R Block to offer tax preparation services in Wal-Mart
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H&R Block announced it will provide tax preparation services in an estimated 300 Wal-Mart locations nationwide beginning in December. "We continue to build on our momentum from the 2011 tax season," said H&R Block President and CEO Bill Cobb. More

Flat-tax fever grips GOP
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Herman Cain's controversial 9-9-9 plan has triggered a battle among GOP presidential contenders over which candidate can introduce fundamental tax reforms that will spark an economic resurgence. On the campaign trail, Cain claims the mantle as the only GOP candidate who is willing to throw out the current tax code and start over. But increasingly, that no longer is the case. More

Nov. 10, 2011
PA/DE Valley Chapter Meeting
Members Only Study Group: Planning for Endowments and Foundations
Capital Area Chapter Meeting

Nov. 15, 2011
Stockbroker Misconduct- How to Recover Your Losses from a Brokers Negligence - Michigan Chapter

Nov. 16, 2011
California (Pasadena) Chapter Meeting

Nov. 17, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Marketing an Elder Law Practice

Nov. 18, 2011
Individual and Small Business Tax Update

Nov. 22, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Business Succession Breakthroughs Using ESOPs

Dec. 7, 2011
California (Pasadena) Chapter Meeting

Dec. 8, 2011
Offers in Compromise and Bankruptcy Update
PA/DE Valley Chapter Meeting
Members Only Study Group: How to Increase Efficiency in your Elder Law Practice

Dec. 13, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Making Two Years Last a Lifetime

Dec. 15, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Hot Button Tax & Legal Issues for Exempt Organizations

Jan. 10, 2012
10th Annual Northern New Jersey Working Together Conference

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