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    The CPA Advocate - Archived Articles 2013

    Article Archived articles from The CPA Advocate for 2013.
    Published on October 07, 2014

    Mobile Workforce Bill Supported by AICPA Introduced in Senate

    Article The bipartisan measure would simplify and standardize collection of state income taxes for employees who temporarily work across state lines.
    Published on November 26, 2013

    House and Senate Bills to Curb Patent Trolls Include AICPA Recommendations

    Article The House Judiciary Committee on November 20 voted to send H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, to the full House.  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, introduced comparable legislation, S. 1720, the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, in the Senate on November 18.  These bills would help curtail abusive
    Published on November 26, 2013

    Confusion Still Reigns in DOMAs Wake, AICPA Tells IRS

    Article The AICPA identified nearly 20 areas in which the IRS should provide additional guidance as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
    Published on November 26, 2013

    AICPA Chairman Speaks at NASBA Annual Meeting

    Article AICPA Chairman Bill Balhoff, CPA, CGMA, CFF told attendees that working together and with others NASBA and the AICPA have helped advance the accounting profession while protecting the public interest.
    Published on November 26, 2013

    AICPA Urges IRS to Announce Shutdown Contingency Plan

    Article The AICPA has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of the Treasury to announce the IRS contingency plan that would be in effect in the event of a mid-January shutdown of the federal government.
    Published on November 26, 2013

    AICPA Supports GASB Preliminary Views on Fair Value Measurement

    Article In its comment letter to GASB and in testimony before the Board, the AICPA expressed concerns with the proposed definition of an investment both in terms of its clarity and intended scope and recommended that the Board reexamine the proposed definition.
    Published on November 26, 2013

    AICPA Supports Data Transparency as DATA Act Makes Progress in House and Senate

    Article The AICPA continues to support data transparency of federal spending as House of Representatives unanimously passes DATA Act and Senate panel also unanimously reports bill.
    Published on November 26, 2013

    AICPA Provides Feedback to GASB on Measurement Proposal

    Article The AICPA’s State and Local Government Expert Panel said overall it supported concepts in the exposure draft, but reiterated concerns regarding GASB’s related conceptual project on recognition of elements of financial statements.
    Published on November 26, 2013

    AICPA Continues Push to Retain Cash Basis Method of Accounting by Business Owners

    Article Many House members, including several members of the Congressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants, are lending their support to the AICPA’s effort to turn back a proposal that would limit the use of the cash basis method of accounting.
    Published on November 26, 2013

    SEC Adopts Rule Exempting CPA Services from Municipal Adviser Registration

    Article The CPA Advocate: October, 2013.  Many CPA services are excluded from the activities that would require registration as a municipal adviser under new rules approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
    Published on October 17, 2013

    FinREC Comment Letter Provides Recommendations to SEC Regarding Money Market Fund Financial Reporting Matters

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2013.  The AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) has provided a number of recommendations relating to certain financial reporting matters affecting money market funds in response to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rule, Money Market Fund Reform; Amendments to Form PF.
    Published on October 17, 2013

    AICPA to Congress Provide IRS with Sufficient Funding

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2013.  The AICPA warned Congressional lawmakers that a decrease in funding could result in, among other things, longer wait times for taxpayers and tax preparers calling the IRS and excessive delays in receiving written replies from the IRS.
    Published on October 17, 2013

    AICPA Urges Congress to Prevent Labor Department from Expanding the Definition of a Fiduciary

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2013.  A new page on the AICPA's website encourages CPAs to write their members of Congress and includes a video that explains the issue.
    Published on October 17, 2013

    U.S. Governments Financial Statements Important Tool in Understanding Federal Fiscal Picture, Former AICPA Board Chair R...

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2013.  Greg Anton, CPA, CGMA, AICPA chairman of the board (2011-2012), briefed members of the Congressional United Solutions Caucus about the importance of reviewing the U.S. government’s financial statements as part of a comprehensive look at federal fiscal matters.
    Published on October 17, 2013

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