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    The CPA Advocate - Archived Articles 2014

    Newsletter Find 2014 archived articles from the AICPA's advocacy newsletter, The CPA Advocate.
    Published on July 21, 2014

    AICPA and NASBA Release New UAA to Protect the Public Interest States Move to Implement Attest Language

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: June, 2014. The AICPA is strongly committed to working with state CPA societies, NASBA and state boards of accountancy to see definition of attest legislation passed as soon as possible in all U.S. states and jurisdictions that don’t have language similar to the new UAA language.
    Published on June 24, 2014

    IRSs Proposed Voluntary Program for Tax Preparers is Unlawful and Improper, Says AICPA

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: June, 2014.  The AICPA letter expressed strong concern that the IRS's proposed voluntary certification program for tax return preparers “would cause significant legal problems that may ultimately frustrate the IRS’s goals, confuse the public, and lead to litigation.”
    Published on June 24, 2014

    AICPA Recommendations Adopted in Final Nongrantor Trust and Estate Regulations

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: June, 2014.  The AICPA’s recommendations to allow full deduction of appraisal fees and about how to treat ownership costs were included when IRS wrote its final regulations governing which nongrantor trust and estate expenses are subject to the two percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions.
    Published on June 24, 2014

    Changes Needed to Passive Foreign Investment Company Shareholder Rules, AICPA Tells IRS and Treasury

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: June, 2014.  The AICPA recommended regulatory and legislative changes to ease burdensome compliance requirements for certain shareholders of passive foreign investment companies.
    Published on June 24, 2014

    AICPA Welcomes Congressional Effort to Enhance Funding and Independence of Federal Governments Accounting Standard-Sette...

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: June, 2014.  H.R. 4678, introduced by U.S. Representatives James Renacci (R-Ohio) and John Carney (D-Del), would create a sustainable funding mechanism for FASAB.
    Published on June 24, 2014

    AICPAs Tax Accomplishments Scored

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: June, 2014.  Check the scorecard to see what the AICPA is doing to simplify tax compliance for taxpayers and tax practitioners.
    Published on June 24, 2014

    Scorecard Highlights AICPAs Tax Achievements

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: January, 2014.  The 2013 Tax Advocacy Scorecard provides a snapshot of the results of the AICPA’s efforts to shape tax regulations and legislation to create a more workable tax system for practitioners and taxpayers.
    Published on June 23, 2014

    AICPA Encourages Advisory Committee to Address Overbroad Discovery Requests in Federal Civil Procedure

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: May, 2014.  The AICPA said proposed revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are a “much-needed step” because of “overbroad discovery requests and wasteful date-preservation policies.”
    Published on May 22, 2014

    AICPA Urges Approval of Mobile Workforce Bill at House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: May, 2014.  H.R. 1129 would provide relief to taxpayers and employers from inconsistent state income tax and withholding rules that impact everyone who travels for work.
    Published on May 22, 2014

    What do CPAs Want for Tangible Property Rules Survey Results are In

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: May, 2014.  The AICPA asked members to take a brief survey regarding the safe harbor rules for deducting or capitalizing expenditures on tangible property.  The overwhelming majority agree that a higher de minimis threshold is needed.
    Published on May 22, 2014

    U.S. Virgin Islands Approves Individual CPA Mobility

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: May, 2014.  The action by the U.S. Virgin Islands brings to 51 the number of jurisdictions and states that have approved individual CPA mobility.
    Published on May 22, 2014

    AICPA Voices Deep Concerns about Voluntary Program Proposed by IRS to Regulate Tax Return Preparers

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: May, 2014.  In its May 21, 2014 letter to IRS Commissioner Koskinen, the AICPA emphasized that a voluntary system to regulate tax reture preparers would create marketplace confusion and would not address problems with unethical and fraudulent tax return preparers.
    Published on May 22, 2014

    AICPA Urges Ways and Means Chairman to Drop Accrual Accounting Provision

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: May, 2014.  In a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee, the AICPA maintains the loss of the cash method of accounting would penalize individuals who form partnerships.
    Published on May 22, 2014

    DATA Act Signed Into Law

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: May, 2014.  The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) will bring greater transparency to federal spending.
    Published on May 22, 2014

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