CPE & Learning

    Washington Tax Brief 

    One of the biggest challenges facing tax practitioners is keeping up with changes in the tax law.  The AICPA Tax Advocacy Team, based in Washington, D.C., focuses a significant amount of their time on exactly that.  Our tax advocacy efforts support the public interest and our members by advocating for sound tax policy and effective tax administration.

    The Washington Tax Brief is a webcast series offered by the AICPA to help keep members informed on what is going on in Washington that may affect you, your practice, and/or your clients. AICPA staff will provide updates on major tax-related advocacy initiatives as well as answer participants' questions. This is your opportunity to voice your concerns (about potential legislation, impractical regulations, or much-needed guidance) to our tax advocacy leaders!

    Everyone is welcome to attend this valuable, free event. Note: There is no CPE credit available.

    This webcast series will update you on:

    • Current AICPA tax-related advocacy initiatives;

    • Proposed tax law changes and fundamental tax reform discussions;

    • Recent changes to IRS regulations and other guidance; and

    • Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) initiatives and priorities, such as Circular 230.

    Speakers:  AICPA staff with insights and knowledge to keep you informed and "in the know."

    Upcoming Events

    September 16 (12noon ET) Special Edition: Due Dates Legislation

    Recently enacted legislation will mean changes to certain tax return due dates starting in filing season 2017.  In response to many members’ concerns, the AICPA and numerous state societies advocated for these changes for over 10 years to provide a more logical flow of taxpayer information.  Join AICPA staff for this one-hour webcast to learn how the new due dates affect various types of returns and changes practitioners may  need to implement. They will also review how this initiative evolved. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    Program Archives

    August 5, 2015 - Special Edition Tax-Related Identity Theft
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    This special edition of the Washington Tax Brief discussed the AICPA's advocacy efforts in regard to tax-related identity theft as well as AICPA resources and guidance available to help.

    June 24, 2015

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    This briefing included updates on major tax-related advocacy initiatives as well as answer participants’ questions.

    Jan. 20, 2015

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    This briefing included updates on major tax-related advocacy initiatives.

    Oct. 29, 2014

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    This briefing included information on tax reform, preparer regulation, the Affordable Care Act, and repair regulations.

    June 18, 2014
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    This briefing included the IRS’s Voluntary Certification Program, the status of tax extenders, and some new administrative issues including Form 1099-K notices.


    Jan. 15, 2014
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    This briefing included proposed tax law changes and fundamental tax reform initiatives.  






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