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    Edge Newsletter - Vol. 5 Issue 3 

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    Legislative and Regulatory News

    Overview The AICPA PFP Division works with the AICPA Congressional Affairs Team to ensure that issues impacting CPA financial planners are monitored and acted upon as needed.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    NAPFA Special Announcement

    Article A special announcement from the AICPA PFP Division regarding the NAPFA decision to exclusively support one credential.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Individual

    Article The Individual and Self Employed Tax technical resource panel (TRP) identifies issues and develops policy by: Monitoring legislative and regulatory activity on individual taxation issues. Suggesting legislative an
    Published on April 15, 2014

    CPA Comfort Letter to Lenders and Third Party Verifications

    Overview Many CPAs today are faced with a unique challenge of providing a loan broker or lender with a “comfort” letter on behalf of a client. There have been many questions raised over the last few months and PCPS would like to point you to guidance that will help in these situations.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Bob Veres Media Reviews

    Newsletter Bob Veres Media Reviews service summarizes the contents of three or four professional magazines each month, with direct links so you can go straight to the articles that interest you.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Foreign Housing Expense Limitations Issued for 2014

    News On Monday, the IRS provided its annual list of inflation-adjusted limitations on foreign housing expenses for 2014.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Tax Area Homepage

    Overview Tax: The AICPA provides tax practice tools to help members elevate their practices and maintain the highest ethical standards. The AICPA also advocates sound tax policy and effective tax administration.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    GAQC Alerts (Members Only)

    Newsletter A benefit of joining the Governmental Audit Quality Center, GAQC Alerts contain critical and time sensitive information about governmental audit developments.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Tax Court Petition Suspends Limitation Period

    Article The Eleventh Circuit held that the filing of a Tax Court petition “was a proceeding in respect of the deficiency” that suspended the running of the limitation period for the IRS to assess a tax deficiency even though the petition responded to a defective notice.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Supreme Court Rules in Local Tax Refund Refusal Case

    Article The Supreme Court decided only one significant state tax case in its recently ended term, a decision that is important for tax policy reasons, for taxpayers, and for state and local governments.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    No Deduction for Donating Right to Burn House

    Article The Tax Court held that taxpayers who gave a local fire department the right to burn down a house on property they had recently purchased were not entitled to a charitable deduction donation for the value of the house.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Recent Developments in Estate Planning Part I

    Article This two-part article examines developments in estate planning and compliance between June 2011 and May 2012. Part I discusses developments regarding gift tax and trusts, an outlook on estate tax reform, and annual inflation adjustments for 2012 relevant to estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax. Part II, in the
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Investors Dilemma on Purchasing Distressed Obligations

    Article This article discusses the purchaser’s perspective of an investment in distressed obligations that are secured by leases on tangible property.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Helping Associates Achieve Work/Life Balance

    Article This column outlines suggestions for helping a firm’s associates achieve a work/life balance that is appropriate for them.
    Published on April 15, 2014

    Estate Exclusion Portability Election Regs. Issued

    Article The IRS issued regulations on how to elect to use a deceased spouse’s unused exclusion from estate taxes, also known as the portability election.
    Published on April 15, 2014

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