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    The CPA Advocate Newsletter

    Overview The AICPA's advocacy e-newsletter, The CPA Advocate, is dedicated to keeping you informed about the AICPA's advocacy efforts on your behalf. Watch for it in your inbox.
    Published on September 24, 2014

    The CPA Advocate - Archived Articles 2011

    Overview Find 2011 archived articles from the AICPA's advocacy newsletter, The CPA Advocate.
    Published on March 19, 2014

    AICPA Supports Repeal of 3 Percent Withholding Requirement

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011.  The AICPA supported repeal of the 3 percent withholding law in a letter to House Ways and Means Committee members on Oct. 10.  The AICPA said it “strongly supports” H.R. 674.
    Published on July 18, 2013

    Hurricane Irene Extend Tax Filing Deadlines for Areas Affected by Storm

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2011.  The AICPA asked the IRS to extend tax filing deadlines for business returns where the taxpayers or tax return preparers are in areas affected by Hurricane Irene.
    Published on June 04, 2013

    AICPA Recommendation for SEC Optional Adoption of IFRS by U.S. Public Companies

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2011.  AICPA recommended to the SEC that U.S. public companies be allowed the option of adopting IFRS.
    Published on April 30, 2013

    Fight to Win Independent Standard Setting Board for Private Company Financial Reporting Will Continue

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011.  The Financial Accounting Foundation’s proposal, Plan to Establish the Private Company Standards Improvement Council, rejected one of the two major recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Standard Setting for Private Companies.
    Published on March 02, 2012

    AICPA Supports IRS Tax Return Preparer Program at Congressional Hearing

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2011.  AICPA supports the IRS’s program, as it is currently structured, to regulate tax return preparers, Patricia Thompson, chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee, testified at July 28 Congressional hearing.
    Published on January 13, 2012

    AICPA & NASBA Boards Approve UAA Changes Governing Firm Names

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011. The revisions provide guidance to firms and state boards of accountancy on what firm names are and are not misleading; network names are allowed in certain circumstances.
    Published on October 13, 2011

    XBRL Gains Interest in New Legislative Proposals

    Newsletter The AICPA has long supported the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language, or interactive data, in financial reporting.  Several bills introduced recently in Congress are encouraging use of XBRL by federal agencies and recipients of federal funds.
    Published on October 13, 2011

    D.C. CPA Mobility Bill Advances

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011.  The D.C. Council’s approval of mobility legislation on Sept. 20, 2011 means CPAs with valid licenses in other states could be granted practice privileges in D.C. in 2012.
    Published on October 13, 2011

    AICPA Continues Push to Reduce Amount of Data Small Businesses Must Turn Over to IRS during an Examination

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011.  The AICPA hosted a meeting with senior IRS officials and accounting software developers to find ways to minimize the amount of data small businesses must send to the IRS during an exam as part of its accounting software file.
    Published on October 13, 2011

    Professions Advocacy Scores President Signs Law Protecting Taxpayers

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011.  For more than five years, the AICPA and state CPA societies fought to end the patenting of tax strategies. On Sept. 16, when President Barack Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act into law, they won their battle.
    Published on October 13, 2011

    Fingerprinting too Costly and Burdensome Should Not be Only Option for Background Checks of Supervised Employees, AICPA ...

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011.  The IRS should allow CPA firms to use consumer reporting agencies to screen “supervised employees” instead of using just a fingerprint test, as proposed by the IRS.
    Published on October 13, 2011

    AICPA Member Survey Leads to Retention of High-Low Method

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011.  The IRS reversed its decision to eliminate a certain method used for substantiating lodging, meal and incidental expenses after the AICPA provided results of a member survey that showed the method was still in favor.
    Published on October 12, 2011

    AICPA Supports New Law with Groundbreaking XBRL Reporting Requirement

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011.  For the first time, a law signed Sept. 30 will require states to report to a federal agency how they spend federal dollars using nonproprietary standards such as XBRL.
    Published on October 12, 2011

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