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    GAO Study of Financial Planning

    Federal Law Dodd-Frank required the GAO to conduct a study on the effectiveness of existing regulation of financial planners, including tax advisors. The AICPA met with the GAO during the study to present the profession’s point of view. AICPA strongly opposed any new regulatory structure affecting...
    Published on April 03, 2013

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Article This article outlines the AICPA's involvement with the development of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The AICPA was successful in winning recognition by House and Senate lawmakers of the vital role CPAs play in advising Americans on their financial decisions, thus...
    Published on April 03, 2013

    Estate Tax Provisions in the Presidents Fiscal 2013 Budget Proposals

    Overview This page includes a discussion on the President's fiscal 2013 budget tax proposals regarding estate taxes, including the proposal on intentionally defective grantor trusts.
    Published on April 03, 2013

    AICPA Urges Immediate Congressional Action on Tax Extenders

    Newsletter ...provisions that expired at the end of 2013 and the six tax provisions that expire at the end of 2014 is necessary in order to avoid further distortions in financial reporting, prevent unnecessary delays in the
    Published on September 25, 2014

    AICPA Comments on DOL Participant Directed Accounts

    Comment Letter These AICPA addresses the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary requirements for disclosure in participant-directed individual account plans.
    Published on September 05, 2008

    Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues

    Federal Law This page highlights the advocacy issues in which the Congressional & Political Affairs Team is advocating on behalf of the profession, and also those issues that the team has recently followed.
    Published on October 28, 2014

    AICPA Comments to Financial Accounting Standards Board on Possible Concerns With FASB 109 and Foreign Sales Corporation/...

    Comment Letter Submitted to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, AICPA submits comments concerning the accounting treatment of the 2004 proposed extraterritorial income regime (ETI) replacement legislation
    Published on June 21, 2005

    AICPA Supports GASB Action to Improve Pension Accounting Standards

    Newsletter The AICPA Advocate: August, 2012. The AICPA endorsed the GASB's June 25 vote to improve existing standards for pension accounting and financial reporting for state and local employers, as well as governmental pension plans. The GASB released the new standards on Aug. 2, which will be effective in 2013 and
    Published on August 15, 2012

    Financial Regulatory Reform

    Article Responding to the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Congress debated comprehensive financial regulatory legislation that would address systemic risks, provide U.S. regulators with new resolution authorities and create a new consumer financial protection bureau. Listed...
    Published on February 04, 2013

    AICPA Expert Panel Discusses Pension Standards Implementation with GASB

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate:  September, 2013.  AICPA's State and Local Government Expert Panel flagged accounting and auditing issues it thinks will arise as two new GASB pension standards are implemented.
    Published on September 05, 2013

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