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    AICPAs Tenacity Wins Clarity for Tax Preparers and Simpler Filing Rules for Taxpayers

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: July, 2013.  The IRS recently issued a revenue ruling on Mexican Land Trusts for which the AICPA has pushed since 2007.
    Published on July 18, 2013

    AICPA Tells IRS Preparers Deserve More Info, Clarity on 2011 Office Visits

    Comment Letter In a December 22 letter to the IRS Small Business Commissioner, Patricia A. Thompson, chair of AICPA’s Tax Committee, reiterated AICPA’s many concerns about the broad scope of the Preparer Letters and Visitation program.
    Published on January 28, 2011

    AICPA Supports GASB Preliminary Views on Fair Value Measurement

    Article In its comment letter to GASB and in testimony before the Board, the AICPA expressed concerns with the proposed definition of an investment both in terms of its clarity and intended scope and recommended that the Board reexamine the proposed definition
    Published on November 25, 2013

    ARSC Comment Letter on IAASB Exposure Draft and Consultation Paper

    Comment Letter This comment letter from the ASB to the IAASB discusses the Proposed Policy Statement, “Clarifying Professional Requirements in International Standards Issued by the IAASB” and Consultation Paper: Improving the Clarity and Structure of IAASB Standards and Related Considerations for Practice Statements
    Published on March 01, 2013

    June 15, 2006 Comments on Form 990

    Comment Letter the Instructions to Lines 25, 75b and 75c of the 2005 Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax. Generally, the suggestions are provided to create greater clarity of the instructions
    Published on November 06, 2012

    AICPAs Comments on IRSs Delay in Releasing Tax Forms

    Comment Letter ...selected tax forms. The AICPA is interested in entering into a dialogue with the IRS on failure-to-file and failure-to-pay penalties, estimated tax penalty relief, and clarity in the release of tax
    Published on April 02, 2013

    AICPA Urges IRS to Clarify Form 990 Instructions

    Comment Letter The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has urged the IRS to clarify its instructions on three lines of Form 990, which is the form filed by organizations that are exempt from federal income tax.   The AICPA's June 15, 2006 comments request further clarification of several parts of Form 990: lines
    Published on July 01, 2013

    AICPA Writes IRS about Proposed Regulations on Shareholder Debt of S Corporations

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: December, 2012.  The AICPA supported proposed regulations that would clarify the proper treatment of shareholder debt of S corporations, recommended that they be retroactive and suggested how IRS could help tax preparers better understand basis.
    Published on December 19, 2012

    AICPA Encourages GASB to Remove Certain Financial Statement Elements from Conceptual Framework

    Newsletter The AICPA encouraged the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) to strongly consider removing the deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources elements from the Board’s conceptual framework.
    Published on January 06, 2012

    AICPA Letter Helps Persuade COSO to Postpone Release of Internal Control Framework

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: June, 2012. AICPA told COSO its updated framework will be valuable to practitioners, but recommended additional guidance on how to consider weaknesses or absences of a principle when evaluating internal control effectiveness.
    Published on June 12, 2012

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