AICPA Offers New Tool for Crafting Effective Client Engagement Letters
...of the keys to a successful CPA practice is defining the scope of client engagements as clearly and precisely as possible, right from the start. With that in mind, the American Institute of CPAs has developed a new online practice aid that offers customizable sample letters and expert commentary
Published on November 20, 2012
AICPA Urges IRS to Allow Small Businesses to Protect Private Information in Electronic Files Requested for Audit
In a letter this week, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants urged the IRS to work with small business owners to safeguard private data included in electronic accounting software records that the IRS may request as part of an examination. The electronic records might contain private information about clients unrelated
Published on March 31, 2011
AICPA Comments on Proposed FASB Standard to Improve Disclosure of Loss Reserves
The Financial Reporting Executive Committee of the AICPA has submitted to the FASB its comments on the FASB’s proposed standard Disclosures of Certain Loss Contingencies
Published on August 25, 2010
AICPA and American Bar Association Join Forces on Corporate Governance Summit
AICPA and the American Bar Association will jointly hold a corporate governance summit to promote more effective collaboration between the two professions in this key area.
Published on May 07, 2013
AICPA Urges IRS to Announce Contingency Plan for Possible January 2014 Government Shutdown
The AICPA sent a letter to the IRS and Department of the Treasury on Nov. 18 urging that the IRS announce the contingency plan that would be in effect in the event of a...
Published on November 19, 2013
AICPA Urges IRS to Provide More Flexibility for Mandatory E-Filing of Returns by Tax Preparers
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has submitted a comment letter to the Internal Revenue Service urging more flexibility in implementing mandatory e-filing of tax returns by tax preparers in 2011 for individuals, trusts, and estates
Published on January 04, 2011
AICPA, U.S. PIRG Coalition Urges Congress to Ban Tax Strategy Patents Before Adjourning
Tax strategy patents threaten American taxpayers and Congress should ban them before it adjourns for the year, a coalition of 18 national consumer and taxpayer organizations said.
Published on September 29, 2010
AICPA Offers Guidance on New Clarified Auditing Standards
The AICPA's new clarified auditing standards take effect next month, and the organization offers a wealth of materials to get practitioners up to speed on the transition.
Published on November 28, 2012
CPA2Biz To Offer Blueprint for Transforming Firms at Digital CPA Conference
CPA2Biz, the technology subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs, today announced it is launching a new conference for firms that want to maximize growth with innovative services delivered through the cloud
Published on June 12, 2012
AICPA Recommends IRS Tax Return Preparer Competency Exam Focus on Basic Knowledge Needed to Prepare Individual Returns
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has recommended to the Internal Revenue Service that the competency examination for prospective registered tax return preparer candidates should test the basic knowledge and skills required to assist individuals in filing accurate tax returns.
Published on July 11, 2011