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    Sample Client Letter for Surviving Spouses Needing to File Estate Tax Return to Elect Portability

    Practice Aid This is a sample client letter for members to send to clients who are surviving spouses of individuals who died in 2011 or 2012. It discusses the portability of the estate tax exemption, a recent...
    Published on March 09, 2012

    Letter on Proposed Regulations on Behalf of Wealth Transfer Group SOGRAT Patent Holders

    Comment Letter This is the Dec. 26, 2007 letter to IRS on proposed regulations from Caplin & Drysdale on behalf of their client and SOGRAT patent holder, Wealth Transfer Group
    Published on May 09, 2011

    AICPA Asks for Options to Make E-Signatures Safer for Taxpayers

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2014.  Under updated IRS rules for certain electronic signatures on tax returns, either the tax preparer or software vendor must verify the taxpayer’s information with a vendor.  The AICPA has some concerns.
    Published on October 21, 2014

    AICPA Provides Guidance on FSA Certification Letters Overview

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2012. AICPA heard from many members who were being asked by clients to certify income to meet a requirement by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and worked with the FSA to develop a letter to meet the professional standards of our members
    Published on October 10, 2013

    AICPA to IRS Delay Upcoming Basis Reporting Deadlines

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  The AICPA wrote to the IRS that three effective dates in final regulations to implement basis reporting requirements by securities brokers should be delayed by one additional year in order to reduce taxpayers’ compliance burdens.
    Published on March 27, 2014

    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...
    Published on January 28, 2011

    AICPA Urges IRS to Announce Shutdown Contingency Plan

    Article The AICPA has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of the Treasury to announce the IRS contingency plan that would be in effect in the event of a mid-January shutdown of the federal government.
    Published on November 25, 2013

    IRS Correcting Problem Flagged by AICPA

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2012. After learning from the AICPA that taxpayers who file foreign trust forms are receiving erroneous letters from the IRS, the Service stopped issuing new letters and will work with the AICPA to resolve the systemic problem
    Published on October 18, 2012

    AICPA Questions IRS About Education Letters Sent to Exempts

    Comment Letter March 26, 2004. This letter to the IRS Exempt Organizations Division addresses their recent sending of ""educational letters"" informing charitable organizations with contribution income that they are: (1) disclosing an amount less than 5...
    Published on November 12, 2012

    AICPA Efforts and Updates on Erroneous IRS Form 3520 Letters

    Overview ...The AICPA Foreign Trust Task Force continues its dialogue with the IRS regarding IRS erroneous letters regarding Form 3520, Annual Return to Report Transactions with Foreign Trusts and Receipt of Certain Foreign Gifts. As was discussed in the October 1
    Published on December 11, 2012

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