Tax Legislation and Policy
AICPA advocacy letters on tax policy.
Published on March 31, 2014
Not Giving Up on Simplification
Annette Nellen, chair of the AICPA Individual Tax Technical Resource Panel, compares the AICPA's principles for tax simplification to the solutions for complixity offered by IRS Commissioner Shulman and finds common ground.
Published on February 01, 2012
FinREC Comment Letter on Conceptual Framework Exposure Draft
This comment letter from FinREC to FASB discusses proposed Exposure Draft of a Proposed Statement of Financial Accounting Concepts (SFAC), Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting—Chapter 8: Notes to Financial Statements
Published on July 25, 2014
AICPA Provides Feedback to GASB on Measurement Proposal
The AICPA’s State and Local Government Expert Panel said overall it supported concepts in the exposure draft, but reiterated concerns regarding GASB’s related conceptual project on recognition of elements of financial statements
Published on November 25, 2013
Accounting and Financial Reporting Positions and Comment Letters
The Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) has issued the following comment letters to communicate its views and positions on accounting and financial reporting proposals issued by standard setters, such as FASB, GASB, and the IASB.
Published on July 25, 2014
AICPA Encourages GASB to Remove Certain Financial Statement Elements from Conceptual Framework
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 Suggests Refining Tax Return Preparer Registration Proposal
In this letter to Congress, the AICPA provides comments on the legislative proposal requiring the registration of federal income tax return preparers.
Published on March 12, 2012
History of the 7th Edition of the UAA
In May 2014, the AICPA and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) released the 7th edition of the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA). The UAA is an "evergreen" model licensing law developed to provide a uniform approach to regulation of
Published on May 27, 2014
Sales Tax on Accounting Services
Resources and links on Sales Tax on Accounting Services.
Published on October 24, 2013
AICPA Outlines Guidance Needed to Clarify New Repatriation Deduction
In a letter to the Treasury Department, AICPA suggests areas of guidance needed to clarify the new repatriation deduction enacted in the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. It covers questions specific to reinvestment plans (section 965(b)(4)), questions related to other aspects of section 965, and questions addressed in proposed
Published on April 15, 2010