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
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
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
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
AICPA Comments on IRS Exempt Organization Enforcement Efforts
This April 12, 2004 letter from the AICPA Exempt Organization Taxation Technical Resource Panel to the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities discusses enforcement and compliance processes and proposes a Form 990 redesign, a redesign of the exemption application process for section 501(c)(3) organizations, and new applications for
Published on July 01, 2013
AICPA Suggests Improvements to Form 1023
On December 2, 2002, AICPA makes suggestions to the IRS for improvements to Form 1023, the Application for Recognition of Exemption for nonprofit organizations.
Published on November 12, 2012
AICPA Sends Its AICPA Statement on Taxpayer Rights to Ways and Means
In this letter to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee, the AICPA provided comments on five tax administration legislative proposals: (1) an April 30 due date for electronically filed returns; (2) low income tax clinics; (3) penalties and interest; (4) the collection process; and (5) a better means of communicating
Published on March 12, 2012