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    GAO Study of Financial Planning

    Federal Law Dodd-Frank required the GAO to conduct a study on the effectiveness of existing regulation of financial planners, including tax advisors. The AICPA met with the GAO during the study to present the profession’s point...
    Published on April 03, 2013

    Letter from AICPA Tax Executive Committee to IRS Commissioner Shulman RE Notice 2009-60, Standards of Conduct for the Ta...

    Comment Letter Letter from AICPA Tax Executive Committee to IRS Commissioner Shulman RE: Notice 2009-60, Standards of Conduct for the Tax Return Preparer Community and Increased Taxpayer Compliance
    Published on April 17, 2012

    Potts v. SEC

    Legal Brief Brief of amicus curiae for the AICPA in support of the petition of Robert D. Potts. The SEC sanctioned Potts for ""improper professional conduct"" in performing duties as a concurring reviewer during an audit of certain financial statements in 1988 and 1989
    Published on April 02, 2013

    AICPA Develops Report on Civil Penalty Reform

    Report The AICPA report on civil penalty reform calls on Congress to review the current civil tax penalty structure and consider modifications to ensure such penalties deter bad conduct without deterring good conduct or punishing the innocent
    Published on March 08, 2012

    Extraterritorial Private Rights of Action, also known as F-Cubed Litigation

    Article The accounting profession believes private litigants may utilize U.S. securities laws within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S. and that the United States Supreme Court decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, Ltd. is the correct reading of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
    Published on April 03, 2013

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Article This article outlines the AICPA's involvement with the development of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The AICPA was successful in winning recognition by House and Senate lawmakers of the vital role CPAs play in advising Americans on their financial decisions, thus preventing CPAs from reporting to a new regulatory body.
    Published on April 03, 2013

    AICPA Files Lawsuit Against IRS Challenging Voluntary Program for Tax Return Preparers

    News The AICPA on July 15 filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The lawsuit challenges the IRS’s new rule regulating tax return preparers.
    Published on July 15, 2014

    AICPA Advocacy Continues as IRS Rolls Out Tax Practitioner Regulation, Visits

    Newsletter The IRS has been busy ramping up oversight of paid tax preparers through two separate programs; the AICPA has been equally busy making sure that oversight does not interfere with the tax season or place undue burden on members.
    Published on January 06, 2012

    AICPA Welcomes Congressional Effort to Enhance Funding and Independence of Federal Governments Accounting Standard-Sette...

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: June, 2014.  H.R. 4678, introduced by U.S. Representatives James Renacci (R-Ohio) and John Carney (D-Del), would create a sustainable funding mechanism for FASAB.
    Published on June 24, 2014

    AICPA Supports IRS Tax Return Preparer Program at Congressional Hearing

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2011.  AICPA supports the IRS’s program, as it is currently structured, to regulate tax return preparers, Patricia Thompson, chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee, testified at July 28 Congressional hearing.
    Published on January 13, 2012

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