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    AICPA Writes IRS about Proposed Rules on Employer Shared Responsibility for Health Insurance

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013. The AICPA made recommendations concerning the definitions of “dependent” and “full-time employee,” as well as the determination of “applicable large employer status” and the calculation of the number of “full-time employees
    Published on March 27, 2013

    AICPA Supports Senator Ayottes Bill Exempting Valuation Specialists from Fiduciary Status

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: August, 2012. The AICPA believes that appraisers of employee stock ownership plans should not be considered fiduciaries under ERISA and recently sent a letter to Senators asking for them to cosponsor S. 1232, a bill that would exempt valuation specialists from that status
    Published on August 14, 2012

    Confusion Still Reigns in DOMAs Wake, AICPA Tells IRS

    Article The AICPA identified nearly 20 areas in which the IRS should provide additional guidance as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
    Published on November 26, 2013

    AICPA Submits Statement to Senate Committee In Support of Federal Employees Attendance at Conferences

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: January, 2014.  In a written statement to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, the AICPA stressed the importance of allowing federal officials to speak at, and attend, conferences in order to maintain transparency and further understanding of the government’s regulatory impact on business and the public.
    Published on January 30, 2014

    AICPA Sends Tax Reform Recommendations to House Ways & Means Committee

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: April, 2013. The AICPA recently sent recommendations for tax reform to five of the House Ways & Means Committee’s working groups charged with examining how specific areas of the tax law could be reformed.  The recommendations cover provisions regarding small businesses and passthrough entities, education and family
    Published on April 29, 2013

    AICPA Meets with IRS to Discuss Range of Practice Issues

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate:  October, 2012.  AICPA members and staff met recently with the new director of the IRS Return Preparer Office to talk about plans for the PTIN data base, suitability checks and practitioner compliance visits.
    Published on October 18, 2012

    AICPA Comments on IRS Exempt Organization Enforcement Efforts

    Comment Letter 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 Opposes Potential Change in DOL Fiduciary Rule for Appraisers of Employee Stock Ownership Plans

    Newsletter ...CPA Advocate: July, 2013. The AICPA continues to advocate on behalf of CPA appraisers to be excluded from any rule proposal that would define them as fiduciaries under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA
    Published on July 18, 2013

    Congressional Resources

    Link The Congressional and Political Affairs team has provided useful links to congressional government agencies and AICPA centers.
    Published on September 26, 2012

    CPAs Advocacy on Capitol Hill Gets Results

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: July, 2013. AICPA Council members and state CPA society staff visited lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the accounting profession's legislative goals.
    Published on July 18, 2013

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