AICPA Responds to IRS Simplification Proposals for Employee Benefit Plan Determination Letters
AICPA responds to the second white paper regarding The Future of the Employee Plans Determination Letter Program, encouraging simplification
Published on February 10, 2010
AICPA Proposed Revenue Ruling Regarding the Treatment of Noncapital, Nondeductible Expenses with Respect to an S Corpora...
In this proposed revenue ruling, the AICPA suggests that nondeductible, noncapital allocations to an S shareholder in excess of basis will not carryover to future years unless the re-ordering election of reg. section 1.1367-1(g) is made
Published on September 28, 2012
AICPA Letter to IRS on Need Notice on Section 67(e) for 2010 Returns
This is the Feb. 15, 2011 AICPA letter to the IRS and Treasury on need for notice not requiring unbundling of fiduciary fees for 2010 returns and future years
Published on February 15, 2011
AICPA Recommendation for SEC Optional Adoption of IFRS by U.S. Public Companies
The CPA Advocate: September, 2011. AICPA recommended to the SEC that U.S. public companies be allowed the option of adopting IFRS.
Published on April 30, 2013
States May Move toward Reporting Mandates on Remote Sellers to Boost Tax Compliance
AICPA opposes a Multistate Tax Commission model statute that would ask states to require out-of-state retailers to report sales to in-state consumers.
Published on September 02, 2011
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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
Potts v. SEC
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
Sample Client Letter for Surviving Spouses Needing to File Estate Tax Return to Elect Portability
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 provision in the law that may save the family from paying significant gift and estate taxes in the
Published on March 09, 2012
The AICPA aggressively pursues the interests of its membership through active participation with international regulators and standard setters.
Published on November 07, 2012
Registration and Inspection of the Auditors of Broker-Dealers
The Dodd-Frank Act provides authority to the Public Company Oversight Board to expand, by rule, its oversight and inspections to all auditors of broker-dealers or to a targeted subset of its choosing. The AICPA continues to advocate for a clear policy rationale to any changes in PCAOB regulation.
Published on May 14, 2012
Convergence of International and US Accounting Principles and IFRS
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) set by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London is a response to worldwide demand from regulators, investors, businesses, and auditing firms for a single set of high-quality, globally-accepted accounting standards.
Published on April 03, 2013
Education Tax Incentives Are Too Complicated, AICPA Tells Congress
The CPA Advocate: August, 2012. Consolidating credits and deductions, creating uniform definitions and coordinating phase-outs would help simplify the tax code, the AICPA said.
Published on August 14, 2012
AICPA Position Page on whether the Uniform CPA Examination should continue to be the only examination administered for candidates seeking initial licensure as a CPA.
Published on March 20, 2012
AICPA Thanks IRS for Adopting Its Safe Harbor Recommendation on Spousal Waivers for CRTs
The AICPA expresses its appreciation to the IRS for suspending the spousal waiver requirement for charitable remainder trusts under section 664.
Published on September 19, 2012
Whats at Stake A CPAs Insights into the Federal Governments Finances
The CPA Advocate: August, 2012. All 535 members of Congress now have a copy of What’s at Stake? A CPA’s Insights into the Federal Government’s Finances, the video narrated by AICPA Chairman Gregory Anton, CPA, CGMA that offers guidance for policy makers and the public on how the U.S. government’s
Published on March 19, 2013