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    AICPA Identity Theft Recommendation Adopted by IRS

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: August, 2014. The AICPA has urged the use of truncated Social Security numbers and other taxpayer identification numbers on payee information statements for several years
    Published on August 27, 2014

    AICPA Comments on Truncation of SSNs - July 18, 2011

    Comment Letter The AICPA commented on Notice 2011-38, Request for Comments on Truncating Social Security Numbers (SSNs) on Paper Payee Statements. This notice extended to 2011 and 2012, a pilot program previously created for information return filers to truncate individual payee’s 9-digit...
    Published on April 05, 2012

    Tax Reform Studies

    Article The AICPA Tax Section's Mission Statement includes advocating for good tax policy as one of its goals. In furtherance of that goal, the AICPA issues comprehensive and balanced studies on tax reform issues.
    Published on October 14, 2014

    ITIN Application Process Is Too Burdensome, AICPA Tells IRS

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2012.  The AICPA told the IRS that it is not practical for taxpayers to send their passports, or other original identification documents, to the IRS for 60 days in order to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
    Published on September 20, 2012

    AICPA Speaks up Against Penalties in ID Theft Bill

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: July, 2013. Congress is considering ways to clamp down on tax-related identity theft, including higher penalties on tax preparers.  Find out what the AICPA is saying about these efforts and its own recommendations.
    Published on July 18, 2013

    AICPA Suggests Solutions for Tax Identity Theft and Tax Fraud at Senate Finance Committee Hearing Reports on Difficult T...

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: April, 2013. The AICPA testified before the Senate Finance Committee about tax identity theft, tax fraud and tax reform on April 16, 2013.
    Published on April 30, 2013

    AICPA Asks for Options to Make E-Signatures Safer for Taxpayers

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2014.  Under updated IRS rules for certain electronic signatures on tax returns, either the tax preparer or software vendor must verify the taxpayer’s information with a vendor.  The AICPA has some concerns.
    Published on October 23, 2014

    AICPA Applauds Proposed IRS Regulations as a Necessary Step to Combat Tax-Related Identity Theft

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  An IRS pilot program that allows identifying taxpayer numbers to be truncated should be made permanent as one step toward curbing taxpayer identify theft, the AICPA said.
    Published on March 27, 2013


    Overview Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) used in financial and other reporting allows for easier access to more transparent information.  AICPA supports legislative proposals to utilize XBRL by companies, Federal agencies and recipients of Federal funds.
    Published on December 15, 2014

    XBRL Gains Interest in New Legislative Proposals

    Newsletter The AICPA has long supported the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language, or interactive data, in financial reporting.  Several bills introduced recently in Congress are encouraging use of XBRL by federal agencies and recipients of federal funds.
    Published on October 13, 2011

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