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Successful Push for Penalty Relief on Delayed Forms

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The IRS recently announced late payment penalty relief for those taxpayers who are filing forms released after Jan. 30, addressing one of the AICPA’s requests to the agency to alleviate the burden of a compressed, post-fiscal cliff tax filing season.
Published on March 27, 2013

State CPA Societies Advocate against Sales Tax on Professional Services

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The Minnesota and Ohio Societies of CPAs have been battling proposals in their states that would impose a sales tax on accounting services.
Published on March 27, 2013

Freshman CPAs in Congress Committed to Bipartisanship

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The bipartisan spirit of new CPA lawmakers impresses AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, during visits with them on Capitol Hill.
Published on March 27, 2013

House and Senate Tax Reform Discussion Drafts Include Due Date Simplification Proposal Championed by AICPA

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The tax reform discussion drafts released by the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees include provisions of the due dates simplification bill the AICPA has pushed Congress to enact in order to alleviate the problem of receiving late Schedule K-1 information and
Published on March 27, 2013

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 Efforts in Congress to Advance Federal Government Transparency

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  An AICPA letter to a House committee lauded efforts to promote new technologies that will improve transparency and openness in the federal government.
Published on March 27, 2013

AICPA Hosts Reception for CPAs in Congress

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The AICPA hosted a reception honoring the 12 CPAs and accountants serving in the 113th Congress.
Published on March 27, 2013

AICPA Comments on FASAB Exposure Draft

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The Institute’s comment letter supports FASAB’s proposal to defer the effective date for presentation of certain long-term fiscal projections in the U.S. government’s consolidated financial report.
Published on March 27, 2013

AICPA Briefings Help Prepare Hill Staff for Tax Season

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The AICPA offered information for Capitol Hill staff to help constituents through a shortened and uncertain tax season.
Published on March 27, 2013

AICPA-Backed Mobile Workforce Bill Introduced in House

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  Businesses and their employees would get relief from the burden of complying with inconsistent nonresident state income tax withholding laws in 41 states under the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2013.
Published on March 27, 2013

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

AICPA Advocacy Continuing on Proposed Revisions to Single Audit Rules

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The AICPA invites members to submit comments by April 26, 2013 to be considered as part of AICPA’s comment letter to OMB.
Published on March 27, 2013

AICPA Flags Concerns about IFACs International Ethics Standards Boards Exposure Draft on Responding to a Suspected Illeg...

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: December, 2012.  The AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee identified a number of concerns about requirements the proosal would impose on professional accountants in public practice and business and suggested alternatives.
Published on December 20, 2012

AICPA Board of Directors Adopts Resolution Emphasizing Need to Reduce Federal Debt

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: December, 2012.  The resolution supports two non-partisan efforts, the Campaign to Fix the Debt and the Comeback America Initiative.
Published on December 20, 2012

Two CPAs to Join Record Number Already Serving in Congress More than 50 CPAs Elected as Lawmakers in their States

Newsletter The CPA Advocate: December, 2012.  Voters in November 2012 elected a total of 10 CPAs to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Published on December 20, 2012

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