||One of the biggest challenges facing tax practitioners is keeping up with changes in the tax law. The AICPA Tax Team, based in Washington, DC, focuses a significant amount of their time on exactly that. Our tax advocacy efforts support the public interest and our members by advocating for sound tax policy and effective tax administration.
The Washington Tax Brief is a webinar series offered by the AICPA Tax Section to help keep you informed of what is going on in Washington that may affect you, your practice or your clients.
This webinar will update you on:
- OPR and PRO initiatives and priorities, such as Circular 230 or requirements under the Tax Practitioner Oversight Program
- Current AICPA tax related advocacy initiatives
- And more…
Speakers are members of the Tax division and other AICPA staff with insights and knowledge to keep you informed and "in the know."
Save the Date! Our next Briefing has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Tax Section members will have the option of attending this event for free, without CPE.
Archives currently available:
October 28, 2013
Topics discussed included recent developments in and changes to IRS regulations, hot topics and practice issues facing CPA practitioners, and tax reform discussions as they build momentum in
Washington. The speakers also discussed key updates on all major AICPA tax-related advocacy initiatives.
June 13, 2013
Topics discussed included the difficulties of the compressed 2013 tax filing season due to the last minute tax law changes, controversy surrounding the IRS review of exempt organization, tax related identity theft, the IRS retirement of Power of Attorney e-services, and Form 1099 issues. The speakers also discussed key AICPA advocacy projects and recent regulatory guidance (including tax and due date reform, mobile workforce legislation, guidance on comfort letters, Circular 230 regulations, and the IRS PTIN system.
January 16, 2013
Topics discussed included the tax provisions of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and tax season delays due to the last minute tax law change, along with updates on key AICPA advocacy projects and recent regulatory guidance (including ITINS, the Medicare Surtax regulations, and the tangible property regulations), and issues of interest to the IRS.
November 1, 2012
Topics discussed included the implications of lame duck, status of extenders, recent AICPA testimony at a "tax cliff" hearing of the House Small Business Subcommittee, prospects for tax reform plu updates on PTINs, ITINs, and proposed Circular 230 regulations.
June 28, 2012
Topics discussed included the political environment and prospects for tax reform, updates on due date and mobile workforce legislation, state tax tribunals, the growing problem of taxpayer identity theft and recent requests for "certification" by a CPA of tax return information.