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    AICPA is committed to promoting CPAs as the most trusted professional and premier provider of tax services. We offer information and resources related to tax return planning, preparation, examination and representation, with practices tools to assist with navigating IRS, tax practice quality control and management, as well as guidance and best practices related to tax ethics and practice standards. Tax Section members have access to additional member-only resources and practice aids throughout the tax interest area.

    Targeted tax news that provides insights on recent developments from the Tax Section and other tax publications.

    Your main access point for information, guidance, resources, and practice aids specifically designed for the tax practitioner.

    Stay connected with the Tax Section, trending issues, and your peers via social media in our updated Community.

    Spotlight News

    Due Date Changes Enacted for Tax Year 2016
    President Obama signed a bill to extend highway funding that provides new due dates and extension dates for certain entities including C Corps and partnerships.The AICPA has long pushed for these change to create a more logical flow of information so taxpayers can file a timely and accurate return.
    First-time Penalty Abatement
    Make sure to check out the newly released guidance page and template letter on IRS penalty abatement. It offers designated guidance discussing first-time penalty abatement (what is it, who qualifies, how do you obtain it). The template letter should be used to write to the IRS and to request abatement.
    Identity Theft Information and Tools
    Tax practitioners and their clients are concerned about the growing epidemic of tax-related identity theft in America - both refund theft and employment theft. We have a dedicated webpage that provides links to relevant articles, videos, tools, templates, and AICPA advocacy efforts.

    The tangible property regulations (aka repair regs) have changed the playing field for tax preparers beginning with 2014 tax returns. This webcast will focus on the implications of these new regulations when advising clients on whether to capitalize or expense business purchases.

    The Tax Practitioner’s Toolkit offers many resources to help you do just that – position you as the premier provider of tax services – while saving you money and time in the process.

    Tax Guidance and Resources 

    The Tax Resource Library offers a comprehensive mix the resources to help CPA tax practitioners elevate their practice, stay current on trending issues and maintain the highest ethical standards.

    In recent year, dealing with the IRS has becoming increasingly challenging. Our new IRS Practice and Tax Administration resource page is your one-stop shop for resources to help you navigate IRS procedure and feel confident that you are effectively serving your client's IRS issues.

    We offer information, guidance, resources and practice aids to help our members navigate the multiple practice standards and ethics rules that govern tax practitioners, including the SSTSs and Circular 230, to help our members maintain the highest professional standards in tax practice.

    Exclusive Tax Section Member-Only Content 

     
    Using IRS E-Services


    This resource walks members through the features and benefits of IRS e-Services, and includes useful links and tools, such as our new Transcript Delivery System Quick Reference Chart.

    Webcast Archives

    All Tax Section webcasts are archived and available for Tax Section members to watch on-demand (without CPE). 

     
    Divorce ImageDivorce Issues Sample Letter 

    Template letter to provide to your clients that may be impacted by divorce issues related to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It provides important information on the law and highlights the services that you offer to help navigate the situation. View all Divorce Guidance and Resources here.

    AICPA Tax Division 

    Check out this new website tutorial Navigating the Tax Interest Area to learn tips and tricks that will help you find resources, tools, and other practice aids.

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    Tax Section Volunteer Opportunities 

    "The Tax Section serves the public interest by assisting AICPA members to be the most trusted professional providers of tax services, and by advocating sound tax policy and effective tax administration."

    We have approximately 280 volunteers serving across 15 volunteer groups, including committees, tax technical resource panels, task forces, and other working groups. Our volunteers are divided into three categories: advocacy, member service, and ethics.

    These groups are an invaluable resource to the Institute as they provide guidance on complex and sometimes high-profile tax issues and serve as the subject matter experts behind the guidance and resources developed as a benefit of Tax Section membership. Visit our Community page for more information.

    You must be a Tax Section member to apply for to be a volunteer in the Tax Division.

    Contact the Tax Section Team 

    Have questions for the Tax Section Team? Contact us for questions on tools and resources, website navigation, and volunteer opportunities.




    Jina M. Etienne, CGMA, CPA Director
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    Cari Weston, CGMA, CPA
    Senior Technical Manager
    cweston@aicpa.org

    Susan C. Allen, CGMA, CITP, CPA
    Lead Technical Manager
    sallen@aicpa.org

    Heather N. Murphy-Walker
    Manager
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