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    AICPA Recommends IRS Adopt a Safe Harbor for Buyers and Sellers

    Media Advisory Present law allows buyers and sellers discretion in choosing a tax method of accounting for deferred revenue liabilities in the context of a taxable asset acquisition. We understand that the government is considering issuing guidance that would provide for consistent tax treatment of the deferred revenue liability by buyers and
    Published on April 28, 2015

    AICPA Identifies Eight Essential Issues for Small Business Tax Reform

    Media Advisory “Compliance burdens for small business taxpayers are too heavy, both in terms of time required and out-of-pocket cost,” the AICPA stated in its testimony.
    Published on April 24, 2015

    AICPA Urges IRS to Increase Small Business Safe Harbor Threshold In Tangible Property Regulations

    Media Advisory “The AICPA believes the requirement that a taxpayer have an AFS to use the $5,000 de minimis threshold unfairly discriminates against smaller taxpayers, and recommends an alternative test to allow such taxpayers to use the de minimis rule,
    Published on April 22, 2015

    Free Webinar from AICPA Offers Consumers Tips for Turning Their Tax Return into a Financial Plan

    Media Advisory This year, instead of ‘filing and forgetting it,’ the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) recommends that consumers use the information in their tax return to develop a plan that will help them reach their financial goals.
    Published on April 21, 2015

    AICPA Survey One-in-four Americans Victimized by Information Security Breaches

    Press Release No age group is safe from personal information security breaches—regardless of their online activity. The survey showed that 34 percent of adults aged 55-64 fell victim to information security breaches in the last year, compared to the 22 percent of Millennials who are typically seen as being the most active
    Published on April 21, 2015

    Security Regains Place as Top Technology Priority for CPAs, North American Survey Finds

    Press Release Professional accountants in both the United States and Canada say preventing security threats is their top technology-related priority, according to the 25th Anniversary Top Technology Initiatives Survey conducted by the AICPA and CPA Canada.
    Published on April 16, 2015

    The Average Americans Monetary Situation Improved in 2015, According to AICPA Personal Financial Satisfaction Index

    Press Release "The increase in the PFSi signifies that the average Americans' financial situation should be in better shape now than it was prior to the start of the year,” said Susan Tillery, CPA/PFS and member of the AICPA’s PFP Executive Committee. “As inflation has decreased and more people are finding full
    Published on April 16, 2015

    AICPA Submits Disaster Assistance Tax Reform Proposals to Senate Finance Committee

    Press Release The AICPA urged Congress to consider the following 10 legislative proposals as permanent tax provisions that are triggered when a taxpayer resides, or has a principal place of business located, in a Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Disaster Declaration” area for which individual disaster assistance is available:
    Published on April 14, 2015

    AICPA to Release Quarterly Economic Gauge of Americans Finances on Thursday, April 16

    Press Release The PFSi weighs a variety of economic factors to calculate the personal financial satisfaction of a typical American. Using both proprietary and normalized U.S. government data, the PFSi is comprised of two component indices that measure positive (Personal Financial Pleasure) and negative (Personal Financial Pain) factors equally.
    Published on April 14, 2015

    New AICPA Survey Finds Comfortable Retirement Best Defines Financial Success for Americans

    Press Release The survey found that more than twice as many U.S. adults cited having enough money for a comfortable retirement (28 percent) and providing their children a debt-free education (23 percent) as the best indicator of financial success than did owning a home (11 percent)
    Published on April 09, 2015

    Outliving Money is Top Retirement Concern According to New AICPA Survey of CPA Financial Planners

    Press Release When asked about the top three sources of clients’ financial and emotional stress about outliving their money, planners cited healthcare costs (76 percent), market fluctuations (62 percent) and lifestyle expenses (52 percent) as the primary issues. Additional causes for financial stress were unexpected costs (47 percent), the possibility of being
    Published on April 08, 2015

    Survey Shows Four in Five Americans Favor Finance Training for Not-for-Profit Staff

    Press Release The AICPA launched its new Not-for-Profit Certificate program today.
    Published on April 06, 2015

    10 Important Things for Tax Procrastinators to Know

    Press Release Question: What’s the best way to get my tax return to the IRS?
    Published on April 01, 2015

    AICPA Recommends Business Income Tax Reform Proposals to Senate Finance Committee Working Group

    Media Advisory The letter focuses on four key issues:Cash Method of Accounting, Tax Return Due Date, Simplification.Alternative Minimum Tax Repeal. Pass-Through Business Income Taxation
    Published on March 31, 2015

    AICPA Recognizes Top CPA Examination Performers with Elijah Watt Sells Award

    Press Release The American Institute of CPAs is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award.
    Published on March 30, 2015

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