AICPA News Update - February 1, 2013 

    IRS Closes PTIN System Due to Court Ruling on Preparer Registration 
    Published February 01, 2013

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      In This Update: February 1, 2013 - Volume 16 No. 5  
     
    IRS Closes PTIN System Due to Court Ruling on Preparer Registration
    New Tool Available: How to Manage Customer Value
    Selected Content on CGMA.org to Be Locked Beginning Feb. 8
    2013-14 Scholarship Applications Now Available
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    IRS Closes PTIN System Due to Court Ruling on Preparer Registration
     

    Last week the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down the Internal Revenue Service’s registered tax return preparer program. As a result of the ruling, the IRS also had to close the PTIN system, which will remain closed while the courts consider the IRS’s appeal of the decision. Without the PTIN system available, it is impossible for CPAs or staff to obtain or renew a PTIN, which is still required to be added to a tax return if signed by a paid tax preparer. The AICPA realizes the confusion the shutdown has caused and has voiced its concerns to the IRS. As soon as additional information is available, the AICPA will alert members. In a statement Jan. 29, the IRS said it is working diligently to resolve issues surrounding the issuance of PTINs.

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    New Tool Available: How to Manage Customer Value
     

    The effective management of customer relationships is a core skill that sets organizations apart. Companies have increasingly recognized the significant costs associated with losing customers and seek to better understand, measure, manage and improve customer retention. A new tool from the AICPA and CIMA provides a systematic approach for addressing customer value. The tool demonstrates how organizations can create more value for and derive increased value from customers. The tool is available for download on CGMA.org.

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    Selected Content on CGMA.org to Be Locked Beginning Feb. 8
     

    To continue to provide value and exclusive content including reports, videos and tools, beginning Feb. 8 select content on CGMA.org will only be accessible to CGMA® designation holders. Designees will need to log in to CGMA.org to access CGMA Magazine features (excluding news and videos on the Magazine page), resources (reports, tools and videos) and community discussions. A “Remember Me” feature will be available, only requiring users to log in once from the same device, as long as they do not delete their cookies. Questions about the changes to CGMA.org can be directed to service@aicpa.org.

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    2013-14 Scholarship Applications Now Available
     

    Undergraduate and graduate level accounting students may now apply online for scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. The AICPA will award more than 100 scholarships overall, totaling more than $350,000, to the best and brightest accounting students in the nation. Undergraduate and graduate-level accounting students may apply online no later than April 1, 2013, at ThisWayToCPA.com. Read this press release for more information.

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