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    Personal Connection with Your Accountant is Key

    Article The Fiscal Times article by Marine Cole, entitled “5 Signs It’s Time to Fire Your Accountant,” on March 24 describes important practices to follow when choosing a tax preparer and warnings about when it might be time to find someone new.  Cari Weston, se
    Published on March 26, 2015

    The Surviving Spouse Estate Tax Trap

    Article Ashlea Ebeling reported March 25 in Forbes about the AICPA’s letter to the IRS and the Department of the Treasury urging estate tax portability relief for surviving spouses.  “If you don’t know what portability is and how to elect it, you could be hit wit
    Published on March 26, 2015

    Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop now Accepting Applications

    Article The Workshop, which is now in its 21styear, is an invitational program held annually for minority accounting students who plan to pursue the CPA designation.
    Published on March 24, 2015

    Details Important when Choosing Education Tax Breaks

    Article Amy Wang, AICPA tax technical manager, reminded taxpayers in Carolyn Bigda’s March 13 Chicago Tribune story about how tax breaks can help with college education expenses
    Published on March 13, 2015

    CNBC Story Underlines Cost of Missed Tax Deductions

    Article AICPA’s Melissa Labant, director of tax advocacy. “Sometimes folks just automatically assume their taxes are going to be the same as they were in the prior year.”
    Published on March 13, 2015

    Financial Executives See Growth Expectations Pull Back

    Article CPAs who participated in the AICPA’s economic outlook survey said their corporate growth expectations have dropped.
    Published on March 05, 2015

    Financial Windfall Merits Professional Help

    Article “Received a Bunch of Cash? How It Will Impact Your Taxes,” Amy Wang, AICPA tax technical manager, advises readers to get professional help from a tax expert.
    Published on March 03, 2015

    Dont Fall Into a Tax Trap

    News Melissa Labant, AICPA director of tax advocacy, is quoted about the intricacies of making charitable contributions. For taxpayers contributing to charities via payroll deductions, such as United Way, Labant said, “Usually there’s no letter, and the total doesn’t appear on the W-2 form, so people have to remember to deduct
    Published on February 09, 2015

    Students from UNLV Earn First Place in AICPA Accounting Competition

    News The American Institute of CPAs recently announced that students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas have earned first place in the 2014 AICPA Accounting Competition.
    Published on February 03, 2015

    Continuous Monitoring is Crucial Feature of AICPAs Peer Review Concept

    News The AICPA's "Peer Review Program for the Future" would replace the current method of reviewing outdated audit information with a "real time" monitoring tool that detects problems and allows an audit firm to self-correct problems before the engagement is complete.
    Published on December 19, 2014

    AICPA Issues Advisory to Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors

    Article New advisory provides plan sponsors, administrators and trustees with an understanding of the importance of hiring a quality auditor to perform employee benefit plan financial statement audits, as well as information to help select a quality auditor.
    Published on December 03, 2014

    AICPA Diversity Tools Highlighted in Accounting Today Feature Article

    News In the December issue of Accounting Today, Sean McCabe highlighted the ongoing efforts to bring more diversity and inclusion to the accounting profession.
    Published on December 01, 2014

    AICPA Research Cited in Compliance Week

    News AICPA research cited in Compliance Week article on auditing job trends.
    Published on November 13, 2014

    AICPA Tax Expert Expects Lame Duck Congress to Act on Extenders

    Article Melissa Labant, director of tax advocacy for the AICPA says in The Wall Street Journal’s November 7 Tax Report that she expects lawmakers to extend tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013 and make them retroactive to the beginning of 2014.
    Published on November 07, 2014

    AICPA Tax Chief Tells Congress to Renew Tax Extenders Soon

    News Congress must renew dozens of expired tax breaks soon or risk delaying the tax-filing season.
    Published on November 05, 2014

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