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    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

    AICPA 2015 Press Releases

    Article Browse 2015 AICPA Press Releases. The AICPA is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession.
    Published on March 27, 2015

    AICPA Sends Senate Tax Reform Working Group Eight Recommendations to Simplify Retirement Plans

    Media Advisory The AICPA submitted eight recommendations to the Senate Committee on Finance Tax Reform Working Group on Savings and Investment that would simplify employer-sponsored retirement plans and individual retirement accounts.
    Published on March 27, 2015

    Application Period Now Open for 2015 AICPA Leadership Academy

    Media Advisory The Leadership Academy is open to licensed CPAs who are voting members of the AICPA, have more than three years of experience in the profession and are between the ages of 25 and 35.
    Published on March 26, 2015

    AICPA Statement on CPA Lawmakers Senate Bid

    Press Release “As a CPA, Representative Patrick Murphy is the personification of the problem-solving accountant. He brings financial expertise, a bipartisan approach, and a can-do attitude to his work in Congress. We are pleased by his decision to run for the Senate.”
    Published on March 25, 2015

    AICPA Recommends Estate Tax Portability Relief for Surviving Spouses

    Media Advisory The portability election must be made by a decedent’s executor on a timely filed Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return. However, executors of estates for decedents who died on January 1, 2014 or later may be unaware that a Form 706 is required to be filed
    Published on March 23, 2015

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