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    AICPA Participates in IRS Preparer Review Initiative

    Guidance Michael Dolan, IRS Practice and Procedures Committee Chair, presented the AICPA’s views on July 30, 2009 on the IRS’s plan to issue recommendations later this year regarding regulation...
    Published on January 24, 2013

    Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Michael Broudo

    Legal Brief The AICPA has a strong interest in judicial decisions affecting the scope and bases of accountants' liability under the federal securities laws.  The present case is of paramount importance to the accounting profession.  Loss causation is an indispensable element of the private action available under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, one that helps
    Published on April 09, 2010

    AICPA Urges IRS to Clarify Form 990 Instructions

    Comment Letter The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has urged the IRS to clarify its instructions on three lines of Form 990, which is the form filed by organizations that are exempt from federal income tax.   The AICPA's June 15, 2006 comments request further clarification of several parts of Form 990: lines
    Published on July 01, 2013

    AICPA Asks IRS to Modify Form 990 Instructions

    Comment Letter On March 31, 2006, the AICPA asked the IRS to clarify instructions for line 75c of Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, believing the language to be too broad, risking unintended consequences. This document poses a number of questions regarding how the instructions apply to various common
    Published on July 01, 2013

    AICPA Proposes Fiscal Year Flexibility for Emerging Small Businesses

    Comment Letter This is AICPA's statement in support of allowing small businesses the flexibility to adopt any fiscal year end from April through November for tax purposes, as proposed in the Small Business Tax Flexibility Act of 2003 (H.R. 3225) for the record of the Subcommittee's September 23, 2004, hearing.
    Published on May 20, 2013

    AICPA Letter Supports Financial Literacy for Youth

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: April, 2013. The AICPA's National CPA Financial Literacy Commission recommended to a Senate panel that financial education begin in elementary school.
    Published on April 29, 2013

    AICPA-Endorsed Amendment to Whistleblower Bill Approved

    Newsletter The AICPA and state CPA societies successfully urged members of the House Capital Markets Subcommittee to approve an amendment to a bill that would protect investors by strengthening the whistleblower program established under the Dodd-Frank Act.
    Published on February 01, 2012

    GAO Study of Financial Planning

    Federal Law Dodd-Frank required the GAO to conduct a study on the effectiveness of existing regulation of financial planners, including tax advisors.  The AICPA met with the GAO during the study to present the profession’s point of view.  AICPA strongly opposed any new regulatory structure affecting CPAs as they are already comprehensively
    Published on April 03, 2013

    Economic Issues Top Congressional Agenda CPA Issues in Mix

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2011.  The Congressional agenda for the remainder of 2011 include issues supported by the AICPA.
    Published on October 07, 2011

    House Financial Services Panel Looks at Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Rules

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: May, 2011.  Deloitte Deputy CEO and Vice-Chairman Robert Kueppers testified at House hearing that accounting profession is cocnerned Dodd-Frank Act does not take into account SOX internal reporting requirements.
    Published on September 02, 2011

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