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    Article on Investment Strategy Patents for Charitable Vehicles - March 12, 2007

    Article ...charitable vehicles. I n the wake of AICPA's call for legislation against tax strategy patents, the Planned Giving Design Center asks the question: Are investment patents of this type good for planned giving? An overview of the patented tax strategy
    Published on March 05, 2012

    AICPA Advocates for E-filing and other Changes for Form 2553, Election by a Small Business Corporation

    Comment Letter AICPA comment letter on e-filing of Form 2553 while better coordinating with Form SS-4 submissions; adding detail to the Form regarding type of shareholders and how stock is held; clarifying signature requirements in the case of a limited liability company with an S election; and eliminating certain personal information that
    Published on May 06, 2011

    AICPA Request for Guidance on Allocation of Indirect Deductions for CRTs - June 26, 2007

    Comment Letter AICPA 6/26/07 request for guidance on allocation of indirect deduction for charitable remainder trusts (CRTs). CRTs incur administration expenses, which are not directly attributable to a particular type of income. AICPA states that it is unclear how these expenses are to be allocated to the income of a charitable remainder trust
    Published on March 14, 2012

    AICPA Supports New Law with Groundbreaking XBRL Reporting Requirement

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: October, 2011.  For the first time, a law signed Sept. 30 will require states to report to a federal agency how they spend federal dollars using nonproprietary standards such as XBRL.
    Published on October 13, 2011

    AICPA Provides Positive Feedback to GASB on Government Combinations Proposal

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: August, 2012. The AICPA commented favorably on GASB’s exposure draft, but urged clarification on the meaning of “service continuation.”
    Published on August 15, 2012

    AICPA Monitoring PCAOB Forums for Auditors of Smaller Broker-Dealers

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: August, 2012.  The AICPA continues to advocate for a final PCAOB rule requiring inspections of auditors of clearing, carrying and custodial broker-dealers because these broker-dealers directly handle investor funds.
    Published on September 20, 2012

    AICPA Works to Rationalize Tax Return Due Dates

    Newsletter AICPA supports legislation to solve the problem taxpayers and preparers face when Schedules K1 arrive too close to taxpayers' filing deadlines.
    Published on June 30, 2011

    CPA Governmental Employees Hear from AICPA Chairman at Conference

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2014.  About 55 percent of the approximately 400 attendees in the audience in August for the kick-off presentation at the AICPA National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update in Washington, D.C. by AICPA Chairman Bill Balhoff, CPA, CGMA, CFF were federal, state or local government employees.  His
    Published on September 25, 2014

    Instructions on Searching for Tax Strategy Patents

    Practice Aid This webpage includes instructions for searching the internet for tax strategy patents, including searching by key word on Google, searching for assignment information, and searching the PTO website.
    Published on September 19, 2014

    Tangible Property De Minimis Safe Harbor Is $500 too Low

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: April, 2014.  AICPA members have told us that the $500 safe harbor threshold for the immediate deduction of tangible property is too low.  In response, the AICPA is working to achieve a solution.  Share your opinion with us by April 30, 2014 to help us develop recommendations
    Published on April 24, 2014

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