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    AICPA Provides Guidance on FSA Certification Letters Overview

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: September, 2012.  AICPA heard from many members who were being asked by clients to certify income to meet a requirement by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and worked with the FSA to develop a letter to meet the professional standards of our members.
    Published on October 10, 2013

    AICPA Urges IRS to Modify Accounting Method Rules for Foreign Corporations - Comment Letter

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: August, 2012. Changes are needed to IRS rules so foreign corporations can voluntarily meet U.S. tax accounting principles, AICPA says.
    Published on April 30, 2013

    Successful Push for Penalty Relief on Delayed Forms

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The IRS recently announced late payment penalty relief for those taxpayers who are filing forms released after Jan. 30, addressing one of the AICPA’s requests to the agency to alleviate the burden of a compressed, post-fiscal cliff tax filing season.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    State CPA Societies Advocate against Sales Tax on Professional Services

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The Minnesota and Ohio Societies of CPAs have been battling proposals in their states that would impose a sales tax on accounting services.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    Freshman CPAs in Congress Committed to Bipartisanship

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The bipartisan spirit of new CPA lawmakers impresses AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, during visits with them on Capitol Hill.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    House and Senate Tax Reform Discussion Drafts Include Due Date Simplification Proposal Championed by AICPA

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The tax reform discussion drafts released by the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees include provisions of the due dates simplification bill the AICPA has pushed Congress to enact in order to alleviate the problem of receiving late Schedule K-1 information and
    Published on March 27, 2013

    AICPA Writes IRS about Proposed Rules on Employer Shared Responsibility for Health Insurance

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The AICPA made recommendations concerning the definitions of “dependent” and “full-time employee,” as well as the determination of “applicable large employer status” and the calculation of the number of “full-time employees.”
    Published on March 27, 2013

    AICPA Supports Efforts in Congress to Advance Federal Government Transparency

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  An AICPA letter to a House committee lauded efforts to promote new technologies that will improve transparency and openness in the federal government.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    AICPA Hosts Reception for CPAs in Congress

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The AICPA hosted a reception honoring the 12 CPAs and accountants serving in the 113th Congress.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    AICPA Comments on FASAB Exposure Draft

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The Institute’s comment letter supports FASAB’s proposal to defer the effective date for presentation of certain long-term fiscal projections in the U.S. government’s consolidated financial report.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    AICPA Briefings Help Prepare Hill Staff for Tax Season

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The AICPA offered information for Capitol Hill staff to help constituents through a shortened and uncertain tax season.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    AICPA-Backed Mobile Workforce Bill Introduced in House

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  Businesses and their employees would get relief from the burden of complying with inconsistent nonresident state income tax withholding laws in 41 states under the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2013.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    AICPA Applauds Proposed IRS Regulations as a Necessary Step to Combat Tax-Related Identity Theft

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  An IRS pilot program that allows identifying taxpayer numbers to be truncated should be made permanent as one step toward curbing taxpayer identify theft, the AICPA said.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    AICPA Advocacy Continuing on Proposed Revisions to Single Audit Rules

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March 27, 2013.  The AICPA invites members to submit comments by April 26, 2013 to be considered as part of AICPA’s comment letter to OMB.
    Published on March 27, 2013

    Whats at Stake A CPAs Insights into the Federal Governments Finances

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: August, 2012. All 535 members of Congress now have a copy of What’s at Stake? A CPA’s Insights into the Federal Government’s Finances, the video narrated by AICPA Chairman Gregory Anton, CPA, CGMA that offers guidance for policy makers and the public on how the U.S. government’s
    Published on March 19, 2013

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