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    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 23, 2014

    Japanese Accounting Oversight Board Officials Visit AICPA

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: April, 2014.  The chair and secretary general of Japan's Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board met with AICPA staff to discuss federal public policy related to accounting and auditing issues.
    Published on April 23, 2014

    AICPA Urges IRS to Retain Simplified Method for Charitable Remainder Trusts Calculating NIIT

    Newsletter Rhe CPA Advocate: April, 2014.  To make complying with the net investment income tax rules less difficult, the AICPA recommended several changes to the IRS.
    Published on April 23, 2014

    AICPA Recommends Modifying Legislation to Consolidate Education Tax Credits

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: April, 2014.  Clarifications would further simplify and encourage the use of a new combined American Opportunity Tax Credit, which has been proposed by House Ways and Means Committee lawmakers, including Chairman Camp.
    Published on April 23, 2014

    DATA Act Passes Senate

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: April, 2014.  The Senate passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 on April 10, teeing it up to go to the House of Representatives for further consideration; the House passed a different version of the bill last November.
    Published on April 23, 2014

    AICPA Comments on Draft 2014 OMB Compliance Supplement

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: April, 2014.  The comments focus on concerns with proposed guidance for auditing Disaster Relief Appropriations Act funds and a suggestion to remove certain requirements relating to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
    Published on April 23, 2014

    CPA Professions Financial Literacy Efforts Showcased

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: April, 2014.  AICPA promotes the profession’s volunteer financial literacy programs at annual Capitol Hill event to U.S. Senators and Representatives, Congressional staff, federal employees and others as part of National Financial Capability Month 2014.
    Published on April 23, 2014

    AICPA Voices Members Concerns to the IRS

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  As one of the AICPA’s liaisons with the IRS, AICPA Tax Advocacy Manager Melanie Lauridsen has a unique view of the problems that surface with AICPA members.
    Published on April 07, 2014

    States Updating Attest Language to Protect the Public Interest

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  An attest bill supported by the Alabama Society of CPAs was signed into law March 18 in Alabama, and bills in Indiana and Georgia are awaiting gubernatorial approval.
    Published on March 27, 2014

    AICPA First Stakeholder Group to Meet with New IRS Commissioner

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  AICPA Chairman William E. Balhoff, CPA, CGMA, CFF, AICPA President and CEO Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, Jeffrey A. Porter, CPA and others met with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in March.
    Published on March 27, 2014

    Ways and Means Tax Reform Draft Includes Accrual Method of Accounting Requirement for Certain Service Providers

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  The AICPA is continuing to educate lawmakers about the harmful effect that requiring the accrual method would have on accounting firms and other service industry businesses.
    Published on March 27, 2014

    AICPA Comments on Proposed Revisions to GAOs Green Book

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  The AICPA’s major recommendation is that GAO more closely align the Green Book language to COSO “except for situations where the government environment is truly different.”
    Published on March 27, 2014

    Presidents Budget and House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Draft Include AICPA-Backed Due Date Simplification Propo...

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  The due dates proposal the AICPA has urged Congress to pass would help ease the tax filing problems created by the late arrival of Schedules K-1.
    Published on March 27, 2014

    AICPA Confirms Digital Signatures Allowed for IRS Form 8879

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  The AICPA questioned a missing reference to Form 8879 in key guidance, leading the IRS to add language clarifying that electronic signatures are now specifically allowed for the form.
    Published on March 27, 2014

    AICPA to IRS Delay Upcoming Basis Reporting Deadlines

    Newsletter The CPA Advocate: March, 2014.  The AICPA wrote to the IRS that three effective dates in final regulations to implement basis reporting requirements by securities brokers should be delayed by one additional year in order to reduce taxpayers’ compliance burdens.
    Published on March 27, 2014

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