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    Nations CPAs Call for IRS Service Improvements, Permanent Disaster Tax Relief, Preservation of Cash Accounting and Mobil...

    Press Release “Taxpayer service must remain a high priority under any circumstances,” said AICPA president and CEO Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA. “
    Published on May 19, 2015

    NASBA and AICPA Issue Proposed Revisions to Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider Standards

    Press Release Last revised in 2012, among the most significant of the proposed revisions for CPAs are the addition of nano-learning and blended learning, two new delivery methods for continuing professional education programs.
    Published on May 19, 2015

    Julie A. Welch Honored with 2015 Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education

    Press Release The award, created in 2010 in honor of Kess, a nationally renowned tax expert, recognizes CPAs who have made significant and outstanding contributions in tax
    Published on May 18, 2015

    AICPA Council Votes to Approve the Development of Two Fair Value Measurement Credentials

    Press Release The governing Council of the American Institute of CPAs today voted to approve a resolution authorizing the development of two new specialty credentials in the area of fair value measurement.
    Published on May 18, 2015

    DiSanto, Priest & Co. Receives AICPA Public Service Award for CPA Firms

    Press Release DiSanto, Priest & Co. has contributed more than $238,000 and donated countless hours of service to a variety of charities.
    Published on May 17, 2015

    Terry Murphy Receives AICPA Public Service Award

    Press Release One of the distinguishing features of Murphy’s career is his devotion to public service. Twenty three years ago, when he turned 50, he made the decision to retire from Arthur Anderson to devote his time to helping at-risk-youth in urban elementary schools
    Published on May 17, 2015

    AICPA Proposes Six-Point Plan to Improve Audit Performance

    Press Release The AICPA’s Enhancing Audit Quality (EAQ) initiative, launched in May 2014, addresses quality issues on a holistic, ongoing basis, with special emphasis on specialized audits, such as those of governmental entities and employee benefit plans.
    Published on May 14, 2015

    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul RyanTo Speak at AICPA 2015 Spring Meeting of Council in Washington

    Media Advisory AICPA Council determines Institute programs and policies. It has approximately 260 members with representatives from every state and U.S. territory.
    Published on May 11, 2015

    New AICPA Section Offers Resources for CPAs and Others Who Serve the Nations Not-for-Profit Organizations

    Press Release Responding to member calls for added not-for-profit resources, the NFP Section will strengthen the AICPA’s commitment to serving the public interest.
    Published on May 11, 2015

    From Accounting Professional to Accounting Professor Free Video Webinar Charts the Pathway to Academia

    Media Advisory To encourage and support the transition of practitioners to the classroom, The Pathways Commission is presenting a new video webinar sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and American Accounting Association.
    Published on May 07, 2015

    AICPA Sends IRS Recommendations on Priority Guidance Plan

    Media Advisory The AICPA made recommendations on a wide range of domestic and international tax issues related to individuals, businesses and exempt organizations, including health care, retirement and other benefits.
    Published on May 05, 2015

    AICPA Survey 68 Percent of Americans Regret How They Financed College

    Press Release The survey found that more than four-in-five (84 percent) adults said they would make at least one change to their education choices, given the chance to do things differently.  Popular do-over options included attending a less expensive college (54 percent) and going to a trade school for a specific profession
    Published on April 29, 2015

    AICPA Recommends IRS Adopt a Safe Harbor for Buyers and Sellers

    Media Advisory Present law allows buyers and sellers discretion in choosing a tax method of accounting for deferred revenue liabilities in the context of a taxable asset acquisition. We understand that the government is considering issuing guidance that would provide for consistent tax treatment of the deferred revenue liability by buyers and
    Published on April 28, 2015

    AICPA Identifies Eight Essential Issues for Small Business Tax Reform

    Media Advisory “Compliance burdens for small business taxpayers are too heavy, both in terms of time required and out-of-pocket cost,” the AICPA stated in its testimony.
    Published on April 24, 2015

    AICPA Urges IRS to Increase Small Business Safe Harbor Threshold In Tangible Property Regulations

    Media Advisory “The AICPA believes the requirement that a taxpayer have an AFS to use the $5,000 de minimis threshold unfairly discriminates against smaller taxpayers, and recommends an alternative test to allow such taxpayers to use the de minimis rule,
    Published on April 22, 2015

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