Thanksgiving holiday closure
Please note in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday the AAA-CPA offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26. We will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. During this season, we wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday.
Management Planning Inc. (MPI) becomes AAA-CPA Silver Partner
The AAA-CPA is pleased to announce that Management Planning Inc. (MPI) has become a Silver Partner. The AAA-CPA Partners Program is all about developing relationships with an exclusive and unique group of professionals. The Partners Program is an excellent way to gain on-going visibility for companies before attorney-CPAs that are key decision makers in their firm or practice. The AAA-CPA welcomes MPI, who will offer educational study groups to our membership, sponsor our breakfast during the annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and much more. MPI is a specialized financial services firm providing tax-based valuations, valuations for financial reporting purposes and transaction and advisory services. Although best known for a tax-based practice centered on gift and estate tax valuations, over the past decade MPI has undertaken initiatives to expand their range of business services to include financial reporting valuations and transaction and advisory. To read the full release, please click here.
Special holiday offers for AAA-CPA members from T-Mobile!
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Update your resume — get a new job and a chance to win an iPad
As 2011 comes to an end, upload or update your resume on American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants so that you are easy to find by employers looking to hire in 2012. Employers with pent up demand for new, talented employees are constantly searching our resume database. Make sure your resume is up to date with your latest accomplishments for your best chance at landing a great new job. Anyone who uploads or updates their resume on American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants by Dec. 31, 2011 will automatically be entered for a chance to win an iPad. Click here to get started today.
AAA-CPA member cited by United States Court of Federal Claim
Presidio Advisors LLC v. United States; United States Court of Federal Claim, Oct. 6, 2011, cited "The S Corporation Answer Book" by Judith Rood Traum and member Sydney S. Traum.
Congress passes 3 percent withholding repeal and veteran jobs tax credits
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The House overwhelmingly passed legislation repealing the 3 percent withholding mandate on government contractors, along with a tax credit for hiring veterans. Both measures have already been approved by the Senate, allowing them to go to President Barack Obama's desk for his signature. More
Ex-UBS banker gets 5 years' probation in tax case
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A former banker at Swiss giant UBS AG was sentenced to five years' probation and no jail time for tax fraud as a reward for helping U.S. prosecutors build other tax evasion cases. Senior U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King agreed that 45-year-old Renzo Gadola deserved leniency for his cooperation, which has led to charges against two former colleagues and at least one banking client. More
IRS chief looks for tax simplicity
In his remarks to the Harvey Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass., the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman said that one of the greatest impediments to effective tax policy implementation is complexity, and that, above all, most taxpayers want tax code simplicity. More
Millionaires on Capitol Hill: Please tax me more!
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Lobbyists for a day, a band of millionaires stormed Capitol Hill to urge Congress to tax them more. They had a little trouble getting in. It turns out there are procedures, even for the really rich. More
Tax evasion law 'could cost big banks $100 million'
A U.S. law aimed at curbing tax evasion by citizens using foreign accounts could cost large multinational banks as much as $100 million apiece to implement in one-off systems costs, a top asset manager and a tax lawyer told a conference recently. The overall costs of implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), could approach the more than $8 billion FATCA is due to raise over 10 years, he said. More
Under SEC probe, Citigroup hired ex-boss of top agency official
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Citigroup was in a bind. Two years ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission was considering charging the firm's former chief financial officer with misleading investors by understating Citigroup's exposure to subprime mortgages. More