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The AAA-CPA Fall Education Conference - we want to help you save!
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We know this conference is too important for you to miss, so the AAA-CPA has extended our early-bird registration cut off to Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. So there is still time to save up to $100 and earn up to 17 hours of CPE and 15 hours of CLE/MCLE with two hours of Accounting and Auditing (A&A) at the stellar conference. Join us Nov. 2-6, 2011, for the AAA-CPA 2011 Fall Meeting & Education Conference at the Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel in New York City.

Don't forget about your room at the Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 800-222-TREE or online by clicking here. Be sure to mention the code AMA when making your reservation to receive our discounted rate. The hotel will only guarantee our room rate until Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Reservations made after this date will be accepted by the hotel at a space and rate availability basis only, so reserve your room today.

AAA-CPA 2011-2012 Membership Dues - Payments were due by Oct. 1, 2011
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Dues payments may be paid online at by logging into the Members Only section. Checks may be mailed to our office at: AAA-CPA, 3921 Old Lee Highway, Suite 71A, Fairfax, Va., 22030 or faxed to 703-352-8073.

Please contact the national office if you do not receive your renewal statement or have questions on our payment plans.

IRS webinar: 'Reporting of Employer Provided Healthcare Coverage on Form W-2'
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The IRS will present this free webinar on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. Eastern. For more information please click here.

Stop by the AAA-CPA booth 26 at the NAEPC Conference - Nov. 16-18
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The AAA-CPA will be exhibiting at The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) Conference being held in San Antonio. The NAEPC is a national organization of professional estate planners and affiliated estate planning councils focused on establishing and monitoring the highest professional and educational standards. NAEPC fosters public awareness of the quality services rendered by professionals who meet these standards. NAEPC builds a team approach involving cross-professional disciplines to better serve the public's need in estate planning. Click here to download the conference brochure.

Capital Area Chapter, North Texas Chapter announce new chapter presidents
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The Capital Area Chapter and North Texas Chapter have appointed new chapter leadership. Association President and outgoing Capital Area Chapter President, David B. Torchinsky, announced on Sept. 22 that Eric J. Rollinger will take over his duties as the Capital Area Chapter president. Eric is an associate at Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC and specializes in tax law. Click here for Eric's bio. Likewise, the North Texas Chapter previously led by President Elect/Vice-President Robert S. Driegert named Dan R. Waller the leader for the North Texas Chapter. Dan is partner at Secore & Waller, L.L.P. and has been a member of the AAA-CPA since 2002. For more information on Dan, please click here. Welcome Eric and Dan to chapter leadership!

SEC wants to increase frequency, lower duration of trading stoppages
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Federal regulators are considering changing the rules for when a dramatic shift in the stock market's value triggers exchanges to cut off trading. The Securities and Exchange Commission put proposed changes in so-called circuit breakers out for public comment. Those are measures that automatically halt trading if the market falls by certain percentages. The SEC wants smaller market declines to trigger halts, but it also wants to shorten the stoppages. More

Watchdogs to IRS: Curb Crossroads
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Two campaign finance reform organizations are calling on the Internal Revenue Service to revoke the tax-exempt status of four non-profit organizations heavily engaged in national politics. The groups are the Republican-leaning Crossroads GPS and American Action Network, the Democratic-leaning Priorities USA, as well as the nonpartisan Americans Elect. All fall under the IRS' 501(c)(4) code - broadly defined as social welfare organizations that should not have a primary purpose of engaging in politics - and therefore aren't required to disclose their source donors. More

33 state CPA societies back private accounting standards board
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A total of 33 state CPA societies representing over 275,000 CPAs have written letters so far to the Financial Accounting Foundation or passed resolutions urging the FAF to create a new accounting standard-setting board for privately held companies, according to the American Institute of CPAs. A trustee working group at the FAF has been studying the recommendations in a Blue-Ribbon Panel report on standard-setting for private companies and is expected to release its proposals for changes in the standard-setting process and structure. More

In debt talks, divide on what tax breaks are worth keeping
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Plenty of lawmakers are against tax breaks and so-called loopholes, unless they personally helped create them. The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, for instance, says he is open to ending tax breaks for special interests. But when it comes to a tax break he secured in 2008 for the owners of thoroughbred racehorses, he argues that the measure is essential for the protection of jobs in his home state of Kentucky. More

Affordable Care Act: Will Supreme Court protect children, women and elderly?
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Congress, the White House and federal courts continue to battle over the nation's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law in March 2010. On Sept. 28, President Obama asked the Supreme Court to review the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the PPACA's requirement for all Americans to get health insurance by 2014 is unconstitutional. More

Tax hikes and jobs: The whole story
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Raise taxes on the rich, and you'll put the nation's "job creators" at risk. It's a ubiquitous Republican talking point: Congress must keep the top two rates at 33 percent and 35 percent - instead of 36 percent and 39.6 percent as President Obama wants. More

Oct. 11, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Selling a Business

Oct. 13, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Planning for Corporate Executives

Making Two Years Last a Lifetime - PA/DE Valley Chapter Meeting

Oct. 14, 2011
2011 Southeast Regional Education Conference

Oct. 19, 2011
Basic Probate and Estate Tax Topics - Colorado Chapter Meeting

Oct. 20, 2011
Members Only Study Group: A Life Care Planning Approach, How to Deal with Seniors

Oct. 21, 2011
Selling a Business and Getting What You Need - Illinois Chapter Meeting
Legal Responsibilities of Oil Companies to Drill Wells and the Economic Impact on Royalty Owners

Oct. 26, 2011
Most Compelling Planning Opportunities Now: Making Two Years Last a Lifetime

Oct. 27, 2011
Selected Tax and Non-Tax Issues When a Nonresident Noncitizen Dies Owning U.S. Real Property
Members Only Study Group: What to Look for in a Business Appraisal Report

Nov. 1, 2011
9th Annual Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys & Certified Public Accountants

Nov. 2, 2011
2011 Fall Meeting & Education Conference

Nov. 10, 2011
PA/DE Valley Chapter Meeting
Members Only Study Group: Planning for Endowments and Foundations

Nov. 17, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Marketing an Elder Law Practice

Nov. 22, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Business Succession Breakthroughs Using ESOPs

Dec. 8, 2011
Offers and Compromise & Bankruptcy Update

PA/DE Valley Chapter Meeting
Members Only Study Group: How to Increase Efficiency in your Elder Law Practice

Dec. 13, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Making Two Years Last a Lifetime

Dec. 15, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Hot Button Tax & Legal Issues for Exempt Organizations

Jan. 10, 2012
10th Annual Northern New Jersey Working Together Conference

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