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AICPA panel addresses economic data and what it means for CPAs

Panelists in a recent AICPA Webcast were invited to take a close look at the pessimistic conclusions of the CPA Outlook Index for the third quarter, and consider what it could mean for CPAs and their clients.
A&A

Latest CPA Outlook Index provides grim view of the economy

The outlook for the U.S. economy turned negative in the third quarter for the first time since 2009 as prospects for recovery waned and concerns about a second recession rose.
Community News

Oklahoma CPA receives special recognition award from the AICPA

In his more than 40-year career as a member of the CPA profession, Carlos E. Johnson, CPA, EdD, has approached service to his vocation not as a duty, but as a calling – to consistently provide exemplary and unwavering leadership on the industry's legislative, academic, and not-for-profit fronts.
A&A

AICPA says U.S. companies should have option to use IFRS as issued by IASB

The SEC is expected to decide later this year whether, and if so, how, public companies in this country should incorporate IFRS into their financial reporting. The AICPA thinks public companies should be given the option of using IFRS as issued by IASB.
A&A

The 2011 Women to Watch awards – recognizing outstanding women in the accounting profession

Outstanding women – those who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and to the development of women – receive recognition through the Women to Watch program.
Tax

AICPA letter requests extension for 2010 decedent tax forms

The AICPA has requested that the IRS issue a blanket extension of time to file the 2010 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return, and the 2010 Form 8939, Allocation of Increase in Basis for Property Acquired from a Decedent, for the estates of persons who died in 2010.
Community News

Mat Young named AICPA vice president of state regulation and legislation

The American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) has named Mat Young as its vice president of state regulatory and legislative affairs. Young previously served as AICPA director of congressional and political affairs. 
A&A

NASBA, AICPA announce online mobility tool designed to help CPAs practice across state borders

The NASBA and the AICPA have launched an online tool designed to help CPAs navigate the new practice privilege requirements, commonly referred to as mobility laws, that allow CPAs to practice across state borders.
A&A

Private companies, auditors pressure Financial Accounting Foundation for separate standards

Auitors, private company executives, and lenders have submitted comment letters to the Financial Accounting Foundation in support of separate standards for private companies.
Tax

AICPA supports new tax preparer registration program

While over 712,000 tax preparers registered and received PTINs for the 2011 tax filing season, there were still about 100,000 preparers who either used outdated PTINs or used social security numbers on returns they prepared this past filing season.
Education & Careers

AICPA debuts E.D.G.E. conference for future CPA leaders

The newest generation of CPA leaders will have the chance to hone both their professional skills and personal growth this summer when the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) hosts its inaugural E.D.G.E. conference.
Practice Development

Seize the future: AICPA leaders describe changing landscape of profession

AICPA Chairman Paul Stahlin and President and CEO Barry Melancon took time out from their busy schedules this week to address the attendees at this year's annual AICPA Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ conference in Las Vegas.
A&A

AICPA and AAM will team up for 2012 annual conference

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has announced that it will co-locate its Practitioners Symposium/TECH+ conferences with the Association for Accounting Marketing's Annual Marketing Summit.
Tax

AICPA Spring Council includes focus on tax simplification issues

For attendees at the spring meeting of AICPA Council in Washington, D.C, the key issues were all about fairness, simplicity, and innovation in the tax code.
Education & Careers

Strong hiring demand forecast for accounting grads

Newly minted accountants have some of the brightest job prospects in the nation, with nearly 90 percent of accounting firms forecasting the same or increased hiring of graduates this year compared with 2010.
Tax

AICPA wants IRS to allow e-file for S corporation election

The AICPA has recommended that the IRS allow electronic filing of the form electing S corporation status so that taxpayers will have immediate and verifiable conformation of the status.
Technology

AICPA urges IRS to help safeguard electronic accounting records

In a letter this week, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants urged the IRS to work with small business owners to safeguard private data included in electronic accounting software records that the IRS may request as part of an examination.
A&A

Standard setting for private companies on the docket of Financial Accounting Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) has announced the formation of a Trustee Working Group to address the important topic of accounting standard setting for nonpublic entities.
A&A

Many baby boomers see retirement delayed at least four years

Half of Baby Boomer clients who have postponed retirement due to the economic downturn expect to work at least four years longer than they originally planned, according to CPA financial planners surveyed by the AICPA.
A&A

AICPA's Melancon receives Executive of the Year award

Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, this week received the 2011 Association TRENDS Association Executive of the Year award.

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