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Stock redemptions in divorce
By Donald J. DeGrazia, CPA/ABV/CFF
When couples who own closely held businesses held in corporate form divorce, properly structured divorce settlements are essential to avoid unintended tax consequences.
   
 
   
Narrowing the tax gap for tax reform
By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA
Comprehensive tax reform should not ignore the $450 billion annual tax gap.
   
 
Quick Reference Guide to Divorce-Related Tax Matters
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AICPA Prepare your clients for the new 3.8% Healthcare Surtax
From AICPA Magazines
   
First Circuit breathes new life Into façade easement deductions
By Monique O.Durant, J.D., LL.M., CPA/The Tax Adviser
A recent court case may make it easier for taxpayers to claim deductions for contributions of certain conservation easements.
   
 
     
Don't neglect to elect
By C. Andrew Lafond, CPA, DBA, and Jeffrey J. Schrader, CPA, MST/Journal of Accountancy
Useful tax elections clients shouldn't overlook.
   
 
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News
 
All 2012 tax returns can now be filed with IRS
The IRS has finished updating its processing systems and is accepting all returns that include the 29 forms that were delayed by the late passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
   
 
 
2013 automobile depreciation limits released
The IRS released the 2013 inflation-adjusted depreciation limits and lease income inclusion amounts for passenger automobiles, trucks, and vans.
   
 
 
IRS appeals decision striking down tax return preparer registration program
The IRS has filed an appeal of the Jan. 18 district court decision that struck down its registered tax return preparer program and enjoined it from enforcing the regulations.
   
 
 
Sequestration will lead to IRS cuts in services, enforcement, and tax-related payments
The IRS has announced reductions in certain tax-related payments, effective March 1, until either the end of the government's fiscal year or other intervening congressional action. It also announced cuts in services and enforcement.
   
 
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New In The Store
  AICPA Tax Planning, Compliance and Controversy Conference...For Businesses and Individuals
May 15–17, 2013; Las Vegas. This conference covers the issues your clients face not just in planning and filing their returns, but also everything that happens after their returns have been filed, with sessions dedicated to resolving IRS challenges. Save $75 as an Early Bird registrant through 3/31.
 
  AICPA Family Law Conference
May 8–10, 2013; Las Vegas. As the scope of specialized services that CPAs can offer continues to expand, savvy practitioners will stake out practice areas where they can take the lead as valued and trusted advisers. This conference will cover basic rules of evidence, communications, draft reports, and more.
 
  The 2013 Cumulative Tax Guide
This PDF download covers new tax legislation, including 2012 ATRA. Featuring the latest developments, regulations, rulings, and court decisions, the guide is organized by title, topic, and Code section so you can focus on what's important to you and your clients. It also includes hyperlinks to cited resources.
 
  Tax Planning After the Healthcare Surtax: Tools, Tips, and Tactics
A new surtax is being imposed on certain income that exceeds a threshold amount. This surtax will affect individuals, trusts, and estates. The information and resources in this toolkit will enable you to minimize the effects the surtax has on your clients and institute best practices that will yield benefits in 2013 and beyond.
 
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The Tax Adviser The magazine of tax planning, trends & techniques
CPA News to Know
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1 Top 12 tax resources (for the 2013 tax season)
 
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1 AICPA recommends change to return due dates to alleviate Schedule K-1 issues
 
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1 Sec. 6708 regs. permit material advisers to request extension
 
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1 AICPA sends Congress legislative proposals to simplify or make technical corrections to tax laws
 
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1 Employers have additional time to claim work opportunity tax credit
 
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Video
   
What are the prospects for tax reform this year?
Ed Karl and Melissa Labant address the prospects for tax reform in this eventful year and the role the AICPA plans to play in it.
AICPA Special News Report  Tax provisions in the Fiscal Cliff Act

 
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