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December 13, 2012
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Alleviating the financial impact of Hurricane Sandy through a retirement plan hardship distribution or loan
By Jeffrey R. D'Amico, J.D., LL.M.
Why a hardship distribution may not be a good move for people in need after the hurricane.
Hurricane Sandy: Roundup of relief provisions
By Sally P. Schreiber, J.D.
IRS tries to make life a little easier for people who lived through Hurricane Sandy.
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Year-end tax planning: Preparing for the tax cliff
By Steven F. Holub, CPA/Journal of Accountancy
CPAs can help clients cope with multitple tax hikes scheduled to take effect in 2013.
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AICPA Conference on Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual
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Guidance issued on additional Medicare tax
The IRS issued proposed regulations concerning the 0.9% Medicare surtax, which takes effect next year.
Standard mileage rates go up in 2013
Optional standard mileage rates for use of a vehicle will go up by 1 cent per mile for 2013.
New ITIN procedures issued for 2013 filing season
The IRS has issued slightly easier ITIN procedures, effective Jan. 1, 2013, for the 2013 filing season.
Failure to enact AMT patch could push start of tax season to March for millions, IRS warns
The IRS Oversight Board warned that failure to enact an AMT patch could delay the start of tax season until March or later for 60 million taxpayers.
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Thursday, December 20—This live AICPA and state society webcast will provide insights on health care reform and its impact on an employer's bottom line.
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CPA News to Know
1 Merchant card reporting compliance raises its head again
1 Rev. Proc. updates guidance on adequate disclosure of return positions
1 Reportable transaction rules updated for certain losses
1 One-time abatement of $5,000 frivolous filing penalty announced
1 New college planning opportunities for upper income clients
1 Estate and gift tax planning for the rest of 2012 (video)
Financial planning for the rest of 2012
This year's uncertainty in tax law presents financial planning opportunities before year end, says Lyle Benson, CPA/PFS, CFP.
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