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Eight ways to improve IRS e-Services
By Jim Buttonow, CPA/CITP
Rather than retire useful features, the IRS should add tools for practitioners.
What are the signs that tax reform will occur during this Congress?
By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA
The following are the seven signs of the chances that Congress will vote on tax reform by next year.
From client tax returns to value-added planning: A guide for CPAs
By Andrea Millar, CPA/PFS
CPAs who provide tax services to individuals can expand their practice with the addition of personal financial planning. It's a journey that can start with the client's Form 1040.
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The Adviser's Guide to Doing Business With the IRS
Tax Reform: Thoughts, Predictions & Overall Analysis
The 2013 Cumulative Tax Guide
Accountant's Business Manual
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Treasury postpones employer health care penalty, information reporting for one year
Large employers who fail to provide minimum health coverage for employees will not be subject to the shared-responsibility penalty until 2015 after Treasury announced that it would delay certain provisions of 2010's health care legislation.
Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act in estate tax case
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional because it violates the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause by denying equal protection.
IRS issues guidance on minimum essential health coverage, shared-responsibility penalty
In anticipation of the full implementation of health care reform next year, the IRS issued two notices on June 26.
Final rules on acceleration of COD income deferral are issued
The IRS issued two sets of final regulations governing the acceleration of cancellation of debt income for taxpayers who elected under special recession-related legislation to defer that income over a five-year period.
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CPA News to Know
1 AICPA makes recommendations on how to prevent tax identity theft
1 In the news: Tax breaks on home sales
1 Global governments waging war on corporate tax avoidance
1 AICPA comments on Form 1065 and Schedule K-1 instructions to report UBTI
1 Health care considerations for employee benefit plans
1 AICPA recommends changes to net investment income tax
1 Interim IRS chief issues initial report on Sec. 501(c)(4) controversy
1 IRS controversy could cause tax-exempt processing slowdown
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  July 18 Tax Power Hour: Paperless Office Workflows
  July 24 Tax Reform: Thoughts, Predictions & Overall Analysis
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Accountants' new role in estate tax planning
Marty Shenkman, CPA/PFS, J.D., explains how proactive accountants can use the new portability regs to promote their estate planning role.

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