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Legislative and Accountancy Board Update – April 2017

April 19, 2017
This month’s update includes information on occupational licensing reform, including a letter released by the Governor and an executive order, changes to electronic filing in Arizona, an update from last month’s Accountancy Board meeting, details about two Republican Party events and a reminder about the CPA license renewal due date for April.

War Story: Voicemail-Email Fraud

April 19, 2017
A CPA and his client were victimized by a scammer who had hacked into and commandeered the client’s voicemail and email accounts. Learn from this "war story" and don't become a victim of voicemail/email fraud.

Tax Practitioner Groups Unite to Recommend IRS Taxpayer Service Improvements

April 5, 2017
Nine organizations representing diverse segments of the tax practitioner community today presented to federal lawmakers a comprehensive set of recommendations designed to improve services provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to taxpayers and tax practitioners. The groups called for an improved governance and oversight structure for the IRS and proposed a new unit within the IRS that would centralize the agency’s services to tax practitioners.

Does Johnny Depp’s Financial Situation Spell Trouble for Financial Advisors?

March 23, 2017
If you’ve been keeping up with entertainment news, you’ve probably heard that Johnny Depp may be coming close to running out of money. Depp is embroiled in a lawsuit charging that his financial advisors - The Management Group - mismanaged his funds and never disclosed his financial troubles to him.The Management Group is, in turn, suing Depp for defamation.

Legislative and Accountancy Board Update – March 2017

March 21, 2017
This month’s update includes information on the Internal Revenue Code Conformity bill, a meeting with Representative Shooter and the DOR, a thanks to those who responded with Congressional contacts and information on a Political Party event.

Requesting: Congressional Delegation Connections

February 23, 2017
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As we begin to work with the 115th Congress and anticipate the potential for tax reform, Dodd-Frank changes and more, it’s important to identify members who have connections with our Congressional delegation and would be willing to contact them on behalf of the Society. Please let us know if you have a relationship with any elected leaders.

Legislative and Accountancy Board Update – January 2017

January 23, 2017
This month’s update includes information on Arizona’s legislative session that began earlier this month, status of federal income tax conformity, regulatory reform meetings the Society is participating in with other organizations and a letter the ASCPA sent to Governor Ducey to express concerns with the concept of taxing services.