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NewsFlash Oct. 3, 2013
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FICPA Announces CPA Insurance Marketplace
The FICPA recently announced the private CPA Insurance Marketplace for members! This latest member benefit will save you time and headaches while shopping for and managing insurance. Enrollment begins Nov. 1, 2013.
Welcome to insurance choices made easy!
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Government Shutdown Affects Taxpayers, Practitioners
Tuesday's government shutdown affects taxpayers and tax practitioners in a number of ways. Many non-essential IRS functions will shut down, including all taxpayer services, as well as audits and examinations. However, no filing deadlines are postponed and return processing will continue. The federal courts also will stay open, at least for now.
Tax Court closed during government shutdown; IRS announces no refunds
The Tax Court announced that, unlike other federal courts, it is stopping its operations during the federal government shutdown. And the IRS clarified that it will not issue tax refunds during the shutdown.
SEC Exempts Accountants from Municipal Advisor Registration
Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules regarding the registration of municipal advisors under the Dodd-Frank Act that included an exemption for accountants who provide a range of audit and attest services.
Dodd-Frank established the registration requirement to regulate those who provide advice relating to the issuance of municipal securities, to make sure they comply with certain training, qualification and conduct standards.
Under the original, temporary regs, the SEC was going to exempt only accountants who were preparing or auditing financial statements. However, after receiving a number of comment letters, it expanded the audit and attest services that can be provided without requiring registration.
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Elder Planning Symposium
The 2013 FICPA Elder Planning Symposium will help you sail ahead in the nation’s largest market for these niche services, which apply to 17.6 percent of Florida’s population. Attend the symposium and get the latest on financial tools to support these clients; Medicaid; long-term care; veterans’ benefits; financial exploitation; and more to provide a tailwind for your specialty.
Register for the 2013 Elder Planning Symposium and gain the knowledge to increase and retain your clientele!
Get more from the symposium by attending our optional, eight-hour seminar at the same location on Friday, Nov. 8. Instructors will cover Social Security, Medicare and prescription-drug retirement benefits.
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Look for the next issue of FICPA NewsFlash Oct. 17, 2013.
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