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June 22, 2010 Spring Meeting of Council San Diego, CA Don Rulien, Elected Member of Council The spring meeting of council was held in San Diego, CA and the members attending were Julie Olson, Linda Plimpton and myself. The major issues discussed at the spring…

May 14, 2010 Practitioner Liaison Meeting Anchorage, AK 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ________________________________________ Attendees: Internal Revenue Service • Kristen Hoiby, NW Area Manager, Stakeholder Liaison • Mike Cvitkovic, Stakeholder Liaison • Brenna…

President's Message John Rodgers Happy summer to everyone. I hope you are enjoying the outdoors and perhaps taking some time off. The AKCPA Board met last month and we are off to a great start. The main focus on last month’s meeting was the continued development of…

New Withholding Tables Now Available on IRS.gov; Most Workers Will See Bigger Paychecks this Spring The Internal Revenue Service today released new withholding tables that will result in more take-home pay this spring for millions of American workers. WASHINGTON - The new…

May 13, 2010
President's Message »

The old saying must be true, “time flies when you’re having fun”. It’s been a quick sixteen years since I made the decision to become a CPA, yet it seems like only yesterday. For some of us sixteen years is just a chapter or two, yet for others it’s almost a lifetime.…

Investigation Flowchart

April 22nd and 23rd the Board of Public Accountancy met in Anchorage on the campus of the University of Alaska – Anchorage. The bills to establish mobility, adjust the firm ownership requirements to simple majority, and create an executive secretary position were combined…

Legislative Committee – HB 315 Passes By Lisa Rogers, Legislative Committee Chairman The legislative committee contributed to the successful passage of HB 315, which passed just about 15 minutes before the legislature adjourned for the session. The bill has been…

April 29, 2010
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National Tax Forums

The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations allowing the IRS to require that tax return preparers use Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) as the preparer’s identifying number on all tax returns and tax refund claims that they prepare. These…