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Unlimited CPE for NYSSCPA Members

Introducing a New Member Benefit!
 
NYSSCPA members now have free unlimited access to over 200 CPE courses in our Self Study Course Catalog.
 
"I enjoy the online CPE because it allows for me to stay up-to-date with pertinent accounting issues while studying on my own time. I can pause the sessions and resume at my convenience. I feel the CPE is highly relevant as a majority of the sessions have lecturers who are experts in their field. The online interface that NYSSCPA utilizes is user friendly and allows me to easily sort by topic."
– Greg Kozerski, Jr., NYSSCPA Member

 
 
The New NYSSCPA Career Center

Whether you're an employer looking for your next great hire, or a job seeker looking for your next great opportunity, the NYSSCPA Career Center is here to assist you.

Employers: Post Job Descriptions Here
Job Seekers: View Open Positions Here

 
 
Get Money Smart

The cost of financial ignorance is high.

Check out these materials and consider attending one of our free events to learn more about taxes, credit, debt, budgeting, the basics of investing and learning activities for children.

 
 
The NYSSCPA Technical Hotline

Stumped? Get CPA expertise through the technical hotline!

Call the hotline at 212-719-8309 or
email your inquires to technical@nysscpa.org.

 

The Latest From Our Publications


Read the August 2017 Issue on

CPAJournal.com

As in past years, this month's issue features the highlights of Baruch College's Annual Financial Reporting Conference. This gathering reliably brings together leading names from the regulatory, standards setting, accounting, auditing, and user communities to discuss the current issues they are all grappling with.

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  • Student Loan Payment Company Must Refund $3.5M to 2,000 Customers
    Sep 19, 2017
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts to refund at least $3.5 million to 2,000 customers who made payments to the company after it had illegally sued them. 
  • The Shkreli Effect: Cavalier Attitude Toward Rules Helps Entrepreneurs Rise, Then Fall
    Sep 18, 2017
    The business world is full of both meteoric rises and spectacular falls, often by the same person. Why this is the case could be linked to findings that people who eventually become entrepreneurs seem to respect rules less: in their pre-business days they are more likely to have regularly done things like skipping school, taking drugs and committing petty theft. An article in the New York Times posits that such behavior may drive early success, and, as time goes on, dramatic collapse. 
  • How to Stop Being a 'Yes' Person at Work
    Sep 15, 2017
    Whether it's because of a need to be liked, a fear of looking bad, or even a gross overestimation of their capabilities, there are some types who simply say "yes" to every request that comes their way. While this may build some goodwill with coworkers, the cons far outweigh the pros. It leads to stress, burnout, resentment, and generally being unhappy. But how do you break the habit?
  • Regulatory Roundup: Sept. 13-19
    Sep 19, 2017
    With so many regulators out there, it can be tough to keep track of all the decisions being made. This is the NYSSCPA’s regular series that collects relevant regulatory announcements from the past week, and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.
  • TIGTA: Lack of Staff, Funding Has Decreased Criminal Investigation Activity
    Sep 19, 2017
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) said that, over the years, that reductions in staffing and funding have led to a decrease in the number and size of criminal investigation field offices in the U.S., which in turn has led to a decline in the number of cases initiated and completed. 
  • Feds Launch Inside Trading Probe of Equifax Execs
    Sep 19, 2017
    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating top officials at credit reporting firm Equifax over suspicions of insider trading prior to news of a massive data breach going public.  
  • Study: CEOs Use Non-GAAP Earnings Metrics to Boost Pay
    Sep 18, 2017
    A recent study from MIT has found that when companies makes large positive adjustments to non-GAAP earnings, their CEOs make 23 percent more than their expected annual compensation would be if GAAP numbers were used. This is despite such firms having weak contemporaneous and future operating performance relative to other firms. 
  • Tens of Thousands of Euros Found Clogging Swiss Drains
    Sep 18, 2017
    Authorities have been pulling tens of thousands of euros worth of notes from drains in the vicinity of the Geneva branch of Swiss bank UBS. 
  • White House Tax Reform: The TaxStringer's Recommended Reading List for CPAs
    Mar 27, 2017
    The Trump Administration promised federal tax reform legislation within 100 days of the president's first term. In an effort to keep TaxStringer readers apprised of federal tax reform developments, the editors have compiled the following list of articles from trustworthy sources that will be updated on a regular basis.
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  • France Delays Implementation of New Tax Withholding System for One Year
    Sep 1, 2017
    In our May 2017 article, we mentioned that the implementation of a current year “pay-as-you-earn” (PAYE) withholding tax fell during an election year—and that the new president could get cold feet when confronted with this major change to the tax collection process.
  • Tools and Techniques to Shield, Defer Taxes on Unrealized Stock Gains
    Sep 1, 2017

    Investors with highly appreciated stock positions face a challenging environment. The stock market is at record heights, interest rates are steadily increasing, and risks seem to be lurking everywhere around the globe. 

  • New York State Residency Audits: What Is Credible Testimony?
    Sep 1, 2017
    There are two different ways a person can be considered a resident of New York State or New York City for tax purposes. The first way is to be deemed “domiciled” in New York. Depending on the circumstances, an analysis to determine domicile can be complex—but generally, you are domiciled in New York City or New York State if it is your place of primary residence. 
  • To Grant(or) Not? Choosing the Right Structure for Your Special Needs Trust
    Sep 1, 2017
    Raising a special needs child can be one of life’s greatest joys, but their parents face unique challenges—not the least of which is figuring out how to financially provide for the child after both parents have passed away.