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  • NYSSCPA Announces Winners of 2011 Max Block Awards

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    May 30, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) has announced the three winners of the 2011 Max Block Award, which recognizes innovative and thought-provoking articles published in its monthly peer-reviewed technical journal, The CPA Journal.
  • NYSSCPA Proposes Safe Harbor Guidelines for Trust Decantings

    By:
    Lois Whitehead, Public Relations Manager
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    May 21, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) has proposed a series of “safe harbor” guidelines relating to the transfer of property from one irrevocable trust to another irrevocable trust (commonly referred to as “decanting”) in response to an open comment request from the IRS.
  • IRS Needs to Provide Guidance on Foreign Retirement Account Filings

    By:
    Lois Whitehead, Public Relations Manager
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    May 18, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants is calling on the IRS to provide not only a simplified method of electing deferral of U.S. taxation on Canadian RRSP’s, but it is also requesting additional guidance on the taxation of foreign retirement and pension plans due to consumer confusion over the filing procedures required by such programs.
  • Richard T. Van Osten, CPA Elected NYSSCPA Director-at-Large

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    May 15, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) installed Richard T. Van Osten, CPA of Commack, as a director-at-large at its 115th Annual Election Meeting & Dinner held at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 10. Van Osten is a partner in the audit practice at Ernst & Young LLP’s Jericho office. Van Osten’s term is for three years and begins on June 1, 2012.
  • Scott M. Hotalen, CPA Elected NYSSCPA Director as Chapter Representative

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    May 15, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) installed Scott M. Hotalen, CPA of Vestal, as a director representing its Southern Tier Chapter at its 115th Annual Election Meeting & Dinner held at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 10. Hotalen is a partner with Vieira & Associates, CPAs, P.C. in Endicott. Hotalen’s term is for three years and begins on June 1, 2012.
  • Anthony T. Abboud, CPA, Elected NYSSCPA Director

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    May 15, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) installed Anthony T. Abboud, CPA of Manlius, as a director representing its Syracuse Chapter at its 115th Annual Election Meeting & Dinner held at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 10. Abboud is a principal at Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, P.C. in East Syracuse. Abboud’s term is for three years and begins on June 1, 2012.
  • Gregory J. Altman, CPA, Elected NYSSCPA Director

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    May 15, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) installed Gregory J. Altman, CPA of East Amherst, as a director representing its Buffalo Chapter at its 115th Annual Election Meeting & Dinner held at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 10. Altman is the CFO of Somerset Capital Partners in Williamsville. Altman’s term is for three years and begins on June 1, 2012.
  • Barbara E. Bel, CPA, Elected NYSSCPA Director

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    May 15, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) installed Barbara E. Bel, CPA of Scarsdale, as a director representing its Westchester Chapter at its 115th Annual Election Meeting & Dinner held at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 10. Bel is a Partner with O’Connor Davies, LLP, in Harrison. Bel’s term is for three years and begins on June 1, 2012.
  • William Aiken, CPA, Elected NYSSCPA Director

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    May 15, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) installed William Aiken, CPA of Riverdale, as a director representing its Manhattan/Bronx Chapter at its 115th Annual Election Meeting & Dinner held at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 10. Aiken’s term is for three years and begins on June 1, 2012.
  • Arthur J. Roth, CPA Elected NYSSCPA Director-at-Large

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    May 14, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) installed Arthur J. Roth, CPA of Loudonville, as a director-at-large at its 115th Annual Election Meeting & Dinner held at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 10. Roth is a tax consultant with Mayer Brown LLP and was the commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance from 1999 to 2003. Roth’s term is for three years and begins on June 1, 2012.