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  • Foundation for Accounting Education Awards $150,000 in College Scholarships

    By:
    Robert Busweiler – Communications Associate
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    Aug 3, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and its Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) have announced the 51 New York students who will receive Excellence in Accounting Scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year.
  • NYSSCPA Backs Tax Return Due Date Simplification and Modernization Act

    By:
    Robert Busweiler – Communications Associate
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    Jul 26, 2012
    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) President Gail M. Kinsella issued a letter to Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) this month urging his support of legislation that would vastly simplify the tax return filing process for businesses, estates and individuals.
  • Governor David Paterson Addresses COAP Graduates

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    Jun 27, 2012
    Former New York Governor David Paterson addressed more than 100 area High School students enrolled in an innovative program aimed at attracting minorities into the accounting profession at the offices of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) this morning.
  • NYSSCPA Teams up with SCORE and AICPA to Provide Career Counseling to Veterans

    By:
    Robert Busweiler - Communications Associate
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    Jun 26, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) combined forces with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and SCORE to offer small business counseling to more than 20 veterans on June 21.
  • NYSSCPA Backs Expanded Proposed ASU on Related Parties

    By:
    Lois Whitehead, Public Relations Manager
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    Jun 8, 2012
    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) supports a proposed auditing standard update (ASU) put forth by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) that would improve an auditor’s evaluation of a public company in regards to its relationships and transactions with related parties.
  • The Foundation for Accounting Education Announces New President and Trustees

    By:
    Lois Whitehead, Public Relations Manager
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    Jun 4, 2012
    The Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) of the New York State Society of Certified Accountants (NYSSCPA) has announced the selection of John J. Kearney, CPA, a shareholder of Jaeckle Kearney & Lepselter in Garden City, as president for a one year term.   Kearney joined the NYSSCPA in 1989 and has served as its president, president-elect, vice president and a member of its Board of Directors and Executive committee.
  • 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.