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Unlimited CPE for NYSSCPA Members

Introducing a New Member Benefit!
 
NYSSCPA members now have free unlimited access to over 150 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 January 2019 Issue on

CPAJournal.com

It has been just over a year since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law. The complex law represents an upheaval of traditional tax planning and advice. As the new filing season arrives and actual returns must be prepared, it is time for tax professionals to sink or swim.

This issue also covers topics not directly impacted by the TCJA but likely to require preparers' attention in the coming busy season. Such areas include worker classification (employee versus independent contractor), the taxation of cryptocurrency, and passive foreign investment companies.

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  • Study: Fewer Relationships Start in the Workplace
    Feb 19, 2019
    A recent study has found that just about 10 percent of relationships begin at the workplace, the latest in a declining trend that has been exacerbated by the proliferation of smartphones and the consequent rise of internet dating. 
  • A Four-Day Work Week? One New Zealand Company Has Done It Without Productivity Loss
    Feb 15, 2019
    While the idea of scaling the standard work week from five to four days may seem like a distant fantasy to some, one New Zealand company tried it as an experiment and liked the results so much, it decided to implement it as a fully realized policy. 
  • Valentine's Day Spending Continues Downward Trend
    Feb 14, 2019
    A survey from the National Retail Federation has found that, as it has for the past 10 years, spending on Valentine's Day has gone down, with just over half of Americans now planning anything special for the holiday. 
  • 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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  • Looking Under the Hood of Mutual Funds and ETFs
    Jan 30, 2019
    Did you know that according to Leichtman Research Group’s annual on-demand study, 54% of U.S. adults said they have Netflix in their household? Why do I mention this? Because it’s the same number of Americans that own individual stock, a stock mutual fund, or participate in a self-directed 401(k) or IRA, and roughly half those assets are outside IRAs. 
  • Connecticut’s Response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Part I)
    Jan 30, 2019
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) was signed into law on December 22, 2017. Most of the provisions of the New Federal Tax Act were effective January 1, 2018 (although some provisions went into effect in 2017). The adoption of the New Federal Tax Act had a significant impact on state taxation, especially in states like Connecticut, where the base for the Personal Income Tax starts with federal adjusted gross income. 
  • Practical Sales Tax Considerations for Vendors in the Wake of Wayfair (Part II)
    Jan 30, 2019
    In last month’s installment, we provided a brief review of the U.S. Supreme Court case South Dakota v. Wayfair, and included a state-by-state review of the new laws and rules governing sales tax administration that the case has engendered. News in this area is exploding on almost a daily basis.  
  • IRS Issues New Guidance on Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction
    Jan 30, 2019
    On January 18, 2019, in response to many comments regarding last summer’s proposed regulations, the IRS issued final and new proposed regulations concerning the Code Section 199A pass-through deduction. At the same time, the IRS issued a revenue procedure dealing with the calculation of W-2 wages and a welcome proposed revenue procedure providing a safe harbor for rental real estate activities.