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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 November 2019 Issue on

CPAJournal.com

This year marks the 18th edition of our annual tax software survey, in which authors Susan Anders and Carol Fischer solicit the opinions of NYSSCPA members on whether they are satisfied with the tax preparation and tax research software. Their input can assist other preparers in making their purchase decisions, as well as shift the priorities of software vendors.

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  • New Head of IRS Small Business/Self Employed Division Aims to Bring New Enforcement Mindset to Office
    Dec 6, 2019
    Eric Hylton, the keynote speaker at the FAE's IRS Practice and Procedures Conference, said he hopes to leverage his decades of experience as a member of the Criminal Enforcement division in his new job as head of the Small Business/Self Employed (SBSE) division.
  • Taxpayer Advocate Office Working to Make System Comprehensible
    Dec 6, 2019
    That the tax system is vast and complex is a truism, to the point where a speaker from the local National Taxpayer Advocate's office says that even their efforts to simplify things for the taxpayer are, themselves, vast and complex.
  • In Implementing an Estate Plan, Knowledge of Client Quirks a Must
    Dec 4, 2019
    You can have encyclopedic knowledge of trusts and estates, but a pair of speakers at the FAE's Trust and Estate Taxation Conference said that if you don't know the ins and outs of the life of the client and their family, none of that will lead to a satisfying experience. 
  • Trust and Estate Work For Young Startup Founders Comes With Different Needs, Different Techniques
    Dec 4, 2019
    Trust and estate planning tends to involve people nearer to the end of their lives who want to take care of their children and spouse once they are gone. But what about when the client is young, single and childless? A pair of speakers at the FAE's Trust and Estate Taxation Conference said that even in these cases, there's much that can be done for such a client. 
  • Speaker: Due Diligence Means Going Beyond the Financials
    Dec 3, 2019
    Kicking the tires on a real estate deal involves more than just reading a financial statement: everything from management agreements to delinquency rates to insurance premiums all factor in to the due diligence process, though not every seller will necessarily want to reveal this information, said a speaker at the FAE's Real Estate Conference today.
  • 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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  • Carrying the Day with Carried Interest Wealth Transfer Planning for Fund Principals
    Dec 2, 2019

    As the financial markets flourish, there continues to be a strong focus on gift and estate planning opportunities available to hedge fund and private equity fund managers. The inherent compensation structure, including the “carried interest,” presents a unique opportunity for advisors to formulate wealth-transfer strategies for the fund manager’s future generations.

  • A Case of New York State Statutory Residency
    Dec 2, 2019

    A case concerning New York State statutory residency for the years 2012 and 2013 was recently decided by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in the matter of Nelson Obus. This case reveals specifics of the law surrounding statutory residency, and how that law can potentially trip up taxpayers.

  • Qualified Opportunity Zones: A Family Office Perspective
    Dec 2, 2019
    Family offices, in their role as wealth-management advisors, are tasked with educating families and presenting them with the most tax-efficient options for transferring wealth, while also taking into consideration the lifestyle needs of the family. One area of interest and concern to family offices are Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), as well as businesses located in such areas and Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF).
  • A Review of Two Key Provisions of the Taxpayer First Act
    Dec 2, 2019
    The Taxpayer First Act (TFA), signed into law on July 1, 2019, established the new IRS Independent Office of Appeals. While most of the new provisions simply formalized current Appeals practice and procedure, the TFA specifically codified [in the new IRC section 7803(e)] the right to an IRS appeal when a taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, commonly referred to as the 90-day letter.