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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 2018 Issue on

CPAJournal.com

Our annual survey of what New York tax practitioners think of tax preparation and research software is this issue's cover story. This represents the 17th edition of the survey, conducted by Susan Anders and Carol Fischer, and represents an opportunity for NYSSCPA members to share their opinions on the software they use and help shape what other preparers and vendors expect from the market.


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  • New PCAOB Taking 'Clean Sheet' Approach to Inspections
    Dec 10, 2018
    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), following 100 percent turnover from its previous members last year, is taking what Chair William D. Duhnke III said was a "clean sheet" approach that re-evaluates every aspect of the inspection process.
  • SEC Seeking More Holistic Approach to Regulation, Greater Emphasis on Financial Reporting Quality
    Dec 10, 2018
    Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton and Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker, during an AICPA conference on current SEC and PCAOB developments today, outlined their approach to financial regulation, which emphasizes greater reporting quality as well as a more holistic approach—one in which regulators and the entities they oversee understand themselves as part of an integrated system working together to produce high-quality financial data. 
  • Regulatory Roundup: Dec. 4-10
    Dec 10, 2018

    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.

        
  • Taxpayer Advocate: IRS Has 81 Percent False Positive Rate for Refund Fraud
    Dec 7, 2018
    National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, speaking at the Foundation for Accounting Education's IRS Practice and Procedures Conference on Dec. 7, said that the IRS is in dire need of a new fraud filtering system, as the current one has a false positive rate—the proportion of returns the IRS marked as potentially fraudulent that in fact came from legitimate taxpayers—of 81 percent.
  • Speaker: Appeals Process Adapting to Growing Budget Constraints
    Dec 7, 2018
    The IRS appeals process, like the agency as a whole, has had to become creative in doing more with less in the face of growing budget constraints, which have limited the scope of what agents can do. 
  • 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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  • Opportunities and Pitfalls of Advanced Life Insurance Planning Techniques
    Nov 29, 2018

    Life insurance seems simple on the surface, but is probably the most complicated financial product available on the retail market. Since licensing standards are not rigorous and do not require prior education or apprenticeship, and since training typically covers only the introductory topics necessary to make a sale, most life insurance professionals do not know the intricate details of how life insurance products work.

  • The Story of Lisa: Three Different Approaches to State Fiduciary Income Taxation
    Nov 29, 2018

    In this article, we will consider the story of Lisa and how various states tax the trust created for her benefit. (The story of Lisa is purely fictional. Any resemblance to persons living or otherwise or to actual situations is purely coincidental.)

  • Deconstructing Sales Tax for Contractors in New York
    Nov 29, 2018
    When it comes to sales tax compliance in New York, few industries have it tougher than the construction industry. Navigating the nuts and bolts of sales tax rules applicable to construction contractors can be confounding for both contractors and those who hire them. 
  • 2018 Year-End Tax Planning
    Nov 29, 2018
    Tax planning is a year-round analysis. However, year-end tax planning is an especially important time for taxpayers, along with their advisors, to take advantage of any opportunities before the year closes. This year is particularly important since the December 2017 tax overhaul created by P.L. 115-97, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (“TCJA”) has shaken up some aspects of traditional tax planning.