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  • IRS to CPAs: Stop Referring Clients to the E-Help Desk!

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 22, 2018
    The IRS is emphasizing that the e-help desk is for tax professionals only, and that if people keep sending their clients there, it just means longer wait times for everyone. 
  • SCOTUS Rules: Want Whistleblower Protections? Go to SEC First

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 22, 2018
    The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the whistleblower protections implemented as part of the Dodd-Frank Act only apply if someone reported the fraud to the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  • Poll: 26 Percent Don't Even Know a Tax Bill Was Passed

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 21, 2018
    With the new tax bill dominating the minds of CPAs across the country, it may surprise them to know that, according to a recent poll, 26 percent of Americans don't even know that there was a bill in the first place. 
  • Survey Finds Roughly 1 in 5 Lie to Boss About Physical and Mental Health Issues

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 21, 2018
    A survey of 1,000 U.S. workers has found that a sizable number of them, about 1 in 5, keep physical and mental health issues from their bosses. 
  • Ethics CPE Regs Unchanged for 2018

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 21, 2018

    New York state’s ethics continuing professional education (CPE) requirement will remain unchanged for the 2018 year because the State Board for Public Accountancy did not submit for approval proposed rule changes to the Board of Regents in 2017.

  • Society Forms Ad Hoc Committee to Address NYS Responses to New Tax Law

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 20, 2018
    The NYSSCPA has formed a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Ad Hoc Committee in response to the new federal tax law. The committee, chaired by Kevin J. McCoy, has as its mission “to review and analyze proposed changes that may develop in New York tax regimes and policy as [a] result of impacts of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”
  • Proposed Rule Would Expand Use of Short-term Health Plans Outside Purview of Obamacare Regs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 20, 2018
    The Health and Human Services Department has proposed rule changes that, if implemented, would expand the use of short-term health insurance plans, which are outside the scope of many Obamacare regulations. 
  • Gov. Cuomo Lays Out 30-Day Budget Amendments, Includes SALT Fixes

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 20, 2018
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, through a set of 30-day budget amendments, has formally laid out a set of proposed fixes to address the new cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions imposed by the recent Republican tax bill. 
  • Regulatory Roundup: Feb. 14-20

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 20, 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.
  • Kyle Moffatt Named as New SEC Chief Accountant of Corporate Finance

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 16, 2018
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it has named Kyle Moffatt as its new Chief Accountant in the Division of Corporate Finance.