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How the ‘Kiddie Tax’ Change May Impact Clients
How Long Should Clients Keep Their Tax Records?
I regularly remind clients to hold onto their tax records in case their returns are questioned by the Internal Revenue Service. Understandably, clients ask just how long they need to save those old records that clutter their closets and desk...
IRS expands list of preventive care for HSA participants to include certain care for chronic conditions
The Internal Revenue Service today added care for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive care benefits that may be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP). Notice 2019-45 (PDF), posted today on IRS.gov, lists the new...
Employers Should Review EEO-1 Guidance Before Pay-Data Reporting Deadline
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a sample form, instructions and FAQs to help employers submit employee pay data—due to the agency by Sept. 30—sorted by job category, race, ethnicity and sex.
AICPA Issues Auditing Standards for Employee Benefit Plans and Annual Reports
The American Institute of CPAs’ Auditing Standards Board has released a pair of auditing standards related to the financial statements of employment benefit plans and transparency in annual reports.
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson releases comprehensive report intended to improve EITC administration; publishes "subway map" of taxpayer’s journey through the tax system
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a special report on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which makes recommendations designed to increase the participation rate of eligible taxpayers and reduce overclaims by ineligible...
GASB Proposes Guidance on Internal Revenue Code Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has proposed new accounting and financial reporting guidance on Internal Revenue Code Section 457 deferred compensation plans (Section 457 plans). The Exposure Draft, Internal Revenue Code...
The father of the 401(k) on how his invention has reshaped retirement
In 1980, Ted Benna, owner of Pennsylvania benefits consulting company The Johnson Companies, developed the 401(k) savings plan, forever changing the way Americans save for retirement. In this podcast, Benna, now the owner of Benna401(k), a...
Why the TCJA Packs Even More Depreciation Punch
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) combines powerful enhancements for the Section 179 “expensing” and “bonus” depreciation deductions. That’s an effective 1-2 punch that’s hard to beat. Given the TCJA's impact on deductions, there’s a good...
When the IRS is Lenient on Early Plan Distribution
Generally, distributions from qualified retirement plans like 401(k) plans and IRAs are subject to a 10 percent penalty for early withdrawals, but certain exceptions may apply. The IRS usually sticks to the strict letter of the law on these...
The Shifting Deduction Landscape Under the TCJA
Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), most moderate-to-high-income taxpayers itemized deductions on Schedule A, rather than claiming the standard deduction on their personal returns. Due to a few sizeable deductions, the amount often exceeded...
Before You Dismiss Mindfulness...
What comes to mind when you think of mindfulness? For many it’s an image of a yogi, a Buddha, or a wellness influencer. Maybe it’s a phone app or a fitness outlet. For me, it’s science. Mindfulness has become a buzzword synonymous with...

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Continuing Professional Development

Business and Industry Conference - 9/18/2019 - Rocky Hill
Our brand new Business and Industry Conference is designed to help you grow every facet of your business - not just accounting.  We'll discuss...
AICPA's Annual Federal Tax Update (Livestream) - 11/21/2019 -
Save time and keep current on the latest tax developments! This comprehensive course covers all legislative, judicial, and IRS developments of the past year...
AICPA's Annual Federal Tax Update - 11/21/2019 - Rocky Hill
Save time and keep current on the latest tax developments! This comprehensive course covers all legislative, judicial, and IRS developments of the past year...
Multistate Tax Update - 11/22/2019 - Shelton
With the largest overhaul of the federal income tax code in 30 years and the repeal of the physical presence nexus standards for sales tax in the Wayfair...
Fraud Basics: Protecting the Company Till - Morning Session (Livestream) - 11/26/2019 -
Our focus is to reduce the overall risk of fraud. To that end, this course focuses on what factors contribute to turning honest employees into schemers....
Fraud Basics: Protecting the Company Till (Morning Session) - 11/26/2019 - Rocky Hill
Our focus is to reduce the overall risk of fraud. To that end, this course focuses on what factors contribute to turning honest employees into schemers....
Professional Ethics for Connecticut CPAs - Morning Session (Livestream) - 12/4/2019 -
The AICPA's Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) clarified, revised, and codified the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in 2014 and has made many...
Accounting, Auditing and Tax Considerations for the Cannabis Industry - Afternoon Session (Livestream) - 12/4/2019 -
States have been passing legislation that legalizes cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, and the producers and retailers in this industry have been...

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CTCPA groups and committees are a fantastic way to engage in peer-to-peer discussion (both in person and online!), learn about hot-button issues, trends, and standards, and network with other CTCPA members.

 

CFO/Controller Roundtable

 

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State Taxation Committee

 

Federal Taxation Committee

 

Employee Benefit Plans Committee

 

Financial Institutions Committee

 

Governmental Accounting and Auditing
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Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee