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  • Deadline Nears for Return Preparers to Qualify for New IRS Program

    The IRS has begun issuing Records of Completion to tax return preparers who have met the requirements of a new voluntary program designed to help taxpayers determine return preparer qualifications in 2015. Practitioners who want to receive a Record of Completion for the new IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) must complete the requirements before the end of the year. Because the process takes several steps, those interested are urged to get started no later than Dec. 15.
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  • Giving Tuesday: Support the NSA Scholarship Foundation

    You shopped on Black Friday, saved on Cyber Monday… will you give back on Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday™ is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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  • The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) Releases 2014 Annual Report

    The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council held its annual public meeting today and released its annual report, which includes recommendations on a wide range of tax administration issues.
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  • Year-End Tax Tips for Businesses

    The end of the year gives you and your business a great chance to maximize tax savings for 2014 and beyond. If you’re like many business owners, you saw a welcome uptick in sales and growth in 2014. This growth, however, brings important tax consequences. The National Society of Accountants (NSA) offers this review of tax changes and strategies for businesses, courtesy of CCH (a Wolters Kluwer business).
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  • NSA Attends Meeting to Discuss Small Business Tax Burdens

    NSA was invited by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to discuss a range of tax compliance burdens of small businesses, from the tax practitioner perspective. NSA members provided feedback on a number of burdens placed both on the small business owners, and also, in turn, on the practitioners to provide the best service while keeping their clients compliant.
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  • Time to Renew Your Enrolled Agent Status

    It is time to renew your status as an enrolled agent. Enrolled Agents must renew their status every three years in order to remain eligible to practice before the IRS. If your social security number ends in 7, 8, 9, or you do not have one, you must renew by January 31, 2015.
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  • Health Care Tax Credit Can Help Small Employers

    h care program. Have you considered whether your business qualifies for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit?
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  • Accountants and Tax Pros: Need More Time?

    No matter what time of the year it is, it seems like there is never enough time for entrepreneurs to get everything done. Here are three not-so-common ideas on how to make the most of your time.
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  • SSARS 21 is Coming

    This is the first in a series of articles intended to provide NSA members with advance information about the AICPA’s proposed Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services [SSARS] No. 21, which is expected to be released in October 2014. This first installment describes a new engagement level - The Preparation – which falls below the level of a Compilation as presented by the Accounting and Review Services Committee of the AICPA.
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  • Past Imperfect: Fixing Previous Preparers' Goofs

    It’s probably one of the most frustrating and time-consuming jobs in tax prep: fixing the mistakes of preparers who mangled a business or individual return before you saw it.
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