Monthly Archives: December 2019

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AICPA proposes updates to material tested on CPA Exam

Changes the AICPA is proposing to the CPA Exam Blueprints are designed to update the material tested on the CPA Exam to make sure it continues to represent the core knowledge and skills that newly licensed CPAs need to possess.
Source: JOA News
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Qualified opportunity zone regs. finalized

The IRS issued final regulations providing guidance on tax-favored investments in qualified opportunity zones (QOZs).
Source: Tax News
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Qualified opportunity zone regs. finalized

The IRS issued final regulations providing guidance on tax-favored investments in qualified opportunity zones (QOZs).
Source: JOA News
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Adaptive learning self-study enabled in new CPE provider rules

Adaptive learning self-study programs are accommodated in new standards for continuing professional education providers that have been issued by NASBA and the AICPA.
Source: JOA News
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Year-end government spending bill contains many tax provisions

The consolidated appropriations bill passed by Congress makes many changes to retirement plan rules, repeals health care taxes, extends expired tax provisions, and provides tax relief for disaster victims.
Source: Tax News
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Year-end government spending bill contains many tax provisions

The consolidated appropriations bill passed by Congress makes many changes to retirement plan rules, repeals health care taxes, extends expired tax provisions, and provides tax relief for disaster victims.
Source: JOA News
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EY’s Jones to succeed Golden as FASB chair

Richard Jones, a 32-year veteran at EY, will succeed Russell Golden as the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s chair beginning in July.
Source: JOA News
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5th Circuit invalidates health care law’s individual mandate

The Fifth Circuit held that the “individual mandate” under Sec. 5000A, which imposes a “shared responsibility payment” on taxpayers who do not obtain health insurance that provides at least minimum essential coverage, is unconstitutional now that the payment amount has been reduced to zero.
Source: Tax News
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5th Circuit invalidates health care law’s individual mandate

The Fifth Circuit held that the “individual mandate” under Sec. 5000A, which imposes a “shared responsibility payment” on taxpayers who do not obtain health insurance that provides at least minimum essential coverage, is unconstitutional now that the payment amount has been reduced to zero.
Source: JOA News
Read More here – 5th Circuit invalidates health care law’s individual mandate


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AICPA issues TQAs related to Sec. 163(j), GASB 84

The AICPA issued separate Technical Questions and Answers to provide nonauthoritative guidance in response to the amendment of Internal Revenue Code Sec. 163(j) and related to GASB’s fiduciary activities guidance.
Source: JOA News
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