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Attest Bill, Michigan Tax Tribunal, Race for the Cure and more

by MICPA | May 03, 2016   ()

Governor Signs Expanded Definition of “Attest” Bill
Governor Rick Snyder recently signed House Bill 5192 (now PA 76 of 2016) to bring Michigan into compliance with the AICPA's Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) through an expanded definition of "attest" in Michigan statute. The MICPA government relations team worked closely with primary sponsor Chris Afendoulis, CPA (R-Grand Rapids Twp.) and the three other CPA sponsors of the bill – Earl Poleski, Paul Clemente and Martin Howrylak – on this legislation, which ensures that only CPAs can utilize professional standards when performing attest engagements.

Committee Addresses Michigan Tax Tribunal
The MICPA’s lobby firm Public Affairs Associates reports that the House Tax Policy Committee began hearing testimony on HB 5578, a bill aimed at clarifying the criteria used by the Michigan Tax Tribunal during an assessment dispute, aimed primarily at the use of comparable properties. READ MORE

It’s All About You: Thanks for Your Membership
Your contributions to the CPA profession and to the MICPA are greatly appreciated. The MICPA looks forward to continuing its good work with you and is proud to have you as a member. Annual membership renewal letters were emailed yesterday with a link to easily renew and continue to get the most from your membership.

Last Call for The MICPA Team Registration in Race for the Cure
If you want to join the MICPA team in the Race for the Cure on May 21, today, May 3, is the final day for team registration. READ MORE

Reminder for Employers and Providers: File Health Coverage Information Returns
If you are a self-insured employer, applicable large employer or health coverage provider, remember the deadlines to file information returns with the IRS are just over a month away. The IRS posted a handy chart with upcoming filing requirements. READ MORE

ACA Employer Webinars Now Available On Demand
The IRS released two new Affordable Care Act webinars for employers, available now for viewing on demand. PowerPoint presentations are also available to download.

How to Keep Big Data from Overwhelming the C-Suite
Both business planning and key decision-making are increasingly informed by big data. However, thirty-two percent of C-suite executives around the world say that big data has hindered, not helped, decision making. This CFO.com article explores the risks and how to overcome roadblocks. READ MORE

FASB Proceeds With Credit Loss Standard
The Financial Accounting Standards Board decided last week to draft a standard that will require an expected-loss approach for reporting of credit losses on loans and other financial assets, rather than an incurred-loss approach. Learn more in this Journal of Accountancy online article, or access the exposure document on the FASB website

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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