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IRS e-Authentication, MICPA Annual Meeting, Video Message from LARA and more

by MICPA | Jun 14, 2016   ()

IRS Relaunches Get Transcript Online with More Rigorous e-Authentication
The IRS relaunched its Get Transcript Online service with a more rigorous e-authentication process expected to significantly increase protection against identity thieves. After being disabled last spring, Get Transcript Online is now available for all users to access a copy of their tax transcripts and similar documents that summarize important tax return information.

You can learn about the Get Transcript Online tool and its security enhancements in this new YouTube video. See Fact Sheet 2016-20 for details on what is needed to successfully access Get Transcript Online. The enhanced authentication process also provides a foundation for future IRS self-help services. READ MORE

MICPA Annual Meeting Notification
In accordance with the MICPA Bylaws, Article 8, Section 1, an Annual Meeting of the Association shall be held each year within six months after the last day of the fiscal year. The time and place of the Annual Meeting shall be designated by the Board of Directors and the members shall be notified by mail communication or by publication in an official publication of the Association. This year’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 20, 2016 and will be webcast.

Video Message from LARA
Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing Director Kim Gaedeke recently issued a video message for licensed CPAs about state CPE requirements and the June 30 earning deadline. Check your status on your CPE Tracker today. If you have the required hours, but just need to update your Tracker, now’s a great time to do so. For help with the Tracker or to find courses, please call us at 248-267.3700 and we’ll be glad to assist. You can also search for courses at micpa.org.

AICPA Member Ballot Results
Voting on the AICPA’s member ballot regarding its proposal with CIMA ends on Thursday, June 16 at 5 p.m. ET. On Saturday, June 18, AICPA and CIMA vote results will be announced to coincide with CIMA’s Annual General Meeting.

New Federal Tax Law May Affect Some Refunds Filed in Early 2017
Effective in 2017, a new law requires the IRS to hold all Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) refunds until Feb. 15. This is likely to affect some returns submitted early in the tax-filing season. READ MORE

Employer Shared Responsibility Provision Estimator is Now Available
The Taxpayer Advocate Service announced a new Employer Shared Responsibility Provision (ESRP) Estimator designed to help a business determine its number of full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Tax professionals can use the tool to help educate business clients about potential Employer Shared Responsibility requirements. READ MORE

Help Your Clients Create Strategy for Paying Off College Debt
You can advise clients and the young people in your life to implement some of the smart financial management strategies in this article in CPA Insider to help pay off debts.

Benchmarking Is Key for Firm Strategic Planning
By participating in the 2016 AICPA Private Companies Practice Section/CPA.com National Management of an Accounting Practice Survey, your firm can gain crucial insights to help in the planning process. Take the survey today and get a free personalized summary report with over 100 data points to compare.

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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