Members Advisory Symposium, CPE Guide, Tax Reform and more

by MICPA | Apr 25, 2017   ()

Register Now: MICPA Members Advisory Symposium With Top Speakers
All MICPA members are invited to attend the annual Members Advisory Symposium on May 11 featuring a slate of elite speakers who will examine approaching changes to our profession. Speakers include AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon; Succession Institute’s Bill Reeb; Michigan’s Budget Director Al Pscholka; and more. Earn up to 7 hours of CPE with optional afternoon sessions in this unique opportunity to hear views that can help you adapt and remain successful.

Public Accounting Members – Share Your Insight
Public accounting members are invited to provide insights on critical profession issues by participating in the AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) CPA Firm Top Issues survey. Those who complete this 10-minute survey by May 15 will gain access to results.

Your Guide Arrives
It's time to complete your list of CPE requirements and report them to the State. Click here to view an energetic version of the MICPA May-June 2017 Guide and start scheduling!

Catch Up on Tax Reform With MICPA
Get up to speed on the latest news on tax reform with the MICPA’s tax reform digest. Go here to scan tax reform articles and videos that cover every slant and perspective of this complex issue. President Trump is expected to make a major announcement tomorrow concerning this topic. 

Automatic Accounting Method Change Procedures Updated
The Tax Adviser explores updated IRS rules for the various accounting method changes that qualify for automatic consent from the IRS in this recent article.

How Useful Are Identity Theft Services?
Many people purchase identity theft services—or receive them free when their information is compromised in an organization’s data breach. These services typically include four components: credit monitoring, identity monitoring, identity restoration, and identity theft insurance. But, how useful are they really?  The Government Accountability Office recently examined the benefits and limitations. READ MORE

Taking a Big Bite in GAO’s New Podcasts
If you’re a fan of podcasts, you might enjoy The Watchdog Report: Big Bite Edition, a new longer-format podcast introduced last week by the Government Accountability Office. The first Big Bite is on financial technologies. Collectively known as “FinTech,” these technological innovations are being used to provide financial services directly to consumers. FinTech has the potential to shake up the traditional financial services industry—and the federal financial regulations that are supposed to protect people.

Hot Off the Presses: Check Out the 2017 CPA Exam Booklet
The new 2017 CPA Exam booklet is a valuable resource for candidates who are ready to sit for the exam or those folks still deciding whether to take that leap. Check out what everyone needs to know about starting the CPA journey.

7 Ways to Reduce Talent Turnover
Happy employees are engaged, and engaged employees are better performers and less likely to switch jobs. This CGMA Magazine article shares expert insights on how to improve employee engagement within organizations.

IRS Seeks Applications for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee
You can help provide recommendations to the IRS on various tax administration issues by volunteering for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). Members are appointed to three-year terms, and represent diverse backgrounds including the taxpaying public, tax professional community, small and large businesses, colleges and universities, state tax administrations, banks, insurance companies, foreign financial institutions, and the software and payroll industries. The deadline for submitting applications is May 21, 2017. READ MORE

Is That Really the IRS at Your Door?
The IRS offers tips to help tax pros and taxpayers determine if a person visiting their home or place of business is legitimate or an imposter. READ MORE

Source: MICPA
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