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AICPA Insights is the official blog for the American Institute of CPAs. AICPA Insights features posts from AICPA staff on a variety of topics affecting the accounting profession, the Institute and its members.

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AICPA Insights is the official blog for the American Institute of CPAs. AICPA Insights features posts from AICPA staff on a variety of topics affecting the accounting profession, the Institute and its members.

    Relief for Missed Portability Elections

    Relief for Missed Portability Elections

    In this podcast, Bob Keebler covers Revenue Procedure 2014-18, which provides a simplified method for certain taxpayers to obtain an extension of time to make a portability election. Rev. Proc. 2014-18 provides an automatic extension for certain estates of decedents dying in 2011, 2012 and 2013 to elect portability. The extension applies to estates that would otherwise not have had a filing requirement, and allows the estates to file a return to elect portability until December 31. It includes the estates of same-sex decedents who were not eligible to elect portability until after the Windsor decision.

    • 9 min
    Interview with Team Who Wrote Net Investment Income Tax

    Interview with Team Who Wrote Net Investment Income Tax

    Bob Keebler interviews David Kirk and Adrienne Mikolshek, part of the team who wrote the Net Investment Income Tax regulations, to help members understand the new IRS Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax for Individuals, Estates and Trusts and the draft instructions.

    • 40 min
    Explore the New IRS Form for Net Investment Income Tax

    Explore the New IRS Form for Net Investment Income Tax

    Bob Keebler goes line by line through Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax for Individual, Estates and Trusts, to help members understand key elements they need to know for tax season.

    • 26 min
    Understanding and Applying the Statement on Standards in PFP Services

    Understanding and Applying the Statement on Standards in PFP Services

    Over the past three decades CPAs have expanded the planning advice they provide to individuals and families as it relates to such areas as estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning. To adapt to a rapidly evolving profession and regulatory landscape and in addition to the already existing regulatory framework for CPAs, the AICPA is promulgating the Statement on Standards in Personal Financial Planning Services to protect the public and our members. In this podcast, Clark Blackman and Dirk Edwards lead you through a discussion on the nature and objective of the SSPFPS; when and to whom it applies; an overview of the requirements; how the standard will help elevate your practice; and the timeline for issuance and resources.

    • 45 min
    Understanding the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax and Its Effects

    Understanding the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax and Its Effects

    In this podcast, Bob Keebler discusses the impact of the regulations on net investment income tax.

    • 36 min
    Hot Topics and FAQs from the A and A Technical Hotline

    Hot Topics and FAQs from the A and A Technical Hotline

    The AICPA Technical Hotline provides non-authoritative advice to members on matters of accounting and financial reporting, audit, attest, compilation and review service standards. This podcast, the AICPA Insights Live webcast on Nov. 22, addresses some of the more commonly asked questions over the past year in the areas of audit, attest, compilation and review engagements. Highlights include the new clarified audit standards, verification requests, supplementary information and Service Organization Controls reporting.

    • 54 min

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