72 episodes

Keep your finger on the pulse of the dynamic and evolving tax landscape with insights from tax thought leaders in the AICPA Tax Section. The Tax Section Odyssey podcast includes a digest of tax developments, trending issues and practice management tips that you need to be aware of to elevate your professional development and your firm practices.

Tax Section Odyssey AICPA & CIMA

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    • 4.4 • 12 Ratings

Keep your finger on the pulse of the dynamic and evolving tax landscape with insights from tax thought leaders in the AICPA Tax Section. The Tax Section Odyssey podcast includes a digest of tax developments, trending issues and practice management tips that you need to be aware of to elevate your professional development and your firm practices.

    A radical approach to client relationship building

    A radical approach to client relationship building

    In this episode, listen to a conversation with Jody Padar, the Radical CPA, about the evolving role of CPAs in the face of technological advancements. Jody emphasizes the need for proactive communication, year-round tax planning, and restructuring business models to prioritize client needs so that CPAs can maintain their relevance in the accounting industry.
    To learn more about Jody and her new book coming out soon, please visit her website.  
    AICPA resources
    Reimagining your tax practice — Tackle today’s top practice management issues with insights and tips from pioneers in the tax community.
    Transforming Your Business Model — “Transform” indicates a dynamic but collaborative change that our business models will support. This concept invites firms to join the discussion and explore their businesses through the lens of the five focus areas.
    For a full transcript, see Tax Section Odyssey on the AICPA & CIMA website.

    • 21 min
    Deadline Dilemmas: Navigating Tax Extensions and Risks

    Deadline Dilemmas: Navigating Tax Extensions and Risks

    Elizabeth (Liz) Young,  the new Director of the AICPA & CIMA’s Tax Practice & Ethics team joins the podcast to discuss the importance of clear communication with clients, especially during the tax filing season.
    Liz emphasizes the need for valid contracts and signed engagement letters before filing extensions. Common  risks and pitfalls associated with not having them in place include improperly filed extensions, missed deadlines, fee disputes and potential loss of revenue.
    Sharing her passion for safeguarding the profession and futureproofing it for upcoming generations, she is focused on initiatives to recruit, retain and support young practitioners. 
     
     AICPA resources
    Say "I do" to engagement letters — Understand the importance of establishing parameters of client relationships and detail the scope of services to be provided.
    Tax Extension FAQ for Clients — Do you have clients who are hesitant about filing an extension to file their tax return? Communicate the who, what, when and how to ease their minds.
    Annual Tax Compliance Kit — Engagement letters, organizers, checklists and practice guides help you manage your tax season workflow
    Tax season resource center — Access the AICPA’s central hub for guidance, tools and developments throughout the tax filing season.

    • 19 min
    Digital asset playbook: Part 3 — Reporting requirements

    Digital asset playbook: Part 3 — Reporting requirements

    Steve Turanchik from the AICPA’s Digital Assets Tax Task Force discusses upcoming reporting requirements for digital assets. Sec. 6045 will require brokers to report transactions involving digital assets, similar to how they report securities transactions currently. This is meant to combat anonymity concerns and improve tax compliance. However, the reporting rules have been delayed multiple times. The AICPA continues advocacy efforts in this area, providing comments to highlight issues and gaps in reporting requirements.
    AICPA resources
    Digital assets and virtual currency tax guidance and resources — This hub is your go-to library for AICPA guidance and resources as well as current legislation, IRS initiatives and tax advocacy projects.   .  Advocacy
    ·      AICPA submits additional comments on the proposed Sec. 6045 regulations on gross proceeds and basis reporting by brokers and determination of amount realized and basis for digital asset transactions, March 4, 2023
     
    ·       AICPA comments on the proposed Sec. 6045 regulations on gross proceeds and basis reporting by brokers and determination of amount realized and basis for digital asset transactions, Nov. 8, 2023
     
    ·       AICPA comments on virtual currency reporting under Sec. 6045 and Sec. 6050I, Form 8300 and instructions, Oct. 28, 2022
    Other resources
    IRS Digital Asset page — Recently redesigned page to provide the latest IRS information on digital assets Treasury and IRS announce that businesses do not have to report certain transactions involving digital assets until regulations are issued, Jan. 16, 2024  For full transcript of the episode, visit Tax Section Odyssey on the AICPA &CIMA website.

    • 26 min
    Clearing up BOI confusion and other tax advocacy updates

    Clearing up BOI confusion and other tax advocacy updates

    Melanie Lauridsen, AICPA & CIMA VP of Tax Policy & Advocacy, provides an update on several key tax initiatives that are top of mind right now. Highlights include the latest updates on beneficial ownership interest (BOI) reporting as well as what to expect from pending tax legislation.
     
     AICPA resources
    Decision holding Corporate Transparency Act unconstitutional appealed, The Tax Adviser, March 12, 2024 Federal court holds Corporate Transparency Act unconstitutional, The Tax Adviser, March 5, 2024 Plaintiffs: FinCEN should pause all CTA enforcement, The Tax Adviser, March 5, 2024 Beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting resource center  — Access resources to learn about the beneficial ownership information reporting requirement under FinCEN’s Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). Client letter and FAQ for a government shutdown during tax season — Share some considerations with your clients as the potential for a government shutdown looms, and IRS services will be affected during tax season.  For full transcript of the episode, visit Tax Section Odyssey on the AICPA &CIMA website.
     
     
     
     

    • 16 min
    What's under the hood — Superseded returns

    What's under the hood — Superseded returns

    Superseded returns — essentially a replacement for an originally filed tax return — can be a useful tool, especially as it relates to partnership returns which operate in the centralized partnership audit regime (CPAR). Learn more about when these “do-over returns” should be considered and what implications they may have for statutes of limitations. 
    AICPA resources
    Superseding returns and statutes of limitations, July 1, 2021, The Tax Adviser
    BBA Partnership Audit and Adjustment Rules FAQ — Gain answers to frequently asked questions about the centralized partnership audit regime under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA).
    Other resources
    Amended and Superseding Corporate Returns — Information from the IRS on filing a superseded return electronically  
    For full transcript of the episode, visit Tax Section Odyssey on the AICPA &CIMA website.

    • 20 min
    Digital asset playbook: Part 2 — The loss ledger

    Digital asset playbook: Part 2 — The loss ledger

    The tax treatment for digital asset losses can be a complex area. Not to mention, misleading information can cause confusion for tax practitioners and taxpayers alike. Learn more about the intricacies of how realized digital asset losses are reported and why it likely makes sense to avoid having the digital asset be considered worthless or abandoned based on the current tax treatment. 
    AICPA resources
    Digital assets and virtual currency tax guidance and resources —This hub is your go-to library for AICPA guidance and resources as well as current legislation, IRS initiatives and tax advocacy project Crypto loss tax reporting fact or fiction — With the prevalence of recent virtual currency exchange bankruptcies and digital asset volatility, taxpayers may have misconceptions on reporting tax losses. 
    AICPA comments on digital currency losses, April 14, 2023 Other resources 
    IRS Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) 202302011 — Memorandum that addresses the applicability of IRS Sec. 165 to cryptocurrency that has declined in value  IRS Digital Assets  — Resources and guidance available on the IRS.gov website For a full transcript of the episode, see Tax Section Odyssey on the AICPA &CIMA website.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

htbracy ,

Great advice but..

This podcast if filled with great advice and knowledge from experienced professionals. But the audio quality of the speakers, leaves something to be desired.

Thank you for the great information. Please keep it coming.

Brianqzo ,

Content is good, production quality lacking

Great content. However still baffled why the AICPA is producing podcasts that sound like they’re on speakerphone. Time to give your host a quality microphone like any other podcast.

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