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Chair’s Memo: Enforce, Educate and Engage

Written on November 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm, by

State Board Report November 2014 The future is the past. How can that be? What I mean is that, someday, your future will be the past. We are living in constantly changing times, but today we have the information-gathering ability, technical knowhow and resources that our predecessors ten years ago only dreamed of. We can…

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IRS Commissioner Outlines Progress

Written on November 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm, by

State Board Report November 2014 Despite pay freezes, shutdowns and furloughs, the level of dedication of the Internal Revenue Services’ 12,000-member workforce is “amazing,” IRS Commissioner John A. Koskinen told the Annual Meeting on November 4. He outlined for NASBA the progress the IRS has made despite challenges. The IRS is implementing the Affordable Care…

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President Bishop Urges Cooperation

Written on November 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm, by

State Board Report November 2014 NASBA President Ken L. Bishop recommended serious discussions be held to close the gaps between State Boards’ codes of conduct and the AICPA’s, as well as the states’ implementation of the Uniform Accountancy Act. “While we will always stand behind states’ rights, we will try to persuade you to be…

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BOD Elects Burkes, Smoll and Tish

Written on November 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm, by

State Board Report November 2014 At the first meeting of the 2014-15 NASBA Board of Directors, the Board members elected Jimmy E. Burkes (MS) to fill the remaining two years of now Vice Chair Donny Burkett’s (SC) term as Director-at-Large. Director-at-Large Laurie J. Tish (WA) was elected Board Secretary and Director-at-Large E. Kent Smoll was…

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DC Mayor Welcomes NASBA Annual

Written on November 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm, by

State Board Report November 2014 NASBA Chair Carlos Johnson opened NASBA’s 107th Annual Meeting, November 2-5, by stating there could not be a better location than Washington, D.C., for a meeting. He told the 356 attendees, including representatives from 53 jurisdictions, that now 52 of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions have passed individual mobility legislation. Attendees…

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October 2014 – Full Issue

Written on October 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm, by

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CPE Summit Reviews Draft Standards

Written on October 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm, by

State Board Report October 2014 The concepts of gamification and nano learning were among the educational innovations discussed at this year’s National Registry Summit. In keeping with the biennial review of the “Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education Programs,” which is appended to the Uniform Accountancy Act, the 2014 NASBA National Registry Summit, held…

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Chair’s Memo: A Short Year

Written on October 21, 2014 at 6:56 pm, by

State Board Report October 2014 November 4 will usher out the 2013-14 Board and usher in the 2014-15 Board with new visions, energy and purpose. What a short year it has been! It does not seem possible that 11 months have passed since the 2013 Annual Meeting. We started the year urging State Board members…

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2014 State Legislatures Adjourn

Written on October 21, 2014 at 6:41 pm, by

State Board Report October 2014 With 10 jurisdictions still technically in regular session (Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Guam, and CNMI), and Virginia in special session, of the 235 pieces of “high-priority” legislation potentially impacting the regulation of the accounting profession, which were monitored by NASBA Director of Legislative…

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Mideast Sites Open to Indian Candidates

Written on October 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm, by

State Board Report October 2014 The Middle Eastern testing centers for the Uniform CPA Examination are open to all qualified citizens and permanent residents of India as of October 1, 2014. This includes Prometric’s test centers in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. Candidates from India represent the sixth largest group of non-U.S.…

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