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As of Dec. 10, all tax professionals and payers who wish to use e-Services must create an e-Services account using a more rigorous identity proofing process called Secure Access Authentication.
Any e-Services user who has not previously created a Secure Access account through Get Transcript Online, IP PIN tool, View Balance or by exception processing in recent days must validate their identity through this more rigorous process. This also includes all TIN Matching users and users who received Letter 5903 last December and authenticated by telephone.
This new process is not optional on the part of the IRS or its online users. The change is being made to meet federal information system standards.
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We know there’s more to your life than the tax forms, deadlines and rules and regulations that you spend time with at the office. And we want to tell your story—or the story of a member you may know.
Our monthly Final Entry feature in California CPA takes a look at the person behind the license. Over the years we’ve featured members who race cars, play in a band, devote time to nonprofit causes, have taken on physical endurance challenges, surf, DJ and make wine.
So, what’s your story?
If you’d like to participate or want to recommend a colleague, contact managing editor Damien English with details and we’ll set up a short interview.
Applications are being accepted for the CalCPA Leadership Institute, a program to teach potential member leaders the skills to grow into future leadership positions at CalCPA and in the profession. Firm management, the importance of strategy to your organization and managing people are just some of the topics participants will learn about.
More information and an application are available online.
Applications are due Sept. 1.
CalCPA is launching Campus Ambassadors this fall at selected California universities. The program will consist of one student representative from each campus. Ambassadors will share the benefits of joining CalCPA with their fellow students and receive unique opportunities to network with established CPA professionals—and potential future employers. This partnership will also help CalCPA build stronger relationships with accounting educators and students, as well as promote the accounting profession and CPA license.
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All California individual licensed CPAs, CBA licensed partnerships and CBA licensed corporations are subject to mandatory reporting requirements under the mandatory peer review law that became effective Jan. 1, 2010.
All firms and licensees with a license number ending in 01-33, must complete the new mandatory report and submit to the CBA no later than July 1, 2011.
Count on our Future is a new CalCPA outreach event designed to reach more than 10,000 students statewide with our financial literacy presentations in a single week this November. We hope this will help schools, teachers, parents, and students recognize the importance of budgeting, saving and investing, managing credit and much more. With the next generation entering universities and the workplace facing new economic challenges, we want to get people excited to incorporate ongoing financial literacy presentations and materials into their classrooms.
As part of our ongoing community outreach efforts, we are gearing up for the next school year by making sure the right volunteer opportunities reach our members. We’ve updated the volunteer program options to better reflect our outreach efforts. By choosing the volunteer programs in which you’d like to be involved on your CalCPA personal profile, you ensure that the emails sent to you best reflect your interests.
Check out the volunteer programs available to CalCPA members.
All California individual licensed CPAs, CBA licensed partnerships and CBA licensed corporations are subject to mandatory reporting requirements under the mandatory peer review law that became effective Jan. 1, 2010. All firms and licensees with a license number ending in 01-33, must complete the new mandatory report and submit to the CBA no later than July 1, 2011.
If accounting and/or auditing reports are issued under the individual licensee number or firm number, then the entity must also report its peer review results.
The form that firms must complete and send to the CBA asks for the peer review acceptance date. If you are subject to the July 1, 2011 reporting date and will not have you peer review acceptance by that time, you may apply for a one-time extension.
Instructions and a form for the extension is available online. This extension will only be available for individuals or firms that apply by July 31, 2011.
For more information, contact CalCPA’s peer review department, (650) 522-3094 or visit CalCPA’s peer review website or the CBA.
Participants in the Grassroots Program are CalCPA members who recognize the difference that individuals can make in the legislative process on behalf of the profession, their clients and the public. Legislators often base decisions upon communications they receive from constituents, so it is essential for CalCPA members to establish a connection with their elected representatives.
June 13: Real Estate Conference
Aug. 20: 55th Annual Golf Tournament at Granite Bay Golf Club