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Preparing for an ERC Audit? Six Key Questions IRS Will Ask

March 04, 2024

The IRS has gone to great lengths to issue warnings to taxpayers about the marketing scammers pushing you to claim the ERC without having the knowledge and expertise to perform the analysis and calculations accurately. For these folks, speaking with a trusted advisory about the new ERC-VDP may be your best strategy.

Tax Preparers Awareness Week

January 09, 2024

January 7 – 13 is celebrated as Tax Preparer Awareness Week (TPAW).

IRS helps taxpayers by providing penalty relief on nearly 5 million 2020 and 2021 tax returns

December 21, 2023

In a major step to help people who owe back taxes, the Internal Revenue Service today announced new penalty relief for approximately 4.7 million individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations that were not sent automated collection reminder notices during the pandemic.

AICPA Warns Congress of Impact on 2023 Tax Filing Season with a Government Shutdown

December 20, 2023

An IRS shutdown, especially between now and April 15, 2024, will have dire consequences to the IRS, taxpayers and their practitioners.

Call to action for beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting

December 15, 2023

The beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting requirement requires small businesses including small CPA firms to report information on the “owner” of an entity beginning in 2024.

Utah Tax Road Shows

November 21, 2023

Earn 2 hours of CPE at free events put on by the Utah State Tax Commission.

The UACPA Supports Comment Letter Calling for an Extension and Expansion in Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

November 03, 2023

The UACPA has joined AICPA and dozens of other state CPA societies to ask the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to extend and expand the deadline for beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting requirements, specifically for Reporting Companies Created or Registered in 2024.

Reporting Carry Forward Hours

October 18, 2023

You will need to report your carry forward hours to CPE Audit Service.

Credit Relief Initiative (CRI) Information

October 16, 2023

The Utah State Board of Accountancy has extended credits that expired from Jan. 30, 2020 through May 11, 2023.

IRS Orders Immediate Stop to New Employee Retention Credit Processing

September 15, 2023

To protect taxpayers from scams, IRS orders immediate stop to new Employee Retention Credit processing amid surge of questionable claims, concerns from tax pros and aggressive marketing to ineligible applicants, posing unacceptable risk to businesses and the tax system.

Reporting CPE

September 15, 2023

As of January 2023, CPAs now need to report CPE through NASBA's CPE Audit Services.

Congratulations to the 2023 UACPA Award Winners

September 07, 2023

Every year, the Utah Association of CPAs recognizes newly licensed CPAs, 100% membership firms and outstanding CPA professionals at the annual Inauguration & Awards Banquet. This year’s event is Thursday, September 21 at Grand America Hotel. In addition to the awards presentation, the multicultural, multigenerational, global artist and speaker, Alex Boyé. This event is open to all CPAs to come together and celebrate those in the profession.

UACPA Reaches out to Congress to Support Delay in Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

August 24, 2023

The UACPA has called on federal legislators to support two bills that have been introduced – Senate bill S. 2623 and companion legislation in the House, H.R. 4035, the Protecting Small Business Information Act of 2023.

NASBA Gateway System Outage

August 21, 2023

NASBA has announced that the Gateway System will be unavailable from Aug. 25 through Aug. 28.

Letter from AICPA to NASBA

August 10, 2023

Read the letter supports reinstating lapsed exam credits for exam sections passed during 2020-2023.

IRS Virtual Focus Group

August 07, 2023

The IRS Taxpayer Experience Office (TXO) is hosting a one-hour focus group on a new virtual elective pay pre-filling electronic registration process for clean energy tax credits.

The IRS Has Ended Unannounced Revenue Officer Visits

July 24, 2023

As part of a larger transformation effort, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a major policy change that will end most unannounced visits to taxpayers by agency revenue officers to reduce public confusion and enhance overall safety measures for taxpayers and employees.

How to Spot Employee Retention Credit Scams

June 05, 2023

The IRS and tax professionals continue to see a barrage of aggressive broadcast advertising, direct mail solicitations and online promotions involving the Employee Retention Credit. While the credit is real, aggressive promoters are wildly misrepresenting and exaggerating who can qualify for the credits.

UACPA Members Visit Capitol Hill to Discuss Important Issues

June 01, 2023

UACPA members joined their partners at the AICPA in Washington, DC. to meet lawmakers on issues important to the accounting profession during the AICPA Spring Meeting of Council and Annual Members Meeting.

Coalition Including CPAs Calls Attention to New Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Requirements

May 22, 2023

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) joined a coalition of organizations who have come together to make taxpayers and practitioners aware of the new Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reporting requirement