The Top Tax & Accounting News of January 2013

January 2013 - News in Review

The biggest news of the new year was focused on taxes and the IRS.

With the "fiscal cliff" tax deal finally signed at the beginning of the month, several articles about its impact on individual income tax rates, estate taxation, business depreciation and expenses topped the bill.

The second hottest topic was the ongoing attempt by the IRS to regulate tax preparers. The Registered Tax Return Preparer program was halted by a federal circuit court judge as unconsitutional, and the IRS is appealing the ruling.

  1. Federal Income Tax Tables Released
  2. Updated fix for Java Security Flaw Available
  3. IRS Says: If Claiming Edcuation Tax Credits, Wait Until Mid-February
  4. Judge Says IRS Can't Regulate Tax Preparers, RTRP Credential Unnecessary
  5. Senior Accounting Positions Hard to Fill
  6. AICPA Releases Book to Help Americans with Personal Finances
  7. Weird Tax Law Changes of 2012
  8. A Closer Look at the Fixed Asset Provisions of the American TaxPayer Relief Act
  9. Most Americans Likely to Pay More in Federal Taxes in 2013
  10. Medical Marijuana Company Hires Accounting Firm for Audit