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Two More Opportunities to Catch the Best Federal Tax Update by Surgent

Legislators and rule makers were busy this past year. Their work has delivered a mixture of challenges and opportunities for individual and business tax clients. Are you ready for major changes happening with Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act? The Best Federal Tax Update Course by Surgent can help you prepare.

Major topics included, but not limited to are:

  • Update on major tax law changes, including the Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 and Social Security changes included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
  • Health care reform: how employers report and where individuals stand in 2016
  • Review of pertinent cases and rulings regarding exclusions, character issues, retirement plans, travel and other items affecting your individual taxpayers
  • The latest issues related to passive activities, substantiation and any other late-breaking tax law changes

Register today for a class near you to save your seat and with the Early Bird special.


Become a Member of the Young CPA Cabinet

The Young CPA Cabinet connects and advances young leaders through contribution to their profession, workplaces and communities, championing the next generation of influential certified public accountants. If you have been looking for the right place to jump into leadership with your profession, please consider applying for the Young CPA Cabinet. We are looking for a diverse group of leaders to bring a variety of talents and viewpoints. You must be a CPA, member of the ASCPA, and under 35 years of age at the time of submission. Please email your completed application to Amanda Freeman at Start your application today >>

Deadline for Leadership Academy VII Extended

Don't miss out on the ASCPA's top leadership program. Invest and empower your team when you recruit members of your organization to step into Leadership Academy Class VII. It's guaranteed to contribute to your team's success. Encourage your top team players to apply by Friday, December 23, 2016. Download the application online >>

Contact Jessica Roberts for more information at 334.386.5766,, OR visit for more details >>

Chapter Events 

The ASCPA has 11 chapters throughout Alabama. Chapter membership allows you to network with CPAs in your area, remain active in the ASCPA and track industry news throughout the state.

Need to make an announcement for your next chapter meeting or special event? Contact Diane Christy at

Senior Accountant

City of Opelika seeks a Senior Accountant to assist the Controller in managing the City’s Opelika Power Services accounting system. The position is responsible for accounting software for OPS under Uniform System of Accounts for Utilities and GAAP, maintaining a list of fixed assets and depreciation schedules for public utilities, maintaining debt service records, assisting with daily accounting functions, and performing duties of accounting personnel in their absence.  CPA License desired and Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a closely related field. To apply, go to  EOE M,F,V,D.  Open until filled.

New Practices for Sale
  • Huntsville CPA practice grossing $315K * New *
  • Mobile, AL CPA grossing $175 * Sold - under contract in just two weeks *
  • Jackson, MS area / Rankin County EA grossing $60K * New *
  • Upper Cumberland, TN CPA grossing $70K * New *
  • Southwest of Nashville, TN CPA grossing $175K * New *
  • West of Downtown Chattanooga CPA grossing $165K * New *

For more information on these listings or to sell your practice, contact Lori Newcomer at (888) 277-6040 or or visit

November 29, 2016
In this issue    

  • Two More Opportunities to catch The Best Federal Tax Update by Surgent with Alabama's Mike Frost.

  • Become a member of the Young CPA Cabinet.
  • Only two weeks to complete the Leadership Academy VII application.

  • Christmas socials and updates coming to a chapter near you.

  • Senior Accountant

  • New Practices for Sale
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