2013 Tax Season Town Hall: Challenges & Next Steps

Originally broadcast Friday, May 10, 2013 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

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At a recent discussion on a historically challenging filing season, AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, indicated, based on feedback he's heard from members, "pushing the IRS for penalty relief was a critical first step". Throughout tax season, the AICPA engaged in a dialogue with IRS to address several issues, including the temporary closure of the PTIN site and the impact of delayed forms on compliance and related issues such as penalty relief. On April 16, Jeffrey Porter, CPA, chair of the AICPA's Tax Executive Committee, testified before the Senate Finance Committee to address filing season issues. Then, on May 1 the AICPA testified before the IRS Oversight Board addressing issues of tax related identity theft and fraud.

On Friday, May 10th Jeff Porter and Edward Karl hosted our first-ever “virtual town hall” to discuss tax season. They began with an overview of the latest news on the tax practice and advocacy fronts. Then they opened the discussion to participants who were able to send questions and comments electronically directly to Jeff and Ed. If you missed the opportunity on May 10th to join in the conversation, you can still listen to the recording of Jeff and Ed discussing the 2013 tax season, its challenges, and sharing ideas and information about ways to make future tax seasons less onerous. The recording and associated presentation is free to AICPA members, but registration is required.


Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA, AICPA Director - Member Service & Tax Ethics, AICPA
Melissa Labant, JD, CPA/PFS, CFP®, AICPA Director - Advocacy & Professional Standards, AICPA