IRS Revises PTIN Application Form
The Internal Revenue Service has released a revised Form W-12, IRS Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) Application (Rev. October 2010). An earlier version was on the IRS website in September, but the revised form requires additional information. You can use this form if you do not wish to apply for your PTIN online.
Download the Revised Form W-12 at http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=210909,00.html
Stop By the Enhanced BV/FLS Community
The Business Valuation, Forensics and Litigation Services Committee has unveiled the newly updated BV/FLS community at tscpa.org. Members involved in BV/FLS should consider this their one-stop shop for industry-related news, resources and tools. On the community page, you will find links to recent news articles, additional TSCPA and AICPA resources, member profiles, a list of relevant blogs, and upcoming CPE courses. Get to know our spotlighted member, Steele Jones.
Visit the BV/FLS Community
Interested members also should join our BV/FLS LinkedIn group. The goal is to help create a forum for collaboration and interaction among group members by sharing news and information.
Join the BV/FLS LinkedIn Group
TSCPA Fall Membership Campaign: TSCPA Is Your Renewable Resource
Please help us spread the word to nonmember Texas CPAs about a renewable resource: TSCPA. Whether they’re in public practice, business and industry, education, government, or just starting out on their own, TSCPA offers resources and support that Texas CPAs need to succeed. Help us recruit your CPA friends and colleagues who aren’t yet members of TSCPA. The campaign will end on Dec. 31.
When your name is listed as the sponsor or referring member on an application, you get an entry in a drawing for a free year of Society and chapter membership. You’ll get one entry for each CPA or every three affiliate members you recruit. Students who recruit other student members will be entered in a drawing for one of four $50 gift cards (one entry per new student member). The more you recruit, the better your chances to win a free year of membership.
Learn More at http://tscpa.org/Content/51284.aspx
Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards
TSCPA is honoring top Texas accounting professors with the organization's 2010 Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards. Recipients are:
John F. Templeton, CPA – Houston Community College
Tracie Edmond – University of the Incarnate Word
Carol Collinsworth, CPA – University of Texas – Brownsville
Robert L. Vigeland, CPA – Texas Christian University
At a ceremony held during the TSCPA Accounting Education Conference, the winners each received a $500 award provided by the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation, as well as a plaque for their office and a recognition plaque for their school.
Criteria for judging include instructional innovation, student motivation and learning opportunities, professional and student accounting organization involvement, research, and publications.
Depression Knows No Season
“This is supposed to be a joyous time of year, yet I feel angry one minute and plunged into despair the next. What’s wrong with me?”
You might be suffering from depression. ACAN, the TSCPA Accountants Confidential Assistance Network, offers confidential assistance. Call us at 866-766-ACAN. All we want to do is help. All you need to do is call!