While CPAs are not known for exciting activities, we do have a couple of interesting programs for the family law community.
CalCPA Pro Bono Program
After a lengthy hiatus, the CalCPA Pro Bono Program is back! This is truly a win/win for the CPA community, the courts and lower-income clients.
The courts benefit because CPAs will donate up to 28 hours to provide assistance in making financial determinations for support cases. The accountants win because the program allows the emerging staff and other CPAs interested in family law to gain experience working for the courts. The lower-income clients win by gaining access to resources that otherwise would not be affordable.
If you have a low-income support case, please visit www.calcpa.org/eb/probono for more information on how to have a CPA appointed by the court. There are volunteers ready and willing to work on a pro bono case. Entering a case requires completing the FamLaw-228 form located on the court’s website and submitting it at the first hearing.
Tax Issues in Divorce Mini-Conference
Then on January, the 9th annual afternoon-only “Tax Issues In Divorce” conference will be returning to Concord. This year’s program will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013. As with prior years, we are presenting timely, in-depth topics affecting many of our family law cases. This year’s topics include:
- Nuts and Bolts of preparing RDP tax returns
- Divorce Tax Update and Odd Consequences
- Tax Debts In Divorce
- International Tax Issues in Divorce
- Annual “Stump The Experts” panel
This program is designed to provide both accountants and attorneys with information necessary to navigate the often overlooked aspects of family law cases. The conference is always well attended and received by the audience. Mark your calendars and register early. Quality education is a great way to start 2013!
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