Einhorn receives Institute's highest award for tax


Alan R. Einhorn, CPA, received the 2012 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxation.

The annual award, given by the AICPA Tax Division, honors Arthur J. Dixon, a CPA known for his outstanding record of service to the tax profession and the AICPA Tax Division. The award was presented at the division’s fall meeting in Washington by Edward S. Karl, CPA, vice president–Taxation for the AICPA.

Einhorn is the chief quality officer for Deloitte Tax LLP and works in many areas including ethics and professional standards, taxpayer and preparer responsibilities, and tax quality assurance. He also frequently represents the firm in regulatory and legislative tax matters.

Einhorn is the vice chairman of the board for Deloitte Tax LLP and is a member of the firm’s operating committee.

In his 25 years of volunteer service for the AICPA, he has chaired the AICPA Tax Forms Committee, Circular 230 Education Task Force, Preparer Penalty Task Force, and the Tax Executive Committee, and has served as a member of several other task forces and committees. He currently chairs the Relations with the Bar Committee.

SPONSORED REPORT

Revenue recognition: A complex effort

Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: Economy and health care changes top CPAs’ list

CPA decision-makers’ economic outlook and the House Republicans’ proposed tax changes as part of replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.