Education


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EDUCATION
The AICPA has created an associate membership category for college and university accounting faculty who are not CPAs. Non-CPA faculty members are eligible for a one-year subscription to the AICPA’s Core Library, access to the AICPA’s Technical Information and Professional Ethics Hotlines, a discount on AICPA products, complimentary subscriptions to the Journal of Accountancy and The CPA Letter , and access to AICPA insurance and retirement programs. Non-CPA faculty members will not be able to vote on member ballots. Dues are $185 a year. Applications are available at www.aicpa.org/aec .

State CPA societies and individuals are invited to nominate an accounting educator for the 2007 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. This award recognizes full-time college accounting educators distinguished for excellence in teaching and for national prominence in the accounting profession. Nominations are due February 1, 2007. For details, e-mail Heather Bunning at hbunning@aicpa.org .

NEWS

IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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