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Judith Akin, EA, Manager, Judith A. Akin, EA Tax & Financial Services, to Speak at KC’s Event on Changes to Form 1099 in 2009: Best Practices 8/26/2009


The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcast announced today that Judith Akin, EA, Manager, Judith A. Akin, EA Tax & Financial Services, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Changes to Form 1099 in 2009: Best Practices for Finance & Accounting Executives LIVE Webcast”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on August 26, 2009, Wednesday at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET.

New York, NY, June 11, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcast announced today that Judith Akin, EA, Manager, Judith A. Akin, EA Tax & Financial Services, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Changes to Form 1099 in 2009: Best Practices for Finance & Accounting Executives LIVE Webcast”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on August 26, 2009, Wednesday at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://knowledgecongress.org/event_2009_F_1099.html)

Form 1099 compliance remains a challenge for many companies. A number of prominent firms are currently facing investigations for improper use of the form. The only way to prevent costly errors and IRS penalties is to ensure that your 1099 policies conform to the best practices. This Live Webcast will teach you how to ensure compliance with these best practices and how to head off potential problems for this year’s 1099s. The program will cover many critical issues in this area, including:

- Credit card transactions to merchants
- Cost basis reporting

As well as: why the Form W-9 has changed, and how your payees should complete it, when there is no need a Form W-9, how to avoid being held liable by the IRS for backup withholding, how to make sure the names and numbers your payees provided match the IRS’s files, how to identify reportable payments, what to do if you can’t tell whether a payee or payment is exempt from reporting, and whether you might also have state reporting obligations. Changes to Form 1099 in 2009: Best Practices for Finance & Accounting Executives LIVE Webcast is a must attend event for accounting & finance departments of all companies.

About Judith Akin

I am the owner/manager of Judith A. Akin, EA, Tax and Financial Services. In 1976, I became an Enrolled Agent.

Some specialties of my practice include but are not limited to bookkeeping and tax preparation for individuals, small business, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, as well as tax planning, business and financial planning. I also specialize in taxpayer representation before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities.

I presently hold membership in the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the Oklahoma Society of Enrolled Agents. In addition, I am a Registered Representative offering securities through United Planners Financial Services of America, Member FINRA & SIPC.

I am past President for the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA). I have also served as Vice President and as Secretary of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, chair of the Electronic Commerce Center, chair of Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee and have chaired the Affiliate-IRS Liaison Subcommittee of Government Relations. I represented NAEA as the 1998-1999 Chair on the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). I have been the Subcommittee Chair for Communication and Compliance on IRPAC. I am past member of Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee (IRSAC). I am a current member of the Government Relations committee

It has been my privilege to have the opportunity to testify before the IRS Oversight Board, House Ways and Means Oversight Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee on issues that relate to the enrolled agent, individual taxpayers and small business.

I participated in the IRS Modernization Conference, and was moderator for Wage and Investment breakout session. As a member of IRPAC I participated in the IRS Executive Development classes informing IRS personnel about issues that face small business and taxpayers.

I am Past President of the Oklahoma Society of Enrolled Agents and Chair the Government Relations Committee. Prior to being president for three years, I served for two years as Vice-President.

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webcast that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour Live webcast to study the impact of changing regulations.”

To contact or to register for an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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