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AIM holds annual tax conference – Speakers come from across U.S.

Nearly 100 tax experts, attorneys, accountants and business owners converged on Columbia this week for the Associated Industries of Missouri Tax & Business Conference.

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The meeting, which included half day sessions on Wednesday and Friday as well as a full day of seminars and group sessions on Thursday, is an annual gathering where tax professionals share the latest information on important court cases, legislation and trends. Speakers came from as far away as Florida and California to address the group Sessions included topics such as the latest on Missouri tax credit programs, corporate tax developments and audit trends and healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act among others.

The conference also included a fair amount of brainstorming on future legislation in the tax arena. AIM president Ray McCarty, State Senators Will Kraus and Kurt Schaefer, along with House Majority Floor Leader John Diehl all spoke on the importance of tax legislation to the upcoming session of the Missouri General Assembly.

“This is one time of the year where we can get a lot of the best and brightest minds in the area of taxes together in one place, pick their brains and stimulate some substantial discussion,” said McCarty. “This week’s conference was one of the best ever.”

AIM thanks this year’s sponsors: McGinnis Wood Products, Rubin Brown Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants, Ryan Professional Tax Services, Bryan Cave, DMA, McGladrey, Ernst & Young, Sansone and U.S. Bank.

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