Some important dates in the week ahead:
Monday, May 20
Securities and Exchange Commission accountants address SEC financial reporting at the Compliance Week annual conference. Washington.
Monday, May 20 – Tuesday, May 21
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants conference on income and estate taxes and high-income taxpayers, and other topics. Las Vegas.
Monday, May 20 – Wednesday, May 22
The Council on State Taxation program on state income and franchise taxes. New Orleans.
Tuesday, May 21
* Apple’s chief executive officer and chief financial officer testify at Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on multinational corporations shifting profits offshore. 9:30 a.m. ET, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Washington.
* Former IRS acting director Steven Miller, former IRS director Doug Shulman, and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George appear at Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s 501(c)4 reviews. 10 a.m. ET, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Washington.
* Martin Baumann, chief auditor of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Jeanette Franzel, board member, and Deloitte & Touche CEO Gregory Weaver speak on the state of the audit industry and auditor regulation at the Compliance Week conference. Washington.
Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 23
Practicing Law Institute program on tax planning for domestic and foreign partnerships and other structures. New York and San Francisco.
Wednesday, May 22
Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin and IRS exempt organizations chief Lois Lerner are among those speaking at the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the IRS’s treatment of political groups. 9:30 a.m. ET, Rayburn House Office Building. Washington.
Thursday, May 23
Financial Accounting Standards Board meeting on revenue recognition, insurance contracts and other topics. 8 a.m. ET, FASB offices. Norwalk, Connecticut.
Friday, May 24
Video webcast of the joint video conference of FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board. 7:30 a.m. ET.