by Jason Bramwell on 08/26/14
The report, released on Tuesday by UNITE HERE International Union, found that the US airline industry received tax breaks on more than 12 billion gallons of jet fuel in 2013 through obscure tax codes in 37 states.
by Bryce Sanders on 08/26/14
Accountants without a succession plan are hurting not only themselves but their clients as well. Here are seven ways to see your practice continues after you retire—some of them are better than others.
by Jason Bramwell on 08/26/14
A former partner and vice chairman with Deloitte LLP, Schnurr, who recently retired from the firm, will head the SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant. He begins his new post in October.
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by Jason Bramwell on Aug 26, 2014
The menu for August 26 features specials on two top House Republicans profited from inversion deal, GOP charges IRS with conflict of interest, judge questions shareholder deal in HP/Autonomy accounting fraud case, and more.
by Richard Koreto on Aug 26, 2014
Summer is a time for kicking back and playing a few round of golf with friends, for example. But if you're on the green, you'd better be careful: The SEC may be looking over your shoulder.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 25, 2014
A review team recently concluded that accounting guidance for governments on capital asset impairments and insurance recoveries does provide pertinent information to financial statement users but does not resolve all issues underlying its purpose.
by Amy Vetter on Aug 25, 2014
To set up the right value pricing for your client, you need to know what questions to ask first so you can later sell your value. Here are some tips on how you can better understand your client.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 25, 2014
The menu for August 25 features specials on the specter of Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts is haunting Republicans, a tax-avoidance strategy not as scrutinized as inversions, now’s the time to open a charitable-gift fund, and more.
by Julian Block on Aug 25, 2014
Yes, Schedule A is where itemizers claim deductions for miscellaneous expenses. But Schedule A is also a good place for some sophisticated tax planning—if you know the strict IRS rules.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 22, 2014
The highway use tax applies to highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, which generally includes trucks, truck tractors, and buses. The Labor Day holiday pushed the due date for Form 2290 back two days.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 22, 2014
During a speech at the National Society of Accountants' Annual Meeting on Thursday, the head of the IRS said wait times for phone service will increase through the rest of the year because of a lack of staff due to the agency's budget being slashed.
by Kristen Rampe on Aug 22, 2014
We're not sure if financial project management advice lends itself to poetry, but here's an attempt. Please enjoy this collection of project management verses with our compliments.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 22, 2014
The menu for August 22 features specials on PCAOB’s struggles with conflicts in audits, settlement forces Bank of America to set aside borrower tax relief, one accountant’s daily routine, and more.
by Terry Sheridan on Aug 22, 2014
When it comes to regulatory compliance and other key issues, the vast majority of companies are not operating at their highest financial planning and analysis potential, according to new report.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 21, 2014
However, private company stakeholders told a Financial Accounting Foundation review team that the 2004 accounting standard is sometimes difficult to understand and is costly to apply.

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