by Ken Berry on 08/28/14
You generally get a good deduction but be careful, especially when travel outside of North America is involved. The IRS has some strict rules and a "reasonableness test."
by Jason Bramwell on 08/28/14
The menu for August 28 features specials on MF Global lawsuit against PwC will go to trial, CAQ releases new judgment tool for auditors, KPMG faces criticism for Espírito Santo audit work, and more.
by Deanna White on 08/28/14
The work-life balance myth may be hopelessly flawed, but its most insidious deception is its implication that work and family are separate lives. There are other approaches.
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by Julian Block on Aug 27, 2014
Accountants often have to deal with the results of any investment advice clients obtained during the year, so it's a good idea for them to become adept at the deceptively tricky cap gains rules.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 27, 2014
The menu for August 27 features specials on seven US companies whose effective tax rates are shrinking, CFOs running the numbers on inversion, GOP Senate candidate calls for gas tax reduction, and more.
by Larry Perry CPA on Aug 27, 2014
Determining inventory quantities and values is an important management responsibility for the FRF for SMEs. There is, however, a difference from U.S. GAAP in some situations.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 26, 2014
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 Aug 26, 2014
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 Aug 26, 2014
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.
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.

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