by Ken Berry on 07/10/14
States are always on the prowl for new revenue, and the nation's capital has decided getting healthy is worth 5.75 percent. Indeed, almost half the states tax health clubs, and New York has been splitting hairs in taxing various establishments.
by Jason Bramwell on 07/10/14
The menu for July 10 features specials on Credit Suisse wants sentencing for aiding tax evasion pushed back until November, Lois Lerner’s warning about IRS email chatter, lawmakers discuss highway fund plans today, PwC must face MF Global lawsuit, and more.
by Ira S. Rosenbloom on 07/10/14
Everyone talks about new ideas, but how do you get from vague thoughts to actual results? You need to turbo-charge your "do to" list and let yourself daydream to improve your firm. Establish a consistent method for capturing ideas.
Starting in January 2015, the IRS will limit the number of refunds that are electronically deposited into a single financial account or pre-paid debit card to three, as part of the agency's effort to crack down on fraud and identity theft.
As the FASB and the IASB continue to move away from full convergence of their standards, the prospects of international accounting rules being fully adopted in the US in the near future are growing less likely, according to a Fitch Ratings report.
The menu for July 9 features specials on Ways and Means pitches transportation measure, House likely to vote on bonus depreciation bill this week, IMA names new chairman of its Global Board of Directors, and more.
by Larry Perry CPA on Jul 09, 2014
Quality control practice aids purchased from major publishers are excellent tools to help with a CPA firm's quality control system. And practitioners can modify them as needed.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 08, 2014
Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership, a new program designed to identify and support the next generation of leaders in the internal audit profession, was introduced on Tuesday by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
by Bryce Sanders on Jul 08, 2014
There are often competitors in the background telling your clients they can do better if they change accountants. You have to be on top of the relationships to keep them—here's how.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 08, 2014
The menu for July 8 features specials on Swiss banks threaten freeze on US accounts over tax evasion, 30 years of inversions in one chart, GAO says IRS misleads audited taxpayers, and more.
by Terry Sheridan on Jul 08, 2014
According to a 2014 global fraud study, the typical organization loses 5 percent of annual revenues to fraud. Anybody who has an asset that's available to steal has a need for a CFE. What's it all about?
A report released by the Institute of Internal Auditors on Monday examined changing expectations from key internal audit stakeholders and zeroed in on five tactics chief audit executives can use to meet those expectations.
Summer wedding season is underway, but have you considered some of the tax issues that go along with tying the knot? If not, the IRS has provided the following five basic tips that can help keep those issues to a minimum.
by Ken Berry on Jul 07, 2014
There's a creative method that some vacation-home owners may be able to use to avoid adverse tax consequences. The well-known active participation break isn't the only way to save on taxes.
The menu for July 7 features specials on PCAOB likely to vote on naming engagement partner proposal by year’s end, EU widens its tax inquiry of multinational firms, SEC final pay rules coming soon, and more.
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