Community News news March 2007

Practice Management

Minnesota May Publish Convicted Preparers List

The Minnesota legislature is considering an all-encompassing collection of tax measures with several provisions of interest to enrolled agents.
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Carlin, Charron & Rosen Names Platt Providence Partner

Carlin, Charron & Rosen, LLP (CCR), a New England independent certified public accounting and business advisory firm, announced that David Platt, CPA, JD has been named a partner in the Providence office.
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Somerset CPAs Named Indiana Best Workplace

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has designated Somerset CPAs as a “Best Place to Work in Indiana” for creating a productive environment in which employees feel valued.Somerset CPAs received the same distinction in 2006.
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West Virginia May Make EAs Exempt from Sales, Service Tax

A bill being considered by the West Virginia legislature would exempt enrolled agents from sales and service taxes. The bill, WV SB 371, proposes that a number of professions – including enrolled agents – be exempted from the state's consumers sales and service tax.A nearly identical bill was introduced last year, but was not enacted. SB 371 has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee.
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J.H. Cohn Names Leadership Appointees

J.H. Cohn LLP, one of the country’s largest accounting and consulting firms, has appointed Charles (Chuck) Ludmer, Managing Director, Cohn Affiliated Companies and Steven Pinsky, Private Equity Practice Leader.“Both Chuck and Steven are proven leaders within J.H. Cohn. The advanced skill sets they’ve displayed and the positive client relationships they have built make them natural successors into these roles,” said Thomas J. Marino, chief executive officer at J.H. Cohn.
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Crowe Chizek Ranks Among Top 10 SEC Firms

Crowe Chizek and Company is one of the Top 10 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accounting and consulting firms, according to Public Accounting Report (PAR). PAR, a widely circulated independent publication covering the public accounting profession, ranked Crowe seventh in the 2006 survey based on U.S. SEC net revenue. For fiscal year 2006, which ended March 31, 2006, PAR reported Crowe’s net SEC revenue of $83.1 million up 42 percent since the prior fiscal year. “It’s an honor to be ranked among the nation’s top 10 SEC firms,” said Mark Hildebrand, Crowe CEO.
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IRS: Preparers Miss 4.8 Million Phone Refunds

The Internal Revenue Service reports more than 10 million early filers did not request the one-time telephone excise tax refund. And nearly half of those returns — more than 4.8 million — were completed by a tax preparer.In the first release of this year’s weekly filing season statistics, about 30 percent of all taxpayers did not request the telephone tax refund.“Many taxpayers are overlooking this special refund and the chance to get a bigger refund,” IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson told IRS e-News for Tax Professionals.
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Janover Rubinroit Merges with Roberts, Rick & Moses

Janover Rubinroit LLC, the accounting arm of the JR Group Companies, provider of accounting and financial advisory services to individuals and businesses, announced the newest phase of its ongoing expansion: The firm has merged with tax and estate specialists Roberts, Rick & Moses, in addition to relocating and enlarging its New York City office.This is the second merger in less than four months for Janover, which merged with the former Gilbert & Levy LLP in late 2006.Roberts Rick & Moses has moved its ten-person professional and support staff from Merrick to Janover Rubinroit’s office

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