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Crime Watch: September 19, 2013

Beth Ann Pettyjohn of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced to serve twenty-eight months in federal prison for failure to pay over employment tax. The judge also ordered her to pay $4,669,532.05 in restitution to the IRS as well as a $25,000 fine.
Tax

How State Income Taxes May Be Redrawing the Population Map

Not many political potatoes are as hot as taxes. Whatever your opinion about state and local taxes, it's prudent now and then to gauge how the prevailing rates affect a state's fiscal health overall.
Education & Careers

Accounting Principals Names Top Ten Cities for Finance Jobs

For the third straight year, Accounting Principals has identified the top ten cities to find a job in finance. For 2013, Dallas takes the top spot on the list, followed by Houston and San Francisco.
Tax

Employers in Seventeen States May Face Higher FUTA Tax Rates

Because seventeen states and the Virgin Islands have had an outstanding federal unemployment insurance loan for at least two years, employers in those jurisdictions may not be able to claim the maximum amount of state unemployment tax credits on their 2013 FUTA tax return.
Tax

Crime Watch: August 2, 2013

The Justice Department and IRS announced that John T. Hoang of Virginia pleaded guilty in federal district court in Washington, DC, to willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns for tax year 2004.
Education & Careers

CCH Connections: User Conference 2013 Registration Now Open

Connect with industry leaders and get a first-hand look at the latest innovations for tax and accounting professionals at the CCH: Connections: User Conference 2013.
Tax

Internet Sales Tax Clears Senate Hurdle

New legislation authorizing the states to collect sales tax from companies peddling their wares online breezed through the Senate on May 6 by a wide 69-27 margin. But the Marketplace Fairness Act is expected to face much tougher opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Tax

Crime Watch: April 19, 2013

Former IRS agent-turned-tax preparer Steven Martinez was sentenced April 15 to almost twenty-four years in prison for defrauding clients of more than $11 million and then plotting their murders to prevent them from testifying about the theft.
Practice

REDW Joins Forces with RCG Plan Administration, LLC

REDW, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting firms in the Southwest, is pleased to announce it has joined forces with RCG Plan Administration, LLC, a Phoenix-based, full- service, third-party administrator and record keeper of small and midsized businesses and Native American retirement plans.
Tax

IRS Intensifies National Crackdown on Identity Theft

Continuing a year-long enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the IRS announced the results of a massive national sweep targeting identity theft suspects in thirty-two states and Puerto Rico, involving 215 cities.
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Movie Deal Meets Wire Fraud: IRS to the Rescue?

The movie was supposed to involve Hollywood giants like Kevin Costner, Ron Howard, and James Brooks. It was supposed to be based on the book "A Matter of Time" and make the book's author, Don Kirchner, a fortune.
Practice

BeachFleischman and Taylor, Duffy & Associates Merge

Phoenix-based CPA firm Taylor, Duffy & Associates, PC and BeachFleischman PC have merged. Effective January 1, 2013, the combined firms will practice as BeachFleischman PC, and Taylor Duffy’s employees will join the firm’s Phoenix practice.
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Crime Watch

Today's tax crime cases involve tax evasion, charitable organization donation kickbacks, false claims for tax refunds, bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and wire fraud.
Education & Careers

Intuit Indexes Show Small Business Growth Slowing

Results of the monthly Intuit Small Business Revenue and Employment indexes are in. They show revenue in August declined for the sixth consecutive month, and employment continued to grow slowly in September.
Education & Careers

ITA Honors Ron Eagle with President Emeritus Title

The ITA announced it bestowed the title of President Emeritus to Ron Eagle. After fifteen years of being involved in the founding and leadership of the association, Eagle retired from his position of president on August 31.
Practice

REDW Merges with Abalos & Associates and Miller, Allen & Co

REDW LLC announced September 30, 2012, that it will join forces with two prominent Phoenix-based certified public accounting firms - Abalos & Associates, PLLC, and Miller, Allen & Co., P.C.
Tax

Fifteen-Year Prison Sentence for Tax Fraud

Gino Carlucci was sentenced to 188 months in prison for his role in conspiracies to commit money laundering and to defraud the IRS as well as for filing a false income tax return.
Tax

Nine-Year Prison Sentence for Tax Defier

An Arizona man was sentenced on August 10, 2012, to nine years in prison and ordered to pay fines of $1,021,500.
Practice

EEOC State Data Shows Trends, Areas to Watch

In 2011, the EEOC received a record-setting number of charges from those claiming employment discrimination: 99,947 in fiscal year 2011, compared to 99,922 in 2010, and an increase from 82,792 in 2008.
Practice

Job Outlook for Bachelor's Degree Students Looks Bleak

A weak labor market has left half of college students (age twenty-five or younger) who graduated with a bachelor's degree either jobless or "underemployed" ? a troubling statistic.

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