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Education & Careers

How to earn those last-minute CPE credits

Professionals nearing the end of their reporting period, who still need to accumulate a few CPE credits or fulfill their state’s requirements, should check their state society Web sites for course listings and discounts.
Community News

Arizona State University students, pwc, Habitat for Humanity build home for family

From crunching numbers to hammering nails, Arizona State University students took a break from their books to lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity.
Education & Careers

Colleges and universities must be ethical

The actions of colleges and universities provide examples to their students of how to act with – or without – a high level of ethical standards. From grading practices to sustainability, these institutions need to be cognizant of the message they send.
Tax

Sharpton, his civil rights organization facing tax issues

Troubles continue to mount for the Reverend Al Sharpton, both personally and for his civil rights organization. The Internal Revenue Service has filed a tax lien against Sharpton in the amount of $538, 652.
Education & Careers

WICPA names college ambassadors at three Wisconsin universities

Kevin Block, Jill Brown, and Tracy Werner, students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, respectively, have been named College Ambassadors by the WICPA Educational Foundation, Inc.
A&A

Must-See TV: Accountant Going Against Stereotype

At long last, someone wants to produce a television show with a lead character who is an accountant, but not a nerd.
A&A

Former Arizona congressman's accountant convicted of embezzling insurance premiums

Dwayne Lequire was found guilty by a federal jury in Tucson, Arizona, last week of eight counts of embezzling insurance premiums and one count of conspiracy.
A&A

Trust accounting for lawyers

Arizona soon will become one of the few states in the country that subjects lawyers to random audits of their client trust accounts. Lawyers need to know that there are specific requirements for trust accounting recordkeeping, including risk management and internal control procedures.
Practice

Most executives remain confident about business growth

Six percent of chief financial officers said they plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees during the third quarter of 2010, while 9 percent anticipate staff reductions. Despite those numbers, CFOs remain optimistic about the outlook for their businesses.
Practice Management

Employees want day off to demonstrate on immigration! What should I do?

With the recent passage in Arizona of a controversial immigration-related state law, and indications from the Obama administration and Congress that immigration reform legislation will be put on the fast-track, we might soon be seeing more immigrants’ rights demonstrations.
Tax

Unemployed can use tax laws to secure a job

Both unemployed (including some recent graduates) and certain currently employed Individuals looking for work can dramatically increase their attractiveness to prospective employers by highlighting certain tax breaks that employers can secure by hiring them.
Education & Careers

SIFE members' passion for business can be powerful force for change

Students In Free Enterprise, an international non-profit network of students, academics, and business leaders working with businesses and higher education organizations, is in the midst of its regional and national competitions.
Tax

From country to rhythm and blues to rap: tax trouble has no favorite genre

Grammy winning country singer Dwight Yoakam might have new material for a sad, sad song now that the Internal Revenue Service has filed a lien against him for nearly half a million dollars.
Tax

States scramble for tax revenue wherever they can find it

Imagine your state tax collectors hard at work…reading the entertainment news as part of their job description. State tax authorities always have used the media to track the cross-state earnings of sports stars, celebrities, and other wealthy individuals.
Education & Careers

Accounting Scholarship Programs

AccountingWEB has compiled a list of scholarship opportunities for accounting students.
Education & Careers

Accounting and xTREME? Rarely found in the same sentence

The xTREME Games include xTAX, short for "Extreme Tax," and xACT, short for “Extreme Accounting.” Both are case competitions that expose students to real tax and accounting situations.
Tax

The taxman comes rapping for rappers Method Man, Nas, and DMX

Clifford Smith, better known as the rapper Method Man or simply Meth, is battling the New York State Department of Taxation over back taxes of $52,503.

Sports celebrities and their tax troubles

The more money people make, in many cases, the more trouble they seem to have turning over what is owed to Uncle Sam.
Tax

Cash for Refrigerators program might not be ready by Christmas

The federal government is hoping to roll out a Cash for Clunkers program, this time designed to boost the appliance manufacturing industry.
Tax

New per diem rates released for travel expense reimbursements

The IRS has updated the rules for determining the amount of an employee's ordinary and necessary business expenses for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses while traveling away from home.

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