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Film Credits: Your Tax Dollars at Work Making Movies

Federal film credits are not new, but they are becoming big business in more ways than one. Approximately forty states receive federal film credits they can use to entice moviemakers to make motion pictures within their borders.
Education & Careers

AICPA Competition: Portland Students’ Creative Financial Plan Nets Top Honors

A team of accounting students from the University of Portland turned into personal financial planners – and devised an award-winning plan to help a fictional young entrepreneur take control of his finances and pay off his debt.
Community News

Accountant Caught with Hand in the Pearl Jam Jar

Accountant Rickey Charles Goodrich had it a little too good. Many bean counters would kill to serve as financial guru to the likes of Pearl Jam.
Tax

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Could Wyden Replace Baucus as Top Tax Writer?

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 23.
Tax

Crime Watch: December 20, 2013

A San Jose, California, woman was convicted December 18 of a federal fraud charge for running a Ponzi scheme that bilked more than 250 victims out of approximately $9.5 million.
Tax

Crime Watch: December 13, 2013

Rathana Ung, the former director and officer of Lim's Income Tax and Lim's Tax, Inc., was sentenced to twelve months and a day imprisonment, one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay $103,736 in restitution to the IRS.
Tax

Crime Watch: December 6, 2013

Gary Mach was sentenced to sixteen months in prison, two months of house arrest, and eighteen months of probation and ordered to pay $270,725 in restitution to the IRS after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Community News

California Board of Accountancy Elects Michael Savoy as President

Michael Savoy, CPA, managing director of Santa Monica-based Gumbiner Savett Inc., has been elected president of the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) for 2014.
Tax

Ultra-Wealthy OK with California's High Tax?

Are the superrich leaving California? Despite the big talk, the ultra-wealthy don't seem to be going anywhere. But that doesn't mean the state isn't losing income and jobs.
Tax

Crime Watch: November 1, 2013

Vernon Harrison of Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 111 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $82,791 restitution for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. Harrison is a former US Postal Service mail carrier.
Tax

NFL Players versus the IRS: It's a Tough Tackle

Professional athletes get a lot of glory, not to mention salaries that range from healthy to obscene, and all for doing what they love. It's one thing to envy their wealth, but when it comes time to file taxes, be glad you're not one of them.
Tax

Crime Watch: October 25, 2013

A Los Angeles man was sentenced October 24 to sixty months in federal prison for defrauding professional football player Dwight Freeney in a multimillion dollar fraud scheme.
Technology

Xero Embarks on Inaugural Twenty-City National Road Show

Accounting software provider Xero embarked on its first national road show earlier this week, providing free training to accountants and bookkeepers on how small businesses can use its Cloud platform to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Tax

Crime Watch: October 18, 2013

Randolph Scott of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, an attorney whose practice included estate and probate matters, was charged by Indictment on October 3, 2013, with defrauding a client's estate of more than $1.7 million.
Technology

Xero Raises $150 Million to Fund US Expansion

New Zealand-based online accounting software provider Xero said on October 13 it has raised $150 million to fund a major expansion in the United States.
Tax

Tom Hanks Flees NYC before the Tax Bug Bites

It must be a pain to be wealthy and famous. Most people who enter a state on business can slip in, do a deal, and go on home without drawing the unwanted attention of the IRS. But for Tom Hanks, it's not so easy.
Tax

Crime Watch: October 4, 2013

A massive case of organized tax and bank fraud culminated September 26 with the unsealing of four federal grand jury indictments accusing fifty-five people of participating in one or more illicit schemes, including the theft of more than 2,000 identities that were used to claim more than $20 million in bogus IRS tax refunds.
Tax

Crime Watch: September 26, 2013

A New York man admitted his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department. He and a coconspirator caused more than $200 million in confirmed losses to businesses and financial institutions.
Practice

CPAs Go "Behind Bars" for Good Cause: The MDA Lock-Up

Under normal circumstances, nobody likes to hear the words "CPA" and "locked up" in the same sentence. But for the past several years, countless CPAs across the country have enthusiastically done mock "jail time" for a great cause.
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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.

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