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Education & Careers

True Inspiration: AICPA Honors San Diego State University Grad

Many people have probably dreamed about having the courage to change their lives and, despite all adversity, build the life they truly want to live. Accounting graduate Andrey A. Stoyan has actually done it.
Tax

Crime Watch: September 13, 2013

A couple from Iowa and a Las Vegas accountant were charged September 11 with conspiring to defraud the IRS of more than $700,000 by allegedly using nominee corporations and bank accounts to hide their income and other assets.
Tax

Can You Afford Free? Taxes Spoil the Game Show Win

You've seen game shows where contestants hop around the stage excited beyond belief at the possibility of winning cash and prizes. What you don't see, according to some of the winners, is when the other shoe drops. That is, the tax shoe – and it drops fast.
Tax

Crime Watch: August 30, 2013

The Justice Department announced August 20 that Teresa Marie Marty, Charles Tingler, and Victoria Tingler have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing multimillion-dollar liens against government officials.
Technology

Scheduling Conflict: Xero and Intuit Hold Events September 4-5

Two competing small business accounting software providers will be hosting events on the same two days within nearly forty miles of each other in California September 4 and 5, 2013.
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.
Tax

Al Pacino's Tax Lien Sleeps with the Fishes

California can cross one celebrity off its deadbeat list. Al Pacino was into the Golden State for $31,706.04 (knowing what's good for him, the Godfather did not forget the extra four cents).
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.
Education & Careers

AICPA Presents Jeremy Dillard with Maximo Mukelabai Award

From the moment he decided to become a CPA, Jeremy Dillard knew he wanted his career to be about more than billable hours and client service. He also had a calling to serve - the desire to give back to his community and his profession.
Tax

Crime Watch: August 9, 2013

A former Washington State real estate developer and his long-time girlfriend were convicted August 4 on twenty-five counts of tax evasion and false statements related to their scheme to avoid paying taxes on more than $23 million in income.
Education & Careers

Assistant Professor at USC Awarded AICPA-CIMA Best Early Career Researcher Award

David Erkens, an assistant professor of accounting at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, was awarded the 2013 Best Early Career Researcher Award.
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

Large Chunk of Taxes Taken from Mickelson's UK Winnings

Phil Mickelson recently had about as perfect a two weeks in the United Kingdom as any professional golfer could hope for. Unfortunately for him, approximately 61 percent of his winnings will go to taxes.
Tax

Crime Watch: July 25, 2013

A former manager of an H&R Block Preparation store has been sentenced to twelve months and one day in federal prison for using the identities of former tax preparation clients to file false returns with the IRS seeking fraudulent income tax refunds.
A&A

Study: Women Improve Quality of Corporate Accounting; Mandating Board Gender Quotas Does Not

Are women better equipped than men to oversee corporate finances? Several recent studies in "Accounting Horizons," published by the American Accounting Association, have suggested as much.
Education & Careers

Kellogg School of Management Takes Top Spot in EMBA Ranking

The executive master's degree in business administration (EMBA) programs at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, took top honors in the inaugural EMBA ranking.
Education & Careers

Making Dreams a Reality: Beta Alpha Psi Hosts Annual Meeting

What better place to encourage people to make dreams a reality than at the very doorstep of Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. That's where BAP will host its 2013 Annual Meeting.
Tax

Crime Watch: July 18, 2013

A Texas man, who was arrested in an airport while attempting to flee the country, was indicted in the Central District of California in a multimillion-dollar identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme. If convicted, he faces a statutory maximum sentence of at least seventy-five years in federal prison.
Tax

Will Taxes Affect Dwight Howard's 'Decision?'

UPDATE: Did Taxes Push Howard to the Houston Rockets? On July13, the Houston Rockets will hold a press conference to announce free agent Dwight Howard has decided to join their ranks.
Tax

Crime Watch: July 3, 2013

A California man admitted that for tax years 2007 and 2008, he failed to report approximately $1,843,847 of income, resulting in an additional tax due and owing to the government of approximately $516,277. He faces a five-year prison sentence.

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