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The Rise in Pregnancy Disability Regulations

Disability claims are always challenging for employers, but this is especially the case when pregnant workers suffer complications that leave them unable to perform their normal job duties.
Tax

Husband and Wife Face YEARS in Prison

A married couple has been charged with running a fraudulent advance fee scheme and tax evasion. The twenty-six count indictment seeks forfeiture of at least $3.7 million.
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.
Education & Careers

CalCPA Connecting with Students and Young CPAs

Reaching out to accounting students, CPA candidates, and new licensees is a major priority for Johanna Sweaney Salt, CPA, and the newly elected chair of the CalCPA.
Education & Careers

Beta Alpha Psi's Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards

The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, sponsored by McGladrey LLP, was presented to five faculty advisors at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 3, 2012.
Tax

Couple Sentenced for Hiding Millions Offshore

Sean and Nadia Roberts were sentenced July 30 before US District Court Chief Judge Anthony W. Ishii to twelve months and one day in prison for hiding millions of dollars in secret offshore bank accounts.
Practice

Should You Send Some Tax Work to India?

Are you having trouble hiring enough staff to do all your tax returns? Consider outsourcing some of the overflow to India.
Practice

Merger Brings More Resources to Napa Valley

Moss Adams LLP, an accounting and business consulting firm with expertise in the wine industry, is combining with Rabanal & Smith LLP, an accounting firm with a long history in the Napa Valley.
Tax

Former CPA, a Pakistan Fugitive, Indicted

Masood Chotani, a former CPA who spent the last three years as a fugitive in Pakistan, was arraigned July 12 on charges that he conspired to defraud the United States and made false claims for income tax refunds.
Tax

Man Plead Guilty in Mortgage Fraud

An Escondido man plead guilty July 5 to one count of lying to IRS Criminal Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents who were investigating a mortgage fraud and money laundering scheme.

Tax Return Preparers Helped Clients Hide Millions Offshore

Three tax preparers, David Kalai, Nadav Kalai, and David Almog, were indicted by a federal grand jury in the Central District of California and charged with conspiring to defraud the United States.
Tax

Court Shuts Down Orange County Tax Preparer

Ernesto Jesus Suarez of Orange, California, has been permanently barred from preparing tax returns for others.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of June 11, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of June 11, 2012.
Tax

IRS Throws Curve at Tony Gwynn's Ownership Bid

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is seeking to acquire an ownership interest in his former team, the San Diego Padres. But there's a potential problem - he reportedly owes more than $400,000 in back taxes.
Community News

J.H. Cohn LLP and Reznick Group, P.C. Announce Plans to Merge

J.H. Cohn LLP and Reznick Group, P.C., announced on May 22 their plans to combine. The merger means they will become the eleventh largest firm in the country, with more than 2,000 employees, twenty-five offices, and combined revenues of more than $450 million.
Tax

IRS Issues an Apology to Dionne Warwick after a Tax Blunder in 2009

The IRS issued a written apology to Dionne Warwick and has cut more than $1.2 million of its original sum of back taxes that Warwick owes stemming from money she earned back in the 1990s.
Education & Careers

Rev Up for Next Year's Busy Season at a Conference

Now that busy season is over, it's a good time to consider attending a conference.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of May 14, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of May 14, 2012.
Education & Careers

AICPA: 2011 Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners Announced

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has announced the winners of the 2011 Elijah Watt Sells Award. Thirty-seven students received this honor.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of April 30, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of April 30, 2012.

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