Mid-year 2010 has arrived and accountants in approximately half the jurisdictions in the United States are facing compliance deadlines. Tax time is well behind us and crunch time for compliance is here.
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.
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.
Just staying on top of the 8,000 different state and local tax rates and a thousand changes that are made every year by state legislatures is a huge challenge for small and mid-sized business in normal times.
While the precise amount of sales tax revenue that is lost through online retailing may be in question, there is little doubt that the amounts are large enough to warrant attention by state budget directors who are looking for money.
Television and movie stars, politicians, athletes, musicians - it seems that no one is above the law, particularly when there are taxes involved. Here is a recap of those notables who faced off with the IRS in 2009.
INSIDE Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firm’s recognition honors 25 firms annually for their wise management and superior operational performance in fiscal and management metrics based on over 50 criteria.
Morningstar, the global investment research firm has published its annual list of the best and worst 529 plans – when it comes to earning long-term returns for college savers – and the overall opinion smacks of optimism. Some of the worst plans from years past have folded up and gone away, while others continually strive to improve. Here are the criteria that separate the best plans from the worst: Flexibility. As Morningstar points out, no savings plan is one-size-fits-all.
Twenty-three states have approved laws to make it less burdensome for certified public accountants to represent clients across state lines.The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is seeking enactment of similar laws in every state so that a national uniform mobility system will become a reality for CPAs, CPA firms, and the state boards of accountancy that regulate them.
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The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 36March 31, 2000http://www.accountingweb.com** This week's Newswire is sponsored by LifeGoals.com **http://www.lifegoals.comIn the news this week:1. Non-CPAs Making Headway In Traditional CPA Roles2.
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