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Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra joins forces with ERE

Miami-based Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC, and New York-based ERE, LLP, this week announced that they have joined forces. As a result, ERE will become MBAF-ERE CPAs, LLC, a division of MBAF.
Tax

Here a loophole, there a loophole

Most of the richest Americans that populate the annual Forbes 400 list gained their wealth by owning founders' stock. Allowing favorable tax treatment on this stock might be costing taxpayers by $100 billion a year, or $1 trillion over ten years.
A&A

Hobby or business? Tax preparer due diligence (Part 1)

This is the first of two articles about expenses incurred by clients who are engaged in an activity, and whether such activity can be considered a business or a hobby. In the first article, the scenario of a freelance writer is used to discuss the business vs. hobby issue.
Tax

Report indicates big increase in state sales taxes

State governments have boosted sales tax rates to the highest levels in 28 years, according to a new report by Vertex, an enterprise tax software company.
Tax

Would you like your bagel with a side of extra tax?

Until recently, residents of Albany, New York, have not had to pay tax on the purchase of their morning bagels. At least for one major bagel chain – Bruegger’s – that’s all over. Why? Because the city of Albany needs cash and they are going to get it one bagel at a time.
Tax

Wyly boys: Brothers with a golden touch, in trouble together

If the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is correct, billionaire brothers Samuel E. Wyly and Charles J. Wyly Jr. have more than savvy investing and brilliant business minds to thank for their wealth.
Practice Management

Managing medical marijuana use in the workplace

For employers with operations in the 14 states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, it is a difficult task to juggle the need for a drug-free workplace environment and the rights of employees who have prescriptions to legally use marijuana.
A&A

CPE mid-year 2010 update: Rules, regulations, trends

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.
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.
Tax

Amazon denies North Carolina’s request for tax-related information

North Carolina has raised the ire of online retailer Amazon by beginning an audit of its compliance with state sales and use tax laws.
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

Managing sales and use tax compliance getting harder for small businesses

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.
Education & Careers

Accounting Scholarship Programs

AccountingWEB has compiled a list of scholarship opportunities for accounting students.
Tax

The Internet nexus sales tax debate: "Amazon Laws" vs. the Streamlined Sales Tax Project

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.
Tax

2009 Recap of celebrities with tax woes

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.
Community News

INSIDE Public Accounting announces its annual Best of the Best Firms

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.
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.
Education & Careers

Accounting and finance students help not-for-profits in Project Run With It

For the second year in a row, Moss Adams sponsored Project Run With It (PRWI) in force at the 2009 Beta Alpha Psi Annual meeting in Brooklyn, New York.
Community News

Stark Winter Schenkein & Co., LLP adds new accountant

The Denver certified public accounting firm of Stark Winter Schenkein & Co., LLP recently announced the addition of Matthew P. Mueller, CPA to its professional staff.
Tax

Val Kilmer: It’s Batman vs. the Taxman

Who will win in a showdown between Batman and the Taxman? Action star Val Kilmer, who starred in "Batman Forever," may have learned recently that his superpowers are no match for the IRS.

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