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A&A

Newly Created PCC to Hold First Public Meeting

The Private Company Council, a new body created by the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation, will host its inaugural public meeting December 6, 2012, at the FAF offices in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Education & Careers

MSCPA to Host Partner Retreat November 28-30

At the upcoming Massachusetts Society of CPAs partner retreat, managing partners and firm leaders in attendance will learn how to gain an advantage over their competitors, attract new clients, and increase their profits.
Watchdog

Heartless Embezzler Behind Bars

Alan Jonas, who was accused of writing 161 checks to himself from a church in Southington, an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and a nonprofit group, is now in jail after embezzling over $500,000.
A&A

FAF New Council to Improve Standard Setting for Private Companies

After seeking and considering extensive public comment, the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees today established a new body to improve the process of setting accounting standards for private companies.
AccountingWEB Life

Sales Tax Levies on Digital Downloads Facing Headwinds for Now

It is hard for legislators in cash-strapped states to ignore the explosion in the use of electronic devices - handheld computers, smart phones, iPods, iPads, and e-readers - and not view the many products these devices deliver as a basis for a new sales and use tax.
Tax

IRS Seeks Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

The IRS is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.
Community News

AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Performers with the Elijah Watt Sells Award

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced the winners of the 2010 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The award was presented to candidates who obtained the ten highest cumulative scores on all four sections of the computerized Uniform CPA Examination.
Practice Management

When Employees Rant Online - The NLRB Weighs in on Workers' Rights

Employees have always complained about their jobs, bosses, and coworkers. Today, through social media, such complaints can reach a much larger audience than in the past. Some employers have responded by disciplining workers, and increasingly, the NLRB is stepping in.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of March 12, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 12, 2012.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of February 6, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of February 6, 2012.
Community News

Marien + Company, LLC Merges with O'Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP

Marien + Company, LLC, which has been servicing clients in eastern Connecticut for the last thirty-one years, is now practicing as O'Connor Davies, LLP. In addition to traditional accounting, tax, and consulting services, Marien + Company brings a significant government and nonprofit practice to O'Connor Davies.
Community News

Community Announcements: Week of January 16, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 16, 2012.
A&A

AICPA Awards $233,300 to Seventy-Eight Minority Accounting Students

The AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students program began in 1969, with the aim of increasing ethnic diversity in the CPA profession. Since the program's inception, the AICPA Foundation has awarded more than $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting students.
Tax

Sales Tax on Online Purchases Is On the Rise

This holiday season, online shoppers will find more states are looking to make sure gift givers also give their state its fair share – in terms of sales tax for online purchases.
Election 2012

Tax talk leads off GOP debate in Florida

The latest Republican debate in Orlando kicked off with a clear focus on taxes and their effect on small businesses and overall economic growth.
Tax

IRS extends additional tax relief to Hurricane Irene victims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the IRS has updated its Web site to provide filing and payment relief to more taxpayers in federal disaster areas declared in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Vermont.
Tax

Amazon, California reach agreement in sales tax battle

Lawmakers in California say they've reached a truce with Amazon in a contentious disagreement over whether the online bookseller should collect state sales tax.
Education & Careers

PCAOB selects academic institutions to receive scholarships for 2011-2012 year

Accounting students from 52 undergraduate and graduate institutions will be the recipients of scholarships awarded by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Education & Careers

A social life: When employees and applicants take to Facebook

Imagine one of your employees bashes your company or their coworkers on Facebook. You might think that you could fire that employee. But you would probably be wrong.
Tax

Amazon ends California and Connecticut Associates Programs in response to sales tax legislation

Amazon.com has ended its associate affiliation programs with online retailers in Connecticut and California in response to restrictive sales tax legislation.

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