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A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: AgFeed Was Living High Off the Hog

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 12.
Tax

Study: Gas and User Taxes Don't Fund Most Transportation Projects

A new study by the Tax Foundation found that revenues from gasoline taxes and tolls only fund approximately 50 percent of state and local transportation projects.
Tax

Crime Watch: October 25, 2013

A Los Angeles man was sentenced October 24 to sixty months in federal prison for defrauding professional football player Dwight Freeney in a multimillion dollar fraud scheme.
Technology

Xero Embarks on Inaugural Twenty-City National Road Show

Accounting software provider Xero embarked on its first national road show earlier this week, providing free training to accountants and bookkeepers on how small businesses can use its Cloud platform to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Tax

Another Taxing Opportunity: Plastic Bags in PA

There's nothing new about governments trying to use tax as behavior modification. They've been doing it forever. Now the behavior being targeted in some areas of the country is the choice at the grocery store of "paper or plastic."
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

Internet Sales Tax Clears Senate Hurdle

New legislation authorizing the states to collect sales tax from companies peddling their wares online breezed through the Senate on May 6 by a wide 69-27 margin. But the Marketplace Fairness Act is expected to face much tougher opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Tax

Is This the Year for Tax Reform?

Is 2013 shaping up to the year of tax reform? "There are more proposals this year than we have seen in the last five years, and an unprecedented number of major state tax reform proposals," said Harley Duncan, a managing director at KPMG.
Watchdog

A Slew of Tax Fraud Crime Stories

Following are six stories we've gathered on some of the latest tax crimes in California. They make for some interesting reading.
A&A

CPA Mobility Becomes Law in California

CPAs from outside California will now be able to serve clients in the state without obtaining a license or paying a fee to the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) under a new law signed on September 20 by Governor Jerry Brown.
Education & Careers

Donny Shimamoto Wins AICPA's Maximo Mukelabai Award

Donny Shimamoto will receive the first Maximo Mukelabai award at the AICPA E.D.G.E. Conference. He is being recognized for his volunteer work with the AICPA, where he has dedicated his efforts to building the CPA pipeline.
Tax

Car Dealership Owner and CFO Plead Guilty to Tax Crimes

Charles Alan Pflueger, Randall Kurata, and Julie Kam plead guilty to filing false federal income tax returns.
Practice

Job Outlook for Bachelor's Degree Students Looks Bleak

A weak labor market has left half of college students (age twenty-five or younger) who graduated with a bachelor's degree either jobless or "underemployed" ? a troubling statistic.
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.
AccountingWEB Life

Get More Done by Doing Less

There's no denying that technology enhances workflow and improves efficiencies. But for some professionals, too much of a good thing is becoming a burdensome distraction. Most of us are just trying to do too much and not getting enough done.
Tax

IRS grounds tax refunds for airline passengers

Despite earlier reports, passengers who booked flights before certain excise taxes for airline travel expired won't be entitled to tax refunds after all.
Tax

IRS asks airlines to refund tax on plane tickets sold before July 23

Due to the expiration of certain aviation-related taxes, the IRS is requesting that airlines refund the federal taxes paid by passengers who purchased airline tickets prior to July 23, 2011.
A&A

April is Financial Literacy Month; financial fitness programs abound

The end of busy season, when a client's financial position is in clear focus, is the best time to talk about ways to improve their personal and business financial management and results.
Tax

IRS filling vacancies on Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

The Internal Revenue Service 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.
Workplace Fitness

Promoting healthy habits on a budget

Encouraging wellness and fitness in the workplace does not require a large budget or a huge effort. Sometimes, it just requires a little opportunity and a bit of encouragement.

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