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Crime Watch: September 19, 2013

Beth Ann Pettyjohn of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced to serve twenty-eight months in federal prison for failure to pay over employment tax. The judge also ordered her to pay $4,669,532.05 in restitution to the IRS as well as a $25,000 fine.
Education & Careers

Community Service Is a Responsibility BKD Takes Full Throttle

During the monthlong festivities that preceded this year's Indianapolis 500, Ted Dickman saw a lot of smiles – not only on the faces of those who organized and participated in the events, but on the faces of those who attended the events.
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.
Education & Careers

Hostess Twinkies Set to Return, Union Laborers Won't

UPDATE: Fans of Twinkies won't have to wait much longer before the snack cakes return to grocery store shelves. Hostess Brands LLC – Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management's new incarnation of the baking company that liquidated in Chapter 11 – is reopening four bakeries in the next eight to ten weeks.
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.
Tax

Crime Watch: January 24, 2013

A tax return preparer in Florida allegedly falsified tax returns that cost the US Treasury more than $17 million. After examining over 250 tax returns, the IRS found that over 90 percent understated the taxpayer's liability.
A&A

AICPA Names Outstanding CPA in Government Award Winners

John H. Fisher and Roger A. Norman are the 2012 recipients of the AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award. Fisher posthumously received the federal government award, and Norman received the award for state government.
Practice

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.
Practice

Seven Steps to Perfect Firm Marketing

Marketing is challenging, whether you're a seasoned professional or the designated marketing person in your firm because there's no one else to do the job. John Jantsch, president of Duct Tape Marketing, shares his strategies.
Tax

Tax Return Preparer in Kansas Shut Down

A federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, has permanently barred Ahferom Goitom from preparing federal tax returns for others.
Technology

Sage Announces North American Award Winners

Sage North America kicked off its 2012 partner/customer conference event, the Sage Summit Conference, this week in Nashville, TN with the announcement of the recipients of the 2011-2012 Sage Partner Advantage Awards
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.
Practice

EEOC and Courts Begin to Weigh in on Amended ADA Standards

Striking the balance between the need to hire qualified employees and the need to avoid disability discrimination claims has become even more challenging since changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect in 2009.
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.
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.
Practice

Employers Paying the Penalty for Wage and Hour Violations

In prosecution of wage and hour violations, the stakes are getting personal. In several recent cases, the government has penalized company owners and officers for failing to pay overtime, imposing stiff fines and even imprisonment.
Technology

Free Spreadsheet-Based Form 1040 Available for 2011 Tax Year

Glenn Reeves of Burlington, Kansas, recently released his fifteenth annual spreadsheet-based version of the U.S. Individual Tax Return, commonly known as Form 1040. Since 1997, Reeves has pursued this "labor of love," which means he allows any taxpayer to download and use the spreadsheet for free.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of November 28, 2011

Here's a roundup of accounting community news for the week of November 28, 2011.
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.
Community News

Moss Adams LLP Combines with Kansas City-Based Warinner, Gesinger & Associates LLC

Moss Adams LLP announced that on September 1, 2011, it combined operations with Kansas City-based Warinner, Gesinger & Associates LLC (WGA), an accounting firm focused on small, local telecom companies.

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