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Maryland CPAs Are Fighting Proposed Tax on Professional Services

Maryland CPAs are mounting a coordinated effort to fight a proposed sales and use tax on professional services that will specifically apply to management consulting and tax preparation services. Lawmakers in Maryland have proposed the measure as one way to solve their budget problems.
Community News

Baker Tilly's 2012 Spend a Day Program

Baker Tilly's annual Spend a Day program is designed for college sophomore and junior accounting majors to experience the culture and atmosphere of a successful accounting and advisory firm.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of March 26, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 26, 2012.
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 19, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 19.
AccountingWEB Life

Accounting Jobs Are Safe in Current Economy

More than 90 percent of CFOs say they expect to maintain current levels of staff accounting positions for the second quarter of 2012. Here are the questions controllers should be asking themselves to make sure their staffing decisions are correct.
Election 2012

Tax Talk to Resurface on Super Tuesday. Where Does Santorum Stand?

While Romney managed to maintain his status as the GOP front-runner, there's little doubt the momentum Santorum built in Michigan in February means he still poses a threat to Romney's once all-but-certain ascendency to the Republican nomination going into the ten-state Super Tuesday primary Tuesday, March 6.
AccountingWEB Life

How CPAs Juggle Distractions to Focus on Work

An endless flow of e-mails, chatty coworkers, unexpected clients knocking on your door, and phones that never stop ringing – sound all too familiar? If so, you're not alone. The real question is – how do you stay focused amid the chaos?
Tax

Web Sites Designed for Accountants by Thomson Reuters & Emochila Team

On December 9, Thomson Reuters announced it had acquired Emochila, a leading Web site design company that works specifically with accounting and tax firms. Thomson Reuters and Emochila will now work in collaboration to assist accounting professionals in creating and maintaining their Web sites.
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.
A&A

NASBA, AICPA announce online mobility tool designed to help CPAs practice across state borders

The NASBA and the AICPA have launched an online tool designed to help CPAs navigate the new practice privilege requirements, commonly referred to as mobility laws, that allow CPAs to practice across state borders.
Tax

Taxpayers must report certain foreign bank and financial accounts to Treasury by June 30

All taxpayers with foreign bank or other financial accounts, or with signature authority over such accounts, may be required to submit an FBAR form by June 30.

New Baby Boomer budget item: Taking care of the parents

It is estimated that nearly 10 million adult children over the age of 50 care for their aging parents. These Baby Boomers should be finalizing plans for their own retirement, but they are putting their parents first.
Education & Careers

UCBerkeley accounting students win Deloitte Student Case Study Seminar competition

A team of accounting students from the University of California, Berkeley took top honors at the 16th annual National Student Case Study Seminar against five other national finalist schools from across the country,
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.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of March 7, 2011

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 7, 2011.
Tax

Obama plan would ease state debts through payroll taxes

An Obama administration proposal would ease the debts of states struggling to pay unemployment benefits by increasing the amount of payroll taxes collected from businesses.
Technology

It's the preparer, not the software

Every year, nuances of the tax returns seem to get a little more intertwined. Lawmakers' tax simplification acts never simplify much and paperwork reduction legislation seem to add more pages to the return. And that's just at the federal level.
Community News

UT-Austin sweeps annual professors survey; PwC takes top ranking of firms

Public Accounting Report, CCH's independent newsletter of the accounting profession, has published results of its annual survey of accounting professors. UT-Austin swept the college rankings, while PwC took first place in the firm rankings.
Education & Careers

CPAs might meet experience requirement by working in industry

Michigan became the latest state to accept industry experience for original CPA certification, leaving New Hampshire, Wyoming, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as jurisdictions that still do not accept industry experience.

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