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Crime Watch: November 1, 2013

Vernon Harrison of Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 111 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $82,791 restitution for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. Harrison is a former US Postal Service mail carrier.
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.
Tax

Many States Offer Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays in 2013

Did you know there are seventeen states where state sales tax charges are temporarily dropped on back-to-school items, such as clothing, footwear, classroom supplies, computers, and certain other products?
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.
Tax

Tax Freedom Day Finally Arrives for 2013

Tax Freedom Day® arrives today, the 108th day of 2013, according to the Tax Foundation's annual calculation. Americans will work well over three months of the year before they have earned enough money to pay this year's tax obligations.
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.
Practice

Watkins, Ward & Stafford Builds Central Mississippi Presence with White Merger

The Mississippi accounting firms of White & Company and Watkins, Ward & Stafford, PLLC (WWS) have merged, building the latter firm's presence in the state capital of Jackson.
Education & Careers

HORNE Celebrates 50 Years with $50,000 Charity Award

HORNE, who opened its doors in 1962, just celebrated its 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the firm announced the winner of its "$50,000 for 50 Years" contest.
Practice

Ted Dickman Named BKD's Next CEO

The CPA and advisory firm BKD, LLP, has tapped Regional Managing Partner Ted Dickman as its next CEO, effective Friday, June 1, 2012.
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.
Practice

Deloitte's Maximum Impact Program - A Different Kind of Spring Break

Spring break was about hard work as well as play this year for the eighty-eight students chosen from 1,600 applicants who participated in the fifth annual Maximum Impact: Deloitte's Alternative Spring Break program. Teaming with United Way and Teach for America, Deloitte hosted two spring break programs in March.
Election 2012

Romney Takes Super Tuesday, but Close Race Still on Rivals Say

On the morning after Super Tuesday voting, Mitt Romney was able to declare himself the winner, tallying up a total of 419 total Republican delegate votes, nearly double the delegate count garnered by his closest rival Rick Santorum, who currently stands at 178 total votes, according to Associated Press statistics.
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

Regional Accounting Resources Now Available in Southern Georgia

BowenPhillips has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI). Both BowenPhillips offices in Georgia will now operate under the Carr, Riggs & Ingram name. The same BowenPhillips team will serve local clients, who will benefit from the additional specialized services and resources provided by the regional CPA firm.
Community News

Community Announcements: Week of January 23, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 23, 2012.
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.
Tax

Mid-size Firm Wins Jackson Hewitt’s Annual Franchise of the Year Award

Jeffrey Davidson’s Jackson Hewitt franchise may not have been the biggest tax service business among the 700 nominees for this year’s Jackson Hewitt Franchisee of the Year Award.
Community News

Carr, Riggs & Ingram Merges with Holland CPA’s in South Central Kentucky Market

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), one of the top 35 accounting firms in the nation, extended its Southern footprint into an eighth state in September, when it announced its merger with South Central Kentucky accounting firm Holland CPAs, PSC, with offices in Bowling Green and Russellville, Kentucky.

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