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.
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.
Hundreds of organizations worldwide have partnered with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to participate in International Fraud Awareness Week, November 11-17 to promote antifraud awareness and education.
Mid-year 2010 has arrived and accountants in approximately half the jurisdictions in the United States are facing compliance deadlines. Tax time is well behind us and crunch time for compliance is here.
According to a recent report from the National Association of State Budget Officers and the National Governors Association, state fiscal conditions "have continued to worsen" and state revenues can be expected to lag behind a national economic recovery by one to three years.
Students In Free Enterprise, an international non-profit network of students, academics, and business leaders working with businesses and higher education organizations, is in the midst of its regional and national competitions.
Morningstar, the global investment research firm has published its annual list of the best and worst 529 plans – when it comes to earning long-term returns for college savers – and the overall opinion smacks of optimism. Some of the worst plans from years past have folded up and gone away, while others continually strive to improve. Here are the criteria that separate the best plans from the worst: Flexibility. As Morningstar points out, no savings plan is one-size-fits-all.
The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 21December 17, 1999http://www.accountingweb.comIn the headlines this week:1. Consulting and Venture Capitalist Role Blurred at Andersen2. Keep Poaching Out Of The Firm3. PWC Starts Its Own Web Seal Program4. CPA Patricia Gilbreath Elected Mayor of Redlands, California5. Do Your Clients Need an Angel?6. Tips for Timely Collections7. FASB Outlines Fair Value Derivative Accounting8. Website Acid Test: Can Visitors Find Your Phone Number?9.
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