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Stonefield Josephson merges with Marcum

The East Coast and the West Coast got a little closer in the accounting world with the merger of New York City-based Marcum LLP and Stonefield Josephson, Inc., of Los Angeles.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of September 27, 2010

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of September 27, 2010.
Tax

Reality Star Teresa Guidice Caught in Financial Pickle

You don’t have to be a financial wizard to understand that you shouldn't go on lavish shopping sprees just days after you file bankruptcy papers. While that goes for everyone, it’s especially true for celebrities who are likely to be recognized.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of September 7, 2010

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of September 7, 2010.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of August 30

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of August 30, 2010.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of August 23

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of August 23, 2010.
Tax

Film tax credits: A hot topic for state budgets

You might have heard that many states use film tax credits as a way to attract production companies to make movies and TV shows within their borders, resulting in jobs for residents and publicity for the state. With budgets tightening, some states are suspending or reducing the incentives, while others are enhancing their existing programs and creating new ones.
Community News

Newly merged EisnerAmper becomes 14th largest accounting firm in nation

Eisner LLP and Amper, Politziner & Mattia, LLP have announced that they have combined their practices to form EisnerAmper LLP. The newly formed entity will be the 14th largest accounting firm in the United States.

SEC charges State of New Jersey for fraudulent municipal bond filings

New Jersey receives the dubious honor of being the first state ever charged by the SEC for violations of federal securities laws.
Tax

Khloe Kardashian, Wyclef Jean, Lena Olin share tax authorities' spotlight

Khloe Kardashian is a star in Hollywood, but with tax authorities…not so much. On July 28th the California Franchise Tax Board filed a tax lien against Kardashian in the amount of nearly $18,500 relating to income from 2007.
Practice Management

Managing medical marijuana use in the workplace

For employers with operations in the 14 states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, it is a difficult task to juggle the need for a drug-free workplace environment and the rights of employees who have prescriptions to legally use marijuana.
A&A

Making magic: Accounting and card tricks

A successful CPA with a love of magic has found a way to do both. Neil Schloss, founder of Castle Consulting in Hightstown, New Jersey, provides accounting services full time and throws in a card trick or two.
Tax

Four rap stars make the IRS hit list

The list of famous, well-paid people who owe back taxes is long and getting longer. Lately, it seems the names dominating the list are those of rappers.
Community News

Clifton Gunderson merges with St. Louis-based Humes & Barrington

Clifton Gunderson, a Milwaukee-based certified public accounting and consulting firm, recently announced it has merged with Humes & Barrington LLP – a full-service CPA firm based in St. Louis.
Tax

Broke states and broken promises

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.
AccountingWEB Life

New Jersey CPA Society gives members new way to connect online

The New Jersey Society of CPAs has added a social networking site so its members can meet online, seek out colleagues, and form discussion groups.
Tax

Average Joe or star athlete: The housing slump played no favorites

Rick Mahorn, former Detroit Piston and member of the 1989 NBA championship team, has hit hard times. In the last year Mahorn, 51, and his wife lost their home in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Tax

Philadelphia launches first tax amnesty program in more than two decades

For the first time since 1986, Philadelphia is offering individuals and businesses delinquent in paying city taxes an opportunity to settle up on what they owe.
Tax

Operation Brass Tax: Sting nets 26 tax preparers

Some tax preparers will not be celebrating the end of tax season with tropical drinks on sandy beaches. Instead, they might be viewing life from behind bars because of a recent sting operation.
Education & Careers

Wake Forest students win KPMG’s international competition

Competing against teams from around the world, a group of Wake Forest University students representing the United States won the KPMG Global Case Competition in Athens, Greece, last week.

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