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AICPA Announces Creation of the Maximo Mukelabai Award

The AICPA has founded the Maximo Mukelabai Award in memory of Mukelabai. The award will recognize a deserving CPA under the age of forty for his or her passion and contributions toward building the CPA pipeline, serving as an advocate of the accounting profession, and performing outstanding community service.
Community News

Elliott Davis Named among "Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte"

Elliott Davis, a Charlotte-based accounting, tax, and consulting services firm, has been named one of the "Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte." A second annual awards event, which honored the area's most outstanding health and wellness programs, was held at the Charlotte Convention Center March 21.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of March 4, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 4, 2012.
Practice

Intuit Small Business Employment Index Results

Small businesses created 50,000 new jobs in January but paid employees less and gave them fewer hours. The East Coast, especially New York, showed more weakness in employment than in other parts of the country. These are some of the results of Intuit's latest Small Business Employment Index.
AccountingWEB Life

Get More Done by Doing Less

There's no denying that technology enhances workflow and improves efficiencies. But for some professionals, too much of a good thing is becoming a burdensome distraction. Most of us are just trying to do too much and not getting enough done.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of January 30, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 30, 2012.
A&A

NC State University Students Win AICPA National Accounting Competition

On December 17, the AICPA named seventeen students from North Carolina State University winners of the AICPA National Accounting Competition. The case competition focused on a fictional Texas company looking to expand its business into the Nigerian oil fields. The team received a $10,000 award.
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

Boatsman Gillmore's Make an Impact Foundation Awards $20,000 to North Carolina Children's Charities

Make an Impact Foundation, a tax-exempt organization founded by two North Carolina financial advisors, is dedicated to promoting the education and well-being of children and making an impact on their lives through both actions and donations.
Education & Careers

AICPA sponsors second annual case competition for accounting students

The 2011 AICPA Accounting Competition, which launched on August 29, 2011, will test students' fraud and forensic accounting skills in a complex scenario focused on a fictional Texas company looking to expand its business into Nigerian oil fields.
Tax

IRS extends additional tax relief to Hurricane Irene victims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the IRS has updated its Web site to provide filing and payment relief to more taxpayers in federal disaster areas declared in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Vermont.
Tax

Amazon, California reach agreement in sales tax battle

Lawmakers in California say they've reached a truce with Amazon in a contentious disagreement over whether the online bookseller should collect state sales tax.
Tax

IRS announces extensions and other relief to Hurricane Irene victims

The Internal Revenue Service is providing tax relief to individual and business taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Irene.
A&A

The 2011 Women to Watch awards – recognizing outstanding women in the accounting profession

Outstanding women – those who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and to the development of women – receive recognition through the Women to Watch program.
Education & Careers

Hefgine G. Fils-Aime receives Beta Alpha Psi Medal of Inspiration award

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is pleased to announce that Hefgine G. Fils-Aime, a spring 2011 graduate of the University of South Florida, has been awarded the Beta Alpha Psi Medal of Inspiration award.
Tax

Amazon ends California and Connecticut Associates Programs in response to sales tax legislation

Amazon.com has ended its associate affiliation programs with online retailers in Connecticut and California in response to restrictive sales tax legislation.

Poor record keeping can cause big bankruptcy headaches

In the bankruptcy world, failure to keep accurate financial records can be grounds for denial of a discharge of debts. The bankruptcy trustee can actually sue you if your records aren’t in order.

Career watch: CPA profession provides job opportunities

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks accounting and auditing as one of the leading professions in terms of job openings," said Sara Portner, MNCPA Chair. "Accountants and auditors who have a professional certification, especially CPAs, have the best prospects."
Tax

IRS sticks former Duke lacrosse player and falsely accused rapist with $6.5M tax bill

The name Reade Seligmann has been out of the headlines for awhile, but lately he's been back in the limelight. The former Duke lacrosse player and falsely accused rapist is dealing with a hefty IRS bill.
Tax

Revisiting the rules for business deductions

Despite John’s being employed full-time in a large corporation, he spent considerably more time at his freelancing activity this past year. The activity involves touring on his bicycle, writing articles, and taking pictures about his tours, the local attractions, and the people he met along the way. He sold these articles to various publishers and increased his income significantly in 2010 over 2009. At first only a few publishers of bicycling magazines were interested, but soon word spread and travel magazine publishers liked his “on-the-road” perspective of local attractions and the people he encountered.

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