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Tax

Trump tax plan would have wiped out national debt

Several years ago, real estate tycoon and potential candidate for president in 2012, Donald Trump, proposed a tax plan that would have wiped out the multi-trillion dollar national debt, provided a tax cut to the middle class, and installed a safeguard to the Social Security system.
Tax

Justice Department announces indictment, lawsuits targeting false tax credit claims

The federal government this week has filed six lawsuits in five states to stop tax return preparers from fraudulently claiming the first-time homebuyer tax credit and the earned-income tax credit.
Community News

CPA firms make Super Bowl wager for charity

It won't just be the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers battling for bragging rights on February 6. Independent public accounting firms in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have joined the fray, with an eye toward helping a charity.
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.
Tax

Spirited debate ahead for corporate tax reform

As the tax reform debate on Capitol Hill begins, a gulf exists between U.S. companies and the Obama administration on how to overhaul corporate taxes. The White House is reaching out to businesses to work with the administration on rewriting what all agree is an extremely complex tax code.
AccountingWEB Life

AccountingWEB's top blogs of 2010

Keeping our readers informed is what we're all about. Often this task is accomplished through news articles and editorial commentary. In addition, AccountingWEB is home to nearly 30 bloggers, experts in their fields, who share their insights with the AccountingWEB community.
Practice

Renewed focus on professionalism

A frequently heard criticism is that Millennials/Gen Yers are short on what has been considered professionalism, a very significant attribute for succeeding in business and particularly in a professional service organization and role.
Community News

Citrin Cooperman acquires firms in New York, New Jersey; may acquire more in 2010

Citrin Cooperman this week announced that New York-based Wlodinguer, Erk & Chanzis and New Jersey-based Rose, Dratch & Gilbert have joined the regional accounting and business consulting firm.
Tax

Four celebrities face battles with the IRS

Even the thin, beautiful, and talented have to pay their fair share of taxes. Beverly Johnson, Janice Dickinson, Jaime Pressly, and Toni Braxton have run-ins with the IRS.
Education & Careers

Colleges and universities must be ethical

The actions of colleges and universities provide examples to their students of how to act with – or without – a high level of ethical standards. From grading practices to sustainability, these institutions need to be cognizant of the message they send.
Practice Management

Twelve ways to say it right when it matters most

Whether you’re trying to motivate a team, negotiate a contract, make a sale, ask for a raise, land a new job, or terminate an employee, the conversations you have will either help you succeed or undermine your goals.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of September 20, 2010

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of September 20, 2010.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of September 13, 2010

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of September 13, 2010.
Practice Development

CPA training is a year-round process

AccountingWEB’s Jason Bramwell talked to training personnel from four firms who explained the annual education requirements at their businesses and weighed in on the pros and cons of in-house training versus out-of-house training.
A&A

Use a steady hand as you manage health care reform

The passage of health care reform legislation this past March was the culmination of long, contentious public policy debates and political battles. But for companies affected by the measure and the accounting and tax professionals they rely upon for guidance, health care reform has just begun.
A&A

CPE mid-year 2010 update: Rules, regulations, trends

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.
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.
Tax

Fear factor: Intimidating print, TV ads used in amnesty program

Tax amnesty can be an effective way for a taxing authority to quickly fill its coffers, clear a lot of names off the delinquency list, and help balance the budget. States do it from time to time, though critics warn that it can undermine regular collections if taxpayers begin to sense a pattern.
A&A

Where is your climb going? CFOs discuss what it takes to reach the top

To explore the nature and background of the CFO position, several CFOs from well-known organizations were asked about the steps needed to reach the top.

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