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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.
Education & Careers

SIFE members' passion for business can be powerful force for change

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.
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.
Education & Careers

Accounting Scholarship Programs

AccountingWEB has compiled a list of scholarship opportunities for accounting students.
Community News

Pennsylvania CPAs bring humor to accounting profession with YouTube videos

Humor can be a great way to get a conversation started. Just ask the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs who recently launched several amusing promotional videos aimed to tweak the image of accountants and the profession.

U.S. Reps who are also CPAs call for Comptroller General to be a CPA too

A bipartisan effort has resulted in legislation that could require the next comptroller general to be a CPA.
Practice Development

When increased productivity leads to more lawsuits: How some efficiency initiatives can land you in legal hot water

For Domino’s Pizza, speedy delivery was more than a promise—it was a guarantee: 30 minutes or it’s free. When executives at the pizza chain coined the marketing campaign, they probably didn’t think about potential legal ramifications.

Pennsylvania accountant charged with embezzlement

More and more, the news is filled with reports of bookkeepers, accountants, tax preparers, and other financial advisors caught with their hands in the client’s till – or the taxpayers’ pocket -- in one way or another.
Tax

New per diem rates released for travel expense reimbursements

The IRS has updated the rules for determining the amount of an employee's ordinary and necessary business expenses for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses while traveling away from home.
Community News

Mid-Atlantic region sees merger of Beard Miller and Parente Randolph

ParenteBeard LLC has been created from the merger of two large Mid-Atlantic accounting firms - Parente Randolph and Beard Miller Company.
Tax

October tax deadline putting a crimp in your autumn?

It happens every year. Some clients put off the pain of tax return filing as long as they possibly can, and that means your firm might be experiencing an October crunch.
Community News

St. Louis CPA firms announce merger

Belleville, Illinois-based Ganim, Meder, Childers & Hoering, P.C. (GMCH) is joining LarsonAllen LLP (LarsonAllen) on October 1, 2009.
A&A

IFRS ripples throughout the profession

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) have made great inroads over the past five to seven years. If an SEC-proposed change to allow IFRS for 10-K filing purposes becomes policy, the accounting lives of CPAs will certainly change, but many others will be affected too.
A&A

Parente Randolph and Beard Miller Company announce intent to merge

Two of the top 40 accounting and consulting firms in the United States – Parente Randolph LLC and Beard Miller Company LLP – announce their intent to merge.
Education & Careers

Failing the exam no more! Support for CPA candidates breaks down barriers to success

Over the past three years, participation in the CPA exam has increased as both firms and candidates became more familiar with a revised process. This escalation is a positive trend, and it is necessary to sustain the profession.
Community News

Five new partners, five new directors named at Citrin Cooperman

Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, an accounting and business consulting firm based in the Northeast, announced that Anthony DeJesus, Jeffrey Gittler, Elliot Lavietes, Mark Mindick, and Joseph Monaco were admitted to the firm partnership, effective July 1, 2009.
Education & Careers

Top business and accounting graduate schools ranked

For everything, there is a ranking. Accounting and business schools are no exception.
Education & Careers

Help wanted: Accounting PhDs

The accounting profession is facing yet another challenge: a severe shortage of doctorally qualified faculty to teach the next generation of accountants.

Debit cards are new option for Social Security recipients

People who receive Social Security can now get their monthly payments on a prepaid debit card, a new alternative to checks or direct deposit. The U.S. Treasury is offering the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card as a safe, convenient way to receive money, according to wickedlocal.com.

CPA mobility legislation gains national momentum

Twenty-three states have approved laws to make it less burdensome for certified public accountants to represent clients across state lines.The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is seeking enactment of similar laws in every state so that a national uniform mobility system will become a reality for CPAs, CPA firms, and the state boards of accountancy that regulate them.

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