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Crime Watch: December 27, 2013

A sixty-three-count superseding indictment in a conspiracy to defraud the IRS was unsealed December 23. The indictment alleges that Primetime Tax Services Inc. was a tax return preparation business with three storefronts in the Minneapolis area.
Community News

Dallas Firm Nicholas Montgomery Merges with TravisWolff

Dallas-based accounting firms Nicholas Montgomery, LLP and TravisWolff, LLP completed their merger on December 2, according to officials from both companies.
Tax

Supreme Court Piles on Hefty Tax Shelter Penalty

In a new case decided by the US Supreme Court, the remnants of a tax shelter partially constructed by wily Texas billionaire Billy Joe McCombs – known informally as "Red" – collapsed like a house of cards.
Tax

Ultra-Wealthy OK with California's High Tax?

Are the superrich leaving California? Despite the big talk, the ultra-wealthy don't seem to be going anywhere. But that doesn't mean the state isn't losing income and jobs.
Practice

McGladrey Expands into Houston Market through Merger

McGladrey LLP signed an agreement November 6 to acquire substantially all assets of Houston-based CPA firm Margolis Phipps & Wright, PC (MP&W).
Technology

Xero Embarks on Inaugural Twenty-City National Road Show

Accounting software provider Xero embarked on its first national road show earlier this week, providing free training to accountants and bookkeepers on how small businesses can use its Cloud platform to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Technology

Xero Raises $150 Million to Fund US Expansion

New Zealand-based online accounting software provider Xero said on October 13 it has raised $150 million to fund a major expansion in the United States.
Education & Careers

Houston CPAs Continue Tradition of Helping Students Stay in School

For the past twenty-two years, CPAs from the Houston CPA Society have been a consistent presence in Houston-area schools, dedicating their time and resources through the society's CPAs Helping Schools program.
Practice

Gainer Donnelly LLP Combines with Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC

Houston-based CPA firm Gainer Donnelly LLP has merged with Enterprise, Alabama-based accounting and business advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI).
Tax

Crime Watch: September 19, 2013

Beth Ann Pettyjohn of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced to serve twenty-eight months in federal prison for failure to pay over employment tax. The judge also ordered her to pay $4,669,532.05 in restitution to the IRS as well as a $25,000 fine.
Tax

Crime Watch: September 6, 2013

David Haigler, who pleaded guilty in US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama September 5, 2013, to one count of theft of public funds and to one count of passing US Treasury checks with forged endorsements, faces twenty years in prison.
Tax

Crime Watch: August 30, 2013

The Justice Department announced August 20 that Teresa Marie Marty, Charles Tingler, and Victoria Tingler have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing multimillion-dollar liens against government officials.
Tax

How State Income Taxes May Be Redrawing the Population Map

Not many political potatoes are as hot as taxes. Whatever your opinion about state and local taxes, it's prudent now and then to gauge how the prevailing rates affect a state's fiscal health overall.
Education & Careers

Accounting Principals Names Top Ten Cities for Finance Jobs

For the third straight year, Accounting Principals has identified the top ten cities to find a job in finance. For 2013, Dallas takes the top spot on the list, followed by Houston and San Francisco.
Education & Careers

AICPA Presents Jeremy Dillard with Maximo Mukelabai Award

From the moment he decided to become a CPA, Jeremy Dillard knew he wanted his career to be about more than billable hours and client service. He also had a calling to serve - the desire to give back to his community and his profession.
Education & Careers

New AICPA Online Community Dedicated to Young CPAs

As a way of giving young members an opportunity to connect with their peers beyond the traditional social networking platforms, the AICPA on August 1 launched an online community for young CPAs – the Young CPA Network.
Tax

Many States Offer Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays in 2013

Did you know there are seventeen states where state sales tax charges are temporarily dropped on back-to-school items, such as clothing, footwear, classroom supplies, computers, and certain other products?
Tax

Crime Watch: July 18, 2013

A Texas man, who was arrested in an airport while attempting to flee the country, was indicted in the Central District of California in a multimillion-dollar identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme. If convicted, he faces a statutory maximum sentence of at least seventy-five years in federal prison.
Tax

Will Taxes Affect Dwight Howard's 'Decision?'

UPDATE: Did Taxes Push Howard to the Houston Rockets? On July13, the Houston Rockets will hold a press conference to announce free agent Dwight Howard has decided to join their ranks.
Tax

Crime Watch: July 3, 2013

A California man admitted that for tax years 2007 and 2008, he failed to report approximately $1,843,847 of income, resulting in an additional tax due and owing to the government of approximately $516,277. He faces a five-year prison sentence.

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