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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.
Tax

IRS knocks out two boxing legends

Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, who earned more than $40 million in his legendary boxing career, may find himself homeless soon, proving that it’s not just ordinary folks who are dealing with the threat of foreclosure.
Tax

Threats to IRS increase after fatal plane crash

Internal Revenue Service watchdogs are looking into more than 70 reports of threats or inappropriate comments made to agency workers following a private plane crash into an IRS building in Austin, Texas, that killed the pilot and an agency employee last month.
A&A

How the rise of SaaS relates to SOX, SAS 70, and your legal contracts

The growing popularity of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is having a significant impact on data security and regulations compliance.
Education & Careers

Deloitte's Maximum Impact gives student recruits a chance to volunteer

Deloitte's Maximum Impact: Alternative Spring Break gives students a chance to see a different side of the Big Four and work with accounting professionals in community service projects.
Tax

Battle with IRS and bank leads man to raze his house

A few weeks ago Terry Hoskins had a 3,088-square-foot brick house that he and his wife had occupied since 1991. It was valued at more than $350,000 and he owed the bank about $160,000. Now the house is a pile of rubble.

Employee or independent contractor? White House budget depends on the answer

At least seven billion dollars… that's the amount President Barack Obama has penciled into his 2010 budget to be collected in the next ten years, from firms that misclassify workers.
Education & Careers

AICPA minority scholarship program recognizes exceptional student achievement

Through the life of the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students, the American Institute of CPAs has sought to increase the number of accounting graduates and licensed CPAs from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Education & Careers

Accounting Scholarship Programs

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

Deadly tax protest in Texas

After decades of frustration with the tax system and accountants he called “incompetent,” a Texas man turned his torment into a suicidal attack. On February 18th at 9:56 am, Joseph Stack took a page from the 9/11 terrorists and crashed a light plane into an IRS office in Austin, TX, as a final protest.
Community News

Gainer Donnelly & Desroches supports zoo exhibit

Gainer Donnelly & Desroches, a Houston-based accounting firm with a history of charitable giving, is taking a walk on the wild side with its latest philanthropic effort.
Community News

Texas CPAs help Haiti victims while fostering client loyalty

A Texas accounting firm and its clients are discovering that a wall calendar with beautiful photographs, designed to market the firm's name and promote client loyalty, can change the lives of earthquake victims in Haiti.

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.
Community News

Alan Deichler named new president of CPAmerica International

Alan Deichler, a sales and marketing executive with more than 35 years of corporate experience, is the new president of CPAmerica International, one of the world’s largest associations of independent CPA firms.
Tax

Unemployment taxes may double or even triple in 2010

State unemployment trust funds have fallen to such a low level that rate increases may be required to rebuild their balances even when employment improves.
Community News

INSIDE Public Accounting announces its annual Best of the Best Firms

INSIDE Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firm’s recognition honors 25 firms annually for their wise management and superior operational performance in fiscal and management metrics based on over 50 criteria.
Community News

Two Texas firms, with similar clients, join forces

TravisWolff Independent Advisors & Accountants, will have about 155 employees in Dallas and San Antonio and an annual revenue of $25 million.
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

Texas woman barred from preparing tax returns

A Mission, Texas tax preparer has been permanently barred from preparing tax returns for claiming improper credits on customers' federal income tax returns.
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