Accounting and other professional firms are now exempt from the Red Flags rule issued by the FTC in 2007. But all other businesses and nonprofits that extend credit or hold accounts that might be subject to identity theft were required to be in compliance as of December 31, 2010.
South Dakota's tax system is most welcoming to economic activity while New York's tax code ranks 50th as the least hospitable, according to the Tax Foundation's most recent edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks the tax systems of the 50 states.
At a time when 77 percent of families in the United States are in debt, with 46.1 percent of those families holding credit card debt, the Ohio Society of CPAs is reaching out to educate youngsters about the value of a dollar.
CPA societies in Illinois and Virginia provided the impetus for firms and individuals nationwide to take part in a day of service on September 24, the CPA Day of Service. The event not only helps worthy local organizations, but also highlights the contributions made by CPAs.
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.
Accounting students and recent grads face several important issues including changes to the CPA Exam in 2011, the continuing internationalization of the accounting curriculum and practice, codification of GAAP, and the general health of the accounting profession.
Accounting firms that offer training programs in house for staff and management want to ensure that individuals meet continuing professional education requirements. At many firms, training programs encompass larger goals and are at the core of a firm’s culture.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board are on track to publish the final version of a common standard on lease accounting during the second quarter of 2011. The standard could go into effect as early as 2013.
Delinquent taxpayers will get a rare opportunity to pay outstanding taxes and interest to the District of Columbia, have their penalties and fees waived, and avoid criminal prosecution. The DC Tax Amnesty program will run from August 2 through September 30, 2010.