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Tax

IRS filling vacancies on Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

The Internal Revenue Service is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.
Community News

Illinois CPA firms announce merger

Gene Barinholtz, formerly part of Schaumburg, IL-based Barinholtz & Horwitz, has merged his team and their practice with the certified public accounting firm of Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd. (KRD), also of Schaumburg. The merger will create one of the top 35 CPA firms in the Chicago area.
Community News

Accounting firm loses Super Bowl wager; charity wins

A Pittsburgh-based accounting firm lost bragging rights and its president and CEO, perhaps, lost a bit of dignity following the Green Bay Packers' victory in Super Bowl XLV.
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.
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.
Tax

Minnesota CPA Society hosts largest tax conference in upper Midwest

Fifteen hundred CPAs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas are attending the 56th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference. The two-day event offers more than 40 tax-related sessions presented by tax experts from across the country.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of November 8

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of November 8, 2010.
Education & Careers

WICPA names college ambassadors at three Wisconsin universities

Kevin Block, Jill Brown, and Tracy Werner, students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, respectively, have been named College Ambassadors by the WICPA Educational Foundation, Inc.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of September 7, 2010

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of September 7, 2010.
A&A

Michael R. Bell & Company joins Wipfli

Partners and associates of Washington State-based Michael R. Bell & Company, PLLC, have joined Wipfli LLP, an international CPA firm headquartered in Milwaukee.
Community News

KPMG Foundation awards $470,000 in scholarships

The KPMG Foundation this week announced it has awarded a total of $470,000 in scholarships to 47 minority accounting doctoral students for the 2010-2011 academic year.
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.
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.
Tax

States scramble for tax revenue wherever they can find it

Imagine your state tax collectors hard at work…reading the entertainment news as part of their job description. State tax authorities always have used the media to track the cross-state earnings of sports stars, celebrities, and other wealthy individuals.
Education & Careers

Accounting Scholarship Programs

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

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause merges with Beers + Cutler

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause of Chicago has merged with Beers + Cutler of Vienna, VA, in a move that adds 260 employees to Baker Tilly.
Community News

Wipfli’s Community Day helps 35 organizations

Wipfli LLP, with 15 offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin, closed its doors for business on September 24 so that hundreds of associates throughout the Midwest could spend the day giving back to the communities.
Education & Careers

Vrakas/Blum sponsors new business building at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Brookfield, WI-based CPA firm, Vrakas/Blum has co-sponsored the construction of the new Hyland Hall, home to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s College of Business and Economics. 
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.
Community News

Stark Winter Schenkein & Co., LLP adds new accountant

The Denver certified public accounting firm of Stark Winter Schenkein & Co., LLP recently announced the addition of Matthew P. Mueller, CPA to its professional staff.

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