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IRS begins mailing refunds to Madoff victims

The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending refund checks to Madoff investors who paid taxes on investment income from the giant Ponzi scheme.
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Wisconsin CPA promoted to principal

The Brookfield, WI-based public accounting and business advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. is pleased to announce that Brad J. Hermes, CPA has been promoted to principal.
Education & Careers

Top business and accounting graduate schools ranked

For everything, there is a ranking. Accounting and business schools are no exception.
Tax

Combustible tax deductions: Will this charitable contribution go up in smoke?

It may sound suspicious, but many CPAs and attorneys argue that it’s a legitimate tax strategy.
Education & Careers

AICPA announces 2008 Elijah Watt Sells awards

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has announced winners of the 2008 Elijah Watt Sells Awards.
Community News

Wisconsin CPA firm adds new team members

The Brookfield, WI-based public accounting and advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. recently announced the addition of Carrie L. Vissering and Krista D. Wagner to its professional staff.

Back to school shoppers planning to spend less this year

Retailers, hoping to boost sales, started bringing out back-to-school merchandise in June, just as the last school bells were ringing before summer vacation. The back-to-school shopping season usually lasts from mid-July until September, but this year 52 percent of consumers had already begun shopping for the coming school year by mid-July, up from 33 percent in 2007, according to a report from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., the Chicago Tribune reports.

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.

Maryland becomes 18th state to enact CPA mobility legislation

The Maryland General Assembly last week passed a CPA mobility bill that will make it easier for CPAs to do interstate business.

Passing the CPA exam on the first try: Top colleges are ranked

Kansas is known for its bumper crops but who knew they were growing accountants? At Kansas University's School of Business, 72 percent of students without advanced degrees passed the CPA exam on the first try, which is much higher than the average considering most people take the exam more than once.Kansas's Lawrence Journal-World reported that of the 69,259 candidates who took at least one portion of the exam in 2007, only 21,893 were taking it for the first time.
Education & Careers

Stretching "Business Casual" to its limits

With the dog days of summer comes a hot-weather interpretation of "business casual" at some offices: midriff-baring tops and mini skirts on women and flip-flops and T-shirts on men.After more than a decade of business casual dress codes at most accounting firms and other companies, employers are starting to wonder how they got to this point.

AccountingWEB News Wrap-Up - Issue 213

This News Wrap-Up Brought To You By: PricewaterhouseCoopers' Comperio PolicySoft's Accounting Department Templates THIS WEEK'S NEWS IRS, States Partner to Target Abusive Tax Avoidance House Passes Internet Tax Moratorium PCAOB Tackles Tax Shelters New Challenges For Reporting 2002 Capital

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 17

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 17 November 12, 1999 http://www.accountingweb.comIn the headlines this week:1. Centerprise Gets SEC Approval Then Withdraws IPO Bid2. PWC Signs $1 Billion Outsourcing Deal3. Roth IRA Conversion Deadline Extended by IRS4. AICPA Creates New Information Technology Accreditation5. IRS to Show Leniency Towards Y2K Related Business Snags6. Finding Clients To Die For 7.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 7

============================================================== The AccountingWEB Newswire - Issue 7 September 2, 1999 http://www.accountingweb.com============================================================== In the headlines this week:1. New AICPA Initiative To Develop Financial Reporting Computer Language2. IRS Issues Alternate ID Numbers For Tax Preparers3. Microsoft Stumbles A Bit As Security Issues Dominate the News4.

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