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For the 2015 Tax Season, the Word to Know Is 'Mindfulness'

What do the heads of companies such as Aetna and Ford know about making themselves more effective and reducing stress?
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Poll Finds Companies Unsure of Rev Rec Rules’ Full Impact

The menu features specials on Microsoft sues IRS, Casey’s General Stores to pay $31.5M to fix accounting error, and more.
Tax

How the IRS Will Let Taxpayers Share a Dependent Exemption

Don't let the over-half requirement prevent all members of the family group from claiming an exemption.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: A Whole Lot of Lois Lerner’s Lost Emails Have Been Found

The menu features specials on GOP's new Ways and Means members, Credit Suisse judge accepts tax plea deal, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GASB Ready to Tackle Lease Accounting for Governments

The menu features specials on internal auditors happier with incentives, PCAOB reschedules budget meeting, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Incredible Shrinking Finance Department Budgets

The menu for Nov. 20 features specials on small companies slow to adopt new internal control rules, Paul Ryan thinks Obama immigration action will hurt tax overhaul, Tesco may be looking for new auditor, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: AT&T Among Those Pushing for Later Rev Rec Effective Date

The menu for Nov. 19 features specials on Paul Ryan is new House Ways and Means chair, PCAOB reviewing tax advice PwC gave Caterpillar, FASB issues new pushdown accounting rules, and more.
Wealth management

How to Donate Property: Avoid a Tax Punishment for a Good Deed

Cash is cash, but when you're donating property to a charity, there's a long list of rules that can reduce your tax break. Read the rules before you sign over that deed.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Big Tax Breaks Lure High-Tech Data Centers to Iowa

The menu for Nov. 18 features specials on foreign filers and XBRL reporting data, Orrin Hatch says dynamic scoring no magic elixir to fix tax code, EY finds tech M&A deals soared in 3Q of 2014, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Pick for Treasury Undersecretary No Stranger to Inversions

The menu for Nov. 17 features specials on Hertz to revise financial statements from 2011 to 2013, Actavis looks to pull off inversion deal with Allergan, PCAOB to consider 2015 budget and strategic plan this week, and more.
Tax

Learn the 'Secret' to Taking a Parental Dependency Exemption

Do you contribute toward the support of another household that includes two or more relatives, such as your father and mother? Many taxpayers mishandle these payments, losing a valuable tax break.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Extenders Deal Not Close, as Small Business Owners Wait

The menu for Nov. 14 features specials on what CFOs should do if an auditor independence violation occurs, FASB pushes back consolidation standard to 2015, Starbucks’ possible back taxes, and more.
Tax

7 Steps to Understanding the Affordable Care Act This Tax Season

The ACA has brought monumental change to taxpayers and tax preparers. A leading ACA expert offers the following tips and advice about the law and its requirements, as we head into tax season.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Two Lawmakers Aren’t Big Fans of Lease Accounting Proposal

The menu for Nov. 13 features specials on low-priced health plans could lower value of ACA tax credits, CBO says tax rates on the rise for the top 1%, SASB launches interactive digital platform, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The IIA’s Got a Shiny New Tool for Internal Auditors

The menu for Nov. 12 features specials on Audit Analytics tackles one-time adjustments, IRS issues new rules on IRA tax-free rollovers, Boehner threatens to block Internet sales tax bill, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: US Supreme Court Will Take Up Obamacare Tax Subsidy Case

The menu for Nov. 10 features specials on ARCP’s accounting errors tied to employee bonuses, FASB to consider delaying rev rec implementation, AICPA tries to secure .cpa Internet domain, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC Chief Accountant Not Ruling Out US Switching to IFRS

The menu for Nov. 7 features specials on Salex audit committee to investigate bloated inventory levels, healthcare sector sees silver lining in tax inversion rules, IFAC elects first female president, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO USA Grows Larger in the Midwest by Adding SS&G

The menu for Nov. 6 features specials on better internal controls have resulted in less restatements, Thomson Reuters exec tells accountants to embrace technology, goodwill impairment in Europe dropped 25% in 2013, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New Congress, New Opportunity for Tax Reform?

The menu for Nov. 5 features specials on IRS chief says tax refund ID theft “no longer exploding,” nation’s first soda tax passes in California, four red states pass minimum wage hikes, and more.
Tax

IRS Commissioner Koskinen Fears Delay in Tax Filing Season

According to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, you can probably expect a delay in the upcoming 2015 tax filing season…thanks mostly to Congress.

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