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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: House OKs Bill to Make R&D Tax Credit Permanent

The menu features specials on SEC plans reporting rules for asset managers, CLA says no to credit cards, and more.
Practice

‘Cadillac Tax’ is Expected to Drive Up Healthcare Costs, Survey Finds

The excise tax, which goes into effect in 2018, was cited by employers as the top reason costs are expected to rise.
Tax

Bill Would Stop Tax Debtors from Leaving the Country

Senate legislation would allow authorities to revoke the passport of any US citizen who, among other things, owes more than $50,000 in unpaid taxes.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Day Won’t Fall on April 15 Next Year

The menu features specials on SEC chief of staff steps down, Ryan sets sights on tax reform “down payment,” and more.
Education & Careers

Majority of Americans Don’t Get a Passing Grade on 529 Plan Knowledge

66% of those polled for Edward Jones’ latest 529 Plan Awareness Survey don’t know what a 529 college savings plan is.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: High Court Says 401(k) Fees Must be Monitored by Employers

The menu features specials on vanilla accountants on the way out, Supreme Court upends Maryland tax law, and more.
Practice

Tax Season is Over! What Should Your Firm Do Next?

Now is the time to secure success for the rest of the year and to plan ahead for next tax season. Here are several ways to make the most of post-tax season.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Labor Dept. Extends Comment Period for Fiduciary Rule

The menu features specials on Hertz’s pending restatements, health law tax is being passed along to states, and more.
Education & Careers

Survey: Companies Planning on Hiring More Tax Pros This Year

69% of the 356 US companies that were polled by TaxTalent said they would be expanding their tax staffs in 2015.
Tax

Q&A: Would IRS Challenge a Partial Tax Write-Off for a Live-in Girlfriend?

Also, can a family that pays a housekeeper and provides her board and lodging be able to claim her as a dependent?
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: More Accounting Woes for Hertz

The menu features specials on father and son charged in insider trading case, House passes bill to make police death benefits tax-free, and more.
Practice

How to Successfully Navigate the Stages of Technology Company Funding

Companies need to demonstrate to investors, in a quantifiable way, how they will effectively capture market share.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC Appoints Wesley Bricker as Deputy Chief Accountant

The menu features specials on Toshiba to restate profits after accounting errors, millennials and 401(k)s, and more.
Practice

Avalara Unveils SALT Program for Accountants

SALT-in-a-Box is a new Avalara program aimed at accountants and bookkeepers who want to help clients address state and local tax compliance issues.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC is About to Lose Another Commissioner

The menu features specials on overseas action fuels US tax fears, GOP backers oppose corporate tax deal, and more.
Practice

Making New Tax Year’s Resolutions – and Sticking to Them

Here are five resolutions for expanding your client relationships and providing more value in this New Tax Year.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Divide Between Financial Advisors and Millennials

The menu features specials on SEC gets many audit independence queries, Chris Christie’s income tax plan, and more.
Tax

IRS Issues 2016 Deduction Limits for Health Savings Accounts

Limitation is $3,350 for individuals with self-only coverage under high-deductible plan; $6,750 for family coverage.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Florida Jury Says Deloitte Not Liable in Auditing Case

The menu features specials on Tesco drops PwC as its auditor, SEC issues new guidance on venues for cases, and more.
Tax

The IRS Doesn’t Take Pity on Home Sellers Who Suffered a Loss

The tax code bars deductions for losses on sales of things considered personal assets, such as principal residences.

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