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The IRS Is Helping You Move to a New Home

No, the IRS won't send agents to help you carry your couch out the door, but it will give a tax break that can save you some money, if you meet certain time and distance thresholds.
Practice

New IRS Program to Give Penalty Relief to Small Business Retirement Plans

The one-year pilot program that will start in June is intended to help small businesses with retirement plans that owe penalties for unknowingly failing to file reporting documents.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Who Better Really to Talk About Ethics Than Scott London?

The menu for May 22 features specials on Senate tax break bill still stalled, watchdog panel thinks private debt collector proposal is a bad idea, Credit Suisse punishment not big enough, and more.
A&A

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Wins SIIA Software CODiE Award for Best Consumer Mobile Application

Thomson Reuters on May 22 announced that its Checkpoint Pocket Assistant was named Best Consumer Mobile Application at the 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Awards. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries.
A&A

Advanced Mobile Technology Solution From Wolters Kluwer, CCH Wins Prestigious SIIA CODiE Award

Wolters Kluwer, CCH announced on May 22 that its CCH Mobile app has won the 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Award in the Best Enterprise Mobile Application category. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries.
Tax

AICPA Opposes IRS Voluntary Program to Regulate Preparers

In a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday, AICPA officials wrote that the agency's proposed voluntary certification program would cause confusion among the tax administration and tax preparation community.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Camp Opines About the Tax Code

The menu for May 21 features specials on Madison Square Garden’s sweet property tax deal, inversion legislation misses real problem, Issa subpoenas DOJ on IRS probe, accountant injures a crocodile, and more.
A&A

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Learning Launches Online Continuing Education Subscription Package for Corporate Tax and Accounting Professionals

Thomson Reuters on May 21 announced the launch of a new annual CPE subscription package that provides a complete training and continuing education solution for corporate tax and accounting professionals.
Practice

Thomson Reuters Releases Affordable Care Act Content Marketing Solutions for Tax, Accounting, and Employee Benefits Firms

Thomson Reuters has released a tax act overview and monthly client marketing newsletter focused on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The overview provides a summary of key tax-related provisions of the ACA that employers should prioritize in their planning.
Practice

Bills in Senate and House Look to Limit ‘Inversion’ Deals

Legislation introduced by Democrats on Tuesday is aimed at curbing mergers that result in US companies paying less in taxes because their new legal tax residence is overseas – a tactic known as an “inversion.”
Tax

How the IRS Tells a Hobby from a Business

Do you like to mold pottery, run chartered fishing trips, bake and decorate cupcakes, or restore antique cars? These are all hobbies that you can turn into businesses—if the IRS says you can.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Will Guilty Plea Really Hurt Credit Suisse?

The menu for May 20 features more on Credit Suisse’s guilty plea, including the names of tax-dodging customers remain secret, statements from Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan and US Attorney General Eric Holder, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Credit Suisse Guilty Plea Could Come Today

The menu for May 19 features specials on AstraZeneca says no to “final” Pfizer deal, Harry Reid wants control of Senate amendments, China cracks down on foreign auditors, AICPA hands out awards, and more.
Wealth management

TIGTA Investigates 'Missing' Alimony Payments

There's a $2.3 billion difference between what payers of alimony say they've shelled out and what recipients say they've received. TIGTA is very unhappy about this.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Senators Sink Tax Extenders Bill

The menu for May 16 features specials on PCAOB issues staff guidance on economic analysis standard setting, Beswick to leave SEC, CAQ and George Washington University start financial disclosure project, and more.
Tax

A Guide to the Tax Rules of Mortgage Refinancing

On the roller coaster that's the U.S. mortgage market, we may be seeing an opportunity to refinance once again. But beware the IRS—the tax rules are tricky and strict.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Inversion Bill Is on the Way

The menu for May 15 features specials on Citibank cleans house over Banamex loan fraud, why hedge fund managers don’t use corporate tax loophole, two questions loom over Senate tax break bill, and more.
Tax

IRS Not Continuing Legal Fight Over Regulating Preparers

The agency decided not to file a petition with the US Supreme Court by the May 12 deadline to continue a court battle on whether it has the legal authority to mandate testing and continuing education of paid tax return preparers.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New EU Audit Rules Could Be a ‘Challenge’ for US Banks

The menu for May 14 features specials on tax proposal could beef up highway fund, no veto threat on Senate tax extenders bill – yet, GOP wants medical devices tax eliminated, and more.
Tax

Senate Advances Tax Break Legislation

By a vote of 96 to 3, the Democrat-controlled Senate took its first step in reviving a plethora of expired tax breaks by advancing a bill on Tuesday that would extend the provisions for two years, adding nearly $85 billion to the deficit.

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