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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Break Inaction Could Delay 2015 Filing Season

The menu for Oct. 8 features specials on PwC’s revenues up 6.1%, Paul Ryan slams IRS in re-election ad, video surfaces of Lois Lerner avoiding blogger’s interview, and more.
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How to Take It to the Brink with Yearend Payments

Those planning to make end-of-year payments to move deductions into the current year for tax reasons should know that the IRS has strict and strange rules for dating these payments.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Who’s Janet Yellen?

The menu for Oct. 7 features specials on EU investigates Amazon’s tax practices, current and former KPMG female staff offered chance to join lawsuit, H&R Block’s new tax-time savings program, AICPA awards scholarships to 92 minority students, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Valuing Fine Art for Tax Purposes

The menu for Oct. 6 features specials on fear of annual mansion taxes on the wealthy causing ripples in luxury housing in London and New York, IRS has FOIA backlog, Americans for Tax Fairness calls US Chamber poll “misleading,” and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: What’s the Deal with Earnings Stripping?

The menu for Oct. 3 features specials on Canada’s top two national accounting groups unite, Salix nixes inversion deal with Cosmo, IRS advisory panel has vacancies to fill, married reality TV show stars get jail time for fraud, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New Twist in PCAOB’s Auditor Naming Plan

The menu for Oct. 2 features specials on Britain’s financial watchdog launches Tesco accounting probe, GOP at odds over whether to pursue tax reform, IRS tax revenue increased 13% in 2013, and more.
Tax

How to Get the Most from Medical Deductions

The law makes it hard for itemizers to deduct medical expenses, and the AGI limits are high. But there are some workarounds that can give taxpayers a break even when they think they're ineligible.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Tax Subsidy Rules Take Another Hit in Court

The menu for Oct. 1 features specials on drug makers are using another tactic to cut tax bills, FASB simplification project sees early support, IRS collection efforts again under scrutiny, and more.
Tax

IRS to Issue EITC Due Diligence Letters Next Month

Starting in October, the IRS will send warning letters to tax return preparers who appear not to be complying with the Earned Income Tax Credit due diligence requirements.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BofA Smacked with $7.65M SEC Fine Over Accounting Flub

The menu for Sept. 30 features specials on BKD LLP and Wolf & Co. merge, EU reveals details of Ireland/Apple tax probe, Indian citizens can now take the CPA Exam in the Middle East, and more.
Tax

TIGTA Finds Flaw in IRS Collection Efforts for Unpaid Taxes

In a report released on Monday, the IRS watchdog found that the tax agency may not be completing the required research steps in collecting delinquent taxes before considering the cases “not collectible.”
Tax

How to Handle Start-Up Costs

The school year is off and running—have your start-up clients launched as well? It may make a big difference in tax status. Know the rules, phase-outs, and timing—and the limits for 2014.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Mum on Tax Cuts This Election Season

The menu for Sept. 29 features specials on EY’s fiscal-year revenue up 6 percent, EU criticizes Apple’s tax deals in Ireland, banks cash in on tax trade, Boehner says tax reform “doable” in next two years, and more.
Practice

Time to Think About College Funding

Now is the time for accountants to think about 529 plans. The start of the school year means education is on the minds of all clients with children, and tax prep season is around the corner. There are financial implications you may not be aware of.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Kansas Is Recouping Lost Taxes Through Sex Toy Auction

The menu for Sept. 26 features specials on IRS needs to better handle complaints against tax preparers, P&G and Hasbro targets of Mexico tax probe, Brady to challenge Ryan for Ways and Means gavel, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Deloitte Made A lot of Money in FY 2014

The menu for Sept. 25 features specials on the AICPA has concerns with IRS e-signature standards, AbbVie-Shire inversion deal still seems likely, “The Situation” indicted on tax fraud charges, and more.
Tax

IRS Alerts Foreign Banks about a New FATCA-Related Scam

The tax agency on Wednesday warned foreign financial institutions of a "phishing" scam in which fraudsters posing as the IRS are trying to solicit account-holder identity and financial account information under the new US law.
Tax

NJ Senator Aims to Tackle Football Tax Break

Sen. Booker would remove the NFL's tax-exempt status, but it may not be a touchdown. Still, it's kicked off numerous discussions and press coverage—just in time for football season, too.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Miffed Over Lois Lerner Interview

The menu for Sept. 24 features specials on SASB issues new standards for transportation sector, Bill Clinton won’t call inversions “unpatriotic,” Tesco fast-tracks new CFO, CohnReznick and Watkins Meegan to combine, and more.
Tax

How to Time Itemized Deductions

Savvy tax planning is about more than knowing what to write off. Just as essential is knowing when. Choosing one tax year as opposed to another bears directly on how much winds up with the IRS.

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