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How to Avoid Violating Wage and Labor Laws

Payroll may look simple, but the regulations are complicated and the penalties are severe.
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Help to the Finish Line: How Not to Become Overwhelmed

From the myths of multitasking to the ability to become organized, this week's quiz addresses the problems of the overworked accountant.
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ID Theft at IRS: Could Your Firm Be Next?

If someone can walk out of the IRS with personal information on 20,000 people, they can do it at your firm.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Phone Scam is Largest TIGTA/IRS Have Ever Seen

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 21.
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Take Cover Against Tax Season Violence

Be prepared: Angry taxpayers may be coming to get you. Tax season is bringing out the worst in people.
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How Yoga Brings Balance to CPAs

One CPA shows that yoga is not a fringe activity for hippies, but a terrific way for busy CPAs to recharge themselves during tax season – or anytime.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Expired Tax Breaks May Soon Get New Life

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 20.
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Do 'Cloud' Ventures Result in Sales Tax Problems?

The "Cloud" is all the rage, promising to solve a range of data management issues. But care is needed – you may end up with a sales tax nexus.
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Still Haven’t Filed Your Taxes? Then Consider These 10 Tips

Get organized, don't wait until the last minute to prepare your return, and ask questions are among the top tips for taxpayers who haven't yet filed their individual income tax returns, according to the American Institute of CPAs.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Banks Line Up in Opposition of Camp Tax

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 18.
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Lois Lerner Steps Up in IRS Scandal

The former IRS manager now faces a withering new House report, which releases embarrassing e-mails.
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5 Tax Advantages for Small Businesses This Filing Season

There are a myriad of tax benefits and deductions available to small businesses this filing season. Two tax partners with BDO USA LLP shed light on five in particular that business owners should consider.
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Colorado Marijuana Taxes Helping the Bottom Line

Colorado's Department of Revenue finds that legal drug dealing can be quite lucrative, as the sales and excise taxes on retail marijuana sales roll in.
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Survey: Tax Reform Strikes Out in 2014

All 129 business tax executives surveyed recently by law firm Miller & Chevalier and the National Foreign Trade Council believe tax reform is unlikely this year. However, 77 percent think the package of tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013 will be extended by Congress.
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NFL vs. Cleveland Tax Authorities: 3rd Down

Two football players continue to try to make their case that the city of Cleveland improperly taxed their income.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Koskinen’s 15-Second Decision

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 10.
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IRS Is Handing Out Bigger Refunds This Year

Tax refunds are up, as the IRS computers pull the Service ahead of last year's numbers.
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The Lowdown on Tax Audits

New IRS guidance and various studies explode some myths on the dreaded tax audit and give hints on who gets audited and why.
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Why Enhancing the Earned Income Credit Is a Bad Idea

The EIC may be designed to help the poor, but it is causing nothing but headaches for tax preparers caught in the middle.
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IRS Would Receive More Funding in Obama’s 2015 Budget

A proposed fiscal year 2015 budget released by President Obama yesterday would provide the IRS with $12 billion in base funding, up 6.3 percent over the 2014 enacted level. The budget would also allot $165 million to improve IRS customer service.

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