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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.
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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.
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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.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Companies Still Lax on Cybersecurity

The menu for Nov. 4 features specials on ex-UBS exec acquitted of US tax conspiracy, fallout from ARCP’s accounting errors continues, Caterpillar subpoenaed by SEC over Bucyrus accounting, and more.
Wealth management

How to Work Around Intricate 'Kiddie Tax' Rules

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 introduced the complex "kiddie tax" rules. They restricted parents and grandparents from shifting investment income to lower-bracket youngsters.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CPA Firm Fee Revenues Spiked in 2013

The menu for Nov. 3 features specials on US Supreme Court weighs taking tax subsidy case, FBI opens criminal probe into ARCP’s accounting errors, IRS looks away as rogue pastors back candidates, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: ARCP’s Accounting Horror Story

The menu for Oct. 31 features specials on NY regulator seeks $300M from Bank Leumi in tax probe, IRS announces 2015 inflation adjustments for tax benefits, Hungary scraps Internet tax plan, and more.
Tax

'Jersey Shore' Star Ends Up in One Fine Tax Mess

Mike Sorrentino, one of the stars on the former TV show "Jersey Shore," is having legal troubles. But the arraignment was postponed so that he could participate in a new reality TV show.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CapEx Not Affected by Expired Tax Breaks

The menu for Oct. 30 features specials on lawmakers exploring post-election tax break deal, IRS issues tax guidance related to Ebola outbreak, Big Four pressured into anti-Hong Kong protest, and more.
Tax

How to Trim Taxes While Playing Santa

There are tax-advantaged ways to give, if you know the subtle rules. The $14,000 annual exclusion and $5,340,000 lifetime max do not have to be rigid limits, if you know some workarounds. In one important case, the IRS ruled in the taxpayer's favor.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: States with the Best Business Tax Climates

The menu for Oct. 29 features specials on federal judge throws out AICPA lawsuit against the IRS, EU warns Hungary over Internet tax proposal, Pfizer on the hunt for an inversion partner, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Big Winners in SEC Audit Client Gains

The menu for Oct. 28 features specials on Hungary softens proposed tax on Internet use, government lawyers go private to help inversions succeed, San Francisco calls “Twitter tax break” a success, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Flexes Its Muscles on Civil Forfeiture

The menu for Oct. 27 features specials on FATCA may be to blame for more Americans renouncing citizenship, roundup of IRS technical guidance issued last week, auditor fined for violating partner rotation law, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Skinny on 2015 Pension Plan Limits

The menu for Oct. 24 features specials on federal judge throws out lawsuits against IRS, KPMG audit deficiency rate was 46% in 2013, another tax inversion deal dies, Mary Crotty is new COO of FAF, and more.
Tax

Does TIGTA Foretell a Smooth Tax Season?

TIGTA finds the IRS performed admirably throughout 2014 tax filing season, despite the distractions, although split refund option problems and EITC misunderstandings remain.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: KPMG Finally Joining the Strategy Party

The menu for Oct. 23 features specials on SEC and Big Four Chinese firms continue talks over audit documents, Tesco chair resigns amid accounting mess, Mylan and Abbott tweak tax deal, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Average Fees for Tax Preparation

The menu for Oct. 22 features specials on IRS chief warns of complicated 2015 filing season, FASB continues efforts to reduce complexity, AICPA elects new board chair, inversion lobbying booms, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: AICPA About to Roll Out SSARS No. 21

The menu for Oct. 21 features specials on AICPA responds to EEOC scrutiny of firms’ retirement-age policies, AbbVie-Shire inversion deal officially bites the dust, IRS behind on ID cards, and more.

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