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A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Now Is the Time to Renew Your PTIN

The menu for Oct. 20 features specials on Tesco accounting probe finds “inappropriate behavior” by staff, AICPA launches new diversity and inclusion tools, ex-PwC employee sues Comcast, and more.
Practice

Assessing AMT Liability: Crazy Like a Fox

Did you ever feel as if you're preparing taxes in the Twilight Zone? You may be more right than you think, thanks to the AMT. Start preparing your clients to mitigate what could be bad news.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Deep Dive Into Public Company Non-audit and Audit Fees

The menu for Oct. 17 features specials on the split over accounting convergence, middle-market tax burden is rising, US business leaders remain optimistic about economy, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: As the Inversion World Turns

The menu for Oct. 16 features specials on WHO backs higher tobacco taxes, FASB looks to improve stock option accounting, former UBS manager testifies against Raoul Weil in tax evasion trial, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Time’s Up! Tax-Filing Extension Ends Today

The menu for Oct. 15 features specials on IRS says business e-file up 10 percent in 2014, AbbVie may back out of Shire inversion deal, Grant Thornton revenues reach an all-time high, and more.
Wealth management

How to Alleviate the Cap Loss Tax Problem

It may look like the IRS caps loss deductions at $3,000, but that ceiling is not the whole story for tax-savvy investors. Julian Block shows how a clever Victoria's Secret model took full advantage of the IRC.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Rules, Smules – More Inversions On the Way

The menu for Oct. 14 features specials on Tesco suspends three more workers amid accounting probe, Swiss banker faces feds in tax evasion trial, new survey finds that aggregate goodwill impairment at lowest level since 2008, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: A $14.7 Billion Tax Increase Is Lurking

The menu for Oct. 10 features specials on AICPA wants IRS to make changes to tangible property regs, CAQ survey finds investor confidence pretty high right now, inverted company buys US firm, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: States with Highest Cellphone Tax Rates

The menu for Oct. 9 features specials on two tax officials express doubt about FATCA, healthcare tax credit shrinking for some small tax-exempt employers, Hillary Clinton dodges issue of medical-device tax, and more.
A&A

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.
Tax

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.
A&A

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.
A&A

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.
A&A

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.
A&A

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.
A&A

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.
A&A

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.”

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