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Companies Starting to See a Need for State-by-State Tax Provisioning

Corporations are starting to move from a blended-rate method to a state-by-state approach. But it hasn’t been easy.
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Does New House Bill Sound the Death Knell for Estate Tax?

House GOP tax writers want to put the kibosh on the "death tax." But the bill stands little chance of becoming law.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Week Ahead – FASB to Discuss Possible Revenue Rule Delay

The menu features specials on lawmakers look at consumption tax, IRS technical guidance from last week, and more.
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Medical-Care Deductions for Meals and Lodgings: What Your Clients Should Know

The IRS offers relief to those staying out of town to receive outpatient treatment at a hospital or similar facility.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC Member Not Convinced of Dropping GAAP for IFRS

The menu features specials on why taxes are taking longer to do, IRS calls off possible temporary shutdown, and more.
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Charitable Deductions: If You Don’t Prove 'Em, You’ll Lose 'Em

When it comes to claiming charitable deductions on a 2014 federal income tax return, good recordkeeping is essential.
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Interest Rates Will Remain Unchanged for Q2 of 2015, IRS Says

Set to begin on April 1, the interest rates are computed from the federal short-term rate, determined last January.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Repeal of Estate Tax Backed by Ways and Means Panel

The menu features specials on SASB releases new standards, Ways and Means passes IRS private email bill, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Many ACA Tax Credit Recipients Will Owe Uncle Sam Money

The menu features specials on the most diligent tax filers, new tax puts auto workers’ health benefits at risk, and more.
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The Clock is Ticking: Five Last-Minute Tax Strategies for Your Clients

April 15 is just weeks away. Here are some “11th hour” strategies that could save your clients valuable tax dollars.
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Key Property Tax Details for Accountants and Their Homeowner Clients

For the first time, a leading real estate analysis firm has issued a report on property tax rates nationwide.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IASB Leases Proposal May Make Companies More Profitable

The menu features specials on GAO finds IRS cybersecurity still flawed, House panel to consider IRS bills, and more.
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The 5 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make – and How to Avoid Them

For small business owners, bad tax habits can cause a lot of problems. Break those habits and avoid these pitfalls.
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Learn a Few IRS Workarounds: Some Income Comes Tax-Free

Clients getting hit with big tax bills? There are a few income streams that the IRS still doesn't tax.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Why New Lease Accounting Rules Should Matter to CFOs

The menu features specials on taxpayers want more fairness in tax code, 80,000 Obamacare tax forms on hold, and more.
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UK to Phase Out Annual Tax Returns Within the Next Five Years

End-of-year paper returns will be scrapped in favor of digital tax accounts by 2020, chancellor said last week.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: More Shareholder Participation = Fewer Restatements

The menu features specials on more proposed changes to revenue rule, IRS tackles tax identity fraud, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: What Gives Accountants the Most Enjoyment? Problem Solving

The menu features specials on consumers willing to combat tax fraud, House panel to vote on estate tax repeal, and more.
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10 Steps to Help Accountants Navigate Today's Nonprofit World

Consider the following initiatives when striving to maintain a strong level of compliance with guidelines.
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Taking Care of Tax Season Stress: What One Firm Has Been Doing

Accountants everywhere are in the home stretch of “busy season." Is there anything you can do about it?

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