Joanne S. Barry, CAE, executive director of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, has been appointed as a member to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Foundation Board of Trustees.
President Obama signed into law this week the Small Business Jobs Act, which is intended to help small businesses by way of tax breaks and credits, as well as make it easier for small businesses to obtain much-needed loans and hire additional employees.
In June of 2009, the IRS began a review of tax preparers to investigate whether greater oversight was needed for those who collect compensation for preparing tax returns. The IRS released a report in December of 2009 giving recommendations on further oversight for tax preparers. How will the new regulations affect you?
At 2,300 pages, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is, by most definitions, a monumental piece of legislation. It also is one of the most sweeping reforms of the American financial system since the Great Depression.
A provision within the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 passed by the House Thursday will allow participants in 401(k), 403(b), and 457 tax deferred plans to convert those savings into a Roth IRA account if employers sponsor a Roth IRA in their plan.
A small-business jobs bill awaiting approval from President Obama that aims to boost billions of dollars of lending and investment to entrepreneurs and provides $12 billion in tax cuts to small businesses is getting mostly positive reviews from two small accounting firms.
Is Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren a pioneer of consumer financial protection issues or is she too critical of Wall Street and the banking industry? Americans will have to find out while she is on the job.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted unanimously to propose measures that would require public companies to disclose additional information to investors about their short-term borrowing arrangements.
The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation has announced the appointment of Russell G. Golden to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, effective October 1, 2010. Golden will fill the board member vacancy on the FASB resulting from the retirement of Robert H. Herz
With the tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 expiring at the end of 2010, many critical decisions remain up in the air. Congress has moved slowly on tax law in recent years but this year, watching paint dry or metal rust would seem speedy by comparison.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will implement fundamental health care reforms and require most of the 32 million uninsured individuals to obtain health care coverage or pay penalties. The act contains more than $400 billion in revenue raisers and new taxes on employers and individuals.
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.