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Don't Get Caught in an EEOC Discrimination Nightmare

Whether accountants are firm owners, business executives, or just employees, a little knowledge of the EEOC can save money and avoid legal proceedings.
A&A

FASB, IASB to Hold Revenue Recognition Webcast on June 5

The one-hour broadcast will provide an overview of the new accounting rule, as well as information on such topics as recognizing revenue over time, contract costs, disclosures, transition, and effective date.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CFOs Give Their Take on New Revenue Rule

The menu for May 29 features specials on California lawmakers reject bill tying CEO pay to state’s corporate tax rate, DC Council backs large tax cut, a profile of Xero CEO Rod Drury, and more.
Practice

The Hows and Whys of a Cool Logo

Accounting firm owners spend many hours, and many dollars, obsessing about their first impressions. It's about more than a well-pressed suit and firm handshake: You need an eye-catching logo. A leading brand expert shares his insights.
A&A

Improving Retiree Benefits Reporting Focus of New GASB Exposure Drafts

Proposals would significantly improve financial reporting of other postemployment benefits, such as retiree health insurance, as well as establish requirements for pensions and pension plans that are outside the scope of the rules the GASB published in 2012.

AccountingWEB Forums Is Now at Your Service

The Internet, for better or worse, brings people together. The Internet, for better or worse, also lets people converse about topics that are important to them. It’s done wonders for cats and conspiracy theorists, for example.
A&A

FASB, IASB Unveil Final Standard on Revenue Recognition

The two standard-setting boards announced the release of the converged standard on the recognition of revenue from contracts with customers on Wednesday morning – the culmination of a joint project that has been in the works since 2008.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Inquiries

Inquiries are recognized in the auditing standards along with other types of tests and are normally the most cost efficient of all auditing procedures. Responses provide information useful from start to finish.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Maryland Tax Case Heads to US High Court

The menu for May 28 features specials on House Ways and Means Committee to consider six tax breaks on Thursday, why a carbon tax is needed, harnessing the US tax code to promote college affordability, and more.
Practice

How to Handle the Executive Client

Senior corporate executives make fast decisions. They typically don't pushback on fees. They usually aren't high maintenance. But working with them is a high-wire act. Learn their psychology.
Tax

A CPA Presents a Roadmap for IRS Reform

An insufficient budget is just the beginning. The IRS is treating all taxpayers as if they belonged to same group and mismanaging its audits. The results are disastrous.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Revenue Recognition Rules Almost Here

The menu for May 27 features specials on Pfizer calls off AstraZeneca deal, IRS bars employers from dumping workers into health exchanges, other Swiss banks eye Credit Suisse deal, and more.
Tax

How to Maximize Your Mileage Tax Break

Everyone knows the IRS has a cents-per-mile system, but the "actual expense" method, although more complex, may save your clients some money. It's not too late to change for 2014.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lots of Back Taxes Owed on Capitol Hill

The menu for May 23 features specials on IRS to rewrite 501(c)(4) rules, congressional inquiries cost the IRS $14 million last year, EY ordered to hand over audit documents in China, and more.
Practice Management

Know the Roth 401(k) Rules—Or Get Left Behind

Half of all employers now offer Roth 401(k)s, and they're proving popular with young affluent employees. Accountants should educate themselves on their provisions.
Tax

IRS Direct Pay Hits the Ground Running

More than 150,000 taxpayers have paid more than $340 million in taxes so far through the new web-based IRS Direct Pay system, the IRS announced on Thursday.
Tax

The IRS Is Helping You Move to a New Home

No, the IRS won't send agents to help you carry your couch out the door, but it will give a tax break that can save you some money, if you meet certain time and distance thresholds.
Practice

New IRS Program to Give Penalty Relief to Small Business Retirement Plans

The one-year pilot program that will start in June is intended to help small businesses with retirement plans that owe penalties for unknowingly failing to file reporting documents.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Who Better Really to Talk About Ethics Than Scott London?

The menu for May 22 features specials on Senate tax break bill still stalled, watchdog panel thinks private debt collector proposal is a bad idea, Credit Suisse punishment not big enough, and more.
A&A

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Wins SIIA Software CODiE Award for Best Consumer Mobile Application

Thomson Reuters on May 22 announced that its Checkpoint Pocket Assistant was named Best Consumer Mobile Application at the 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Awards. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries.

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