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AICPA Recommends 10 Tax Reform Provisions Related to Disaster Assistance

Letter urges Congress to provide permanent tax relief to those living or operating a business in a disaster area.
Tax

Senator Orrin Hatch to IRS: Let’s Get Fiscal!

In a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Hatch criticized the IRS for “wasteful spending,” including expenditures for a stair-climber and give-away toy items.

AccountingWEB Welcomes Seth Fineberg to the Team!

The new managing editor of AWEB has worked as a business editor and journalist for nearly 25 years, including covering the accounting profession.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Assessing Risks of Material Misstatement – Part 1

In this article, learn about the most common risk assessment procedures that are identified in AU-C Section 315.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: It’s Tax Day, So How About Some Freebies?

The menu features specials on estate tax repeal veto threat, GOP chairmen seek biz's input on tax reform, and more.
Technology

QuickBooks Blunders, Part 1: Tales of Reconciliation Nightmares

Here is how to spot the most common signs of trouble when working with clients or working on your own in QuickBooks.
Tax

California and Colorado Are the Worst States for IRS Audits: Study

Report by TaxAudit.com reveals where taxpayers are most likely to be audited by either the IRS or by their state.
Practice

Study: Finance Chiefs Are Not Satisfied with Annual Budgeting Process

Many organizations lack the resources to shift toward higher-value budget planning and analysis, report finds.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: An Examination of the Biggest US Tax Breaks

The menu features specials on finance teams’ costs shrinking, what millennials want in a financial advisor, and more.
Tax

April Showers Bring More Criminal Prosecutions by the IRS

An analysis of government data shows that many IRS prosecutions are timed to coincide with tax-filing season.
A&A

Accounting Standard-Setters Issue Their 2015 Strategic Plan

The document, released on April 9, sets out the long-range vision and mission of the FAF, the FASB, and the GASB.
Tax

Identity Theft Victims Are Waiting Months for Their Tax Refunds, TIGTA Says

In FY 2013, the IRS took on average 278 days to resolve the tax accounts of identity theft victims due a refund, a report found.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Week Ahead – House to Vote on Package of IRS Reform Bills

The menu features specials on GE repatriating overseas cash, IRS declares victory on ACA this tax season, and more.
Tax

Charitable Deductions That Animal-Rescue Volunteers Can Write Off at Tax Time

A Tax Court ruling paved the way for volunteers to claim deductions for rescued animals cared for within their homes.

Our Friday Wrap-Up: What You May Have Missed This Week

Millennials and the IRS, accountants’ roles in building a practice, how to find the right angel investor, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Estate Tax Repeal Would Add $269B to Federal Deficits

The menu features specials on SEC sanctions ex-Molex accountant, wealthy are still scrutinized by the IRS, and more.
Practice

More Accountants and Finance Professionals Are Working From Home

Finance chiefs say higher morale and better productivity are the top benefits of allowing employees to work remotely.
A&A

CPA Financial Planners Say Clients’ No. 1 Concern is Outliving Their Money

AICPA survey finds that retirement account withdrawals and healthcare costs also worry high-net-worth individuals.
Practice

Four Techniques to Make Your Accounting Presentations Buzzworthy

A presentation needs to be informative and engaging to be effective. Here’s how you can strike the right balance.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Form 1023-EZ Controversy Continues

The menu features specials on PCC Chair Billy Atkinson to step down, Peter Roskam scoffs at IRS funding pleas, and more.

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