Articles by Jason Bramwell

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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Medical Device Tax Revenue Falls Short

The menu for August 20 features specials on Hertz withdraws full-year forecast due to accounting errors and operational challenges, botched forecast cost Walgreen CFO his job, Alaska oil tax repeal ballot measure losing, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: PCAOB Rule on ID’ing Lead Audit Partner Coming Soon

The menu for August 19 features specials on Treasury prepares inversion options, H&R Block launches small business accounting services, AICPA membership eclipses 400,000 mark, 2014 AICPA Accounting Competition begins, and more.
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PCAOB: Deficiencies Continued in 2013 Broker-Dealer Audits

Seventy-one of 90 broker-dealer audits inspected by the PCAOB in 2013 were found to have audit deficiencies or audit-independence issues, according to a new report released on Monday. Deficiencies were also found in 56 of 60 firms that conducted broker-dealer audits.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New York Levies Penalties Against PwC

The menu for August 18 features specials on Joe Echevarria is stepping down as Deloitte CEO, state tax revenues declined in Q1 for the first time in four years, holding auditors blameless, and more.
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Lawmaker Lashes Out at IRS Over Latest TIGTA Findings

Representative Diane Black (R-TN) blasted the IRS on Thursday after a new watchdog report found that the agency had not conducted background checks on some contractors who had access to sensitive taxpayer data.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Mmmm, Craft Beer. Mmmm, Tax Breaks.

The menu for August 15 features specials on Alibaba Pictures delays results on possible accounting errors, Wyden hopes for September bipartisan anti-inversion legislation, Atlanta accountant charged by SEC with insider trading, and more.
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Telephone Tax Scam Continues to Rear Its Ugly Head

US tax authorities have determined that 1,100 victims have lost an estimated $5 million due to a sophisticated nationwide phone scam, in which the fraudsters claim to be from the IRS and demand money.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IASB’s Mackintosh Thinks Adopting IFRS is the Only Way to Go

The menu for August 14 features specials on FTC to refund customers of American Tax Relief, Senate Dems push plan to curb inversions, Obama will keep cash from donors who profited from overseas tax deals, and more.
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IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights Now Available in Six Languages

Newly revised versions of Publication 1, "Your Rights as a Taxpayer," are available on the IRS website in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese, the nation's tax agency said on Tuesday.
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Tax-Exempt Groups Owe Millions in Tax Debt: Report

More than 64,200 tax-exempt organizations owed nearly $875 million in back taxes to the federal government, 69 percent of which were payroll taxes and related penalties and interest, as of June 16, 2012, according to a TIGTA report released on Wednesday.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Canadian Government Sued Over FATCA Deal with US

The menu for August 13 features specials on EY seeks affirmation on Lehman accounting decision, some of Obama’s biggest donors are also behind inversion deals, top issues facing young CPAs, IMA has had a stellar FY 2014, and more.
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IASB’s Decision Won’t Change FASB’s Plans for Leases Standard

The FASB remains unwavering in its support of a dual-model approach to bringing leases onto corporate balance sheets, despite its UK-based counterpart saying last week that it decided “tentatively” to back a single-lessee model.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Obamacare Tax Forms Look ‘Very Daunting’ for Taxpayers

The menu for August 12 features specials on MF Global doesn’t want its lawsuit against PwC thrown out, Kinder Morgan deal could mean big tax bill for investors, Hertz delays quarterly earnings on accounting review, and more.
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CPA Groups Ask for Clarification on Net Investment Income Tax Rules

In an August 7 letter sent to Congress, the AICPA and CPA societies from the US Virgin Islands and Guam sought clarification on the applicability of the net investment income tax to bona fide residents of the US territories.
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NYSSCPA Calls Out Obama for Calling Out Accountants

NYSSCPA President Scott Adair responded on Friday to comments made by President Obama, who in a press conference last week seemed to blame accountants for the flood of US companies using inversions.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Eases Rules for Renewable Energy Tax Credits

The menu for August 11 features specials on a report claims SEC failed to guard sensitive info, Delphi vows to fight IRS to protect UK-based tax status, ex-senators hired to lobby against inversion legislation, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Senators Outline Case Against Accrual Accounting Proposal

The menu for August 8 features specials on judge sides with IRS over lost emails, White House examines tax-code weapons to stop inversions, AICPA presents Mark K. Rich with Maximo Mukelabai Award, and more.
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AICPA Tackles How to Improve Private Entity Audit Quality

The AICPA on Thursday released a discussion paper seeking input from CPAs, regulators, financial statement users, and others in the profession on how better audit performance of private entities, such as not-for-profits, can be achieved.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Bank of America’s Historic Settlement

The menu for August 7 features specials on nearly 600 Americans living abroad gave up passports in Q2 due to FATCA, list of US companies that have inverted since 1983, Robert Redford sues New York over tax bill, and more.
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IRS Gets Pat on the Back for Accurate ACA Eligibility Data

A new TIGTA report found that in nearly all instances, the nation's tax agency correctly provided income and family size information to health insurance exchanges to determine the eligibility of individuals for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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