Articles by Jason Bramwell


Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Preparers Are Lukewarm on Auditor Disclosure Proposal

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 8.

Study: Gas and User Taxes Don't Fund Most Transportation Projects

A new study by the Tax Foundation found that revenues from gasoline taxes and tolls only fund approximately 50 percent of state and local transportation projects.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Ad Tax Proposal Could Hurt Startups

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 7.

CliftonLarsonAllen Acquires Mortgage Consulting Firm

Minneapolis-based national CPA and consulting firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP has bought Bankers Advisory Inc., a Belmont, Massachusetts-based consulting firm focused on helping US mortgage companies with regulatory compliance and quality control.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: 2014 Could Be Taxing For Many

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 6.
Education & Careers

Two More University Accounting Programs Endorsed by IMA

The undergraduate accounting programs at Michigan State University and Brigham Young University received the endorsement of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as higher education programs that provide management accounting curriculum and skills for students.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Apps Bonanza!

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 3.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Advantages to Early-Bird Tax Filing

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 2.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Al-Qaida Loves To Do Accounting

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 30.

Final US GAAP Framework for Private Companies Issued by FASB and PCC

The Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Private Company Council on December 23 issued a final decision-making framework for users and preparers of private company financial statements.

IRS Sets January 13 as Start Date to 2014 Business Tax Season

January 13, 2014, is the first day the IRS will begin accepting 2013 business tax returns – filed electronically or filed on paper – the agency announced.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Could Wyden Replace Baucus as Top Tax Writer?

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 23.
Education & Careers

What Day Is the Most Productive? Tuesday!

According to a recent survey of human resources (HR) managers by Accountemps, the most productive day of the week to tackle work-related projects is Tuesday.

Senate Confirms John Koskinen as Next IRS Commissioner

By a vote of fifty-nine to thirty-six, the Senate on December 20 confirmed John Koskinen as the next commissioner of the IRS, thus giving the embattled agency its first permanent chief since Douglas Shulman in 2012.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Transparency Vital for IRS Chief

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 20.

FASB Releases 2014 US GAAP Taxonomy

The FASB released the 2014 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy, which contains updates for accounting standards and other improvements to the current taxonomy used by US Securities and Exchange Commission issuers.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Weil's Take on Auditor Rotation

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 19.

Save the Date: Tax Season to Start on January 31

The 2014 tax-filing season, which was scheduled to begin on January 21 but was delayed because the IRS could not program and test its tax-processing systems during the sixteen-day federal government shutdown in October, will now begin on January 31, according to the agency.

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Happy Fed Day!

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 18.

Thomson Reuters Sells Outsourcing Businesses to EY

New York-based Thomson Reuters sold its US tax preparation and court accounting outsourcing businesses to Ernst & Young LLP, the two companies announced on December 17.