Articles by Jason Bramwell

Tax

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Transparency Vital for IRS Chief

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

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.
A&A

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

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

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.
Tax

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Happy Fed Day!

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

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.
Tax

KPMG Outlines Top Dozen Business Tax Issues for Next Year

From taxation of Cloud-related activities and the prospect for US and international business tax reform to the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), there are several key tax issues facing business executives in 2014, according to Big Four firm KPMG LLP.
Tax

Inflation Negatively Impacts Effective Tax Rate on Capital Gains

Under the federal tax code, inflation can create an infinite effective tax rate on capital gains, and in fact, if a taxpayer purchased an average stock in 2000 or 2007 and sold in 2013, he or she would be taxed entirely on inflation, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Healthy Books Boost Herbalife Shares

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 17.
Community News

CFOs More Likely to Outsource Accounting and Finance Projects

Areas of general accounting and finance – including forecasts and budgets, financial reporting, and mergers and acquisitions – were cited by more than half of CFOs as projects they would likely outsource to financial consultants and interim managers in the next twelve months, according to a recent survey.
Practice

Pittsburgh Firm Alpern Rosenthal Acquired by BDO USA LLP

Chicago-based professional services firm BDO USA LLP has expanded into the western Pennsylvania market by acquiring Pittsburgh-based accounting firm Alpern Rosenthal. The merger is effective December 16.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Remembering Abraham Briloff

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 16.
Community News

Ohio Firms Battelle & Battelle and Rippe & Kingston Merge

Two Ohio accounting firms – Dayton-based Battelle & Battelle and Cincinnati-based Rippe & Kingston – recently finalized their merger and will now be known as Battelle Rippe Kingston LLP.
Community News

Dallas Firm Nicholas Montgomery Merges with TravisWolff

Dallas-based accounting firms Nicholas Montgomery, LLP and TravisWolff, LLP completed their merger on December 2, according to officials from both companies.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: KPMG's Best Year Ever

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 13.
A&A

Study Examines Audit Committee Members' Social Ties with CEOs

Despite federal regulations instituted in the wake of corporate financial scandals, a substantial number of corporations have audit committees whose members have social ties to the CEO, according to new research.
Community News

Resnick Druckman and WeiserMazars Complete Merger

New York City-based accounting, tax, and advisory service firm WeiserMazars LLP recently completed a merger with The Resnick Druckman Group LLC, a full-service accounting, tax, and consulting firm with offices in New York City and Long Island, New York.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Seidman Lands at Pace University

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 12.
A&A

PCAOB: Deficiencies Found in Engagement Quality Reviews

A report released by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) found that audit firms may not be executing engagement quality reviews appropriately under a particular auditing standard.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Farewell, OfficeMax

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 11.

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