Articles by Jason Bramwell

Tax

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: What Company Pays the Most Taxes?

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 13.
Tax

Ex-IRS Chief Miller Joins Alliantgroup

Steven Miller, the former acting commissioner of the IRS who resigned from his post last year after the agency admitted it had improperly scrutinized the federal tax-exempt status of certain conservative groups, has landed at Houston-based alliantgroup as its national director of tax.
Tax

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Breaking Down Nina Olson Report

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 10.
Practice

CFO Survey: Workers Taking on More Health Care Costs

A recent survey of nearly 100 US financial executives by Deloitte LLP found that 42 percent of respondents pointed to the Affordable Care Act as the reason they had to pass further health care costs on to their employees during the fourth quarter of 2013 – and 63 percent are planning to do so this year.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Taxing Legal Pot – It’s Tricky

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 9.
Tax

Bill Intends to Make Settlements More Transparent

In an effort to shut down backroom deal-making and increase accountability, two senators introduced a bipartisan bill on January 8 that would force federal enforcement agencies to increase transparency around settlements reached with companies that break the law.
A&A

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

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

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.
Tax

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

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

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.
Tax

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.
Technology

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Apps Bonanza!

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Tax

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.
Tax

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.
Tax

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.

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