Articles by Jason Bramwell

A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Is Consulting Hurting Audit Quality?

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 4.
Tax

Tax Returns Keep Rolling In to the IRS

The IRS noted last Thursday that, as of February 21, it has received nearly 49.6 million individual income tax returns – about one-third of the amount the nation’s tax-collection agency projected before the start of the 2014 filing season on January 31.
A&A

New GAAP Hierarchy for State and Local Governments Urged by the GASB

A proposal made by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) last week would give state and local governments new guidance to follow under US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) when preparing financial statements.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Will IRS Pare Back 501(c)(4) Rules?

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 3.
A&A

PCAOB to Hold Forum on Possible Changes to Auditor’s Report

The meeting, which will be held April 2 and 3 in Washington, DC, is intended to give the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) an opportunity to hear feedback on its proposal to enhance the auditor's reporting model from panelists, including investors, senior executives and audit committee chairs of major corporations, and representatives from audit firms.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC Employees Are Really Good at Stock Trading

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 28.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Gamers Bash Camp Tax Proposal

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 27.
Tax

Reactions Varied on Tax Reform Plan

As you might expect, there were plenty of opinions from business groups, corporations, and legislators about the tax reform plan unveiled by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) yesterday. Views ranged from overwhelming support to staunch opposition.
Tax

Here It Is … Dave Camp’s Tax Reform Discussion Draft

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) this afternoon released his much-anticipated tax reform plan, the Tax Reform Act of 2014. If you want to read all 979 pages of it, you can download it here.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SMBs Tout AICPA Framework

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 26.
A&A

SASB Rolls Out New Standards for the Financials Sector

First, it was health care. Now the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has unveiled its second set of provisional accounting standards, this one for industries in the financials sector.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tomorrow Is Camp’s Big Day

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 25.
Practice

PwC Survey: No Let Up In Fraud at US Companies

Forty-five percent of organizations in the United States experienced some type of fraud in the past two years, more than the global average of 37 percent, according to a recent global survey from Big Four firm PwC. In addition, two types of economic crimes are particularly on the rise: accounting fraud and bribery and corruption.
Tax

AICPA Sends Array of Legislative Tax Proposals to Congress

In a February 19 letter sent to the top tax legislators in Congress, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) outlined a set of proposals that would simplify or make technical corrections to the nation’s tax code.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: The SEC Is Down with Big Data

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 24.
Tax

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: The Fixes Are in for FATCA

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 21.
A&A

FASB Backs Variable Interest Entity GAAP Alternative

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on February 19 green-lighted an accounting alternative that would exempt many private companies from applying variable interest entity guidance to lessor companies under common-control leasing arrangements if certain conditions are met.
Tax

Identity Theft Tops IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Scams for 2014

For the third straight year, identity theft heads the IRS’s list of the top twelve scams taxpayers should be wary of during tax season.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Mt. Rushmore of Tax Professors

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 19.
Practice

ParenteBeard Adds 26 Employees in Recent Acquisition of Invotex

Philadelphia-based CPA and business consulting firm ParenteBeard LLC will open a new office in Baltimore after acquiring specialized consulting business Invotex. As part of the deal, twenty-six Invotex employees, including four partners, will join ParenteBeard, which now has nineteen offices in the United States.

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