Articles by Jason Bramwell

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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Mum on Tax Cuts This Election Season

The menu for Sept. 29 features specials on EY’s fiscal-year revenue up 6 percent, EU criticizes Apple’s tax deals in Ireland, banks cash in on tax trade, Boehner says tax reform “doable” in next two years, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Kansas Is Recouping Lost Taxes Through Sex Toy Auction

The menu for Sept. 26 features specials on IRS needs to better handle complaints against tax preparers, P&G and Hasbro targets of Mexico tax probe, Brady to challenge Ryan for Ways and Means gavel, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Deloitte Made A lot of Money in FY 2014

The menu for Sept. 25 features specials on the AICPA has concerns with IRS e-signature standards, AbbVie-Shire inversion deal still seems likely, “The Situation” indicted on tax fraud charges, and more.
Education & Careers

Study: CFO Pay Up 7 Percent for S&P 500 in 2013

A new report from financial services consulting firm Mercer LLC found that the median total direct compensation for CFOs at S&P 500 companies increased by 7 percent last year to $3.13 million.
Tax

IRS Alerts Foreign Banks about a New FATCA-Related Scam

The tax agency on Wednesday warned foreign financial institutions of a "phishing" scam in which fraudsters posing as the IRS are trying to solicit account-holder identity and financial account information under the new US law.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Miffed Over Lois Lerner Interview

The menu for Sept. 24 features specials on SASB issues new standards for transportation sector, Bill Clinton won’t call inversions “unpatriotic,” Tesco fast-tracks new CFO, CohnReznick and Watkins Meegan to combine, and more.
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The Finance Pro's Role in Natural Capital Accounting

A report recently identified the five ways that CFOs and management accountants can support the adoption of natural capital accounting in their organizations.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Treasury Reveals Plan to Curb Inversions

The menu for Sept. 23 features specials on Tesco’s accounting woes, IRS doled out more than $5 billion in tax refunds to fraudsters in 2013, SEC announces largest-ever whistleblower award, and more.
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PCAOB Urges Auditors to Follow Standards on Going Concern

In a staff audit practice alert issued on Monday, the US audit regulator reminded auditors that they should continue adhering to the board’s existing standards when considering an organization’s ability to operate as a going concern.
Tax

2014-15 Per Diem Rates for Travel Expenses Set by IRS

The IRS has announced the special per diem rates for substantiating certain business expenses taxpayers incur when traveling away from home in 2014 and 2015. The new per diem rates go into effect Oct. 1.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Auditor Naming Plan Sparks Debate

The menu for Sept. 22 features specials on Lois Lerner breaks her silence, a roundup of last week’s IRS technical guidance, two Senate Democrats propose exit tax for inverting companies, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Here’s Some 2015 Tax Year Projections

The menu for Sept. 19 features specials on John Boehner says fixing “the whole tax code” is a top GOP priority, Senate passes short-term extension of Internet Tax Freedom Act, the 20 most overrated things in accounting, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Supersized IRAs Under Scrutiny

The menu for Sept. 18 features specials on ex-DOJ tax head Kathryn Keneally has a new gig, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says action on inversions coming “very, very soon,” dissecting the OECD’s recommendations, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Kenny G Is a Habitual Stockpicker

The menu for Sept. 17 features specials on OECD unveils recommendations to curb corporate tax avoidance, McGladrey to acquire Battelle Rippe Kingston, AICPA presses Congress for action on tax extenders, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The SEC’s Grammar Police

The menu for Sept. 16 features specials on AgFeed reaches $18 million settlement in accounting fraud case, SEC offers early revenue recognition relief, US ranked third worst in international tax competitiveness, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: White House Action on Inversions This Week?

The menu for Sept. 15 features specials on Hertz and Carl Icahn make amends, Akorn is next US company to consider an inversion, Grover Norquist questions IRS audit of Breitbart News, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accounting Is an Underrated Job

The menu for Sept. 12 features specials on House majority wants to save cash method of accounting, Buffett called Hatch to gauge US inversion policy, M&T Bank unit reaches $18.5 million settlement in SEC accounting case, and more.
Tax

IRS Reaches Direct Pay Milestone in 2014

More than 1 million tax payments have been processed, and more than $1.7 billion have been received, so far in 2014 through IRS Direct Pay, a free online payment system that debuted earlier this year, the tax agency announced on Wednesday.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Chief Chastised Over Remark Made During Hearing

The menu for Sept. 11 features specials on Munger defends Buffett on Burger King deal, PwC and Crowe Horwath face lawsuit over Colonial Bank collapse, US Chamber gauges voter sentiment on tax code, and more.
Tax

Poll: US Voters Back Congressional Action on Inversions

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll found that 59 percent of registered voters think Congress should enact legislation that would “penalize and discourage” US companies from shifting their headquarters overseas to cut their US tax bill.

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