Articles by Jason Bramwell

A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lawmakers Weigh In on IRS Bonuses Issue

The menu for April 24 features specials on Russia scrambling on FATCA, arrests in ID theft and fake tax return scheme, could the US implement a tax lottery like Slovakia, and more.
Tax

IRS Responds to TIGTA Report on Bonuses

The agency said it is developing a policy linking conduct to performance awards for executives and senior-level employees – and a similar policy for all IRS employees will be considered.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS May Want to Fix Its Bonus Policy

The menu for April 23 features specials on the London Stock Exchange changing audit firms, IRS heading to US Supreme Court, co-signers causing surprise defaults on student loans, and more.
A&A

Revenue Recognition Standard Now Slated for Late May

The FASB had hoped to issue a final standard on revenue recognition during the first quarter of 2014. However, the board confirmed today that the timetable for releasing the standard has been pushed back slightly.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GAO Sheds Light on IRS Budget Woes

The menu for April 22 features specials on the IRS denying group’s tax-exempt status, what the airline industry and the IRS have in common (and it’s not good), if sales taxes will doom Amazon, and more.
A&A

Survey: Accounting Jobs Can Take as Long as a Month to Fill

CFOs reported that vacant staff-level accounting or finance jobs take an average of four weeks to fill, while open management-level positions take five weeks on average to fill, according to a new Robert Half poll.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lease Accounting Talks Scheduled to Start Back Up Later This Week

The menu for April 21 features specials on PwC looking at corporate clawback policies, SIFMA wanting FATCA delay, property tax collections rising, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Ex-Accountant Whose Last Name is Bunny Wins Easter Contest

The menu for April 18 features specials on the IRS auditing fewer large business partnerships, SEC being vulnerable to hackers, scary-looking Easter bunnies, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: China Is a Hotbed for Accounting Fraud

The menu for April 17 features specials on a pitch for valued added tax, IRS chief reiterating rewrite of 501(c)(4) guidelines, Starbucks moving European headquarters to London to pay more tax, and more.
Education & Careers

PwC Takes Top Spot in Vault Accounting 50 for 2015

For the second-straight year, the Big Four firm was named the No. 1 accounting employer in North America, according to Vault.com's latest rankings that were released on Tuesday.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Are Audits Suffering Due to Data Analysis?

The menu for April 16 features specials on when disclosure is appropriate in internal audit reports, root causes of audit deficiencies, taxpayers being left the tab on tax havens, and more.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Happy Tax Day!

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 15.
A&A

GASB Sets Guidelines for Measuring Assets and Liabilities

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board on Monday defined two approaches for measuring assets and liabilities, intended to guide the standard-setting organization in establishing accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments.
Practice

Survey: Work Hours and Resources Not Spared From Tax Preparation

According to a new Accountemps survey, 30 percent of respondents believe it is not unusual for employees to spend time on personal income tax preparation during the workday – and use company resources to do it.
Tax

IRS Ramps Up ID Theft and Refund Fraud Enforcement Efforts

Nearly 300 new identity theft and refund fraud investigations have been launched during this tax-filing season, bringing the number of active cases to almost 1,900, the IRS announced last week.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Audits Are Sparse This Year

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 14.
A&A

FASB Tweaks Rules for Discontinued Operations Reporting

Under the new US GAAP guidance, a discontinued operation is a disposal of part of an organization that has a major effect on its operations and financial results. Examples include a disposal of a major geographic area, a major line of business, or a major equity method investment.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Audit Flaws Are a Global Problem

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 11.
Tax

House Panel Votes to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today voted in favor of holding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress because she had twice refused to answer the panel’s questions regarding the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Contempt Vote Coming Today Against Lois Lerner

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

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