In a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday, AICPA officials wrote that the agency's proposed voluntary certification program would cause confusion among the tax administration and tax preparation community.
The menu for May 21 features specials on Madison Square Garden’s sweet property tax deal, inversion legislation misses real problem, Issa subpoenas DOJ on IRS probe, accountant injures a crocodile, and more.
A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday would bring more transparency and accountability to US government financial statements by making the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board more independent.
Legislation introduced by Democrats on Tuesday is aimed at curbing mergers that result in US companies paying less in taxes because their new legal tax residence is overseas – a tactic known as an “inversion.”
The menu for May 20 features more on Credit Suisse’s guilty plea, including the names of tax-dodging customers remain secret, statements from Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan and US Attorney General Eric Holder, and more.
To more closely align with its mission of “empowering CPAs and businesses for the digital age,” CPA2Biz, the business and technology services subsidiary of the AICPA, has been renamed CPA.com, effective immediately.
The menu for May 19 features specials on AstraZeneca says no to “final” Pfizer deal, Harry Reid wants control of Senate amendments, China cracks down on foreign auditors, AICPA hands out awards, and more.
The menu for May 16 features specials on PCAOB issues staff guidance on economic analysis standard setting, Beswick to leave SEC, CAQ and George Washington University start financial disclosure project, and more.
The menu for May 15 features specials on Citibank cleans house over Banamex loan fraud, why hedge fund managers don’t use corporate tax loophole, two questions loom over Senate tax break bill, and more.
The agency decided not to file a petition with the US Supreme Court by the May 12 deadline to continue a court battle on whether it has the legal authority to mandate testing and continuing education of paid tax return preparers.
A member alert issued by the Center for Audit Quality and the AICPA outlines regulatory changes for audits and attestation engagements of brokers and dealers and futures commission merchants that are effective June 1.
Fifty-nine percent of US companies and 66 percent of Canadian businesses are still reconciling their general ledger accounts manually, according to a new report from Robert Half and the Financial Executives Research Foundation.
By a vote of 96 to 3, the Democrat-controlled Senate took its first step in reviving a plethora of expired tax breaks by advancing a bill on Tuesday that would extend the provisions for two years, adding nearly $85 billion to the deficit.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that 22 to 26 percent of all EITC payments were issued improperly by the IRS last year, costing taxpayers between $13.3 billion to $15.6 billion.
The menu for May 13 features specials on Credit Suisse deal with US could reach $2 billion, financial restatements pack less of a punch, Audit Analytics examines SEC case lengths and settlements, and more.