Articles by Jason Bramwell

Tax

Koskinen Calls on Congress to Give IRS Oversight of Tax Return Preparers

During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday morning, the head of the IRS urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would authorize the agency to regulate the nation’s estimated 600,000 to 700,000 paid tax return preparers.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Some Tax Pros Prey on the Poor

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 8.
Tax

Senate Schedules Hearing on ‘Unethical’ Tax Preparers

Two sets of panelists will discuss what to do with tax return preparers who lack proper certification during a Senate Finance Committee hearing that begins at 10 a.m. ET on April 8.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Whistleblowers Get Rewarded by IRS

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 7.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Them’s the (Tax) Breaks

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

Finance Committee OKs Extending Most Expired Tax Breaks

The Senate panel voted today to revive about 50 of the 55 tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013, including benefits for auto-racing tracks, wind energy, and bonus depreciation for businesses. The package of tax "extenders" still needs the support of the full Senate and House.
A&A

New SASB Standards Target Technology and Communications Companies

A new set of provisional accounting standards released Wednesday by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) provides guidance to companies in the technology and communications sector on how to disclose environmental, social, and governance material issues.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Revamped Audit Report Would Keep Lawyers Busy

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 3.
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Survey: More CAEs Being Recruited From Outside Profession

Forty-two percent of the nearly 370 North American chief audit executives (CAEs) recently surveyed by the Institute of Internal Auditors' Audit Executive Center said they held a position outside of internal audit immediately prior to becoming a CAE.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: PwC Puts on Its Dancing Shoes

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 2.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: 'Dave Camp Deserves Our Thanks'

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for April 1.
Tax

Camp Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

Sixty-year-old Michigan Republican and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee has served in the House of Representatives since 1991.
A&A

Pension Accounting Standard Stays on Course: GASB

The implementation of a pension accounting standard for state and local governments is still on schedule, after the Governmental Accounting Standards Board last week decided not to delay the timetable of when the new pension guidelines take effect.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: How Accounting Trick Profits Banks

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 31.
A&A

MF Global Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against PwC for Malpractice

MF Global Holdings claims PwC's “erroneous accounting advice” resulted in its failed investment in billions of dollars of European sovereign debt instruments and contributed to the brokerage firm filing for bankruptcy in 2011.
Tax

IRS: Beware of New E-mail Phishing Scam

This latest phishing scheme involves e-mails to taxpayers that appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. The bogus e-mails direct the recipient to click on links to web pages that solicit personal information.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Ex-Dewey Head of Finance Admits to Shady Accounting

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

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Koskinen Gets an Earful from GOP

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

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Speaketh – Bitcoin Will Be Taxed as Property

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 26.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Taxes in 140 Characters?

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

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