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IRS Issues 'Storm Warnings' to Taxpayers

The IRS has sounded alarms of a slightly different nature than the ones issued by meteorologists earlier this month: A nationwide call for taxpayers to avoid scams in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Tax

Crime Watch

Today’s Crime Watch includes coverage of a Barbados national sentenced to 114 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of just under $1.7 million for devising and executing a stolen identity federal income tax refund fraud scheme.
A&A

International Fraud Awareness Week

Hundreds of organizations worldwide have partnered with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to participate in International Fraud Awareness Week, November 11-17 to promote antifraud awareness and education.
Tax

IRS Provides Additional Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Following recent disaster declarations for individual assistance issued by the FEMA, the IRS announced November 2, 2012, that affected taxpayers in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York will receive tax relief.
Tax

Tax Court: CPA Is Whistling in the Wind

The IRS recently told a CPA to "put his whistle away" because he wasn't entitled to a reward for turning in a fraudulent taxpayer. Now the Tax Court has upheld the IRS' decision in a new case of first impression.
Tax

Money Laundering Is Dirty Business

What do a California CPA and a former Italian prime minister have in common? Chances are they'll soon both be viewing life from behind iron bars for their crimes of money laundering and tax evasion.
Tax

AICPA Asks IRS for Broader Tax Relief

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has asked the IRS to consider broader relief from filing deadlines for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Technology

Companies Struggle to Keep Pace with Information Security Solutions

Organizations need to fundamentally shift their approach to information security in order to meet the threats presented by existing and emerging technologies, according to recent research.
Tax

Prepare for Potentially Looming "Fiscal Cliff"

As the end of the year grows closer, so does the uncertainty surrounding the "fiscal cliff" and tax planning for the future. The ICPAS is advising you to be prepared.
Practice

Weathering Sandy: Advice, Assistance, Notifications from CPA Societies and Others

Post-Sandy, CPA societies, government offices, and other organizations are providing information and resources to assist those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We will keep you updated as news comes in.
Practice

Accounting Firms Weathering Initial Stage of Sandy

Although Hurricane Sandy has yet to make landfall, her effects are being felt among small and big accounting firms in the Northeast as they swing full throttle into disaster-prep mode.
Tax

Crime Watch

Our latest roundup of criminal cases includes a US postal worker who has been indicted for his involvement in stolen identity fraud and embezzlement. If convicted, he faces years of jail time.
Education & Careers

Hurricane Sandy Leads to Postponement of 'Digital CPA' Conference

Because of emergency conditions related to Hurricane Sandy, the AICPA has decided to postpone the Digital CPA: 2012 CPA2Biz Cloud User Conference, which had been scheduled for October 28-30.
Technology

The Microsoft 'Election'

Once again I'm faced with that perplexing quadrennial conundrum: whether to replace an incumbent that's served me well for the most part with a challenger that offers a radically new direction. That's right, I must decide whether to upgrade to Windows 8.
Community News

Extreme Cheapskate CPA: NY Living on the Cheap

By day, Kate Hashimoto is an employed New York CPA. By night, she's a self-confessed "extreme cheapskate." In fact, she spends so little money that TLC featured her in an episode of its new show "Extreme Cheapskates."
Tax

Crime Watch

Here's our latest roundup of tax crime news. Today's cases involve real estate mortgage fraud, tax evasion, an under-the-table payroll scheme, and an underground warehouse banking scheme.
Tax

California's Top Tax Delinquents for 2012

Every year California publishes a list of tax delinquents, many of whom are big names in Hollywood. This year is no exception, though some say the celebrity names come more from the B-list or farther down the alphabet.
Tax

Meeting with Your Tax Guy? Leave the Gun at Home

Rapper Richard Morales entered a tax preparation office and exploded in a fit of rage. Surveillance cameras show him pulling a gun on an accountant seated behind a desk where there was no visible means of escape.
Tax

Crime Watch

Today's tax crime cases involve tax evasion, charitable organization donation kickbacks, false claims for tax refunds, bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and wire fraud.
Tax

Beanie Sigel: The 2012 Al Capone of Rappers?

Beanie Sigel is serving time in prison for tax evasion. Why didn't he file returns and pay taxes? That's a question many people ask about celebrities and other artists, most of whom have much healthier incomes than the rest of us.

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