Content by Jason Bramwell

on 01/31/14
IRS officially opens tax season today, begins processing returns and refundsAs Forbes contributor Kelly Phillips Erb noted in her column today, the 2014 tax-filing season...
on 01/30/14
Deloitte leapfrogs PwC to become top accountant-global surveyA survey by the International Accounting Bulletin found that Deloitte has surpassed fellow Big Four firm PwC as...
on 01/29/14
Enhancing the EITC would encourage work and reduce povertyDuring his State of the Union address on January 28, President Obama talked about making the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC...
on 01/28/14
The parent organization of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) could contribute as much as $3 million this year to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation in...
on 01/28/14
Daniel Werfel leaves government after guiding IRS through troublesDaniel Werfel, a longtime federal official who led the IRS after its targeting controversy and oversaw efforts to...
on 01/27/14
One way or another: The SEC versus the Chinese Big Four firmsOn her blog, re: The Auditors, Francine McKenna provided a comprehensive look at the media coverage surrounding...
on 01/24/14
In a letter sent to the Senate Finance Committee last week, a coalition of six business organizations, including the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA),  emphasized their opposition to a...
on 01/24/14
KPMG LLP has agreed to shell out $8.2 million to settle charges from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which found that the Big Four firm violated auditor independence rules by...
on 01/24/14
Lease accounting overhaul likely to be scaled backIn a joint meeting on January 23, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (...
on 01/23/14
China auditors barred for six months over blocking SEC probesChinese affiliates of the Big Four accounting firms were barred for six months from leading audits of US-listed companies...
on 01/22/14
The deadline is approaching for CPA candidates who are planning on submitting an application for the Becker Professional Education second annual Newton D. Becker Scholarship Program.Scholarship...
on 01/22/14
What the auditor discovers: PlentyPhiladelphia Inquirer staff writer Jane M. Von Bergen had a chat with Robert McNeill, the newly elected chairman of the Economy League of...
on 01/21/14
In need of a revised print edition of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification? Well, you’re in luck.The FASB’s parent organization, the...
on 01/21/14
Roadblocks ahead for tax reformHouse Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) is facing a crucial test in his longstanding quest to overhaul the tax code at the upcoming...
on 01/17/14
By Jason Bramwell, Staff WriterThe Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on January 16 issued updates for two accounting standards – one on goodwill and the other on interest...
on 01/17/14
Tax-filing season doesn’t begin until January 31, but starting today, the estimated 100 million individuals and families with adjusted gross incomes of $58,000 or less for 2013 can prepare,...
on 01/17/14
You can now download your tax return transcripts from the IRSSo the White House held an event on January 16 called “Datapalooza,” comprising hackers and policy leaders...
on 01/16/14
By Deanna C. White, CorrespondentElise Saur always wanted more from her dream job than an impressive title and a predictable pathway to the top.She wanted to challenge herself by working...
on 01/16/14
Senate ready to send $1.1 trillion spending bill to ObamaIn case you missed it yesterday, the House passed the $1.1 trillion spending package by a wide margin – 359 to 67. The...
on 01/15/14
House ready to OK government-wide $1.1 trillion budgetCongress is set to approve a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year, a compromise financing everything from airports...

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