Content by Jason Bramwell

on 07/02/14
SEC bars firm from auditing US-traded companies based in ChinaThe US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday barred Rochester, New York-based accounting firm EFP...
on 07/01/14
According to a new policy unveiled by the IRS on Tuesday, Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) will expire if not used on a federal income tax return for five consecutive years.The IRS...
on 07/01/14
The Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has issued two new audit interpretations intended to help auditors navigate the pension accounting guidelines for state and...
on 07/01/14
The IRS this week issued final rules for its new Annual Filing Season Program, an initiative announced last Thursday that will enable paid tax return preparers to voluntarily fulfill agency-...
on 07/01/14
On July 1, many states will cut taxesJuly 1 is the start of most states' fiscal years, and for the first time in years, governors and legislators are cutting some taxes, taking...
on 06/30/14
For the first time since 2006, more than 50 percent of CFOs believe the US economy will show signs of improvement over a six-month span rather than remain the same or worsen, according to a new study...
on 06/30/14
Issa: ‘We’ll probably never know’ what happened to Lerner’s hard driveDana Davidsen of CNN wrote that in an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday...
on 06/27/14
US initials deal with China to curb offshore tax evasionJohn D. McKinnon of the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that the US Treasury Department initialed an...
on 06/26/14
The IRS announced a new initiative on Thursday – called the Annual Filing Season Program – that will allow paid tax return preparers to receive certification if they voluntarily complete...
on 06/26/14
Staff guidance released by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on Thursday will assist auditors of brokers and dealers registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC...
on 06/26/14
The responsibilities of the CFO and other finance professionals have moved way beyond just corporate accounting and financial reporting. Finance teams must now be well-versed in such areas as...
on 06/26/14
Highway Trust Fund vote said put on hold by Senate panelLaura Litvan of Bloomberg wrote on Thursday morning that a roadwork slowdown reminiscent of the partial closure of...
on 06/25/14
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) last week finalized new accounting guidance on stock compensation – specifically on how to account for share-based payments, which is absent from...
on 06/25/14
The founders of JDJ Resources Corp. said on Wednesday they have left the Rothstein Kass Family Office Group to launch JDJ Family Office Services, an independent firm that will provide administrative...
on 06/25/14
DC Council votes to keep ‘yoga tax’ as part of tax-cutting budget dealMike Debonis of the Washington Post reported that DC Council members approved a 5.75...
on 06/24/14
Which of America’s major cities offer the most favorable tax structures for businesses? According to a study released on Tuesday by KPMG International, the top five in the United States are...
on 06/24/14
The chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) hinted this week that a converged lease accounting standard with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) will probably not...
on 06/24/14
GOP vs. IRS chief: Part 2During a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday evening, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen again denied GOP accusations of...
on 06/23/14
Offshore accounts: What to do nowLaura Saunders of the Wall Street Journal wrote on Friday that the effects of the Foreign Account Tax...
on 06/20/14
Chicago firm in takeover talks with top Philly accounting firmIt was exactly three weeks ago today that Big Four firm KPMG LLP announced that it had acquired Rothstein Kass, a top...

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