Content by Jason Bramwell

on 08/22/14
Regulators struggle with conflicts in credit ratings and auditsThe Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), which was created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002, released...
on 08/21/14
A review of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidance on share-based payment transactions found that the 2004 standard achieves its purpose and provides useful information to investors and...
on 08/21/14
An examination initiative launched by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) earlier this week will enable the agency to evaluate whether municipal advisors are complying with new SEC rules...
on 08/21/14
Could the IRS disallow Ice Bucket Challenge charitable contributions?Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of – or participated in –...
on 08/20/14
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is interested in what you have to say about auditing accounting estimates and fair value measurements.The US audit regulator on Tuesday issued...
on 08/20/14
Hertz withdraws full-year forecast, cites accounting review, challengesRental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. said on Tuesday it is withdrawing its full-year financial...
on 08/19/14
I wanted to get your opinion of the back-to-school sales-tax holidays. Sixteen states offered the breaks to taxpayers this year, the last of which is Connecticut, whose sales-tax holiday is underway...
on 08/19/14
Treasury prepares options to address tax inversionsDamian Paletta of the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that US Treasury Department officials are assembling a list...
on 08/18/14
While audits of broker-dealers showed some improvement last year compared to previous years, 71 of 90 broker-dealer audits inspected by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in 2013...
on 08/18/14
Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria to retire to pursue public serviceMichael Rapoport of the Wall Street Journal reported that Deloitte LLP CEO Joe Echevarria plans to retire later...
on 08/15/14
Representative Diane Black (R-TN) blasted the IRS on Thursday after a new watchdog report found that the agency had not conducted background checks on some contractors who had access to sensitive...
on 08/15/14
Alibaba Pictures delays results on possible accounting flawsJonathan Browning of Bloomberg reported on Friday that Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd., a film producer controlled by...
on 08/14/14
A nationwide phone scam that US tax authorities have warned citizens about since the end of last year shows no sign of stopping.The IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (...
on 08/14/14
A tax-debt scheme shut downIn a column for the Washington Post on Tuesday, Michelle Singletary praised the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for giving back $16 million in...
on 08/13/14
The Taxpayer Bill of Rights, a document that details the fundamental rights of US taxpayers when dealing with the IRS, has now been translated into six languages, the nation’s tax agency said...
on 08/13/14
More than 64,200 tax-exempt organizations owed nearly $875 million in back taxes to the federal government as of June 16, 2012, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Treasury Inspector...
on 08/13/14
Ernst & Young seeks affirmation of Lehman accounting decisionJoseph Checkler of the Wall Street Journal wrote on Tuesday that Ernst & Young (EY) wants the New York...
on 08/12/14
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) remains unwavering in its support of a dual-model approach to bringing leases onto corporate balance sheets, despite its UK-based counterpart saying...
on 08/12/14
MF Global asks judge not to toss suit against PricewaterhouseCoopersJoseph Checkler of the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that MF Global Holdings Ltd. is urging a...
on 08/11/14
In a letter sent to Congress last week, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Virgin Islands Society of CPAs (VISCPA), and the Guam Society of CPAs (GSCPA) sought clarification regarding net...

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