Content by Jason Bramwell

on 06/19/14
Lynn Calhoun named CFO at BDO USA LLPChicago-based accounting firm BDO USA LLP on Wednesday announced that Lynn Calhoun will be its next CFO, effective July 1.Calhoun, a partner who...
on 06/18/14
The IRS outlined a number of changes to its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) on Wednesday, which the head of the agency believes will lead to a significant increase in the number of US...
on 06/18/14
The House Judiciary Committee backed a bill on Wednesday that would make permanent a moratorium that bans state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.The panel approved HR 3086,...
on 06/18/14
GOP: Lost Lerner emails may hurt inquiryCongressional Republicans acknowledged on Tuesday that losing a string of emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner could imperil their...
on 06/17/14
Four days after the IRS admitted it had lost about two years’ worth of emails sent to and from ex-agency official Lois Lerner because of a computer crash, two congressional Republicans have...
on 06/17/14
$0 taxes! 13 big companies slip the taxmanThere are 13 profitable companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500, including hard drive maker Seagate Technology, video game maker...
on 06/16/14
Three exposure drafts the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) approved last month – two regarding other postemployment benefits (OPEB) and one on requirements for pension plans that...
on 06/16/14
Lawmakers fume over lost emails in IRS probeStephen Ohlemacher of the Associated Press reported on June 14 that congressional investigators are fuming over revelations on...
on 06/13/14
House votes to give small business quicker tax writeoffsRichard Rubin of Bloomberg wrote on Thursday that small businesses would be able to write off capital purchases more...
on 06/12/14
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on Thursday updated financial reporting guidance for repurchase agreements by changing the accounting for repurchase-to-maturity transactions and...
on 06/12/14
Golfer Mickelson’s role said to be overstated in insider inquiryPhil Mickelson did not trade in shares of Clorox just as the billionaire investor Carl Icahn was mounting an...
on 06/11/14
Tax breaks for companies like Apple investigated by EUThe European Union (EU) on Wednesday opened an investigation into the way countries, including Ireland, provide tax arrangements...
on 06/10/14
Based on recommendations from stakeholders, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will now tackle two short-term projects as part of a new effort to make US accounting rules less complex....
on 06/10/14
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) officials said new guidance issued by board members on Tuesday will reduce the overall cost and complexity associated with financial reporting for...
on 06/10/14
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on Tuesday adopted a new auditing standard and amendments in three areas of the audit that could pose an increased risk of material misstatement...
on 06/10/14
UK watchdog expects progress on global accounting rulesWin Bischoff, the new chairman of Britain’s Financial Reporting Council, which polices accountants and audit firms, said...
on 06/09/14
US finance executives at both private and public companies are the beneficiaries of salary increases that are slightly higher than what the marketplace is offering, suggesting that employers are more...
on 06/09/14
The vanished grandeur of accountingBoston Globe correspondent Jacob Soll wrote this over the weekend: “In Washington’s National Gallery of Art hangs a portrait...
on 06/06/14
Senate Finance restarts tax reform debatePeter Schroeder of The Hill reported yesterday that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and ranking member Orrin...
on 06/05/14
The number of CPAs and financial executives who are optimistic about the US economy has surpassed the 50 percent mark for the first time since the recession, according to results of a new survey...

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