Content by Jason Bramwell

on 06/02/14
The Associated Press and Reuters both reported on Monday that approximately 77,000 foreign and US banks and financial institutions have registered with the United States to comply...
on 06/02/14
A bipartisan group of 115 House legislators asked Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) last week to reconsider making changes in his tax reform plan to an inventory accounting method...
on 06/02/14
Study examines efficacy taxes on sugary drinksA new study of how taxes might be used to curb consumption of sugary drinks suggests that applying a tax based on the amount of calories...
on 05/30/14
After months of speculation, KPMG LLP officially announced on Friday that it has entered into a merger agreement with Roseland, New Jersey-based professional services firm Rothstein Kass, a move that...
on 05/30/14
Hong Kong to relay concern to China over auditing ban proposalAipeng Soo of Bloomberg reported yesterday that the Hong Kong government plans to meet with Chinese officials...
on 05/29/14
Recent court rulings that now prevent the IRS from regulating paid tax return preparers have resulted in some suspended or disbarred tax practitioners being able to obtain or renew preparer tax...
on 05/29/14
Need some additional insight on how the new accounting standard on revenue recognition could impact your company? Then you might be interested in viewing a webcast hosted by the Financial Accounting...
on 05/29/14
Bill sought to tie corporate tax rate to CEO payBy a 19-17 vote, the California Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that sought to tie California's corporate tax rate to...
on 05/28/14
The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) approved two exposure drafts on Wednesday that would significantly improve financial reporting by state and local governments of other postemployment...
on 05/28/14
After a half-dozen years of planning, meetings, discussions, roundtables, public comment periods, and several proposals, the final joint revenue recognition standard from the Financial Accounting...
on 05/28/14
Ways and Means to consider six tax breaksBernie Becker of The Hill reported that the House Ways and Means Committee will consider six separate tax breaks on Thursday, as...
on 05/27/14
Pfizer abandons bid for AstraZenecaOn the final day for Pfizer to decide whether to abandon the plan, it said it did not intend to make an offer for AstraZeneca, Jenny Anderson of...
on 05/23/14
IRS to rewrite nonprofit rules amid criticismRachael Bade of Politico reported yesterday that the IRS will rewrite – without holding a public hearing – a...
on 05/22/14
A new IRS web-based payment system is off to a good start.More than 150,000 taxpayers have paid more than $340 million in taxes through the new IRS Direct Pay system, the IRS announced on Thursday....
on 05/22/14
Next month, the IRS will launch a one-year pilot program intended to help small businesses with retirement plans that owe penalties for unknowingly failing to file reporting documents.Small...
on 05/22/14
Hatch: Tax break deal not closeAccording to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a repeal of Obamacare’s medical device tax remains an obstacle to passing a measure to restore dozens of...
on 05/21/14
Early last month during a Senate Finance Committee hearing, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen hinted at the possibility of the agency implementing a short-term voluntary continuing education program for...
on 05/21/14
32-year streak at the Garden: No taxes paidMadison Square Garden, the home of the NBA’s New York Knicks and the NHL’s New York Rangers, has a sweet deal with New York...
on 05/20/14
A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday would bring more transparency and accountability to US government financial statements by making the advisory committee that...
on 05/20/14
A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on Tuesday is aimed at curbing mergers that result in US companies paying less in taxes because their new legal tax residence is overseas – a tactic known...

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