Content by Jason Bramwell

on 07/08/14
Swiss banks threaten freeze on US accounts over tax evasionJames Shotter of the Financial Times reported on Monday that several Swiss banks have threatened to freeze...
on 07/07/14
In a challenging and ever-changing business climate, stakeholders are seeking – if not demanding – guidance from the internal audit profession to address strategic and emerging business...
on 07/07/14
Did you or are you planning to get married this summer? First, congratulations! Second, even though it may not be at the top of your summer wedding plan checklist, have you considered some of the tax...
on 07/07/14
PCAOB plans 2014 vote on naming engagement partnerTammy Whitehouse of Compliance Week wrote on July 3 that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) plans to...
on 07/03/14
Lawmakers turn to stealth tax measuresBrian Faler of Politico wrote on Wednesday that even though Congress may be deadlocked over tax increases, lawmakers are finding lots...
on 07/02/14
On the day the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) went into effect, the US Treasury Department said nearly 100 jurisdictions and more than 80,000 financial institutions worldwide now have...
on 07/02/14
A new form introduced by the IRS on Tuesday is expected to help speed up the approval process for small charities and nonprofit groups that have applied for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.The new Form...
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...

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