Content by Jason Bramwell

on 04/10/14
As expected, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today voted in favor of holding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress because she had twice refused to answer the panel...
on 04/10/14
Energy spinoffs are moving into tax limboUS energy companies have been using a simple and profitable strategy: spin off a piece of the business and secure a special tax treatment....
on 04/09/14
During undercover site visits to 19 randomly selected commercial tax-preparation businesses in states that do not regulate paid tax return preparers, only two preparers calculated the correct refund...
on 04/09/14
House committee weighs evidence against IRS officialFor the first time since it released President Nixon's tax returns in 1974, a House committee voted today to release...
on 04/08/14
The head of the IRS on Tuesday urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would authorize the agency to regulate the nation’s estimated 600,000 to 700,000 paid tax return preparers.During a...
on 04/08/14
New slant on corporate taxesChange is coming atop some key congressional committees, which could tip the balance in the long-running debate on overhauling corporate taxes, Maxwell...
on 04/07/14
Two sets of panelists will discuss what to do with tax return preparers who lack proper certification during a Senate Finance Committee hearing tomorrow morning.The hearing, entitled “...
on 04/07/14
Where to find the web’s forensic accountantsTwo websites, one of which also runs an exchange-traded fund (ETF), are designed to highlight companies’ hidden accounting...
on 04/04/14
House contempt vote for IRS’ Lois Lerner set for next weekApril 10 is the day we find out whether the House Oversight Committee will hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in...
on 04/03/14
A majority of the 55 tax breaks that died on December 31, 2013, may have received new life.The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday voted to revive about 50 of the tax breaks, which would...
on 04/03/14
A new set of provisional accounting standards unveiled yesterday provides guidance to companies in the technology and communications sector on how to disclose environmental, social, and governance (...
on 04/03/14
EU approves rules to shake up company bookkeepingThe European Union (EU) this morning approved some of the world's toughest rules for accountants, designed to stop any listed...
on 04/02/14
An increasing number of chief audit executives (CAEs) are being sourced from other areas of business instead of from within the internal audit profession – a trend that is likely to continue,...
on 04/02/14
Tax extenders head to Senate markup ThursdayThe Senate Finance Committee will meet at 10 a.m. ET tomorrow to make revisions to a bill known as the Expiring Provisions Improvement...
on 04/01/14
Go ahead, blame the accountantsBloomberg View columnist Jonathan Weil yesterday called the MF Global Holdings malpractice complaint against PwC “one of the most...
on 03/31/14
Representative Dave Camp (R-MI), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced today that he will not run for re-election in November.Camp, 60, who has served in the House of...
on 03/31/14
The implementation of a pension accounting standard for state and local governments is still on schedule, after the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) last week decided not to delay the...
on 03/31/14
Caterpillar set to defend its tax billCaterpillar Inc. will go before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on Tuesday to explain strategies designed to shrink tax...
on 03/31/14
MF Global Holdings Ltd. sued its auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) for at least $1 billion on March 28, alleging that the Big Four firm’s “erroneous accounting advice”...
on 03/30/14
E-mail schemes like the one the IRS made public on Friday are the reason why the nation’s tax-collection agency ranked phishing number 3 in its 2014 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams....

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