Content by Jason Bramwell

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....
on 03/28/14
Disabled borrowers trade loan debt for a tax bill from the IRSThe IRS may count a forgiven debt as income, leaving some disabled borrowers with tax bills they cannot pay, Tara Siegel...
on 03/27/14
Merger mania fueled by accounting rules that can make a bad deal look goodRather than sit back and cheer the next big deal, investors would do better to dust off their green...
on 03/26/14
Werfel recalls IRS challenges, says agency is well-placed for Obamacare successIn an interview with Politico Morning Tax, Daniel Werfel, who...
on 03/25/14
Fate of lapsed US tax breaks should be determined, Camp saysIn a memo to House Ways and Means Committee members on Monday, Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) said the panel next month will...
on 03/24/14
Was delaying the employer mandate legal? Did the IRS even check?Jonathan H. Adler, who teaches courses in constitutional, administrative, and environmental law at the Case Western...
on 03/24/14
A top priority for chief audit executives (CAEs) and internal auditors this year is preventing risks – such as hits to the bottom line and a loss of productivity – that could result from...
on 03/21/14
An accounting alternative that was issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on March 20 would – if certain conditions are met – exempt private companies from applying...
on 03/21/14
Auditor independence should be left to the accounting professionSteven Mintz, a professor in the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, wrote an opinion piece for...
on 03/20/14
Mobile devices add allure to March Madness at workThe NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins in earnest today, and although people have long been able to stream games live...
on 03/19/14
IRS employee took home data on 20,000 workers at agencyThe IRS announced yesterday via a statement that an employee of the agency took home a computer thumb drive containing...
on 03/18/14
And down the stretch they come!No, it’s not the thoroughbreds charging toward the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, but the millions of US taxpayers who have yet to file their...
on 03/18/14
IPO accounting and legal fees: 2013 updateAn analysis of accounting and legal fees disclosed by initial public offering (IPO) companies shows that these fees have increased...
on 03/17/14
A House committee bill that would require the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to exempt public companies with annual revenues under $250 million from filing their financial statements in...
on 03/17/14
Why America has two debt ceilingsWhen Congress and President Obama agreed on February 15 to suspend the federal government’s debt limit through March 2015, the suspension...

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