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January 27, 2016

Food & Taxes: Be Prepared!

I know some of you will be able to relate to this. These last two weeks - between tax season, basketball games, and life, we have had take-out or just grabbed “whatever” for dinner every night of the week. My kids know it’s tax season because the evening texts start with “When are you coming home?” and “What’s for dinner?”

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January 26, 2016

Crowe Horwath implements new flexible dress and mobile-work policies

Crowe Horwath has announced firmwide changes to its dress code (echoing other firm policies), as well as a new mobile working strategy. Rolled out in December, the two policies were designed for attracting and retaining talent both old and new.

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January 25, 2016

St. John Fisher College takes top honors at 15th annual 'Deloitte FanTAXtic' case study competition

A team representing St. John Fisher College claimed 1st place at the Deloitte FanTAXtic case study competition, held Jan. 15-17 at Deloitte University, Deloitte’s campus for learning and leadership development. The winning team presented the best analysis on a complex, issues-driven business tax case.

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HLB International honored as 'Best Global China Service'

HLB International announced last Friday that they have been presented with the Acquisition International "2015 Finance Award for Best Global China Service." Notably, HLB International was one of the first international accounting networks to enter the Greater China market in the mid-eighties, and becoming the first mid-market network to launch a Global China Service in 2010.

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January 21, 2016

New Yorkers pay highest state-local tax in US, report finds

12.7 percent of all income in New York went towards state and local taxes in 2012, according to the annual State-Local Tax Burden Rankings released on Wednesday by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

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January 20, 2016

AICPA's 2016-2017 'Legacy Scholars Program' open for enrollment

The AICPA announced on Wednesday that their Legacy Scholarship application is now available for the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarships look to help students with their college tuition and encourage them to create and execute special on-campus events promoting the accounting profession.

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Baker Tilly launches pilot 'Dress For Your Day' program

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (Baker Tilly) announced on Wednesday the introduction of an internal “Dress for Your Day” pilot program, intended to give team members a choice in what they wear to work based on where and with whom they'll be working with.

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Lt. Gabrielle Groom finds accounting career after Navy enlistment

When considering the many paths that professionals take to get to the role of a CPA or industry professional, a military background may rank as one of the unlikeliest. However, that’s exactly where LT Gabrielle Groom of Padgett, Stratemann & Co., in Austin, TX, originated from before transitioning over to her accounting career.

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January 19, 2016

PICPA updates paper on building a diverse workforce

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) announced on Monday that they have updated their paper, “The Business Case and Toolkit for Diversity in Accounting.” The paper explores the profession’s demographic portrait and provides recommendations on how to build a more diverse workforce.

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Roger CPA Review offers new financing options to CPA hopefuls

Roger CPA Review, the online CPA Exam review course, announced on Friday that they have partnered with financial tech company Affirm to offer installment-based payment options on all of their courses and products. At the time of sale, students will choose a monthly payment plan that best meets their needs with simple, clear terms. Additionally, applying will not impact their FICO score.

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