The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) and the Georgia Food Bank Association have announced the results of the second annual Georgia Accounting Food Fight. During the friendly, two-week competition, accounting firms and industry accounting departments statewide raised food and funds for Georgia's eight regional food banks. The competition took place Aug. 17-28.
In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee yesterday, the AICPA commended the committee for its efforts to combat identity theft and tax fraud in the Chairman’s Mark of a Bill to Prevent Identity Theft and Tax Refund Fraud, but spelled out concerns regarding the bill’s provision granting broad authority to the Department of the Treasury and the IRS to regulate paid tax return preparers.
Several accounting and tax professionals who made significant contributions to the accounting profession were honored at the recent National Society of Accountants (NSA) 70th Annual Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has started to accept applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Students selected as Cooke Scholars will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees.
Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, recently released a list of the Top 50 Adult Education Schools. Data gathered from university websites regarding the percentage of undergraduates under 25, the acceptance rate, percentage involved in distance education were considered. These factors, along with flexible options such as starting dates, accelerated options, online degrees, and transfer policies were used to create the ranking.
The IMA's (Institute of Management Accountants) announced on Thursday that their 16th Annual Student Leadership Conference is now open for registration. The conference will be held on November 12-14, 2015, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, offering students the opportunity to explore new directions for their careers.
New AICPA survey finds disconnect between college students’ perception of financial literacy and reality
A newly released survey from the AICPA found that college students who rated themselves as having "excellent" or "good" personal financial management skills (57 percent) outweighed those who rated their skills as poor or terrible (12 percent) by a more than a five-to-one margin. However, almost half of college students (48 percent) reported having less than $100 in their bank account at some point in the last year.
The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is announced its “30 Under 30” list on Tuesday, consisting of 30 accounting professionals and NJCPA members making a name for themselves in the New Jersey accounting landscape and beyond.
Top five reasons the corporate/partnership tax return was not filed until this week (Sept. 15)
1) Still waiting on other CPA for an outside K1.
2) Still waiting on information from business owner despite multiple calls, emails, and texts to move things along.
3) Still waiting on partner to make a decision on how to handle a specific tax situation. (No additional information has been gathered or changed since March 15) …
Generation Opportunity, a national, nonpartisan youth advocacy organization, recently released its Millennial Jobs Report for August 2015. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds.