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December 11, 2014

States with the Most Profitable CPA Practices

Financial data provider Powerlytics has crunched the numbers and created a ranking of the most profitable states in which to operate an accounting practice.

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December 9, 2014

WeiserMazars and Mazars Group Join on Human Rights Survey

The New York-based accounting, tax and advisory services firm WeiserMazars LLP, its sister firm abroad Mazars Group and other business groups and government are collaborating on launching a global human rights survey.

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December 4, 2014

Enterprise Risk Management Skills in Heavier Demand

Accountants will increasingly need to help the organizations they work with manage their financial risks, according to panelists at an event sponsored by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.

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December 1, 2014

Charitable Giving Guidelines for Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow happens to be Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, and a pair of CPAs have some advice for those who are planning their end-of-year charitable giving.

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November 25, 2014

States with Highest and Lowest Sales Taxes for Black Friday Shoppers

Holiday shoppers will be contending not only with door-buster bargains, but also with sales taxes, which in some states can be much higher or lower than others.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 01:00PM | Comments (0)

November 17, 2014

Supreme Court Takes on Major Tax Cases

The Supreme Court held a hearing last week on a case that could have far-reaching implications, challenging the authority of the state of Maryland to tax all of the income of a resident whose business pays taxes to other states and localities, while another case coming up on the Affordable Care Act promises to have even bigger ramifications.

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November 12, 2014

Russian Bill Proposes to Ban Foreign Audit Firms

A group of Russian lawmakers has introduced legislation that would prohibit foreign accounting firms from auditing Russian companies in which the government owns more than a 50 percent interest.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 05:22PM | Comments (2)

October 31, 2014

Climate Change Reporting Framework Links to Financial Performance

A group known as the Climate Disclosure Standards Board is readying an updated Climate Change Reporting Framework that aims to tie environmental information in with financial reporting for investors.

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October 29, 2014

Handling Tax Complexity on Constructive Sales

Hedge funds and portfolio managers often have sophisticated needs when it comes to dealing with capital gains taxes and keeping them to a minimum, and one of the wrinkles they need to deal with is a constructive sale.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 06:13PM | Comments (0)

October 14, 2014

Goodwill Impairment on the Decline

Publicly traded companies in the U.S. recorded the lowest level of goodwill impairment since 2008, according to a new study.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:18PM | Comments (0)


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