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August 20, 2013

FATCA Portal Only a Piece of a Complex Puzzle

The portal that the Internal Revenue Service has just opened for financial institutions to use for registering under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is only the latest component that the IRS has rolled out ever so slowly to prepare banks and U.S. taxpayers abroad for the controversial FATCA provisions.

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August 19, 2013

Companies Concerned about Cybercrime Risks

With cybercrime becoming a greater threat to companies, a new report finds that it’s just one of the technology challenges facing middle-market businesses.

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August 14, 2013

AICPA Offers Video on GASB Pension Standards

The American Institute of CPAs has created an informational video about the two new pension standards that were released last year by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

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August 12, 2013

Helping Clients’ Companies Become Exceptional

While the majority of businesses are still trying to survive amid the economic turmoil of recent years, some companies are managing to thrive, and a new book attempts to identity what sets them apart.

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August 8, 2013

IRS Helped Cover Trail for DEA Investigators

The Internal Revenue Service’s manual reportedly used to contain instructions on how IRS agents could use information from a special Drug Enforcement Administration program as tips, but would then need to cover up the original source of the information by developing independent evidence if any of it were used in affidavits, court proceedings or investigative files.

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August 7, 2013

Business Census Forms Overdue

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking accountants to remind their colleagues and business clients to fill out their 2012 census forms because they’re overdue.

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August 6, 2013

Intuit Offers Super Bowl Prizes to Small Businesses

Intuit recently launched a football-related promotional campaign for small businesses that promises to provide more than $25 million in rewards and the opportunity to appear in a Super Bowl ad.

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August 5, 2013

Public Sector Should Make Financial Statements More Understandable

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board issued guidelines late last month on providing a financial statement discussion and analysis section in reports from public sector entities.

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July 31, 2013

SASB Releases Sustainability Accounting Standards for Health Care Sector

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board released its first set of industry-focused provisional standards on Wednesday, starting with the health care sector.

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July 25, 2013

Same-Sex Couples Await IRS's Post-DOMA Guidance

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision last month striking down the Defense of Marriage Act may have solved the estate tax problems of the lead plaintiff, Edith Windsor, but it still is leaving a lot of uncertainty among same-sex couples, particularly those in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage.

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