March 18, 2016

Presidential Candidates' Tax Plans Narrow as They Drop out of Race

The number of presidential candidates has been steadily winnowing down in recent weeks as they suffer defeats in the primaries and caucuses, and so too their tax plans have been falling by the wayside.

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March 17, 2016

Taxpayers OK with Lying to the IRS

Nearly a quarter of Americans think it’s acceptable to lie to the Internal Revenue Service about under-the-table income.

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March 16, 2016

SAP Expands Its Reach with Merger Activity

Business software giant SAP has been going beyond its traditional enterprise resource planning specialty to expand into areas such as supply chain management, travel and expense management, and the Internet of Things.

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March 15, 2016

States with Highest and Lowest Tax Rates

WalletHub has released its annual report on the states with the highest and lowest tax rates in the country.

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March 14, 2016

Tax Reform a Big Issue for Private Companies during Election Year

U.S. business leaders are keeping a close eye during primary season on the candidates’ tax reform plans, according to a new survey of private companies by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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March 11, 2016

Removing the Pain of Sales Tax Compliance

Sales tax technology vendors have been expanding their efforts to help small and midsize businesses cope with the dizzying array of tax rates and rules across states, localities and countries.

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March 10, 2016

Employees Benefit from Financial Planning Advice

Many forward-thinking companies are giving their employees access to financial wellness services to help them make sense of their finances.

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March 9, 2016

IRS Changes in Tax Return Due Dates Promise to Help Preparers Next Year

The Internal Revenue Service will be making some changes in the due dates next year for several types of business tax returns, which should give accountants a little extra breathing room.

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March 8, 2016

Shareholder Meetings Likely to Focus on Audit Committees and Other Issues

Audit committee oversight, mergers and acquisitions, currency risk, cybersecurity, foreign currency risk and executive compensation are among the big topics likely to dominate annual shareholder meetings this spring, according to BDO USA.

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March 7, 2016

Boards Rely on Accountants for Help with a Crisis

The finance and accounting function can play a critical role in helping organizations navigate through a crisis.

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