April 13, 2015

John Oliver Gets Michael Bolton to Sing a Song for the IRS

Comedian John Oliver, host of the HBO series, “Last Week Tonight,” defended the Internal Revenue Service on his show Sunday evening, with the assistance of singer Michael Bolton.

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April 9, 2015

Best and Worst States to Be a Taxpayer

The consumer finance site WalletHub has created a ranking of the best and worst states to be a taxpayer.

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April 8, 2015

FASB Revenue Recognition Deferral Gives Companies Extra Time to Adjust

The Financial Accounting Standards Board appears to be poised to delay the effective date of its new revenue recognition standard by a year, giving U.S. companies more opportunity to adapt to the changes.

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April 7, 2015

Taxpayers Might Need to Bail Out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Again

The housing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could need another bailout in the next few years because they are being left undercapitalized by the Treasury Department, according to the former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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April 6, 2015

New SEC Rules Aim to Expand Access to Capital for Smaller Companies

Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules to facilitate smaller companies’ access to capital and provide investors with more investment choices.

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April 2, 2015

Manhattan Had Highest Salary and Wages in 2013, but Wyoming Had Highest AGI

While New York County, also known as Manhattan, topped the list of counties in 2013 ranked by average wages and salaries with $96,941, the richest county in the country during filing year 2013 in terms of average adjusted gross income was Teton County, Wyo.

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CPA Tax Advice for Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month and Fred Slater, CPA, and Ellen Minkow, CPA, of MS 1040 LLC in New York City are offering some special tax advice.

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April 1, 2015

KPMG Features Golfers Phil Mickelson and Stacy Lewis in Ad Campaign

KPMG has launched an advertising campaign featuring championship golfers Phil Mickelson and Stacy Lewis, centered around the advancement, development and empowerment of women in business and the sport of golf.

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March 31, 2015

WeiserMazars' New CEO Plans Further M&A Deals

WeiserMazars’ new CEO, Victor Wahba, told Accounting Today that he plans to do more mergers and acquisitions as part of the firm’s strategic plan.

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March 30, 2015

Tax Tips for Late in Tax Season

Even though tax season is getting close to the end, there are still some important tips that accountants can share with their clients by April 15, and beyond.

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