August 23, 2016

Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Teams with Landy Insurance

ICBUSA, part of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, has partnered with the Landy Insurance Agency to offer professional liability insurance, privacy and cybercrime coverage to ICBUSA members.

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August 22, 2016

Former EY Accountant Gwen Jorgensen Wins Gold Medal in Triathlon

Gwen Jorgensen, a former tax accountant at Ernst & Young, won the gold medal on Saturday at the Triathlon in the Rio Olympic games.

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August 19, 2016

IRS Releases Guidance Priorities for Year Ahead

The Internal Revenue Service’s Chief Counsel has released its annual Priority Guidance Plan for 2016 to 2017.

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August 17, 2016

Net Operating Loss Rules Challenge Companies

The rules for claiming net operating losses to offset income tax liabilities can vary from state to state and are proving to be a big challenge for many companies, especially as both the economy and corporate profitability improve.

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August 16, 2016

Sales Tax Exemptions Vary on Manufacturing Equipment

A total of 37 states provide full exemptions from sales and use taxes on manufacturing equipment and machinery, but for the rest of the states, the rules can be different.

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August 15, 2016

The Risks of Intercompany Accounting

Companies that botch the accounting for transactions between different legal entities within their organizations can make their financial reporting slipshod.

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August 12, 2016

Comparing the Trump and Clinton Tax Plans

Donald Trump’s revamped tax plan stands in stark contrast to his rival Hillary Clinton’s plan, although many of the differences go back to the traditional split between the Republican and Democratic approaches to tax reform.

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August 11, 2016

American Accounting Association Debuts Research Database

The American Accounting Association’s Auditing Section has introduced a database summarizing research papers on auditing that were published in seven academic journals.

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August 10, 2016

Internal Audit Leveraging Data Visualization Tools

Internal audit departments are making greater use of innovative technologies such as data visualization, according to a new report.

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August 9, 2016

Private Companies Feeling Less Optimistic

Privately held companies are scaling back their hiring plans, according to a survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers, partly due to fretfulness over the presidential election.

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