July 30, 2015

Back-to-School Shoppers Getting Sales Tax Holidays

Seventeen states will soon offer sales tax holidays where state sales tax charges are temporarily dropped on back-to-school items and other qualifying products.

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July 29, 2015

Accounting for Social Benefits

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board has released for comment a consultation paper on the Recognition and Measurement of Social Benefits.

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July 28, 2015

Anti-Fraud Collaboration Publishes Latest Fraud Study

The Anti-Fraud Collaboration, a joint effort of the Center for Audit Quality, Financial Executives International, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the National Association of Corporate Directors, has released the third in a series of case studies examining how to identify and stop accounting fraud in an organization.

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July 27, 2015

Back-to-School Shopping Patterns are Changing

The traditional summer ritual of back-to-school shopping is turning into more of a year-round endeavor, according to new surveys by Deloitte.

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July 24, 2015

Marvel Superhero Debt Squashed by IRS

Marvel Entertainment Group, the company behind the superhero comic books and hit movies, landed in Tax Court this week, and lost a battle against the Internal Revenue Service.

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July 23, 2015

CPA Australia Chief Supports Bid to Crowdfund Preservation of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley, who interviewed Neil Armstrong about his experience as the first man to set foot on the moon, is throwing his support behind an effort to help the Smithsonian Institution pay for preservation of the pioneering astronaut’s spacesuit.

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July 22, 2015

Investors Want More Sustainability Info

Institutional investors are expressing a high level of dissatisfaction with the types of sustainability-related information they are getting from companies, according to a new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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July 21, 2015

Citrin Cooperman Rebrands with New Tagline and Video

New York-based accounting firm Citrin Cooperman has introduced a new tagline, “Focus on What Counts,” as part of a rebranding initiative that also includes a new video with comments from the firm’s management.

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July 20, 2015

Nonprofit Board Members Faulted for Lapses

Board members at nonprofit organizations are too far removed from some of their key governance responsibilities, according to a new survey by the accounting firm Marks Paneth.

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July 17, 2015

IRS Acceptance of E-Signatures Grows

E-signature provider Signix has created an infographic about the Internal Revenue Service and e-signatures.

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