December 2, 2015

PwC Releases Audit Quality Report

PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a report on the firmís efforts to improve audit quality.

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December 1, 2015

Congress Negotiating over Tax Extenders as Clock Runs Down

Congressional staff reportedly worked over the Thanksgiving weekend on negotiations over tax extenders, the dozens of expiring and already expired tax breaks that perennially occupy Washington just before the end of the year.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:25PM | Comments (0)

November 30, 2015

Internal Auditors Assess Their Value

A recent report from the Institute of Internal Auditors focuses on how internal auditors view the value they bring to their organizations, even while many of their organizations have no performance measures in place for the internal audit function.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 06:21PM | Comments (0)

November 25, 2015

Ground Rules for Corporate Gift Giving to Avoid Breaking the Law

Deloitte is advising corporate clients to be careful about their holiday gift giving so they donít run afoul of laws like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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November 24, 2015

States with Highest and Lowest Sales Taxes for Black Friday

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US has produced an infographic showing the states with the top 10 highest and lowest sales taxes, just in time for Black Friday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 03:56PM | Comments (0)

November 23, 2015

Budget Legislation Eliminates Some Social Security Claiming Strategies

The budget deal passed by Congress last month included a provision that would end some Social Security claiming strategies used by couples.

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November 20, 2015

Majority of Companies Anticipate Giving Holiday Bonuses

Two-thirds of HR and hiring managers say their company plans to give monetary holiday bonuses this year, according to a new survey, with the average amount expected to be $858.

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November 19, 2015

Study Finds Interim CEOs Tend to Inflate Earnings

Interim CEOs engage in considerably more earnings manipulation than their permanent successors, according to a new study.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:23PM | Comments (0)

November 18, 2015

Intuit Sees Small Business Hiring and Revenue Contradictions

In contrast to the official government figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, small business employment remained relatively stagnant in October, according to Intuit, increasing only 0.01 percent.

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November 17, 2015

IRS Reassessing Professional Employer Organizations

The Internal Revenue Service is taking a closer look at professional employer organizations to implement a recent law.

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