March 17, 2015

How Accountants Can Help Companies Save on Business Travel

Companies often turn to their accountants when they need to cut expenses, and a good place to start is with the travel budget.

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March 16, 2015

Tax Refunds Going toward Debt Reduction

Fifty-five percent of Americans expect to receive a refund on their taxes this year and nearly 37 percent will use their refund to pay off debt, according to a new poll.

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March 12, 2015

Accounting Firms Face up to Diversity Challenges

The accounting profession has long grappled with the question of how to diversify its ranks to provide better representation of women and minorities, particularly in the upper echelons of firms.

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March 11, 2015

Iranian Accounting Firms Weather Sanctions

While the major international accounting firms no longer do business in Iran, the country’s own accounting firms have been faring well, according to a new report.

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March 10, 2015

Shareholders Expected to Discuss Internal Controls and PCAOB Standards at Annual Meetings

BDO USA has issued its annual list of the top issues it expects to be raised at the annual general meetings of shareholders during the coming year.

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March 9, 2015

Accounting Boards Mull Changes to Revenue Recognition Standard That Could Produce Divergence

The Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board are considering some changes to their converged revenue recognition standard that could lead to divergence after hearing feedback from the Joint Transition Resource Group that is examining implementation issues.

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March 6, 2015

Gamers Vote on Tax Refund Priorities

The video game retailer GameStop recently polled over 1,000 tax refund recipients about their tax refunds, and the results could be rated M for Mature.

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March 5, 2015

Tax Prep Software Vendors Urged to Authenticate Tax Filers

Tax preparation software developers like Intuit are coming under pressure to do more to control security to safeguard their software from identity thieves.

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March 3, 2015

CFOs Integrating Treasury with Procurement

CFOs are removing some of the barriers that have traditionally existed between treasury and procurement functions.

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February 27, 2015

IRS Changes Address for Change in Accounting Method

The Internal Revenue Service has changed the mailing address for Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method.

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