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May 22, 2014

Strange Taxes Across the Globe

A site that connects people to online accounting degree programs has created a new infographic on Taxes Around the World, including some strange taxes such as a tax on cow flatulence in Denmark and a tax break in Canada for makers of breakfast cereal who put toys inside the boxes.

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May 21, 2014

CAQ to Fund 4 Auditing Research Projects

The Center for Audit Quality plans to fund four new academic research projects after requesting proposals last December.

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May 15, 2014

Madoff Who? Survey Reveals Shocking Ignorance of Bernie

Those of us who already miss Jay Leno’s old “Jaywalking” segments on the Tonight Show shouldn’t be surprised that a lot of people just aren’t aware of what most of us would consider “common knowledge,” but a new survey demonstrates once again that you can never be too sure about your assumptions.

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May 14, 2014

Tax Inspectors Uncover a Stolen Van Gogh Painting

A group of tax inspectors in Spain were surprised to find a long-lost painting from the brush of Vincent Van Gogh inside the safety deposit box of a tax scofflaw.

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May 13, 2014

Shareholders to Pressure Google on Tax Payments

A group of Google investors is expected to push for a shareholder resolution at the search giant’s annual general meeting Wednesday in Mountain View, Calif., to pay more than $2 billion in taxes worldwide.

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May 12, 2014

IRS Warns Against Including SSNs in Form 990

As the May 15 deadline approaches for tax-exempt organizations to file the Form 990, 990-EZ and 990-PF, the Internal Revenue Service is warning them not to include Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information in their tax forms.

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May 8, 2014

Finance Execs Getting More Involved in HR Functions

Senior financial executives are becoming more involved in the oversight of human resource functions, at least up in Canada, that is.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 05:18PM | Comments (0)

May 7, 2014

Accounting Tools for the Digital Age

Creative Signals, a digital marketing company, has created a new infographic entitled “Accounting Tools for the Digital Age, “ describing various types of accounting software, cloud-based services and devices used by accounting professionals.

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May 6, 2014

CFOs Drawn to Consulting as They Near Retirement

Consulting may be an attractive career move for CFOs who may not be ready to stop working when they retire, according to a new poll.

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May 5, 2014

Brager Sponsors FBAR Contest

Brager Tax Law Group is sponsoring a contest with the goal of educating tax professionals and taxpayers about the complicated rules surrounding foreign bank account reports.

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