June 6, 2016

A Way Out of Payday Loan Debt Traps

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed long-awaited rulemaking last week to protect consumers from falling into the trap of ever-spiraling debt for taking out a short-term “payday loan.”

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June 3, 2016

Private Museums Come under Tax Scrutiny

Congress and the Internal Revenue Service are starting to take a closer look at the museums set up by private foundations that receive special tax-exempt status from the IRS.

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Accountants Rescued by the 'Magnificent Seven'

Forget about Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Horst Buchholz and Brad Dexter. Accountants need a “Magnificent Seven” set of attributes to survive in today’s business environment, according to new research from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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June 2, 2016

CAQ Funds More Academic Research on Auditing

The Center for Audit Quality is providing support for more independent auditing-related research by picking two new academic research proposals for funding.

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June 1, 2016

Financial Wellness Varies across Generations

Two new surveys highlight the differing financial situations of older and younger adults.

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May 31, 2016

A Radical Podcast Series for Accountants and Others

Accounting Today columnist Jody Padar and former Accounting Today senior editor Liz Gold are co-hosting a new podcast series, “Let’s Get Radical.”

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Expats Object to Paying U.S. Taxes

A new survey of U.S. taxpayers living abroad finds widespread opposition to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, and similar tax compliance requirements.

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May 27, 2016

The Sharing Economy Doesn't Share Tax Information

The so-called “sharing economy” isn’t doing such a good job of disseminating the necessary tax information with its participants.

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May 26, 2016

Gambler's Guide to Taxes

Figuring out how to pay taxes on gambling wins can be difficult for many tax clients, not to mention how to account for the losses.

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May 24, 2016

Summer Camp Expenses May Be Deductible

Summer isn’t too far away, and many parents are wondering if they can afford to send their kids away to summer camp this year. The ability to take a tax deduction for such expenses could make all the difference.

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