September 24, 2015

SASB Adds More Sustainability Standards for Industries

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board has issued provisional standards for eight more industries.

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September 22, 2015

Tax Breaks Make an Impact on Fighting Poverty

Two recent reports demonstrate how tax breaks at the state and federal level can help reduce poverty.

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September 21, 2015

PwC Outlines Differences Between U.S. GAAP and IFRS

PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a useful report demonstrating the many differences that remain between U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards.

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September 18, 2015

Tax Breaks and Problems for Caregivers

As the Baby Boomer generation ages and faces the prospect of needing to hire caregivers, accountants are increasingly being called upon to help families sort out the tax issues associated with hired domestic help.

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September 17, 2015

Deloitte Finds Tech a Bigger Priority for Top Execs

Top executives at mid-market companies increasingly see technology as a strategic asset that can drive competitive advantage and are taking a more active role in technology decisions, according to a new report from Deloitte.

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September 16, 2015

ACCA Broadens International Outreach and Teams with Unicef to Fight for Children’s Rights

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has teamed up with the United Nations Children’s Fund in an effort to show companies how to improve children’s rights around the world, while also expanding its efforts to educate accountants in the U.S. and abroad.

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September 11, 2015

Carried Interest Tax Movie Debuts

It’s not likely to be as big a summer blockbuster as “Jurassic World,” but a new documentary about the carried interest tax break has just premiered.

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September 10, 2015

Demythologizing Payroll Misconceptions

This week happens to be National Payroll Week, so it’s a good time to sort through some of the misconceptions and lingering questions about payroll that accountants may be hearing from their business clients.

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September 9, 2015

SEC Mulls Changes in Audit Committee Disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Commission will be poring over the comments it received on its recent proposal to toughen audit committee disclosures after the comment deadline expired Tuesday.

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September 8, 2015

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays Aren’t Over Yet for Accountants

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, back-to-school sales tax holidays are over for most consumers, but accountants still have to deal with reporting what’s taxable and what’s not.

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