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March 24, 2014

Multiple FATCA Deadlines Approaching

Foreign banks and other financial institutions are facing a number of deadlines this year for complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, which is forcing many of them to wake up belatedly to the complex demands thrust upon them by the new reporting regime.

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March 19, 2014

WebFilings CEO Defends Usefulness of XBRL

A majority of public companies may be able to avoid the need to file their financial reports using Extensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL, technology if a congressional bill gets signed into law.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 12:17PM | Comments (1)

March 18, 2014

CCH Provides Tax Tips for March Madness Bracketologists

CCH is warning participants in the NCAA college hoops March Madness brackets that any of their winnings in the office pool will be subject to taxes.

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March 17, 2014

FASB Looks into Simplifying Goodwill Standards for Public Companies

Last November, the Financial Accounting Standards Board endorsed simplifying the accounting standards that private companies use in measuring and reporting goodwill, and FASB is currently looking into the possibility of changing the standards for public companies too.

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March 14, 2014

Deloitte Focuses on Recruiting Fresh Talent and Diversity

Deloitte held its board meeting in New York this past week and also took time to meet with some members of the press to discuss its diversity and recruiting efforts.

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March 7, 2014

Skimmer Fraud on the Rise

Credit card and bank card skimmer fraud has spread around the world, stealing from consumers and banks at locations ranging from gas stations to ATMs and restaurants, according to a report from ACCA USA, the U.S. arm of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Pace University in New York.

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March 6, 2014

Rothstein Kass and KPMG Merger Chitchat

For the last few weeks the accounting profession’s rumor mill has been buzzing with stories that Rothstein Kass is about to be acquired by KPMG. Is this all just a matter of frantic speculation, or could this rumor actually have some truth to it?

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March 4, 2014

Companies Need to Adjust to New COSO Framework

The internal control framework that was unveiled last year by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, also known as COSO, will take some time to adjust to, but the Securities and Exchange Commission is encouraging companies to transition to it by the end of this year.

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February 28, 2014

Camp Tax Reform Proposal Makes Waves

The tax reform proposal issued this week by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., is continuing to generate plenty of discussion.

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February 27, 2014

G2 FinTech Helps with Hedge Fund Tax Accounting

G2 FinTech focuses on a technology niche of helping accountants automate the process of tax preparation for financial firms that need to deal with complex transactions such as wash sales and straddles on a regular basis.

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