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September 26, 2013

Between Big GAAP and Little GAAP, There are Many Gaps

The Financial Accounting Standards Board hopes to reduce some of the complexity of its standards by leveraging the work of its sister organization, the Private Company Council, which has been working to adjust the accounting rules for the scaled-back needs of smaller businesses.

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September 18, 2013

Grant Thornton Warns FASB Leasing Proposals Could Lead to Structuring

Grant Thornton is one of the many firms and organizations weighing in on the lease accounting changes proposed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board, which would add leases to corporate balance sheets around the world for the first time.

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September 16, 2013

IRS’s Final Repair Regs May be Bad News for Small Businesses

The Internal Revenue Service has released final regulations for repairs of tangible property, providing some benefits for small businesses that were not in the earlier temporary regulations, but also perhaps shutting them out from breaks available to larger companies.

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September 13, 2013

FedEx R&D Tax Credit Settlement May Have Wide Implications

Federal Express was able to work out a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service late last month in a long-running case involving tax credits for research and development, and the case could have broad implications for other companies claiming R&D tax credits for internally developed software.

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September 10, 2013

New Jersey CPAs Offer Twitter Tips on YouTube

The New Jersey Society of CPAs has decided to address the social media trend by giving its members advice on how to leverage Twitter with the help of a slightly older but equally popular Web medium, YouTube.

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August 30, 2013

World’s Best Bookkeeper Ever

Antoinette Tuff, the compassionate bookkeeper who talked a troubled young man out of gunning down the children at the Georgia elementary school where she worked, has set up a fund to help underprivileged children and raised over $100,000.

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August 27, 2013

PwC Finds Client Demand for Integrated Reporting

PricewaterhouseCoopers is seeing more companies expressing an interest in looking beyond their basic financial results so they can develop new frameworks to provide a more informative view of their business.

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August 22, 2013

Ernst & Young Sees More Interest in Sustainability Accounting

Ernst & Young has seen greater interest from clients in incorporating sustainability reporting as part of the services they want from the firm.

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August 20, 2013

FATCA Portal Only a Piece of a Complex Puzzle

The portal that the Internal Revenue Service has just opened for financial institutions to use for registering under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is only the latest component that the IRS has rolled out ever so slowly to prepare banks and U.S. taxpayers abroad for the controversial FATCA provisions.

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August 19, 2013

Companies Concerned about Cybercrime Risks

With cybercrime becoming a greater threat to companies, a new report finds that it’s just one of the technology challenges facing middle-market businesses.

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