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July 23, 2013

Studies Find Mixed Impact of Women on Corporate Boards

Several recent studies suggest that women are better qualified than men to oversee corporate finances, although the results at the board level are unclear.

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July 22, 2013

GASB Standards under Scrutiny amid Detroit Bankruptcy Filing

With the recent announcement by Detroit’s state-appointed emergency manager of his intention to file for bankruptcy on behalf of the beleaguered Motor City, government pension accounting rules are being questioned.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 06:35PM | Comments (1)

July 19, 2013

IRS Readies Site for FATCA Registration

While the Treasury Department has delayed the withholding and account due diligence requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act until July 1, 2014, it is still getting ready for the rollout.

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July 17, 2013

Executives’ Off-the-Job Behavior Could Indicate Fraud

The “off-the-job” behavior of corporate executives, including legal infractions and ownership of luxury goods, could point to the likelihood of future financial misstatements and outright fraud.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 06:01PM | Comments (0)

July 16, 2013

Where Travelers Are Spending the Corporate Bucks

Travel and expense management software provider Certify has released the latest report on the top expenses of corporate travelers and where they prefer to do business.

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July 11, 2013

Literary Classics Offer a Guide to Interrogating Fraudsters

It isn’t often that accountants are advised to put aside their copies of the Master Tax Guide and U.S. GAAP manual and turn to “Hamlet” and “Great Expectations” for guidance. But when it comes to interviewing potential fraudsters and embezzlers, the classics can offer some wise examples.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 07:03PM | Comments (0)

July 9, 2013

Gandolfini’s Will Leaves Family Exposed to Heavy Estate Taxes

The late actor James Gandolfini’s untimely death last month at the age of 51 has apparently left his family facing a heavy estate tax bill, according to experts.

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July 8, 2013

Switzerland’s Rejection of U.S. Tax Deal Leaves Taxpayers in Suspense

The Swiss parliament’s recent rejection of a bill that would have provided a solution to Swiss banks’ stand-off with U.S. tax authorities leaves U.S. taxpayers with a lot of unanswered questions about what will happen next.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 08:14AM | Comments (0)

July 5, 2013

Taxes May Play a Role in NBA Player Dwight Howard’s Signing Decision

As he tries to decide which NBA team to sign with next season, free agent Dwight Howard could be taking a close look at how much he will be paying in taxes in the different cities where he might play.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 07:10AM | Comments (1)

July 1, 2013

Career Possibilities for Aspiring Accountants

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has produced an eye-catching new infographic outlining some of the career options available to aspiring accountants.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 06:12PM | Comments (0)


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