Inside Views

  • Insider's Guide on How to Deal with the SEC and Other Regulators

    August 3, 2015

    In an age of stepped-up regulation and enforcement, accountants and their clients need to know how to cope with a variety of different agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

  • AICPA applauds Congress for approving changes to due dates for certain tax forms

    August 3, 2015

    On Friday, Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the AICPA, applauded Congress for changing the due dates of certain tax returns in order to make the information flow between corporations, partnerships and individuals more logical, and which will reduce the need for extending and amending corporate and individual tax returns.

  • Breaking news: Small local firm connects with global CEO

    August 2, 2015

    This morning while at Sage Summit (during a breakfast of beignets) I had the opportunity to meet IRL (in real life) the global CEO of Sage, Stephen Kelly. And guess what? He knew my name. After all, we’re Twitter friends.

  • IRS Pilots Effort to Prevent Payroll Tax Delinquencies

    July 31, 2015

    The Internal Revenue Service’s Collection division is piloting an initiative to make early contact with employers who may be falling behind in their payroll taxes.

  • NYSSCPA's NextGen15: 'Timeless Principles of Business Etiquette'

    July 31, 2015

    On Friday afternoon at the New York State's Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) NextGen15 Conference - the annual interactive career development conference held in Midtown Manhattan - Thomas Farley, a manners and etiquette expert offering training to businesses across the U.S, spoke on the value of manners in his presentation, "Timeless Principles of Business Etiquette."

  • Tax, Estate and Financial Planning after Obergefell

    July 31, 2015

    In June, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that “same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States. It follows . . . that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character.”

  • NYSSCPA's NextGen15: 'Communicating to Cultivate Relationships and Inform'

    July 31, 2015

    On Friday morning, at the start of the New York State's Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) NextGen15 Conference - the annual interactive career development conference held in Midtown Manhattan - Kevin Matz of Kevin Matz and Associates gave a presentation highlighting the merits of "real-world communication," titled "Keeping People 'In-the-Know': Communicating to Cultivate Relationships and Inform."

  • Mid-Year Tax Planning Hampered by Extenders' Fate

    July 30, 2015

    Is it too early to start thinking about tax extenders? Not according to Kathleen King, managing director of Alvarez & Marshall Taxand’s Washington, D.C., office.

  • CohnReznick donates $100K to Make-A-Wish New Jersey via 14th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

    July 30, 2015

    CohnReznick, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, raised a total of $100,000 at its 14th annual employee Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Make-A-Wish® New Jersey. This brings the total raised for Make-A-Wish by the Firm over the last 14 years through employee fundraising, donations, and raffles to more than $1.54 million.

  • Back-to-School Shoppers Getting Sales Tax Holidays

    July 30, 2015

    Seventeen states will soon offer sales tax holidays where state sales tax charges are temporarily dropped on back-to-school items and other qualifying products.

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