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  • IRS Sets Per Diem Rates for Business Expenses When Traveling

    September 22, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service has announced the new 2014-2015 per diem rates that taxpayers can use, starting October 1, to substantiate their expenses for lodging, meals and incidental expenses when traveling away from home.

  • IFAC Offers Guidance on Supplementary Financial Measures

    September 22, 2014

    The International Federation of Accountants’ Professional Accountants in Business Committee has issued guidance on developing and reporting supplementary financial measures that fall outside of GAAP.

  • Greenberg’s Starr Sues U.S. for $38 Million in Tax Dispute

    September 22, 2014

    Maurice “Hank” Greenberg’s Starr International Co. seeks a refund for overpayment of taxes for 2007 in a $38 million lawsuit against the U.S.

  • Treasury Crackdown Targets Inversions Designed to Limit U.S. Taxes

    September 22, 2014

    The Treasury Department announced steps that will make it harder for U.S. companies to move their addresses outside the country to reduce taxes, clamping down on the practice known as inversions.

  • SEC to Give Biggest-Ever Whistleblower Award

    September 22, 2014

    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Monday an expected award of more than $30 million to an unidentified whistleblower who provided key original information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action.

  • AICPA and CIMA Urge Businesses to Rethink Value Chain

    September 22, 2014

    A new series of research reports from the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants examine the various weak links in a company’s value chain and what business leaders can do about them.

  • IRS May Shift W-2 Deadlines to Combat Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

    September 22, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service is being urged to move up its W-2 filing deadline to January 31 and to lower the threshold for requiring electronic filing of W-2 returns in an effort to curb the growing trend of identity theft related tax fraud.

  • Small Businesses on Track for Profitable End to 2014

    September 22, 2014

    The majority of small businesses are expecting to finish the year with a profit, according to a new survey by the payroll service provider SurePayroll.

  • Align Marketing and Business Development to Unlock Growth

    September 22, 2014

    Is your firm experiencing double-digit organic growth year after year? If so, you have achieved something that almost every firm in the country would love to emulate. If you answered no, you might be underachieving—and the most important question is why.

  • PCAOB Issues Alert on Going Concern Considerations for Auditors

    September 22, 2014

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has released a Staff Audit Practice Alert to remind auditors to continue to follow the existing PCAOB standards when they are considering a company's ability to continue as a going concern.

  • Tax Extenders: The Slow Boat

    September 21, 2014

    Over the last year, the House and Senate have both proposed bills to renew a number of popular tax breaks for businesses and individuals. These “extenders” include some important changes of which tax preparers and accountants — especially those dealing with the nation’s small and midsized businesses —need to be aware.

  • Tax Fraud Blotter: What Clients Don’t Know

    September 20, 2014

    Some of our favorite recent tax fraud cases (and names).

  • The Up and Up: Raising Rates Next Season?

    September 20, 2014

    Time again to address the annual most important detail of your practice: How much should you raise your fees?

  • Accountants' Confidence Droops

    September 19, 2014

    The Accountants Confidence Index took a slight dip in September, countering a slight rise in August -- though both the short-term and the mid-term figures remained in sync.

  • How to Offset Taxes on International Stock Dividends

    September 19, 2014

    Despite their high payouts, international stocks and funds can come with big tax bills, but there are ways to offset those hefty levies.

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