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  • Buffett’s Burger King Backing Flips Obama Inversions Calculus

    August 28, 2014

    Billionaire Warren Buffett was an ally of President Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and the force behind Obama’s “Buffett Rule,” designed to increase tax bills for the wealthiest Americans.

  • Don’t Believe the Myths about the R&D Tax Credit

    August 28, 2014

    While both houses of Congress have addressed the passage of tax extender legislation, it is unlikely that anything will come of their efforts until after the midterm elections. One of the expired provisions that haven’t yet been extended is the R&D, or research, credit. If any provisions do get extended, this is one that will be in whatever package makes it to the President’s desk for his signature.

  • Indiana CPAs Publish Guide to CPA Excellence

    August 28, 2014

    The Indiana CPA Society's recently established CPA Center of Excellence has published a new book on “CPA Excellence.”

  • Vanessa Williams Faces IRS Tax Lien for $369,249

    August 28, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service has reportedly filed a tax lien against actress, singer and model Vanessa Williams for $369,249 in unpaid taxes dating back to 2011.

  • 6 Sentences that Could Save Your Firm

    August 28, 2014

    Adding a set of simple sentences to your firm’s engagement letters could go a long way to making your firm safer from lawsuits, a legal expert told accountants at the Midwest Accounting Show.

  • People Issues Are Major Challenges for Accounting

    August 28, 2014

    Many of the biggest concerns for accounting firms in the future relate to people issues, according to Illinois CPA Society president and CEO Todd Shapiro.

  • AccountantsWorld Redesigns Website Relief

    August 28, 2014

    AccountantsWorld has redesigned Website Relief, the company’s cloud-based software for helping accounting firms create websites and virtual offices.

  • Thomson Reuters Offers Tax Research Certificates for Tax Pros

    August 27, 2014

    Thomson Reuters has begun offering a new Checkpoint Learning Tax Research Certificate Program for tax professionals.

  • Republicans Boehner and Camp Profit from Medtronic Tax-Driven Deal

    August 27, 2014

    Two top Republican lawmakers profited from a corporate tax-avoidance maneuver that the U.S. Treasury Department is seeking to curb.

  • CAQ Provides Professional Judgment Resource for Auditors

    August 27, 2014

    The Center for Audit Quality has created an online document to help auditors with the decision-making process so they can form auditing and accounting judgments with the appropriate professional skepticism.

  • In the Blogs: The Bucket Stops Here

    August 27, 2014

    Highlights of some of our favorite tax-related blogs from the past week.

  • FASB Releases Guidance on Going Concern Uncertainties

    August 27, 2014

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued a new accounting standards update to provide guidance on disclosing uncertainties about a business’s ability to continue as a going concern, while further distancing U.S. GAAP from International Financial Reporting Standards.

  • Armanino Merges in Berger Lewis

    August 27, 2014

    Armanino LLP is in the process of adding Berger Lewis Accountancy Corporation to its firm. The merger, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close by Jan. 1, 2015.

  • What You Need to Know about the New SEC Municipal Advisor Rule

    August 27, 2014

    Nonprofit and for-profit corporations that borrow through the issuance of taxable or tax exempt municipal debt have a new rule about who can give them financial advice.

  • Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Milestone for Charitable Planning

    August 27, 2014

    One of the big trends this summer has been the ALS Association’s remarkable success with its “ice bucket challenge,” but the very success of the campaign could pose a challenge of its own to the ALS Association and other charities.


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