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  • OECD Recommends Approach to Combating Corporate Tax Avoidance

    September 16, 2014

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has released its first set of recommendations for a coordinated international approach to combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises, under the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project.

  • Greatland Combines Tax Products to Create Yearli

    September 16, 2014

    Greatland has combined its Winfiler, speedEfiler.com and FileTaxes.com services to create a new W-2 and 1099 reporting and online filing system it is calling Yearli.

  • AICPA Reorganizes Attestation and Auditing Standards

    September 16, 2014

    The American Institute of CPAs has reorganized some of the content of its auditing and attestation standards.

  • McGladrey Acquires Battelle Rippe Kingston

    September 16, 2014

    McGladrey LLP has expanded its practice in Ohio by acquiring substantially all the assets of Battelle Rippe Kingston LLP, a CPA firm that offers assurance, tax and consulting services in Southwest Ohio.

  • Jersey Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

    September 16, 2014

    The owner of Del Tax Services pleaded guilty to willfully preparing false tax returns for clients.

  • Bitcoin Group Launched for Accountants and Other Professionals

    September 16, 2014

    The Digital Currency Council, a new professional association that aims to foster best-in-class practices for accountants, lawyers and financial professionals in the digital currency economy through training, certification and support has been established.

  • AICPA Prods Congress to Pass Tax Extenders

    September 16, 2014

    The American Institute of CPAs has written a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to address the uncertainty about dozens of expired tax breaks and about-to-expire breaks that could complicate next tax season for practitioners.

  • Grassi & Co. Merges in Hochman Practice Group

    September 16, 2014

    Grassi & Co. said Tuesday it is combining forces with The Hochman Practice Group, which was formerly part of Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP, expanding Grassiís footprint to New City, N.Y.

  • CEO Pay Cuts Lead to Earnings Manipulation

    September 15, 2014

    Slashing a CEOís compensation after a company produces disappointing financial results may help improve earnings for a time, but it can also encourage earnings manipulation, according to a new study.

  • Reports Rank State Tax System Fairness and International Tax Competitiveness

    September 15, 2014

    A pair of reports were released Monday claiming to rank the most and least fair state tax systems and the most and least competitive international tax systems.

  • Senate Finance Leaders Urge Action on Tax Extenders

    September 15, 2014

    Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are hoping their fellow members of Congress will work on passing tax extenders legislation to renew expired tax provisions for individual and business taxpayers, but the legislation probably will not be passed until after the midterm elections this fall.

  • Wage Garnishments All Too Common among Workers

    September 15, 2014

    Approximately 7.2 percent of U.S. employees have their wages garnished, according to a new study released Monday by the payroll giant ADP, with the percentage rising to 10 percent for those who earn between $25,000 and $39,999 per year.

  • Group Urges Congress to Delay Vote on Bill to Curb XBRL

    September 15, 2014

    An industry group is urging the House to postpone a vote on legislation that would scale back Securities and Exchange Commission requirements for companies to file their financial statements using Extensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL, technology.

  • AgFeed Settles Accounting Fraud Case for $18 Million

    September 15, 2014

    A bankrupt Tennessee animal feed company, AgFeed Industries, has agreed to pay back $18 million in illicit profits from an accounting fraud that resulted in a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action earlier this year.

  • Overcome Your Fears of Networking

    September 15, 2014

    Networking is one of the simplest tools you can use to maximize your accounting firmís business opportunities and increase your connections with potential clients.


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