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  • Tax Inversion Lobbying Booms as Companies Fight Against Obama

    October 22, 2014

    The number of companies lobbying the U.S. government on tax inversions more than doubled in the quarter ending Sept. 30, as they sought to prevent Congress and the Obama administration from imposing new restrictions.

  • O’Connor Davies Merges in Perl & Asch

    October 21, 2014

    OíConnor Davies LLP, a New York City-based CPA firm, said Tuesday it would merge with Perl & Asch CPAs, P.C., a 26 year-old practice in Purchase, N.Y., effective Jan. 1, 2015.

  • Public Company Board Directors Favor Corporate Tax Reform

    October 21, 2014

    A majority of board members at public companies want Congress to pass broad-based tax reform legislation to address corporate tax inversions, according to a new survey.

  • AICPA Inducts New Chair Tommye Barie

    October 21, 2014

    The final day of the American Institute of CPAsí 2014 Fall Meeting of Council in Boston saw the AICPA Nominations Committee induct the next class of Board and Council members, including newly elected 2014-15 chair of the board Tommye Barie.

  • AICPA Revamps Compilation and Review Standards

    October 21, 2014

    The American Institute of CPAs is getting ready to roll out its long-awaited update of compilation and review standards for CPAs, Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services No. 21 (SSARS No. 21), one of the most significant revisions in non-audit standards in the last 35 years.

  • AICPA Offers Tools to Encourage Diversity at CPA Firms

    October 21, 2014

    The American Institute of CPAs has introduced two new tools to help CPA firms and organizations expand and enhance their diversity and inclusion efforts.

  • Auditors Face a Crisis of Relevance in the Capital Markets

    October 21, 2014

    Letís not kid ourselves. Financial statement auditing as we know it is facing a crisis of relevance in todayís capital markets.

  • Senators Push IRS to Do More to Combat Tax Refund Fraud and Identity Theft

    October 21, 2014

    A bipartisan group of 15 senators has written to the Internal Revenue Service urging the agency to do a better job of preventing tax refund fraud using stolen identities.

  • IRS Needs to Better Protect Tax Information Shared with Other Government Agencies

    October 21, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Serviceís Office of Safeguards is not doing enough to protect the federal tax information that it is required to disclose to other government agencies, according to a new report.

  • AICPA CEO Melancon Sees Changes Ahead for CPAs

    October 20, 2014

    AICPA president and CEO Barry Melancon delivered the keynote speech at the 2014 Fall Meeting of Council in Boston on Monday, discussing the unprecedented changes he foresees in the accounting profession in the coming years.

  • IRS Didn’t Always Comply with Rules on Levies

    October 20, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service did not always issue a notice of its intent to issue a levy on taxpayer assets, according to a new report.

  • Survey Examines Factors Driving Happiness at CPA Firms

    October 20, 2014

    The CPA Consultantsí Alliance has released a new report on what drives happiness in CPA firms.

  • Art of Accounting: Growing with a Client

    October 20, 2014

    Last week I told the story of how we were hired to prepare corporate tax returns at a much higher fee than the client said they wanted to pay. This client grew to become our largest client. Here is how it happened.

  • IRS Makes Slow Progress on Issuing ID Cards

    October 20, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service will not meet the Treasury Departmentís 2015 goal for full compliance with a directive requiring federal agencies to issue identification cards that allow workers to gain access to federally controlled facilities and information systems, according to a new government report that found IRS officials citing the lack of enough funding and staff as the main obstacles.

  • AICPA Asks EEOC to Back Off on Mandatory Partner Retirement Probes

    October 20, 2014

    The American Institute of CPAs has asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to reject appeals by EEOC staff to investigate and litigate against accounting firms about their mandatory partner retirement provisions, saying in a letter Monday that the classification of partners as employees would be disruptive to the accounting profession and its business practices.

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