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  • IRS Works on Countering HeartBleed Security Bug

    April 23, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it is taking new steps to fix the HeartBleed bug that was recently identified on sites across the Internet.

  • IAASB Re-proposes Standard on Auditor Responsibilities in Annual Reports

    April 23, 2014

    The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board has released for re-exposure an enhanced International Standard on Auditing that clarifies the auditor’s reporting responsibilities for the information included in corporate annual reports.

  • IRS Releases HSA Deduction Limitations for 2015

    April 23, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service has released the 2015 inflation-adjusted deduction limitations for annual contributions to a health savings account.

  • Supreme Court Hears Case on IRS Summonses

    April 23, 2014

    In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on March 17 and scheduled for a hearing April 23, Michael Clarke and his partners in Dynamo Holdings, LP argued that they are entitled to a limited evidentiary hearing to show that summonses were issued improperly by the IRS as retribution for their refusal to extend a statute of limitations.

  • IRS Among U.S Agencies That Hired License Plate-Tracking Vendor

    April 23, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints.

  • Consultants Launch Survey on CPA Happiness

    April 22, 2014

    The CPA Consultants’ Alliance is conducting a survey aimed at determining the relationship between happiness and success at CPA firms, and is looking for accountants to participate.

  • IRS Opens Tax Forum Registration with Discounts

    April 22, 2014

    The IRS has begun accepting registrations for its 2014 Nationwide Tax Forums, and is offering discounted registrations to those who sign up early.

  • PwC US Launches New GRC Offering

    April 22, 2014

    Big Four firm PwC US has launched its Performance Governance, Risk and Compliance solution to help clients better manage risk and improve company performance.

  • Dixon Hughes Goodman Names Next CEO

    April 22, 2014

    The partners of super-regional firm Dixon Hughes Goodman have elected Matt Snow as their next CEO.

  • TIGTA: IRS Shouldn't Award Employees with Conduct Issues

    April 22, 2014

    While an award program for IRS employees complies with federal regulations, some employees with tax and conduct issues received awards, according to a report released publicly by TIGTA.

  • IASB Launches Web-Based Research Center

    April 22, 2014

    The International Accounting Standards Board has launched a web-based IFRS Research Centre.

  • Thomson Reuters Integrates Bisk CPEasy Network

    April 22, 2014

    The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters announced that the Bisk CPEasy Network subscription is now part of its learning solutions group.

  • Budget Cuts Hurt IRS Performance: GAO

    April 22, 2014

    Smaller budgets have hurt the Internal Revenue Service’s performance, according to a new government report.

  • Berdon Settles Rihanna Lawsuit

    April 21, 2014

    Berdon LLP and Rihanna have settled the singer’s multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the Top 100 Firm out of court.

  • WTAS Global Expands in Netherlands, Russia

    April 21, 2014

    WTAS Global, the international arm of tax advisory firm WTAS, has added locations in the Netherlands and Moscow through the addition of tax advisory and consultancy Taxperience Group.

  • NY Hits Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill with Tax Warrant

    April 21, 2014

    Country singer Toby Keith’s restaurant I Love This Bar & Grill owes more than $189,000 in back taxes for sales taxes the business collected and failed to forward to the state.

  • BDO Leads Q1 in New SEC Clients

    April 18, 2014

    With 11 overall new Securities and Exchange Commission clients and a net gain of eight, Top 10 Firm BDO led the nation’s large firms in the first quarter of 2014.

  • Tips for Late Taxpayers

    April 18, 2014

    The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who may have missed the April 15 tax filing deadline.

  • Tax Fraud Blotter: Nothing But Prison

    April 18, 2014

    Some of our favorite recent tax fraud cases.

  • Construction Industry Revenue Growth Slowing

    April 18, 2014

    Construction companies have seen steady profit and sales growth recovery since 2009, but 2013 figures indicate their rate of growth is slowing, according to data from the financial information company Sageworks.


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Deloitte’s Efforts at Greater Diversity and Inclusion

April 23, 2014

Deloitte vice chairman and chief inclusion officer Deb DeHaas discusses the firm's efforts at recruiting a more diverse workforce.

Trends in the Accounting Profession

April 18, 2014

Jim Metzler, former AICPA vice president of small firm interests, and founder of Metzler Advisory Group, talks about how the CPA profession is changing.

Lessons in M&A: Client and Staff Retention

April 14, 2014

Transition Advisors president Joel Sinkin talks about what firms should do after a merger to retain their clients and staff members.

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More Taxpayer Misconceptions

April 21, 2014

Apparently, there’s no end to the ridiculous things taxpayers believe.

Dumbest Employee Excuses for Being Late

March 31, 2014

Running a little late could have big repercussions, especially at a firm in the midst of busy season. From escaped zebras to must-see TV, employers told CareerBuilder some of the most memorable excuses they've heard from tardy employees.

Common Taxpayer Misconceptions

March 19, 2014

The NAEA’s collection of ridiculous things tax clients believe.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Firms in the U.S.

March 10, 2014

The firms with the highest 2013 revenue growth in our Top 100 Firms/Regional Leaders list.

Top 10 Tech Trends for 2014

March 3, 2014

As companies gain more affordable access to new technology and platforms, they also seek to make smarter investments.

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