International Firm News:

 

ANGOLA

Auditangol Consulting Enterprise Lda of Luanda, Angola is the newest member of BKR International, the association of independent accounting and business advisory firms.

CANADA

Tax 911 Now!,  a Toronto-based tax negotiation firm providing solutions to non-traditional tax problems for individuals and businesses, is offering a reminder to self-employed business owners that the June 15 tax return deadline is fast approaching.

United States Firm News:

CALIFORNIA

CAMICO has updated its CPA’s Guide to Engagement Letters. CPAs can now write stronger engagement letters with the help of the recently released 10th edition of the CPA’s Guide to Effective Engagement Letters, which was written by senior staff members of CAMICO. The 10th edition provides new letters, new wording and commentary for:

  • Auditing engagements, to reflect the new Clarity Project standards
  • Revenue Procedure 2013-14 modifications in relevant tax letters
  • Independent technical review of tax returns
  • Tax representation
  • Expanded individual, partnership and corporate income tax preparation for more complex returns
  • Electronic communications
  • Fee reimbursement for client litigation
  • Staffing agreement

Thomson Reuters NetClient CS mobile app was honored by CPA Practice Advisor with a Technology Innovation Award at the 2013 California Accounting and Business Show & Conference in Los Angeles. … In a recent ranking of the nation's top private preparatory schools by an independent organization that evaluates them, the six schools in California that earned the honor all chose ArmaninoLLP to deliver insights into their businesses and for effective action that improves their operations.

ILLINOIS

Mueller & Co. LLP hosted four other U.S.-based CPA firms from Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and four firms from Germany for German US Accounting and Tax Summit on April 29, 30 and May 1. The five U.S. firms’ affiliation is through CPAmerica International, an association of independently owned and managed CPA and consulting firms in the U.S. The four German firm’s affiliation is through Crowe Horwath International, of which CPAmerica is a member. … The new CCH Axcess, the cloud-based modular tax preparation, compliance and firm management solution, has just been awarded the CPA Practice Advisor’s 2013 Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Award.

NEW YORK

Anchin, Block & Anchin named One of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State. … ProNexus LLC, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. ...A KPMG LLP survey showed that corporate tax leaders say U.S. business tax reform and transfer pricing environment are top global tax concerns. For more on the survey visit the firm’s website. … WeiserMazars LLP, New York, partnered with Shift, a non-profit center on business and human rights, issued a ground-breaking discussion paper on the development of global standards for human rights reporting and assurance. Mazars and Shift are seeking early consultation on a range of issues through a comprehensive discussion paper available at http://bit.ly/14dJM8O. … Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP sponsored a Build-A-Bear Workshop event for seriously ill children who are part of the Starlight Children's Foundation NY*NJ*CT. In addition to sponsoring the event, several employees and their families attended and many others raised money for Starlight for use toward programs to benefit children suffering from various medical illnesses.

OHIO

Clark Schaefer Hackett is celebrating 75 years in the business. To learn more about our Firm History, and to see a timeline of key firm developments please visit www.cshco.com/75years. … SS&G employees took part in the firm wide community service program Serve, Share & Give. Employees are giving back by volunteering at different charitable organizations in May and June. This year, SS&G’s Cincinnati office is sending volunteers to the Freestore Foodbank, which supplies over 19 million pounds of food annually to 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The volunteers will be working on June 4 to sort donated food and stock shelves.  

TEXAS

MaloneBailey, LLP, Houston, is set to complete its move to Younan Place at 9801 Westheimer Road in Houston by June 10. …BKR International has formed an exclusive partnership with alliantgroup, the provider of tax consulting services.

WASHINGTON

According to a report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, enhancements that the Internal Revenue Service has made to its Modernized e-File system in preparation for the 2013 Filing Season should help ensure the system’s reliability and reduce delays in processing taxpayers’ tax returns. Visit treasury.gov for the full report.

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