COLORADO

Payroll Vault, a cloud-based payroll service provider, plans to host its first franchisee conference which will take place at the Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Co. The conference serves as an education forum where Payroll Vault franchisees from across the country can gather to exchange ideas, participate in workshops, and learn through peer-to-peer interaction. The conference will take place on September 22 thru the 24, 2013.

FLORIDA

CPAmerica International, Gainesville, members recently completed the first year of its new Visitation Improvement Program. The VIP was created as a special program that allows member firms to see the inner workings of their fellow association members in order to continue to improve as a team. The association is also celebrating its 35th anniversary. It plans to carry out the celebration during its annual Leading Partners Retreat and Firm Administration Roundtable, which is held in September.

GEORGIA

TaxConnex, an independent provider of sales and use tax outsourcing services, will host a tax webinar for sales and use tax professionals and staff titled “Sales Tax Legislative Updates and More” on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 2 PM ET, 11 AM PT. … Moore Colson, Atlanta, will host UK HURST audit Senior, Adam Stirling, for its international employees exchange program. In addition, the firm will send business assurance senior associate, Brad Parker to HURST.

ILLINOIS

CCH, Riverwoods, has issued a new Tax Briefing: IRS Guidance on Same-Sex Marriage, offering guidance and analysis of the Internal Revenue Service’s announcement on August 29 that all same-sex marriages nationwide will be recognized for federal tax purposes. … Sikich LLP, Naperville, for the first time, the firm has been ranked on the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. With three-year growth of 47 percent, Sikich ranked #4627 on the list. 

VIRGINIA

Grant Thornton LLP, Alexandra, was awarded a Department of Homeland Security Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II contract in Functional Category 2, Information Technology Program Support Services. 

WASHINGTON D.C.

The proposed 2014 U.S. GAAP financial reporting taxonomy has been published for public comment by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and is available at http://www.fasb.org/jsp/FASB/Page/SectionPage&cid=1176163248382. The public comment period will end on Oct. 31, 2013. Comments on this taxonomy should be submitted directly into the FASB’s taxonomy viewer. The FASB will conduct a webcast on Sept. 10, 2013 to discuss the changes in the proposed 2014 U.S. GAAP financial reporting taxonomy.  For additional information, see www.fasb.org/cs/ContentServer?c=Page&pagename=FASB%2FPage%2FSectionPage&cid=1176163231105. In addition, the proposed 2014 updates to SEC taxonomies are available athttp://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/drafttaxonomies.shtml.  Please provide comments on the proposed 2014 updates to SEC taxonomies via http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/contact_risk_fin using "Draft 2014 SEC Taxonomies" in the "General Subject Matter" section no later than Oct. 31, 2013.

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