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Global Survey Finds Lease Accounting Changes off Radar for Most
IESBA Proposes Changes to Code of Ethics for Accountants
SEC Says 'Dark Pool' Operator Traded Ahead of Its Customers
SEC Disclosure Rules Attacked
EDITORIAL: Flat Tax Talk Shows Current System Disliked
PwC Releases New Guide Comparing Accounting Standards
Fitch: FASB's Fair Value Proposal Unlikely to Impact U.S. REITs

September 19, 2011

U.S. Experts Show Mixed Reactions to Obama's Jobs Plan
SEC Objects to GOP Bill on Regulation
News of Tax Refund Fraud Spurs Call for House Probe
'Supercommittee' Hears Grim Economic, Budget Outlook from CBO
IRS Evaluating Employees On Fair And Equitable Treatment Of Taxpayers, Not On Enforcement Activities
Every Wednesday, These CPAs Trade in Their Calculators for Ice Cream Scoops at the Hospital
Congress Passes the America Invents Act; AICPA Praises Effort to Stop Tax Strategy Patents
FREE REPORT: Fraud Risk Likely to Rise Over the Next 24 Months
Internal Revenue Service Offers Tips for Newlyweds to Consider
Cloud Computing Network Holds Up with Backup Power

September 12, 2011 

Audit Finds Faults in Whistleblower Program Run by IRS
2012 Open Enrollment to Feature Higher Employee Premiums, New Hurdles for Incentives, Fewer Plan Options
A Campaign Finance Job for the SEC
Groupon IPO on Hold as SEC Questions Pile Up
New Questions on SEC Record Purges
CFOs See Improved Hiring Outlook for Fourth Quarter
Lugar: Fair Tax Gaining Traction
Bank of America Layoffs Could Reach 30,000

Names Were Sold to Tax Thieves

September 6, 2011

IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irene
IRS's Criminal Investigation Made Gains in 2010
IRS Warns Taxpayers of Widespread Scam
In Sickness and in Wealth, the Boss's Decision Has an Impact
Study Compares CEO Pay with Taxes
Business Leader Confidence at a 2-year Low
CCH Takes a Look at State Gasoline Tax Rates for 2011
SEC Went it Alone with File Purges
SEC Wins Praise for Plan to Require Companies to Air Political Donations
The IFRS Foundation Publishes IFRS XBRL Interim Taxonomy

August 29, 2011

CPA Claims to Have a Better Tax Incentive Program to Help Small Businesses Raise Capital
Calif. Board Seeks to Increase Tax Collections on Out-of-state Purchases
Employers Committed to Offering Health Care Benefits; Today Concerned About Viability of Insurance Exchanges
Growing 'Independent Contractor' Field Faces Denied Mortgages
Six Steps to an Effective Social Media Risk Management Strategy
IRS Has Mobile, Social Media Resources
Ex-analyst Ordered to Pay $34.5M in SEC Case
Tax Return IRS Emails Are Scam
Ask the Experts: Adoption Credit Needs New Paperwork

August 22, 2011

INSIDE Public Accounting Reveals the IPA 100 Firms 2011
KPMG Analysis Identifies Key Fraudster Traits
TIGTA: Trends in Compliance Activities through Fiscal Year 2010
Professor Explores Non-GAAP Accounting Pluses, Minuses
PCAOB Issues Concept Release on Auditor Independence and Audit Rotation
SEC Illegally Purged Thousands of Internal Files, Ex-official Says
Free Report: New IRS Regulations for Grantmakers and Donors
AICPA Recommends SEC Allow Optional Adoption of IFRS by U.S. Public Companies
PwC and HfS Research Examine the Evolution of Global Business Services

August 15, 2011

Fed to Keep Interest Rate Near Zero for 2 Years
Comparing the Fed's Views on the Economy
Special Report: Dramatic Repricing of Growth Expectations and Risk - but Recession?
Stock Turmoil Draws Attention to the Fed
MSRB Recommends Actions by the SEC to Protect Investors
Taxing Matters : Get Ready For New 1099-K Reporting Requirements
No Triple 'AAA' Rating for Schools that Fail to Teach "Safe Spend"

August 8, 2011

Debt Battle Pushes Economy to Brink
Locally Owned Small Businesses Pack Powerful Economic Punch
Four Issues Private Equity Groups Should Address Before Taking a Portfolio Company Public
Inaugural Say-on-Pay Proxy Season Brings Few Problems
IRS to Track Online Sales in Search of Unpaid Taxes
SEC Suit Targets Money Manager Tied to Coaches
California Tax Board Offers Limited Amnesty
Two Takes on SEC Restructuring: Modernization or Evisceration

August 1, 2011

IRS Delivers Record Number of Audits
IRS Eases Requirements for Innocent-Spouse Status
Six Small-business Tax Tips
Chrysler Reports 2Q Loss Due to Bailout Repayment
SEC to Impose Reporting Requirements on Large Traders
FASB Improves Employer Disclosures for Multiemployer Pension Plans
Survey Finds Internal Auditors Need to Brush Up Tech Skills
Business Owners Say No to Tax Increases in Deficit Plan, But Will Not Hire if Taxes are Lowered

July 25, 2011

SEC Torn Over 'Clawback' Case
Auditors Find IRS Revealed Personal Data
'Structured' Notes So Risky They Draw SEC Warning
BRIEF: IRS Offers Extension on Highway Use Tax
Tax Scams Targeting Poor, Elderly
Fighting Identity Theft is an Ordeal
Fitch Expects More China Corporate Fraud Probes
Turning Green over Tax Credits

July 18, 2011

5 Facts: Summer Childcare Tax Credit
Time to Pay It Back for Graduates
Avoid Getting Burned by Scams this Summer: Visa Offers Security Tips
JPMorgan Chase Fined $228 Million for Rigging Municipal Bond and Swap Deals
U.S. Officials Visit China to Discuss Audit Issues
Commissioner Slams SEC Settlement
IRS: 100K Tax Preparers Fail to Follow New Rules
GASB Proposes Major Improvements for Pension Reporting
PCAOB Proposes Standards for Broker-Dealer Audits and Auditing Supplemental Information
CONTEST: XBRL Open Source App Challenge

July 11, 2011

Lawmakers Visit White House for Budget Talks
Boehner Says Tax Reform Part 'Under Discussion'
Obama Calls on Party Leaders to Stave Off Default
OP/ED: Shame on GOP Efforts to Frustrate Tax Collections and Enforcement of Consumer Laws
OP/ED: Want More Revenue? Simplify the Tax Code
OP/ED: Health-care Legislation Will Take Millions off the Tax Rolls
Justice Dept. Weighs Action Against SEC over Lease
Caring for Your Aging Parents
Are You Currently Planning Your Kids' Retirement?

July 5, 2011

SEC Settlements with Companies Soar in First Half of Fiscal 2011
IRS Still Trying to Weed Out Defunct Non-profits
IRS Warns of Email Scams That Seek Info
China Implements Guideline to Regulate Corporate Accounting Businesses
China Reports Local Governments Owe $1.6 Trillion
New Accounting Rules are Missing the Target
Issues and Trends: Assessing and Managing SaaS Risk

June 27, 2011 

SEC Votes to Force Public Disclosures from Hedge Funds
Negotiators Tempted by Gimmickry in Budget Talks
Major Firms Say More Time Needed to Implement Global Accounting Standard
IRS Increases Gas Mileage Deduction in Midyear
Ask the Experts: Contact IRS If You Can't Pay Taxes
A Kinder, Gentler IRS is Ready to Help
Investor Education Should Be Personalized and Accessible
Why Public Retirement Fund Leaders Should Look Closely at Right-sizing Their Financial Management System
OPINION: S-chips Can Benefit from More Checks and Balances
EDITORIAL: Stanford Justice?

June 20, 2011

Businesses Hit by Natural Disasters Get Tax Breaks
After Madoff Fraud, SEC Proposes Brokerage Rules
SEC Decides in Favor of Stanford Investors
Advisors and Clients Are Not on the Same Page for Financial Planning Conversations
IASB and FASB to Re-expose Revenue Recognition Proposals
FASB Launches New Taxonomy Online Review and Comment System
OP/ED: GOP Budget Cuts for IRS Would Give Tax Cheats an Opening
Be Careful About Getting Lulled Into Structured Mess 
Tax Shelters Put BDO Seidman in Middle of Firestorm with Federal Prosecutors
SEC Considers Suspension of 2 Chinese Companies 
McCarthy Leaves Beazer, CFO Takes Over

June 13, 2011

IRS Faces Staffing Challenges 
IRS Announces Reduced Penalties to Come Clean for U.S. Taxpayers Living Abroad 
Report: IRS Lax in Checking Auto Buying Deductions
Public Pension Funds Solidly Funded, Actively Changing to Adapt to Economic, Political Conditions
SEC Halts Trading on 17 Penny Stocks, Cites Fears of Hype
Agencies Seek Comment on Stress Testing Guidance
Private Company CFOs Prefer FASB as Standard Setter by Large Margin
The Downturn's Silver Lining: Finance Execs Gain Stature 
White-collar Crime Can Lead to Violence, "Red-collar Crime"
Nearly One-Third of Companies Don't Have Succession Planning
Changes in Global Accounting Rules to Affect Indian Standards

June 6, 2011

CPA Outlook Declines as Economic Optimism Wanes, Job Growth Stalls 
AICPA Urges Repeal of 3% Withholding on Payments to Small Business Government Contractors
Probe Finds Lawyer at SEC Exposed an FBI Informant 
OP/ED: No Debt Limit Hike for Now
To Boost Customer Satisfaction, Owners Should Pay Attention to Employee Job Satisfaction
White Collar Crime is Focus of Conference
From CPA to Financial Planner
ACCT TECH: Concur Introduces Receipt Store

May 31, 2011

Banking Execs See Difficulty Addressing Tax Implications of Dodd-Frank and Basel III 
Old General Motors to Sell GM Stock, Warrants
Martha Stewart Goes Shopping for Investors, Growth
Fraud Wasn't Email's Goal, Adviser Says
4 Convicted in NYC of Helping Wealthy Dodge Taxes 
Tax Cheats Among Recipients of Stimulus Money
'Help' with Tax Debts Can Get You in Deeper
Report: SEC Leased Unneeded D.C. Space
WHITEPAPER: Roadmap for First-time XBRL Filers
For Retirees, a New Mortgage Presents Challenges
Ask the Experts: Inheritance Taxes a Complex Matter
Financial Planning Especially Key When Salary Is Uncertain
AICPA and CIMA Agree to Offer New CGMA Designation

May 23, 2011

IRS Can't Identify Whether Taxpayers Are Entitled To Energy Credits 
Ouch! Uncle Sam Bumps into 'Debt Ceiling' as House Clashes
Financial Services See Boom After Recession
SEC Seeks Tighter Rules for Agencies Rating Debt
Fitch: Troubled Debt Restructurings Expected to Rise on New Accounting Guidance
SEC Employee Testifies She Paid a Price for Protest 
UTC's Chief Financial Officer Calls for Corporate Tax Reform
Risk Factors for Retail Businesses
Federal Tax Not Necessarily on the Rise for $200k Earner
Buffett's Firm Discloses Investment in MasterCard

May 16, 2011

IASB and FASB Issue Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements 
Tax Execs Say Heightened Call for Transparency is Chief Challenge Facing Multinationals
TIGTA: New Web-based Tool Gets Good Reviews from IRS Taxpayer Assistors
Top 50 Highest-paid CEOs in 2010 
List of Lowest-paid CEOs for 2010
Mortgage Fraud Down 41%
EXCERPT: The Reliability, Role and Relevance of the Audit: A Turning Point
U.S. Employers Continue Hiring Spree
AICPA Tells Congress SBA Size Standards Should Be Increased
Fiat Could Own 70% of Chrysler within the Year
Automotive M&A Activity Poised for Growth in 2011
GAO Report: Treasury's Exit from GM and Chrysler Highlights Competing Goals, and Results of Support to Auto Communities Are Unclear 

May 9, 2011

Geithner Gives Congress More Time on Debt Limit 
Rebuilding Your Financial Life: CPAs Available to Help Those Affected by Storms
Proposed Guidance from IFAC Highlights Importance of Anticipating the Future
IRS Challenges Court Ruling on Historic-Preservation Tax Credits 
Regulator Issues Compromise Rules on REIT
Two-thirds of U.S. CFOs Say Reduce Government Spending to Balance Deficit
Make Good Use of Windfall when IRS Check Arrives
EDITORIAL: Counting on Congress for an Oil Change
Say on Pay: Shareholders to Vote on Execs' Compensation
IRS Seeks Applications for Its Tax Administration Advisory Panel

ACCT TECH: Leading Filing Agent Finds Alternative to Outsourcing XBRL

May 2, 2011

Economy Slowed by High Gas Prices, Bad Weather 
Fed Says $600B Bond Program to End in June 
What's Next? Some Options Available for the Fed
Entrepreneurship Urged to Stimulate the Economy
U.S. Treasury to "Retire" Paper Check for New Recipients of Federal Benefits, Saving Taxpayers $1 Billion
Personal Finance: What to Do with That Tax Refund
Tax Tips Offered 
U.S. Corporations Pay $100B in Taxes on Foreign Profits
EDITORIAL: Keep on Giving, but Be Careful
EDITORIAL: Use Tax Data to Help Find Abducted Kids

April 25, 2011

Interim Report on IRS Filing Season Performance 
IASB and FASB Report Substantial Progress Towards Completion of Convergence Program

Former IRS Agent: Today's Tax Codes More Confusing 

IRS Wrongly Paid $513M in Home-buyer Credits
U.S. Tax Fraud Prosecutions Rising
IRS Gets Tougher, Even as It Tries to Be More Taxpayer-friendly 
Super Rich See Federal Taxes Drop Dramatically 
Obama Discusses Deficit-reduction Plan
Geithner: Prospects for Reducing Deficit Improved
Obama Administration Defends Financial Rules
Senior Execs Don't Foresee Corporate Tax Rate Reduction Until After 2012
EDITORIAL: Anti-tax Crusaders Put Onus on Rest of Us
Family Cord Blood Banking Act Introduced in 112th Congress

April 18, 2011

Spending Cuts Not Expected to Dent $1.5T Deficit  
Budget Tricks Helped Obama Save Programs from Cuts
New IRS Changes Making Some Tax Preparers Busier Than Ever
Got IRA? Here Are 10 Things the IRS Wants You to Know
Dearly Beloved, Let's Talk Cash 
INTERVIEW: Brad Smith, President And CEO, Intuit
EDITORIAL: Health Law: Form 1099s Get 86'd
BRIEF: Wells Fargo to Pay $11 Million to Settle SEC Charges
Personal finance Class Opens Students' Eyes 

April 11, 2011

Obama Signs Stop-gap Budget Bill 
White House: Obama to Lay Out Spending Plan 
IRS Looks More Closely at Top Brackets
IRS Eases Policies to Resolve Tax Debts
68% of Americans Don't Know the IRS Charges a Processing Fee for Paying Taxes With a Credit Card
EDITORIAL: Tax Dodgers
Former TV Anchor Glad She Challenged IRS 
SEC Audit Shows 'Litany of Issues'
CCH Tax Briefing on Congressional Approval of 1099 Repeal Bill
SEC Settles Charges in $1B Indian Accounting Fraud
FASB Issues Accounting Standards Update to Improve Financial Reporting About Troubled Debt Restructuring

April 4, 2011

Tax Breaks for Americans Caring for Elderly Loved Ones 
Might Want to Rethink That Refund 
IRS Offers New Amnesty for Disclosing Foreign Accounts
Tax Problem Resolution Services Coalition (TPRSC) Advocates for Industry Best Practices
Tulsa Man Poses as IRS Agent, Asks for Payment
Consumer Spending and Incomes Rose in February
Coalition Asks Congress to Increase Funding Authority for the SEC
Dodd-Frank Expands Requirement for SEC Registration to Hedge Funds
Investors Sue Government, Former SEC Official over Stanford Losses
BATS Submits Plans to List New Company Stocks
Buffett's Firm Defends Valuation of 5 Stocks




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