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Delayed Start Didnt Make Tax Season Worse

Despite the late start to tax season, the Internal Revenue Service had issued more tax refunds as of the middle of the season than it had last year, and generally kept pace with the prior season, according to a government report.The report from the Treasury ... [Published WebCPA - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

KPMG Celebrating Earth Day with Living Green Week

KPMG announced it will be celebrating Earth Day, April 22, with a week dedicated to environmental sustainability service projects in the Big Four’s 90 offices throughout the U.S.Beginning on April 21, “Living Green Week” will include projects like performing ... [Published WebCPA - 1 hour ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Old Versus Young: Who Makes the Worst Clients?

One generation of client you’ve known for years, and still they blame you for every change in the tax law. The other generation of client thinks they know it all but at least they can open your e-mail. Are younger or older clients generally tougher?“Definitely ... [Published WebCPA - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Senators Urge Social Security to Stop Seizing Tax Refunds for Decades-old Overpayments

A pair of senators have called on the Social Security Administration to end the policy of seizing taxpayers’ refunds to hold them accountable for decades-old errors made by the agency that led to the overpayment of benefits.Senators Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

In the Blogs: Hue Cant Hide

Highlights of some of our favorite tax-related blogs from the past week.Hue can’t hideMauled Again: The colorful correlation between states that pay in fewer federal tax dollars than they take out in federal expenditures and the tax policy philosophy ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Accountants, Make the Most of Your Tax-Time Meetings with Business Clients

Accountants who meet with business clients to deliver tax returns during busy season are understandably pressed for time and attention. These brief meetings, however, are an important part of developing and cementing your role as a trusted advisor, and ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

IFAC Receives $8.2M from U.K. to Develop National Accounting Organizations

The International Federation of Accountants has received £4.935 million ($8.256 million) in funding from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, or DFID, for the purpose of strengthening professional accountancy organizations around ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Tax Fraud Blotter: Dead Wrong

Some of our favorite recent tax fraud cases, including one preparer who is alleged to have sent in a false return for her dead mother.Miami: Three preparers were among 25 defendants charged in schemes that resulted in thousands of identities stolen and ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

IRS Commissioner Thanks Tax Practitioners as Tax Season Draws to a Close

Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen addressed a special thank you to the tax community in an email to tax professionals Friday, noting that their work is “critical to running the tax system and helping the nation.”John Koskinen“With the ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

IRS Hits Courtney Love with $319,749 Tax Lien

Singer and actress Courtney Love has reportedly been on the receiving end of a $319,749 tax lien from the Internal Revenue Service.Courtney LoveLove received the tax lien last month for unpaid taxes from 2012, according to the New York Post . She has ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Tax Executives Lose Their Way in the Cloud

Many corporate tax executives are lost when it comes to the tax implications of doing business in the cloud, leading to missed cost savings and the possibility of future tax liabilities and reputational risks, according to a new survey by KPMG.Steven ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Firm News April 11, 2014

ARKANSASThe Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants has announced their Officers and Directors. The Officers and Directors were nominated by the Society’s Nominations Committee and approved by the membership.ILLINOISCohnReznick LLP was recently ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 11 2014]

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...is fundamental to our business strategy," stated Kathy Hannan, national managing partner for diversity and corporate responsibility at KPMG. "Our Living Green program focused on environmental sustainability is integrated into the way we do business—from recruiting to operations, to supplier relationships, to the way we serve our clients and the impact we make in the communities where we live and work."
"During the two and a half years since the collapse of MF Global, the repo-to-maturity accounting that is the subject of today’s complaint has been examined by trustees, regulators and a congressional committee,” PwC said in a statement. “None of them has found that the accounting for those transactions was incorrect. PwC is disappointed that this meritless claim has been brought."
...New York law is not pellucid on this point, but it appears to be the correct rule that "the statute of limitations for a breach of fiduciary duty cause of action depends on the substantive remedy which the plaintiff seeks." ” He noted that because Cornwell was seeking only monetary relief, the breach of fiduciary duty claims has a three-year limitations period
"These meetings are an important part of the board’s outreach to auditors from smaller firms and a valuable platform for PCAOB staff to provide information on recent Board actions and industry trends, while also soliciting feedback from attendees,” said PCAOB chairman James R Doty in a statement."

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Delayed Start Didnt Make Tax Season Worse [Published WebCPA - 1 hour ago]
KPMG Celebrating Earth Day with Living Green Week [Published WebCPA - 1 hour ago]
Old Versus Young: Who Makes the Worst Clients? [Published WebCPA - 23 hours ago]
In the Blogs: Hue Cant Hide [Published WebCPA - Apr 15 2014]
Accountants, Make the Most of Your Tax-Time Mee... [Published WebCPA - Apr 15 2014]
IFAC Receives $8.2M from U.K. to Develop Nation... [Published WebCPA - Apr 14 2014]
Senators Urge Social Security to Stop Seizing T... [Published WebCPA - Apr 14 2014]
Tax Fraud Blotter: Dead Wrong [Published WebCPA - Apr 13 2014]
Tax Executives Lose Their Way in the Cloud [Published WebCPA - Apr 11 2014]
IRS Commissioner Thanks Tax Practitioners as Ta... [Published WebCPA - Apr 11 2014]
Firm News April 11, 2014 [Published WebCPA - Apr 11 2014]
IRS Hits Courtney Love with $319,749 Tax Lien [Published WebCPA - Apr 11 2014]
IRS Employees Land in Trouble for Pro-Obama Pol... [Published WebCPA - Apr 11 2014]
Congress Examines Tax Complexity for Small Busi... [Published WebCPA - Apr 10 2014]
In the Blogs: Stock Up on Advil [Published WebCPA - Apr 10 2014]
AICPA Issues Accounting and Valuation Guide for... [Published WebCPA - Apr 09 2014]
House Committee Refers Ex-IRS Official Lois Ler... [Published WebCPA - Apr 09 2014]
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Best Solutions for Accountants to Reduce Acquis... [Published WebCPA - Apr 09 2014]
GAO Says IRS Security Lapses Place Financial an... [Published WebCPA - Apr 08 2014]
2014 New York Accounting Technology Show & CPE ... [Published WebCPA - Apr 08 2014]
Old World Economies Have Higher Estate Taxes [Published WebCPA - Apr 07 2014]
Tax Fraud Blotter: RAL Before JAIL [Published WebCPA - Apr 04 2014]
People News: April 4, 2014 [Published WebCPA - Apr 04 2014]
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IRS Needs to Improve How It Manages Mainframe S... [Published WebCPA - Apr 04 2014]
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