Accounting

Change and uncertainty are a feature of our world alongside innovations in our fast-changing economy. Investments in new business models and intangible assets — such as brands, technology and customer relationships — are increasingly key to driving value creation as companies research new technologies, cultivate customer relationships, manage their workforce and more. But information related
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Delaying filing; inbox anxiety; a new voice; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. Fun times ahead Tax Vox (https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/): Opponents of additional federal aid to state and local governments have noted that overall state revenue declines have not been as bad as expected during the pandemic, thus the need for assistance has lessened.
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The California Society of CPAs announced that Richard Simitian will serve as interim CEO starting March 1. The society’s Transition Committee recommended Simitian, a retired audit partner at Grant Thornton and past chair of the CalCPA, to fill in for departing CEO Anthony Pugliese (see our story) after interviewing a number of internal and external
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TurboTax now includes a software integration with Credit Karma Money, Credit Karma’s U.S. checking account solution. Taxpayers who file through TurboTax can now opt to open a Credit Karma Money Spend account and have their tax refund sent there directly. The Intuit Inc. TurboTax application is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone 6s in this
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Whether you consider cryptocurrency an investment, a commodity, an alternative banking system or a form of legalized gambling, the rapid adoption and stunning recent volatility of cryptocurrencies has led to frenetic trading by investors. As a result of COVID-19 disruption, economic uncertainty and the entry of PayPal into the crypto-consumer market (allowing more than 300
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The Financial Accounting Standards Board approved a tweak to the goodwill rules for private businesses and not-for-profits, giving them more flexibility on when to do impairment assessments of triggering events. FASB voted to approve the goodwill triggering event alternative during a virtual board meeting last week, giving privately held companies and nonprofit organizations the ability
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Two members of Congress teamed up Friday to introduce a bipartisan bill that would offer tax credits for income from tips to beauty salon owners and workers. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Washington, and Darin LaHood, R-Illinois, together introduced the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act, which would offer tax relief to beauty professionals and
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The Internal Revenue Service provided guidance Thursday on how employees and employers can carry over unused money from flexible spending accounts and dependent care assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Notice 2021-15 details the relief offered under the stimulus package passed by Congress in December, which included provisions allowing greater flexibility for employee benefit plans
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Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee are urging the Internal Revenue Service to extend tax season beyond April 15 to give taxpayers another three months until July 15. Lawmakers on the tax-writing committee in Congress wrote a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig on Thursday to make the request, pointing to what happened
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In an internal message to all firm members posted to LinkedIn Wednesday, Paul Knopp, KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO, wrote that the Big Four firm “does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or racism; and condemns all forms of violence and xenophobia,” speaking to the rise of violence against Asian-Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Attacks against Asian
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