Accounting

ILLINOIS Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Chicago, announced new hires: Hesham Alkhulaqi and Matthew Temple as staff accountants, and Sarah Zambrano as a tax preparer, in the tax group; Steve Helm as a staff accountant in the audit group; and Charles Jakes, Jr., as an accounting clerk in the accounting department. KENTUCKY David Douglas was
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Using LinkedIn right; this year’s sales-tax holidays; alternative methods of apportionment; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. Get appy Wolters Kluwer (http://news.cchgroup.com/): What are your biggest tax season challenges? How many of these tax season challenges are you facing? You’d think it’s the day-to-day potholes that get filled while the long-term craters go
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The CPA Consultants’ Alliance informed its clients this month that its website had been hacked, with several fake blog entries touting cannabis-related products posted on the site and emailed to everyone on the organization’s mailing list. The CPACA members, a group of consultants who advise CPA firms about technology, marketing and business development, realized the
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IRS data released Friday shows that up to the middle of February, tax season was off to a slightly slower start than last year. Refund amounts, however, were down significantly, both overall and in terms of average refund. 7 Images Total As of midnight, Feb. 14, 2019, the IRS had received a little under 2
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Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to review almost a dozen enterprise resource planning systems for several web sites. Though I haven’t updated these reviews in a year, there are a number of thoughts about ERP that I would like to share. One is that the “E” in ERP doesn’t quite stand
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When revising their predictions of companies’ current quarterly earnings, financial analysts are more likely to highlight the negatives instead of the positives, according to new research. “Analysts revise current earnings more often for bad than for good news, consistent with not incorporating good news into short-horizon earnings forecasts,” said the study by Zachary R. Kaplan
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MAINE Baker Newman Noyes, Portland, announced three promotions: Gilda Bryand to administrative manager in the tax practice, Jason Emery to managing director in the audit practice, and Brian Sawlivich to IT manager in the operations department. MASSACHUSETTS Miriam Niedelman was promoted to manager in the tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes, Boston. MINNESOTA Moore Stephens
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$3 million in phony refunds; caretaker cares for own coffers; “serial fraud;” and other highlights of recent tax cases. Murrieta, Calif.: Preparer Patrick Nathaniel McCall, 39, a resident of Las Vegas, has pleaded guilty to a scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service of more than $175,000 through the submission of fraudulent federal income tax
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LBA Haynes Strand PLLC, a North Carolina-based CPA firm, is partnering with the financial technology provider Ceterus to offer client accounting services to dentists. Ceterus has designed a system to automate client accounting for CPA firms, using a combination of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Along with automating the bookkeeping for the firm, Ceterus is
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The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, or COSO, is teaming up with Top 10 Firm Crowe LLP and CommonSpirit Health to issue new guidance for health care providers on internal controls amid heightened regulatory scrutiny of the health care sector. The publication, “2013 COSO Integrated Framework: An Implementation Guide for the Healthcare
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The price of SALT; raining in New Jersey; using cause-related marketing; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. All president and accounted for Solutions For CPA Firm Leaders (http://ritakeller.com/blog/): Using Twitter in your practice. Tax Girl (http://blogs.forbes.com/kellyphillipserb): In honor of the holiday just passed, “A Look at How Much Influence Presidents Have on Your
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Senate Democrats are accusing the Trump administration of hastily redoing the tax withholding tables last year, harming taxpayers and causing them to owe taxes this year. “If the Administration had simply left withholding tables untouched, most taxpayers would have had the proper amount of taxes withheld from their pay,” Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the ranking
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