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Far and Away: Offshore Taxation
Economic Stimulus Checks
Are you sick of calls regarding these yet? I know I am. These
cheques are a sore spot with me, in that I find the economic
stimulus checks to be one of the worst ideas anyone has ever
invented. This is the third time a mid-year tax cheque has been
offered in fifteen years. The last two were by Presidents eager
for re-election. I'm afraid it was Bush Senior who started the
whole ball rolling....
Individual Marketing Plans: The Permission You Need to Start Small
If you've never had a formal, written Individual Marketing Plan
(IMP) --or just never had success completing one, try this....
Financial Reporting Blog
SEC Proposes Rules on Rating Agencies, Annuity Contracts, More
At its open commission meeting on June 25, the SEC voted to
release for public comment rule proposals relating to credit
rating agencies, regulation of certain annuity contracts, and
foreign broker-dealers. Separately, the SEC agreed to adopt
interpretive guidance and related rule amendments to streamline
the rule filing process of Self Regulatory Organizations(SROs).
Read our analysis of the results of the SEC meeting here....
IT Compliance and Controls: Best Practices for Implementation
by James J., IV DeLuccia
A considerable degree of attention has been placed on organizations to improve and disclose the state of Information Technology (IT) internal controls within the United States as a result of several regulations, most prominently, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404. Whether the result of a newly induced government mandate, a recent court ruling, industry trade groups, or from concerned stakeholders in the organization, these regulations have the ability to disrupt business. But no matter what the source, organizations are being strongly encouraged to have IT internal controls and to disclose these to the requesting parties. Dispensing invaluable insight into the complex world of interweaving government and industry mandates from around the world, IT Compliance and Controls provides a road map to effectively answer the question, "How much is enough?"
The tax hurdles Amazon is experiencing in New York are
spreading to other states. Amazon has eight distribution
centers in eight different states that are operated not by
Amazon but by wholly owned subsidiaries. Federal law dictates
that states cannot collect sales taxes from a company without a
brick and mortar presence.
AMT relief passes House; Senate prospects unclear
Economy is down but benefits remain stable
CFOs rank heavy workloads, job security as top concerns
Thinking lean when it comes to running a company can bring
significant advantages. Lean thinking is all about maximizing
performance efficiency and end product or service value through
the elimination of waste. The philosophy was originally
developed for the automotive manufacturing industry, but
experts claim that its applications are far wider.
Lemonade entrepreneur wins NFIB small business video contest
Starting your own business in 30 days
Tax pitfalls you could face as a small business owner
The J.H. Cohn LLP 17th Annual Charity Golf Invitational donated
$200,000 to The Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the
Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, two of the accounting and
consulting firm's Cohn for Kids affiliated charities.
Virginia CPA firm launches new brand identity
KPMG partner makes Top 25 Consultants list
Clifton Gunderson names new partners
The number of installed PCs worldwide has surpassed 1 billion
units, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner analysts estimate the
worldwide installed base of PCs is growing just under 12
percent annually. At that pace, it will surpass 2 billion units
by early 2014.
Intuit cuts workforce by 7 percent
The Paperless CPA ... Or close to it