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    1. SEC Enforcement Hits Records in 2016

      SEC Enforcement Hits Records in 2016

      The Securities and Exchange Commission reported that it has filed 868 enforcement actions related to financial reporting misconduct in fiscal year 2016 – a new single-year high. The fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, included the most ever cases involving investment advisors or investment companies (160), new highs for actions related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (21), and the largest amount of money distributed to whistleblowers in a single year ($57 million).

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    2. IRS Offers Tax Relief for Hurricane Matthew Victims

      IRS Offers Tax Relief for Hurricane Matthew Victims

      The Internal Revenue Service is giving victims of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina extra time to file their tax returns and make tax payments. North Carolina victims of the hurricane that left a path of destruction and flooding this past weekend will get until March 15, 2017, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, with similar relief expected soon for Hurricane Matthew victims in other states, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday.

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    3. Intacct Connects ERP and CRM for Rev Rec Issues | Accounting Technology

      Intacct Connects ERP and CRM for Rev Rec Issues | Accounting Technology

      Cloud ERP provider Intacct has released a new solution that connects ERP systems with customer relationship management systems to help businesses comply with revenue recognition standards. The solution, Intacct Contract Billing for CRM, is delivered through native, built-in connectivity between Intacct cloud ERP applications and Salesforce CRM applications, and is designed to eliminate the need to deploy or maintain integration software that connects ERP and CRM processes.

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    4. Paychex Sees Slight Decline in Small Business Job Growth in September

      Paychex Sees Slight Decline in Small Business Job Growth in September

      Small business job growth slowed slightly in September but is still up from a year ago, according to a new report from Paychex. The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index, which the payroll giant produces in partnership with the research firm IHS, found that small business job growth slowed 0.18 percent in September, from 100.70 in August to 100.52 in September. Though the index is currently at its lowest level this year, it’s still 0.08 percent higher than a year ago.

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    5. Nonprofits’ Effectiveness, Tranparency Impacting Donors

      Nonprofits’ Effectiveness, Tranparency Impacting Donors

      Tides of change within the nonprofit sector are influencing individual donors’ personal perceptions and giving behaviors. Greater than two-in-five (41 percent) of donors report that increased knowledge and transparency into nonprofit effectiveness has affected their approach to giving. More than a quarter (27 percent) state that technological advances such as mobile giving and micro-giving have had similar impacts.

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    6. IRS Again Turns To Private Collection Agencies | CPA Practice Advisor

      The Internal Revenue Service will again be outsourcing some of its collections of federal tax debts next spring, and has selected four contractors to implement the new program. The new program, authorized under a federal law enacted by Congress last December, enables these designated contractors to collect, on the government’s behalf, outstanding inactive tax receivables.

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    7. FASB Technical Corrections Signal Progress on New Rev Rec Standard

      FASB Technical Corrections Signal Progress on New Rev Rec Standard

      The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s recent set of proposed technical corrections to its revenue recognition standard are a sign that more companies are getting serious about implementing them. FASB proposed four technical corrections and improvements this month after proposing another set of nine corrections and improvements in May of this year (see FASB Proposes Technical Corrections in Revenue Recognition Standard).

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    8. IRS Collected More Tax Revenue with Fewer Employees and Lower Budget

      IRS Collected More Tax Revenue with Fewer Employees and Lower Budget

      Despite years of cuts to the Internal Revenue Service budget and its employee count, the agency is nonetheless collecting more tax revenue, according to a new report. The report on IRS compliance activities, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, noted that in fiscal year 2015, the IRS continued to lose employees who could provide taxpayer service and enforce the tax laws.

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