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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. U.S. Treasury Officials Go After Foreign Tax Credit Loophole

      U.S. Treasury Officials Go After Foreign Tax Credit Loophole

      (Bloomberg) The U.S. Treasury Department took fresh steps on Thursday to curb tax avoidance by multinational corporations, issuing new curbs on a loophole through which companies artificially use credits for foreign taxes they pay to improperly lower their U.S. tax bills. Treasury officials said they would disallow corporations from using foreign tax credits unless the companies actually bring home to the U.S.—or repatriate—the overseas earnings on which they’ve paid the foreign taxes.

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    7. Troubling Trends Seen in SOX 404 Disclosures

      Troubling Trends Seen in SOX 404 Disclosures

      Sarbanes-Oxley disclosures on management assessment of internal controls over financial reporting are indicating some worrying trends, according to a new report. The report, from the research firm Audit Analytics, found that while the number of adverse disclosures under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act dropped in fiscal year 2015 to 202 disclosures, compared to 228 for fiscal year 2014, the total for 2015 was nonetheless the second highest in the last seven years.

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    8. ACCA and IMA Report on Enterprise Risk Management

      ACCA and IMA Report on Enterprise Risk Management

      The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants have released a new report on how companies can deal with enterprise risk management to minimize business disruptions. The report, written by Dr. Paul L. Walker, a professor of accounting and taxation at St. John's University in New York, explains how companies can predict and respond to disruptions such as economic downturns and increased competition.

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    9. Tax Strategy: Deferred Comp

      Tax Strategy: Deferred Comp

      In June 2016, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations under Code Sec. 409A with respect to the taxation of deferred-compensation arrangements. The IRS also issued proposed regulations under Code Sec. 457(f) with respect to deferred-compensation plans of tax-exempt entities and state and local governments. The 409A guidance provides some modification and clarification to the regulations issued in 2007, as well as some related income inclusion proposed regulations issued in 2008.

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    10. Pinning Down Apple s Alleged 0.005% Tax Rate: Mission Impossible

      Pinning Down Apple s Alleged 0.005% Tax Rate: Mission Impossible

      (Bloomberg) The European Commission’s finding that Ireland must collect as much as an attention-getting 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes from Apple Inc. contained a second stunning number: 0.005 percent. In a news release, the commission said that figure represented the effective corporate tax rate Apple paid on its European profits in 2014. At that rate, someone who earned $1 million would pay $50 in tax.

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    11. IRS Responds to Taxpayer Advocate Recommendations

      IRS Responds to Taxpayer Advocate Recommendations

      National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson has posted responses from the Internal Revenue Service to her recommendations for improving taxpayer service, along with papers delivered by presenters at an international conference her office convened last November on taxpayer rights. Olson made 116 administrative recommendations for the IRS in her annual report to Congress last year, highlighting the most serious problems confronting taxpayers.

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    12. IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Louisiana Storm Victims

      IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Louisiana Storm Victims

      The Internal Revenue Service is giving victims of the recent catastrophic storms and flooding in Louisiana until Jan. 17, 2017 to file some of their individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments. The IRS said Monday that they, along with workers who are helping with relief activities and are affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization, also qualify for tax relief.

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    13. FASB Proposes Changes in Presentation of Financial Statements

      FASB Proposes Changes in Presentation of Financial Statements

      The Financial Accounting Standards Board has released an exposure draft proposing changes in its conceptual framework related to how items are presented in a financial statement. The exposure draft, Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting: Chapter 7: Presentation, explains the proposals and will become a basis for FASB when it describes presentation requirements in future accounting standards.

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    14. Internal Audit Leveraging Data Visualization Tools

      Internal Audit Leveraging Data Visualization Tools

      Internal audit departments are making greater use of innovative technologies such as data visualization, according to a new report. The report, from Deloitte Global, foresees an increase in dynamic reporting. The use of static text documents and presentations to communicate important information from internal auditors will decline as they rely more on dynamic visualization tools.

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    15. IRS Warns of Robocalling Scammers

      IRS Warns of Robocalling Scammers

      The Internal Revenue Service is seeing a big increase this summer in automated phone calls from con artists pretending to work for the IRS calling innocent taxpayers demanding overdue taxes. The criminals leave urgent callback requests on voice mail telling taxpayers to call back to settle their “tax bill.” The bogus calls generally purport to be the last warning before the IRS takes legal action against unsuspecting taxpayers.

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    16. How to Get Younger Staff More Involved in Business Development

      How to Get Younger Staff More Involved in Business Development

      It may be time to stop foisting outdated business development models on the millenials in our firms. It may be time to create better opportunities for their involvement. According to research by Hinge and Social Media Today, the best place to start may be to develop a formal employee advocacy program. What is Employee Advocacy? Many firms expect employees to promote the company, but employee advocacy goes beyond overt promotion.

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    17. Art of Accounting: CPAs Who Leave Public Accounting

      The company that already has a controller is a much safer bet for a departing CPA. The position is established; the work is integrated with the outside accounting firm that will maintain its role; and there is a place in the management hierarchy. The role is clear and the CPA knows what to expect in terms of daily activity. If there are growth opportunities for the company, the controller could or would be part of them.

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    18. IASB Chair Hoogervorst Sees Pitfalls in Non-GAAP Metrics

      IASB Chair Hoogervorst Sees Pitfalls in Non-GAAP Metrics

      The head of the International Accounting Standards Board is echoing concerns abroad also voiced by leaders of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about the increasing use of non-GAAP measures in the financial statements of public companies. Speaking Wednesday at the annual conference of the European Accounting Association in Maastricht, the Netherlands, IASB chairman Hans Hoogervorst pointed to the widening difference between GAAP and non-GAAP numbers in financial reports.

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    19. PCAOB Tries Again to Change Audit Report Format

      The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is taking another stab at overhauling the auditor’s reporting model. The PCAOB first proposed changes in audit reports in 2013 and heard extensive feedback on the proposals. On Wednesday the board reproposed the standard, offering ways to enhance the auditor's report to make it more informative for investors by requiring auditors to provide information on critical audit matters.

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    20. Majority of young adults find money management the most useful high school course, survey finds

      Majority of young adults find money management the most useful high school course, survey finds

      According to a new poll from the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC), DreamCatcher Wealth Management, and The Minerva Foundation, a majority of young adults aged 18-24 answered "money management" when asked, "What high school-level course would benefit your life the most?" Of the 1,101 young adults across the U.S. surveyed, the majority (51.4%) chose "money management" as the top course.

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