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Latest Articles

  • TIGTA: Federal Contracts Awarded to Thousands of Entities With Unpaid Taxes

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 20, 2022
    Despite regulatory and legal bars, federal contractors with unpaid taxes are still winning contracts and grants, according to a recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
  • Treasury Report Urges Stricter Enforcement in Wake of Crypto-Asset Fraud

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 19, 2022
    A report issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury has found that consumers lost more than $1.6 billion in crypto-related fraud and theft in 2021, and it urged more stringent oversight of crypto assets and increased enforcement efforts.
  • PCAOB Makes Plans to Update Several Older Standards

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 19, 2022
    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is finally moving toward updating some older auditing standards, a number of which have remained in place since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002.
  • Regulatory Roundup - September 13-19

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Sep 19, 2022
    With so many regulators out here, it can be tough to keep track of all the decisions being made. This is the NYSSCPA's regular series that collects relevant regulatory announcements from the past week and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.
  • FASB Proposes Rule on Joint Venture Reporting Disclosures

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 16, 2022
    The Financial Standards Accounting Board voted on Wednesday to clarify how businesses report on the assets that they bring into certain joint ventures under generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Despite Assurances About Limited Use of New IRS Funding, Concerns Over Audits Persist

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 15, 2022
    The $80 billion in additional funding allotted to the IRS by the Inflation Reduction Act aims to provide better customer service and enforcement, among other things. But some  finance professionals and politicians are concerned about the possibility of increased audits.
  • Bloomberg Tax Projects Inflation-Adjusted Tax Increases

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 14, 2022

    Bloomberg Tax has released its projections of the IRS's inflation-adjusted tax rates for the coming tax season.

  • Tax Professionals Enjoy High Levels of Trust, Global Survey Finds

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 14, 2022

    Professional tax accountants outside G20 countries maintain a high level of trust when it comes to the tax system, a survey conducted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the International Federation of Accountants has found.

  • IRS Backlog in Processing Net Operating Loss Claims Cost $42 Million in Interest

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 13, 2022
    According to a report issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS, because of a backlog due to a lack of resources, had to pay out $42 million in interest on net operating loss (NOL) refund claims for pass-through businesses in fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
  • Inflation Rate Remained High in August

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 13, 2022
    Despite a reduction in gas prices, inflation remained high, as the Consumer Price Index showed a seasonally adjusted rate of 8.3 percent for August.