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Latest Articles

  • FASB to Focus Digital Assets Project on Cryptocurrencies and Exclude NFTs

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Sep 1, 2022
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) continued its progress toward establishing final rules for digital assets by narrowing the scope of the project to cryptocurrencies.
  • More Companies Contemplate Resuming Dividends After Stopping During the Pandemic

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Aug 31, 2022
    The dividend is back. For some.
  • Member of Congress Demands Action to Prevent Cryptocurrency Fraud

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Aug 31, 2022
    Citing more than $1 billion in losses to Americans as a result of fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes, U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) wrote to several regulatory agencies, including Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and to some crypto trading exchanges to demand detailed information on actions they are taking to prevent abuse.
  • AICPA Recommends that IRS Make Virtual Currency Clarifications for the 2022 1040s

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Aug 30, 2022

    The AICPA seeks to clarify questions concerning virtual currency on the IRS's 2021 forms 1040, 1040-SR and 1040-NR, and instructions, as well as its draft of the 2022 Form 1040, according to a statement released Tuesday. Of particular concern to the AICPA is a proposed change in the language of the 2022 form, from "virtual currency" to "digital assets."

  • Corporate Pay and Performance to be Aligned Under New SEC Rule

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Aug 30, 2022

    Seven years after it initially proposed a rule requiring companies to link executive compensation and corporate performance, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally voted to implement it, pursuant to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. The vote was 3-2. 

  • Free Trades Aren’t Really Free, Study Finds

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Aug 29, 2022

    Free stock trades not only aren’t free, but the process to buy and sell varies by brokerage, to the tune of $34 billion a year, a study by four University of California at Irvine business professors has found.

  • Regulatory Roundup - August 23-29

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Aug 29, 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.
  • PCAOB and Chinese Authorities Reach Agreement on Audit Inspections

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Aug 29, 2022

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has achieved a breakthrough in its efforts to audit the financial statements of public Chinese companies trading in U.S. capital markets, but it cautioned that the board still has a way to go before achieving full transparency.

  • KPMG to Consolidate Employees in New Headquarters

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Aug 25, 2022

    KPMG will be decamping to new U.S.  headquarters, consolidating its workforce from three Manhattan buildings and reducing its current footprint by two fifths.

  • Investors Await Powell’s Next Moves on Interest Rates

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Aug 24, 2022

    Investors will be gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday to hear Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome H. Powell. They expect that the Fed will continue to raise interest rates as it seeks to tame inflation.