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  • Poll Says Gossip Most Inappropriate Work Behavior, Over Touching, Leaning or Cornering

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 27, 2018
    A poll of  1,130 American workers has found that gossip is considered the most inappropriate office behavior, slightly more than deliberate touching, leaning, or cornering. 
  • TIGTA: IRS Program Fighting Worker Misclassification Falls Short

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 27, 2018
    An IRS program meant to fight companies improperly classifying employees as independent contractors has not been effective and needs more work.
  • Regulatory Roundup: Feb. 21-27

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 27, 2018
    With so many regulators out there, it can be tough to keep track of all the decisions being made. This is the NYSSCPA’s regular series that collects relevant regulatory ‚Äč‚Äčannouncements from the past week, and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.
  • Treasury Official Overseeing Tax Law Implementation Quits After Making Critical Public Comments

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 26, 2018
    Dana Trier, deputy assistant secretary for tax policy in the U.S. Treasury Department, has resigned after making several highly public comments criticizing parts of the new tax law, which he was helping to implement. 
  • IRS Releases Guide for Opting Out of New Centralized Partnership Regime

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 26, 2018
    As the IRS prepares to implement new rules for auditing large partnerships, it has released new guidance for how those who qualify for exemptions from these regulations may apply for one. 
  • Average Person Spends $5,400 on Impulse Buys Each Year

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 23, 2018
    Whether online or on the streets, we all make impulse purchases from time to time. While the calculations in our head may tell us it doesn't make that big a difference, a recent study says that, over the course of a year, those impulse purchases add up to about $5,400 on average. 
  • Economic Study Finds Statistical Backing for Peter Principle

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 23, 2018
    The Peter Principle is the idea that, in any hierarchical organization, competent workers are promoted until they reach a position where they are no longer competent, a concept that is used to explain poor management in many sectors of the economy. An upcoming study from the National Bureau of Economic Research backs this idea by finding that the better someone is at sales, the worse they will be at managing others salespeople.
  • IRS to CPAs: Stop Referring Clients to the E-Help Desk!

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 22, 2018
    The IRS is emphasizing that the e-help desk is for tax professionals only, and that if people keep sending their clients there, it just means longer wait times for everyone. 
  • SCOTUS Rules: Want Whistleblower Protections? Go to SEC First

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 22, 2018
    The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the whistleblower protections implemented as part of the Dodd-Frank Act only apply if someone reported the fraud to the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  • Poll: 26 Percent Don't Even Know a Tax Bill Was Passed

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 21, 2018
    With the new tax bill dominating the minds of CPAs across the country, it may surprise them to know that, according to a recent poll, 26 percent of Americans don't even know that there was a bill in the first place.