Latest Articles

  • Regulatory Roundup: July 6-11

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 11, 2017
    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 announcements from the past week, and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.
  • NY Penn Station's 'Summer of Hell' Begins Today

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 10, 2017
    Commuting into the city through Penn Station is generally a frustrating and stressful exercise, even on the best of days. Today kicks off a summer that promises to be far worse as maintenance and repairs shut down parts of the busiest passenger train hub in the nation. 
  • 20 Percent of Employers Plan to Expand Use of Company Credit Card Programs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 10, 2017
    Companies are increasingly turning to corporate cards for their employees versus reimbursing them for expenses, with 20 percent saying they plan to invest more in company-backed cards this year. 
  • Norway Instituted a Voluntary Tax Plan. It Raised $1,325

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 7, 2017
    Faced with accusations that a recent series of tax cuts would only benefit the wealthiest citizens, the Norwegian government instituted a program that let people pay more in taxes if they wanted to. The result? $1,325. 
  • Number of Employers Offering Summer Fridays Grows from 22 to 42 Percent in Just Two Years

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 7, 2017
    The number of employers offering some kind of summer Fridays program has surged in just a short time, growing from 22 percent in 2015 to 42 percent today. 
  • Lawsuits Against Tax Preparers, Already High, Set to Grow

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 6, 2017
    Tax preparers are already sued more than any other CPA specialty, and analyses from liability insurance firms indicate that several unique conditions in the 2017 season will lead to even more litigation against firms. 
  • Study: When Execs Meet with White House Officials, Company Stock Surges

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 6, 2017
    A recent study has found that when corporate executives meet with federal officials, their stock tends to do better. The study also found that the degree to which such meetings have on stock prices is affected by which party is in the White House at the time. 
  • Ukrainian Police Seize Accounting Firm's Servers in Connection with Malware Attack

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 5, 2017
    Ukrainian police seized an accounting firm's servers on the suspicion that they had been used to spread a malware attack that last week crippled networks around the world. 
  • Study: CPA Firms Spending Lots of Sponsorships But See Few Results

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 5, 2017
    A recent study has found that CPA firms have been spending more than ever on sponsorships, more even than on traditional advertising, despite seeing few tangible results from these efforts. 
  • Regulatory Roundup: June 28-July 5

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
    |
    Jul 5, 2017
    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 announcements from the past week, and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.