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Latest Articles

  • Regulatory Roundup: April 30-May 6

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    May 6, 2024

    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.

  • Citing 'Massive Fraud' Affecting More Than 1,500 Filings, SEC Suspends and Fines Audit Firm

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    May 3, 2024
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged, audit firm BF Borgers CPA PC  with “massive fraud, fining it $12 million and permanently  suspending it from appearing and practicing before the the SEC as accountants, effective immediately The company had served as the accounting firm for Trump Media & Technology, which owns Truth Social, before it went public this past March. But given the timing of the audits that the SEC focused on, the filings for Trump Media probably were not among those investigated as part of the review,
  • IRS Cites Improvements As It Releases Updated Strategic Operating Plan

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    May 3, 2024
    The IRS released an update of its Strategic Operating Plan (SOP), which outlined the agency’s future plans and highlighted improvements made with the help of funding from the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Webinar Speaker Examines Challenges of Burnout Among Women CPAs

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    May 2, 2024
    Finding solutions to burnout among women CPAs was the topic of discussion at the second session of a Women's Leadership series presented by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) on April 26, in conjunction with the NYSSCPA.
  • Bill to Expand Child Tax Credit and Restore Tax Breaks Now in Jeopardy

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    May 2, 2024
    A bipartisan compromise to expand the child tax credit (CTC) and restore some corporate tax breaks is now imperiled, due to opposition from some U.S. Senate Republicans.
  • Auditors Push Back Against PCAOB Proposals for Broadened Role

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    May 1, 2024
    Auditors are objecting to recent proposals by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), saying that the new requirements will expand their roles beyond their specialty.
  • Tax Pros List Several Client Misconceptions About Refunds

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Apr 30, 2024
    Among taxpayers' misconceptions about taxes are several focused on refunds. Based on reports from tax preparers and the IRS, Accounting Today listed seven of those wrong ideas.
  • Poll: 88% of CFOs Say New FTC Rule Barring Noncompetes Will Not Affect Their Careers

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Apr 29, 2024
    The majority of CFOS—88 percent—say that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s new rule barring noncompete agreements for most workers will likely have no impact on their careers, a recent poll found. Another poll found that 59 percent of CFOs believe that the rule will likely have no impact on their ability to retain elite finance talent.
  • NASBA Names Daniel J. Dustin as Next President and CEO

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Apr 29, 2024

    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced on Friday that Daniel J. Dustin will become the organization’s next president and CEO, beginning on Aug. 1. He will succeed Ken L. Bishop, following his retirement. Dustin currently serves as NASBA’s vice president, state board relations, a role he has held since Jan, 1, 2012. 

  • Regulatory Roundup: April 23-29

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Apr 29, 2024
    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.