Latest Articles

  • Vaccine Mandates Remain Rare in CPA Firms, for Now

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 13, 2021
    Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, accounting firms, so far,  have been hesitant to implement vaccine mandates with their staff, and the ones that have are in a definite minority. That may change, in light of President Joe Biden’s recently issued mandate, requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.  
  • IRS Says COVID-19 Tests Legitimate Medical Expense

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 13, 2021
    The IRS announced that take-home COVID-19 tests are legitimate medical expenses for tax purposes. 
  • Regulatory Roundup - Sept. 8-13

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 13, 2021
    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.
  • House Democrats Propose Slightly Less Ambitious Tax Plan Than First Outlined

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 13, 2021
    House Democrats have released initial details of their proposed tax plan to fund the White House's $3.5 trillion economic agenda, which calls for significant tax increases, though slightly lower than those first proposed by the Biden Administration. 
  • Get myNYSSCPA: Direct-Messaging Your Accounting Peers

    By:
    NYSSCPA Staff
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    Sep 13, 2021
    Looking for a direct way to connect with your accounting peers? Whether you have a practice issue, have a question about current events or just want to say hello, the new myNYSSCPA app allows you to chat with any user at any time! 
  • White House Announces Sweeping Vaccine Mandate for Companies With Over 100 Workers

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 10, 2021
    President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a sweeping new plan to increase COVID-19 vaccinations that cuts across both the public and private sectors. 
  • IRS Warns of Computer Bug Disrupting Transcript Requests

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 10, 2021
    The IRS said it is currently dealing with a programming issue that is preventing business taxpayers that intend to request COVID-19 employment tax relief from receiving transcripts
  • IRS Extends Filing Deadlines for NY and NJ Hurricane Ida Victims

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 9, 2021
    The IRS has extended filing deadlines for people in New York and New Jersey who were affected by Hurricane Ida. 
  • Treasury Report Says More Than a Quarter of Tax Gap Is Due to Top 1 Percent

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 9, 2021
    A recent report by the U.S. Department of the Treasury says that the top 1 percent earners in the country are responsible for more than a quarter of the country's $600 billion tax gap, the term for monies owed but not sent to the U.S. government. 
  • SEC Puts Coinbase on Notice Over Interest-Bearing Product

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 8, 2021
    Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said that it has received a Wells Notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission threatening enforcement action should it launch a new product that allows account holders to earn interest on their digital assets.