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Latest Articles

  • On Tax Day, IRS Readied for Flurry of Last-Minute Filings

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Apr 15, 2024
    On Monday, the IRS was preparing for an onslaught of last-minute filings. The IRS has already received over 100 million tax returns, and tens of millions more were expected to be filed before the deadline.
  • Regulatory Roundup: April 9-15

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 15, 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.

  • IRS Commissioner Werfel Reflects on His First Year

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 15, 2024
    As the IRS has made improvements over the last year, in no small part due to an infusion of funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, “despair has turned to cautious optimism,” National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins wrote this year in her report to Congress. To commemorate his first year as commissioner, Danny Werfel sat for an interview.
  • Tax Pros: Filing Season Going Well, But Some Concerns Remain

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 12, 2024
    Despite the 2024 filing season being one of the smoothest in recent memory, uncertainly still exists due to legal and legislative issues, according to tax professionals.
  • Top Crypto Exchanges Vow To Improve Compliance

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 11, 2024
    Chief compliance officers from three top cryptocurrency exchanges said at an industry conference that their experiences with regulators that resulted in settlement agreements could help improve compliance programs within the wider industry.
  • PCAOB Assesses Record Fine Against KPMG Netherlands for Exam Cheating and Cover-Up

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 11, 2024
    KPMG’s Netherlands unit was fined $25 million by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) over claims of exam cheating and misinforming investigators in the largest monetary penalty the PCAOB has imposed on an auditing firm.
  • PCAOB Proposes New Reporting Requirements for Audit Firms

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 10, 2024
    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) voted to propose two new reporting requirements to impose on auditing firms.
  • Treasury and IRS Issue Interim Guidance on Stock Buyback Excise Tax

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 10, 2024
    The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS issued new interim guidance regarding the Inflation Reduction Act’s 1 percent excise tax owed on corporate stock repurchases or buybacks.
  • IRS Changes How Tax Pros Get Client Transcripts

    By:
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    Apr 9, 2024
    The IRS is changing the way in which it transmits tax transcripts for clients to tax professionals.
  • Senate Introduces Pandemic Aid Fraud Bill

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 9, 2024
    The numbers are staggering and, now, Congress is moving to provide more funding to recover billions of dollars lost to pandemic aid fraud.