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Latest Articles

  • 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.
  • TIGTA Uncovers $3.5 Billion Pandemic Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 26, 2024
  • Bipartisan Legislation Would Simplify IRS Math Error Notices

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 26, 2024
    Two senators, Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), have introduced legislation aimed at making math error notices from the IRS easier to understand.
  • Senate Bill Targets Tax Avoidance Strategy Known as 'Buy, Borrow, Die'

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 25, 2024
    In November, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), chair of the Senate Finance Committee,  introduced the Billionaires Income Tax Act, legislation to combat an estate planning strategy known as "buy, borrow, die," and ensure that billionaires start paying their fair share in taxes.
  • Accountants Share Some of Their Clients’ Odd Notions About Taxes

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 25, 2024
    Clients have some strange misconceptions about taxes, and Accounting Today asked practitioners what some of them have been this past tax season.
  • FTC Bans Noncompete Agreements; Business Interests Plan to Challenge Rule in Court

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Apr 24, 2024

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted on April 23 to ban noncompete agreements for most workers across the country. The final noncompete rule makes it illegal for employers to include such agreements in employment contracts and requires those employers with active noncompete agreements to inform their workers that these agreements are no longer valid.

  • Two Experienced CPAs Advise Firms to Ease into AI Adoption

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Apr 23, 2024
    Two accomplished CPAs urged small to midsize firms to be cautious and strategic when adopting artificial intelligence (AI) tools.
  • TIGTA: IRS Can Improve Civil Enforcement of 'Ghost Employer' Cases

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 22, 2024
    The IRS's Criminal Investigation (CI) unit has been successful in identifying tax evasion by "ghost employers," but the agency can still improve its civil enforcement efforts, according to a report issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
  • IRS Issues Draft Form For Reporting Digital Asset Transactions

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Apr 22, 2024
    The IRS has issued its draft Form 1099-DA, a new tax form that cryptocurrency brokers will begin to use next year to report digital asset transactions.
  • Regulatory Roundup: April 16-22

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
    |
    Apr 22, 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.