Utilizing Automatic 401(k) Enrollment

A common 401(k) problem that many companies face on an annual basis is failing the nondiscrimination test, which results in highly compensated employees ... read more >

2011 Property Tax Relief Announced for Pennsylvania Residents

On April 15, 2011, Pennsylvania Budget Secretary, Charles Zogby, certified that $776.2 million in gaming revenue will be available for relief of Pennsylvania ... read more >

Did You Get Your 2010 Tax Receipt?

Tax

By Ron Kramer

On April 15, Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) reintroduced “The Taxpayer Receipt Act,” (H.R. 1583), which would provide each American taxpayer ... read more >

It's Official: President Obama Finally Signs Form 1099 Repeal Legislation

Tax

By Ron Kramer

On April 14, President Obama signed the Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Replacement of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011 (HR 4). Congress ... read more >

The Fed's Dual Mandate: Time for a Change?

There appears to be an inherent tension within the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank’s (Fed) dual mandate of price stability and full employment. Some inflation ... read more >

President Obama Outlines His New Deficit-Reduction Plan

Tax

By Ron Kramer

In a speech today at George Washington University, President Obama outlined his plan to trim $4 trillion from the federal budget. Obama termed his budget ... read more >

Business Transaction Costs - The IRS Provides a Safe Harbor for Success-Based Fees

Tax

By Martin DiGiovine

On April 8, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2011-29, providing a safe harbor election for allocating success based fees ... read more >

Update on FASB's Exposure Draft for Disclosing Loss Contingencies

Audit

By Andrew DiLuciano

The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) proposed accounting standards update relating to loss contingencies has somewhat fallen off the ... read more >

IRS To Accept Tax Returns During a Government Shutdown

Tax

By Martin DiGiovine

In the event of a government shutdown on Friday, April 8, 2011, IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman has announced that the IRS will continue to accept ... read more >

The IASB and FASB Discussion Revenue Recognition...Again

IFRS

By Todd Lucas

The IASB and FASB met March 21 to 23, 2011 to further discuss joint projects that they are undertaking. The primarily focus of the meeting was to discuss ... read more >