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Latest Articles

  • House Committee Can Get Trump Tax Returns, Supreme Court Rules

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Nov 23, 2022

    After a years-long legal battle, the U.S. House of Representatives will get to review six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered, denying the former president’s appeal to block their release.

  • SPACs May Be Affected by New 1% Excise Tax

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Nov 22, 2022
    Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) may soon be subject to a 1 percent excise tax,  which may affect how they are treated when it comes to an initial public offering (IPO).
  • Nonprofits Awarded NYS Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Include Three Based in NYC

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Nov 22, 2022
    New York state has announced its first batch of licenses for retail dispensaries of recreational cannabis, and the nonprofit recipients include three New York City-based organizations: Housing Works, The Doe Fund and LIFE Camp.
  • With Funding Increase, IRS Likely to Focus on Tax Evaders

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Nov 21, 2022
    The IRS, under incoming Commissioner David Werfel, will devote more than half of its $80 billion allocation under the Inflation Reduction Act to increased enforcement.
  • PCAOB Proposes New Quality Control Rules for Auditors

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Nov 21, 2022
    The Public Companies Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has issued a proposal to update its rules  governing auditing firms’ quality control (QC) systems.
  • IRS Advisory Counsel Releases Its Annual Report

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Nov 18, 2022
    The IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC) has issued its 2022 Public Report on new and continuing issues in tax administration.
  • New York City’s Shrinking Workforce Affects Agencies Disproportionately

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Nov 18, 2022
    New York City’s municipal workforce shrank by more than 19,000 jobs, leaving positions unfilled and agencies understaffed, according to a report by the Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC), Thomas DiNapoli.
  • Society Awards 2023: Call for Nominations

    By:
    Keith Lazarus, NYSSCPA Manager, Committees and Technical Resources
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    Nov 18, 2022
    Certified public accountants throughout New York state give generously of their free time to better their profession and to assist with community causes and projects in the public interest. The NYSSCPA recognizes these volunteer and professional commitments through an awards program designed to highlight outstanding service and to recognize professional development. Eight awards will be presented in 2023 to qualified CPAs who are Society members. All completed nomination packages should be emailed to Keith Lazarus by Jan. 31, 2023. 
  • Former Congressman Sees Potential Areas of Compromise on Tax Policy

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Nov 18, 2022
    While a Republican-controlled House of Representatives will probably subvert most of President Joe Biden’s tax agenda, there may be some areas of compromise.
  • Conference Speaker Addresses the State of the Administrative State in Reviewing SEC Regulatory Environment

    By:
    S.J. Steinhardt
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    Nov 18, 2022
    The assault on the administrative state was the underlying theme of Richard Marshall’s presentation, “U.S. Regulatory Update,” at the Foundation for Accounting Education's Alternative Investment Fund Conference on Nov. 17.