Below please find daily updates pertaining to the latest in financial, business, and tax news:

TIGTA Finds Flaw in IRS Collection Efforts for Unpaid Taxes

Mon Sep 29 14:44:39 PDT 2014

In a report released on Monday, the IRS watchdog found that the tax agency may not be completing the required research steps in collecting delinquent taxes before considering the cases ?not collectible.?...

Internal Complexity Top Challenge CFOs Are Facing: Report

Mon Sep 29 11:48:05 PDT 2014

According to a new Accenture study, dealing with legacy systems and environments, managing the complex needs of all stakeholders, new and complex business risks, and supporting increasingly complex operating models were the top four issues cited by CFOs....

How to Handle Start-Up Costs

Mon Sep 29 10:20:43 PDT 2014

The school year is off and running?have your start-up clients launched as well? It may make a big difference in tax status. Know the rules, phase-outs, and timing?and the limits for 2014....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: GOP Mum on Tax Cuts This Election Season

Mon Sep 29 09:29:45 PDT 2014

The menu for Sept. 29 features specials on EY?s fiscal-year revenue up 6 percent, EU criticizes Apple?s tax deals in Ireland, banks cash in on tax trade, Boehner says tax reform ?doable? in next two years, and more....

The 8 Questions to Picking a Niche

Mon Sep 29 04:19:59 PDT 2014

If you're choosing a one-size-fits all approach to growing your accounting firm, it could mean that you're missing out on a valuable, and potentially lucrative, opportunity to develop a niche....

Editor's Picks: Hiring Trends; Comedy Accounting; Practice Hacks; Guide to Failure

Fri Sep 26 10:22:44 PDT 2014

Start the fall season right with our links. (Or spring, if you're one of our Southern Hemisphere readers.) ...

Time to Think About College Funding

Fri Sep 26 09:43:50 PDT 2014

Now is the time for accountants to think about 529 plans. The start of the school year means education is on the minds of all clients with children, and tax prep season is around the corner. There are financial implications you may not be aware of....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: Kansas Is Recouping Lost Taxes Through Sex Toy Auction

Fri Sep 26 09:28:48 PDT 2014

The menu for Sept. 26 features specials on IRS needs to better handle complaints against tax preparers, P&G and Hasbro targets of Mexico tax probe, Brady to challenge Ryan for Ways and Means gavel, and more....

How to Get Referrals from Friends

Fri Sep 26 04:28:54 PDT 2014

You don't want to work with friends?that's a recipe for ruining the relationship. But that doesn't mean you can't get referrals from friends. As with all referral scenarios, keep it low-key....

The 7 Secrets to Creating an E-Newsletter

Thu Sep 25 10:10:32 PDT 2014

Fill your clients' inboxes with fun tips and advice all year round with an e-newsletter. These publications are also a great way to inform your clients of all the services you can offer....

Why Microsoft Must Launch Cortana For iOS and Android

Mon Sep 29 18:17:02 PDT 2014

Launching Cortana for iOS and Android could help Microsoft finally open an aggressive assault against Google?s sprawling ecosystem....

Now There's Something You Can Do About Your Hatred of Facebook

Mon Sep 29 18:07:02 PDT 2014

An alternative social network is gaining users. Should Facebook worry?...

Amazon.com Is 20 Years Old, but Still an Infant

Mon Sep 29 17:01:37 PDT 2014

Even though Amazon.com was founded over two decades ago, the scale of its potential remains so breathtaking that one would be excused for concluding that the company is still in its infancy....

T-Mobile Passes the Torch for Worst Nationwide Network

Mon Sep 29 16:48:02 PDT 2014

T-Mobile's aggressive LTE expansion has paid off, pushing Sprint to the back of the pack....

3 Reasons Kinder Morgan Inc. Shares Could Soar

Mon Sep 29 16:44:16 PDT 2014

Why America's largest pipeline company may have its best growth days ahead of it, with the potential for market-crushing returns for decades to come....

Top Franchises: Investing in Darden Restaurants

Mon Sep 29 16:37:02 PDT 2014

Darden Restaurants wants to be a top franchise company, but growing its franchise business will take time....

Why Ford Motor Company Tanked Nearly 8%, and Why It Doesn't Matter

Mon Sep 29 16:21:50 PDT 2014

Ford Motor Company investors are surely tired of the stock price selling off this year during negative announcements and not budging during positive catalysts. However, it ultimately doesn't matter if the company executes in 2015....

Is Under Armour, Inc. or Skechers USA, Inc. a Better Stock to Buy?

Mon Sep 29 16:00:02 PDT 2014

The two are competitors in sports apparel, but which stock is the best buy?...

Are Americans Really About to Say Goodbye to This Detroit Automaker Again?

Mon Sep 29 15:33:02 PDT 2014

In a way, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is saying goodbye, but it's far different from Chrysler's bankruptcy amid the Great Recession....

Why SunEdison Is an Activist Investor Target

Mon Sep 29 15:32:02 PDT 2014

Not every activist investor is good for a company, but SunEdison has been a huge success story....

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