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    IQ Tests, Traditional or Structured Interviews

    Article Do you know which method is best to gauge top candidates
    Published on January 28, 2011

    Linking Employee Performance, Compensation and Accounting Firm Performance

    Article In the past decade the Sarbanes Oxley Act enhanced demand for accounting services. Employees' performance may not have received the attention it warranted. In the current economic malaise and with the winding down of the Sarbanes-Oxley boom firms need to re-focus on incentives and the linkage between performance and rewards.
    Published on March 21, 2011

    R&D Tax Credits for Food and Beverage Companies

    Article Food manufacturers should look closely at the R&D tax credit even if, in the past, they did not believe their activities in developing new products or processes qualified as technological research.
    Published on September 30, 2013

    Statistical Sampling in Federal Tax Filings

    Article Numerous tax agencies—state, federal, and foreign—have published guidelines for taxpayer use of sampling for estimating values that are reported or claimed on tax returns.
    Published on September 30, 2012

    TIGTA Test Uncovers Significant Errors in Returns Prepared by Unenrolled, Unlicensed Preparers

    Article ...auditors posing as taxpayers paid to have individual tax returns prepared by 28 unenrolled, unlicensed tax preparers. TIGTA found significant errors in most of the returns prepared in the test
    Published on July 22, 2010

    What You Can Learn From Six Sigma

    Article Six Sigma has become more of a buzz word in both the corporate world and the service industry. While Six Sigma has been around for some time, especially in the manufacturing sector, this article divulges how Six Sigma concepts are now being used in business and industry and service organizations.
    Published on June 01, 2011

    IRS Releases Final Regulations and Interim Guidance on Medical Device Excise Tax

    Article Treasury published final regulations and additional interim guidance relating to the medical device excise tax.
    Published on February 28, 2013

    New Subpart F Regs. Address Manufacturing Exception and Branch Rules

    Article Treasury published final, temporary, and proposed regulations under Sec. 954 addressing the treatment of contract manufacturing arrangements and the branch rules applicable to foreign base company sales income (FBCSI), a type of subpart F income applicable to the sale of inventory.
    Published on January 28, 2011

    Using Statistical Sampling to Support the Sec. 199 Deduction

    Article As the Sec. 199 deduction percentages are phased in to the full 9% for tax years beginning in 2010, taxpayers will be faced with greater opportunities to maximize their Sec. 199 deductions and increase compliance risk.
    Published on January 28, 2011

    TIGTA Report Studies Assessment and Enforcement of Sec. 6694 Paid Preparer Penalties

    Article TIGTA studied how effective the IRS is in using the requirements and penalty regime that apply to tax preparers. The TIGTA study attempted to determine whether controls are in place to ensure that the IRS effectively enforces and applies penalties to paid preparers as required by Sec. 6694.
    Published on December 31, 2013

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