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Tax Bill 2017

Ahead of tax season, accountants are scrambling to understand the new law

by Marielle Segarra Dec 21, 2018
It's been a year since Congress passed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul. And there is still a lot accountants and lawyers don't understand about it.
Accountants are putting in long hours in order to understand the tax bill that was signed into law Dec. 22, 2017.
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How forensic accountants help bring down white-collar criminals and drug kingpins

by Marielle Segarra Sep 14, 2018
A forensic accountant gave key testimony in the first trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman.
Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after being charged Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
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Author Caitlin Rosenthal on the role of slavery in the history of business

by Kimberly Adams Aug 14, 2018
Caitlin Rosenthal, author of "Accounting for Slavery," discusses the role slavery plays in the history of business.
Stereograph Cards Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

The disturbing parallels between modern accounting and the business of slavery

by Kimberly Adams Aug 14, 2018
How slaveholders used modern management techniques
A group of women and children, presumably slaves, sit and stand around the doorway of a rough wooden cabin, Southern United States, mid 19th Century. One girl reads a book to the group of sitting children.
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It's time to get your financial life in order

by Paulina Velasco Apr 20, 2018
Tax season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about your finances. That’s one conclusion from John Schwartz of the New York Times, who decided that after many decades of keeping his nose to the grind…

Why accountants can't wait for the new tax bill

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Oct 30, 2017
Once it's released their real work begins: hunting for new loopholes.
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What the "Spinal Tap" lawsuit means for Hollywood

by Adriene Hill and Maria Hollenhorst Apr 26, 2017
The creators of the beloved mockumentary are taking on Hollywood accounting practices in a $400 million lawsuit.
Members of Spinal Tap, from left, David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel pose for photographers at a showing in 2000.
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