AICPA fires back!

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The AICPA takes issue with Charles Rettig, IRS Commissioner, for penalizing taxpayers and businesses when the IRS is failing to process returns on time. Questions: Who is the Congressional member who entered the AICPA letter into the Congressional Record, regarding this issue? What is the aggregate backlog of mail at the IRS? Why isn’t the… Read more »

Next Time Wear a Cold Water Wetsuit

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According to CBS, Sacramento, a fleeing Ponzi scheme suspect is now in custody after a daring escape on a submersible scooter from FBI agents. Questions Who is the subject and what is alleged? Where did this take place? How long had the subject been under FBI surveillance? What is the sentence that the subject faces?… Read more »

Remote Work has Consequences for Taxes

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According to the New York Times, if you decided to ride out the pandemic at your out-of-state vacation house or with your parents in the suburbs, you may be in for an unpleasant reality: a hefty tax bill. Questions: What are the rules if you work in one state and live in another? Is there… Read more »

What’s Redlining?

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According to the Washington Post, there is a legacy of systemic racism that our government created and in many ways still isn’t doing enough to eradicate. Questions Based on the article, how would you briefly explain redlining? By what percentage are equivalent Black homes in neighborhoods similar to white neighborhoods undervalued? What is the key… Read more »

SEC loosens independence rules

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According to Accounting Today, the SEC loosened independence rules as part of a deregulatory push in recent years. Questions: According to the article, what will the amendments to Rule 2-01 of Regulation SX do? How do the new and old rules vary on the following situation: An auditor is with a firm that audits a… Read more »

PwC faces $40 M lawsuit from Botswana supermarket

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According to Accounting Today, two senior executives at Botswana supermarket chain, Choppies Enterprises Ltd., are suing former auditors PwC for 653 million rand ($40 million) for not signing off on the company’s 2018 accounts, leading to a share price collapse. Questions: What are the actual allegations? How much did Choppies shares lose between September 2018… Read more »

Did you really get a good deal on Amazon Prime Day?

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Amazon’s extravaganza sale, Prime Day, is frequented by people who pay  annual or monthly fees to be specially treated with more ways to spend. But is this once a year event about really saving money or just being manipulated via behavioral finance? Questions: According to the article, what is behavioral finance? According to the article,… Read more »

Landmark Copyright Case

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According to the Washington Post, Supreme Court justices pressed Google to explain why its use of software code to develop its Android mobile operating system didn’t amount to theft, in a closely watched case that could determine how copyright law applies to software. Questions: What is Google’s argument? Who challenged Google’s assertion and what was… Read more »

Honest Valuation

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According to the New York Times, Honest Company hired Morgan Stanley and Jefferies to run a sale process, with the hopes of valuing the company at more than $1 billion. Questions: What type of business is Honest Company? Why do they say in the article that the valuation the Honest Company will be a test of its turnaround? What does… Read more »

Google and New Mexico

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According to the New York Times, a federal lawsuit against Google for violation of child online privacy was dismissed. Questions: Why was the lawsuit dismissed? What Act did New Mexico fail to prove violation by Google? What was the issue that brought the case to course? Source:https://youtu.be/vFC6sjVVst0 Wakabayashi, D. (2020). New Mexico’s privacy lawsuit against… Read more »