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  • Protecting elderly from investor exploitation November 12, 2019 In October, the SEC held a roundtable to help raise awareness about exploitation against a particularly vulnerable group of investors — the elderly. Older investors tend to lose more money ...
  • How to measure the fair value of equity-based awards November 12, 2019 Cash-strapped start-ups and high growth firms often award stock options and other forms of equity-based compensation to attract and retain skilled employees. These awards can also provide incentives for employees ...
  • SEC finalizes “test-the-waters” option to all companies November 12, 2019 Has your company ever considered issuing public stock? To help encourage more companies to consider public offerings, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted a rule that would extend ...
  • U.S. v. Schwarzbaum – FBAR Penalties October 28, 2019 In U.S. v. Schwarzbaum, a federal district court recently rejected an individual’s claims that penalties assessed against him for failing to file multiple Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts ...
  • IRS lists new countries with nonresident alien interest reporting requirements October 28, 2019 In a recent revenue procedure, the IRS updated two lists of countries with which the United States has agreements that require payers to report certain deposit interest paid to nonresident ...
  • How Does TCJA Impact International Corporate Tax Rules? October 28, 2019 The Congressional Research Service recently issued a report that looks at how changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) to international corporate tax rules addressed ...
  • Simplifying the Rules for Reporting Income Taxes October 15, 2019 For years, businesses have complained that the guidance under Accounting Standards Codification Topic 740, Income Taxes, includes many mechanical rules and exceptions, making it challenging for investors to understand its ...
  • FASB Proposes Changes to Standard-Setting Approach October 15, 2019 The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has proposed a historic change to its philosophy for establishing effective dates for major new accounting standards. Outcry from constituents indicates that small public ...
  • New Exempt Status Income Threshold Impacts 401(k) Plan Costs October 7, 2019 If your 401(k) plan employer contribution formula for hourly employees includes overtime pay, your plan costs may increase next year — along with your overtime pay outlays. That’s because of ...
  • Risks of Front-Loading Deferrals on Your 401(k) October 7, 2019 Some 401(k) plan participants have been known to shoot themselves in the foot when taking aim at higher investment returns. Some of these individuals may not be open to advice ...