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The Federal Trade Commission has charged the publisher of hundreds of purported online academic journals with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
The FTC’s complaint alleges that OMICS Group, Inc., along with two affiliated companies and their president and director, Srinubabu Gedela, claim that their journals follow rigorous peer-review practices and have editorial boards made up of prominent academics. In reality, many articles are published with little to no peer review and numerous individuals represented to be editors have not agreed to be affiliated with the journals.
Senate Finance Committee Reduction in Retirement Savings of Public Education and Government Employees
I have been focused this past week on understanding the impact and implementation of the House Ways & Means and Senate Finance Committee proposals on U.S. businesses foreign source income. Two proposals that interest me are the ones aimed at transfer pricing, being (1) the minimum deemed distribution of a foreign subsidiary’s earnings above a statutorily defined return on tangible capital and (2) the 20% excise tax on payment to foreign related corporations.
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We are aware that many tax professionals are concerned about the pace of change in the industry. There is a growing inter-dependence between tax and technology that may soon mean one cannot be considered without the other. New regulatory initiatives, like BEPS, already assume this.
Gartner research reveals that the top reasons for lack of satisfaction with technology do not relate to technology itself.
Our own investigations agree. It is clear that business understanding of the technology’s purpose is the biggest factor in realizing value.
Okay, that’s great! But what does it really mean? And especially if we want to go beyond automating a few manual processes or replacing a few spreadsheets? Read more
Since 1988, the High Tech Tax Institute has hosted a two-day conference where speakers and attendees come from around the world to experience this tax professionals event of the year. Don’t miss out on this learning and networking opportunity as it is sure to be an invaluable tax experience!
This year, the High Tech Tax Institute starts on November 13, 2017 and wraps up on November 14, 2017.
The SJSU MST Program manages and co-sponsors three annual tax conferences. Our hallmark High Tech Tax Institute, started in 1988, is a two-day conference held each November. Speakers and attendees come from around the world. Leading edge topics relevant to high tech companies and their tax professionals are addressed by nationally and internationally recognized practitioners and government representatives who have practical experience of implementation. The learning and networking opportunities makes the annual TEI-SJSU High Tech Tax Institute an invaluable educational tax experience for accountants, attorneys, and corporate representatives who serve high technology businesses.
33rd Annual TEI-SJSU High Tech Tax Institute – November 13 & 14, 2017
Reimbursing employees for education expenses can both strengthen the capabilities of your staff and help you retain them. In addition, you and your employees may be able to save valuable tax dollars. But you have to follow IRS rules. Here are a couple of options for maximizing tax savings.
An Employee Fringe Benefit
Qualifying reimbursements and direct payments of job-related education costs are excludable from employees’ wages as working condition fringe benefits. This means employees don’t have to pay tax on them. Plus, you can deduct these costs as employee education expenses (as opposed to wages), and you don’t have to withhold income tax or withhold or pay payroll taxes on them.
The purpose of the borrower defense regulation is to protect student loan borrowers from misleading, deceitful, and predatory practices of, and failures to fulfill contractual promises by, institutions participating in the Department’s student aid programs.
This article explains the nature of the Lifetime Learning Credit (LTC), eligibility, qualifying expenses, the amount and limitations, and how to report them on form 1040 and supporting schedules. (Click here to read the first article.)
This is your last chance to register for the Biggest Transfer Pricing Summit of the year. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to learn from top tax leaders of the industry. This summit is highly recommended to those in order to help you advance in your career.