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Apple’s €13 billion Irish back-tax bill reverberates around the world – Apple and Ireland to appeal; U.S. denounces decision

Apple’s €13 billion Irish back-tax bill reverberates around the world – Apple and Ireland to appeal; U.S. denounces decision

Let the tax wars begin! A little too dramatic? Perhaps, but maybe not. The significance of the European Commission's decision effectively imposing a €13 billion (yes, €13 billion!) Irish back-tax bill on Apple should not be underestimated. While it may take a little time for the consequences to be fully worked through, the decision raises … Read More

Romania Issues Guidance on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information

Romania Issues Guidance on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information

On August 24, 2016, Romania’s Ministry of Public Finance issued guidance (Order No. 1939/2016) on automatic exchange of financial account information (AEOI) under the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regime and OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Financial institutions in Romania have to begin reporting FATCA information by August 31, 2016, and … Read More

Four Types of Stories That Will Help You Earn More Business

Four Types of Stories That Will Help You Earn More Business

The title on this blog post was originally “Four Stories That Will Help You Sell More Services”. Do accountants, attorneys, payroll providers and bankers sell services? It sounds so tawdry. Ask any of your peers if they sell services and their unfiltered, off-the-cuff response will likely be “no” – until they think about it, and … Read More

Why Stories Will Help You Sell More Tax & Accounting Services

Why Stories Will Help You Sell More Tax & Accounting Services

Once upon a time, there was a CPA Firm that desperately wanted to grow. It was a good accounting firm, following the rules and regulations set forth by the regulatory agencies, providing quality client service and hiring only the best and brightest talent. It was a relatively young firm, but it dreamed of being recognized … Read More