Tax & Accounting Blog

Are Accountants Keeping Pace with Today’s Consumer?

Are Accountants Keeping Pace with Today’s Consumer?

Almost overnight, mobile devices, the cloud and social media have created massive changes in consumer behavior and expectations. With the surge of user-friendly conveniences like Amazon® same-day delivery, Apple Pay™ and Uber, there is no question that today’s consumers are constantly connected, community-oriented, and design-conscious—not to mention impatient. Not only do these consumer behaviors describe … Read More

Good News, Bad News for Pakistan Fuel Consumers

Good News, Bad News for Pakistan Fuel Consumers

For Pakistan’s fuel consumers the Federal Board of Revenue’s recent actions are a case of good news, bad news. That is because while worldwide oil prices continue to fall, Pakistan has been ramping up its fuel tax rates, first in July, then again in August, September, and October. During that time – between July 1st and October … Read More

Rough Ride for Uber in the Low Countries

Rough Ride for Uber in the Low Countries

The third quarter of 2015 was a tumultuous one in Belgium and the Netherlands for Uber Technologies, Inc. The Netherlands On September 29 2015, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment’s Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (Dutch:  Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport) announced that Uber offices in Amsterdam had … Read More

An Email Autopsy: The Dissection of a Horrible Spam Email

An Email Autopsy: The Dissection of a Horrible Spam Email

I’ve always been fascinated by spammers who send unsolicited emails to marketing professionals. Don’t they know that we have high standards? That we will pick apart any and all errors, beginning with being sent an email that we didn’t subscribe to? I call this instant, once-over examination – where I mentally analyze and dissect every fallacy and gaffe … Read More