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DOJ Wants to Shutter Florida Preparer

DOJ Wants to Shutter Florida Preparer

The Department of Justice wants to shut down a Florida tax preparer, who it alleges had errors in nearly two thirds of the returns examined. The agency seeks to bar...

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abilaThe California Society of CPAs was among nine organizations recently recognized for their implementation and use of Abila software. The Abila Excellence Award was presented to those organizations at the Austin, Texas-based company's Abila User and Developer Conference.

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Abila, which makes nonprofit accounting and association management software, has been acquired by Community Brands. Community Brands was form recently by combining Abila, Aptify and Your Membership into one company. Terms were not disclosed.

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John Clendening, who became CEO of Blucora a year ago, received $4.8 million in compensation for 2016. Recent SEC filings show most of that amount came from $2.5 million in stock awards and $1.4 million in option awards. Blucora is the parent of TaxAct and H.D. Vest and named new CEOs to those operations this year. Neither was a named executive for 2016, but are for 2017.

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AbilaAbila has selected five resellers as members of its 2017 President’s Circle. The Austin, Texas-based nonprofit software vendor honored the group at the Abila User and Developer Conference recently, including CPA firm Wiplfi.

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Michael Decker, AICPA The updated version of the Uniform CPA Examination was launched on April 1. The exam is described as providing an additional assessment of higher-order cognitive skills to test a candidate's critical thinking, problem solving and analytical ability. It also features greater use of task-based simulations to assess those skills.

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DOJ Wants to Shutter Florida Preparer

The Department of Justice wants to shut down a Florida tax preparer, who it alleges had errors in nearly two thirds of the returns examined. The agency seeks to bar...

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