Accounting and Tax

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The FASB's thankless job

The body responsible for setting accounting standards gets an unfair rap for establishing overbearing rules.  

Vanguard case tests whistleblower protection for corporate attorneys

The case involving a former lawyer who charges Vanguard with failure to pay federal tax could encourage other attorneys to reveal corporate secrets.

Capex may be understated: study

Companies may be making larger-than-reported capital expenditures, according to a new study.

Multinationals win OECD reassurance on transfer pricing

Information about their global operations that proposed new OECD rules would require companies to provide to tax authorities could not alone be used to disallow their transfer pricing.

Chamber of Commerce tells SEC to streamline corporate disclosures

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness recommends that the SEC focus on materiality and eliminate redundancy.

Insider transactions may not mean as much as investors think

A new study of initial public offerings contradicts the usual thinking about sales and purchases by insiders.

US multinationals may not be investing much abroad

A recent study shows cash "trapped" abroad is growing so fast that companies may find tax arbitrage more compelling than investment.

A quick fix for inversions after all?

President Obama may have a tool at his disposal for stopping companies from shifting their tax residence from the U.S. to tax havens through acquisitions.

No quick fix seen for inversions

Despite the rising drumbeat against acquisitions that shift companies' tax domicile away from the U.S., no action is likely in an election year.

More companies find themselves in SEC's financial reporting spotlight

The SEC's financial reporting and audit task force is gaining traction, according to a study by law firm Gibson Dunn.