NEWS

Rise in US accounting salaries accelerates

Starting salaries for U.S. accounting professionals are expected to rise between 4.0% and 5.3% in the coming year, according to a new salary guide from staffing services provider Robert Half.

FASB releases proposed 2016 GAAP taxonomy

The proposed taxonomy contains updates for accounting standards and other recommended improvements to the official taxonomy, which is used by public issuers registered with the SEC.

PCC gets new chair, three new members

Candace Wright, who serves as a director with Louisiana CPA firm Postlethwaite & Netterville, was appointed as chair of the Private Company Council (PCC).

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TAX NEWS

Return due dates changed in highway funding bill

The federal highway funding extension bill signed into law on July 31 contains several tax provisions, including changing the due dates for partnership, S corporation, and corporate tax returns.

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Belicia Cespedes: A CPA at 17

Through hard work and determination, Belicia Cespedes earned the credential before she was even eligible to vote.