Past Layoffs Could Provide Tax Refund
A recent court ruling suggests that companies may be able to recover FICA taxes linked to severance pay. But to take full advantage of the first refund year, they'll have to file before April 15.
SEC to CFOs: More Repo Disclosure
In its latest "Dear CFO" letter, the SEC is seeking more information on why some repurchase agreements are being booked as sales.
Don’t Panic: Health-Care Hit Is Minimal
The health-reform law is forcing companies to take large earnings charges related to retiree drug benefits. But the charges mean little in terms of company valuations, say analysts.
Ahead of the Accounting Curve, Too
Technology giant Apple has benefited from its early adoption of new revenue-recognition rules. But for other companies, the rules could present some challenges.
Goodwill Impairment: Open to Interpretation, Again
Companies and auditors are clamoring for clarification about measuring goodwill impairment.
Your Loss Is Your Gain
Uncle Sam has extended the time frame for loss carrybacks. Should you take advantage?
Bank CFOs describe how they've weathered the storm, dealt with TARP, and learned many invaluable lessons.
SEC on IFRS: Not So Fast
The SEC gives everyone more time for a possible transition from U.S. GAAP to international reporting standards.
Hot Topic: Climate-Change Disclosure
The SEC's controversial guidance on disclosing climate-change risks could generate heat as well as light.
A Tax Victory for Multinationals
The White House drops its proposed reform of "check-the-box" tax rules. Will it pick it up again?
CFOs Head to the IASB
Finance chiefs from Hannover Re and FirstRand Banking are joining the standard-setting board.