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  • 11/22/04 7:08 am CST

    Businesses should start planning now to take advantage of provisions in the 2004 tax act, as well as opportunities that stem from tax law changes made in 2003, says Grant Thornton LLP.

    Businesses should start planning now to take advantage of provisions in the 2004 tax act, as well as opportunities that stem from tax law changes made in 2003, says Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. “Recent changes in the law have made tax planning more challenging than ever,” says Mel Schwarz, legislative affairs directormore...
  • 11/15/04 7:08 am CST

    Awareness of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 had surged in the not-for-profit industry over the past year. According to the second annual Grant Thornton LLP Board Governance Survey for Not-for-Profit Organizations, 83 percent of survey respondents say they are “very” or “somewhat” familiar with the act, compared to 56 percent in the 2003.

    Only 26 percent report having a whistle-blower policy in place

    Awareness of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 had surged in the not-for-profit industry over the past year. According to the second annual Grant Thornton LLP Board Governance Survey for Not-for-Profit Organizations, 83 percent of survey respondents say they are “very” or “somewhat” familiar with the act, compared to 56 percent in the 2003. The survey, which includes responses from more than 700 not-for-profit entities, also foundmore...
  • 11/2/04 7:08 am CST
    While there is still general optimism about the U.S. economic environment overall, automotive aftermarket executives are less confident today than six months ago, reports the Automotive Aftermarket Survey: Building momentum in 2004, conducted by Grant Thornton LLP and SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association. According to the survey, 59 percent of respondents expect the U.S. economy to improve in the coming year, a slightmore...
  • 10/25/04 7:08 am CDT
    While mega-bank mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have been predominate in the media, community-based financial institutions are very active in M&A as well, with more than 180 transactions from July 2003 to August 2004, according to Grant Thornton LLP’s Currency (96.7 KB) newsletter. “While not the same scope and scale as mega-bank transactions, community banks are making M&A deals that are significant to their marketplacesmore...
  • 10/11/04 7:08 am CDT

    Congress has passed the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, the fourth major tax act in as many years.

    Congress has passed the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, the fourth major tax act in as many years. Originally intended to repeal the Foreign Sales Corporation/Extraterritorial Income regime of export subsidies, which was ruled illegal by the World Trade Organization, the final legislation contains approximately $130 billion of tax changes for businesses and individuals. The President is expected to sign the legislation. Grantmore...
  • 10/4/04 7:08 am CDT

    Grant Thornton LLP, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Age of Transparency Web portal.

    Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Age of Transparency Web portal. The AgeofTransparency.com, which officially launches today, will provide moderated discussion forums for exploring varied facets of transparency. As a portal, the site will be a point of entry for anyone wishing tomore...
  • 10/1/04 7:08 am CDT

    Helping customers be more successful is no longer a differentiating factor for companies. It is now expected, according to Grant Thornton LLP's CEO Views newsletter.

    Helping customers be more successful is no longer a differentiating factor for companies. It is now expected, according to Grant Thornton LLP’s CEO Views newsletter. “The traditional “boundaries” between companies and their customers are slowly but surely disappearing. Suppliers and customers are now part of an extended enterprise,” says Nitin Bhatt, business advisory services senior manager with Grant Thornton’s Los Angeles officemore...
  • 9/28/04 7:08 am CDT

    Yesterday, the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a voluntary program allowing registrants to file supplemental financial information using Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).

    Yesterday, the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a voluntary program allowing registrants to file supplemental financial information using Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). This voluntary program would enable the SEC to evaluate the benefits of XBRL-tagged filing with the 2004 year-end reporting season. XBRL is a royalty-free, open specification for software that uses XML data tags to describe financialmore...
  • 9/27/04 7:08 am CDT

    Grant Thornton LLP, announced today their national sponsorship of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

    Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations, announced today their national sponsorship of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). “Grant Thornton is honored to support ACG and its strategic efforts to increase revenues, profits and, ultimately, stakeholder value for members,” says Ed Russ, Grant Thornton chief marketing officer.more...
  • 8/24/04 7:08 am CDT

    The majority of U.S. senior financial executives are in support of stock option expensing, reports a survey recently conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations, with more than three-quarters of respondents saying they agree with such measures.

    Nearly three-quarters of respondents says that greater transparency is needed in financial reporting; more than half do not think accounting firms should do both the audit and assist with documentation of internal controls.

    The majority of U.S. senior financial executives are in support of stock option expensing, reports a survey recently conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations, with more than three-quarters of respondents saying they agree with such measures. “By expensing stock options, you'll improve the reporting of truemore...
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