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Bets on the top-performing retailer this holiday don't favor the storied haute couture companies — not Chanel with its $4,500 handbags, nor Neiman Marcus and its $150,000 bespoke falconry set.


LESS than a year ago, people were worried about a variety of tax increases in 2013, from income and investment taxes going up to the exemption on estate and gift taxes going down. This year, without any last-minute negotiation around major tax policy, people are far less focused on taxes, and that has accountants and tax lawyers worried.


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Practice group of Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory firm, has released its Top 10 Tax Planning Tips for Legally Married Same-Sex Couples. The guide provides a preliminary roadmap for same-sex married couples in the first year they will file taxes since the federal government officially recognized same-sex marriage for tax purposes.


Joseph Perry, Firmwide Partner-in-Charge of Tax & Business Services, discussed tax rate changes and the surprise that businesses and individuals are in for when they file their 2013 tax returns on Fox Business’ The Willis Report.


Top 100 Firm Marcum LLP’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Practice has released a list of top tax planning tips for married same-sex couples to help guide them on what they will need to file taxes since the federal government officially recognized same-sex marriage for tax purposes.


Costco Wholesale Corp. and Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Inc. were among a handful of retailers that posted weak sales in November on Thursday.


Marcum LLP has released the 2013 Marcum Year-End Tax Guide. The annual guide provides a roadmap regarding major changes in tax law during the year and important planning opportunities for businesses and individuals in the remaining weeks of 2013 and going forward into 2014.


Despite retailers offering Thanksgiving hours and more online sales, Americans still nervous about the economy spent less this long weekend than they did last year, according to preliminary estimates.


Heavy discounting took a toll on U.S. retail sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers spent almost 3 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group.


Beneath the bipartisan push by key lawmakers to revise and simplify the U.S. tax code lies a simmering debate over whether to equalize top corporate and individual rates.


Six Philadelphia companies in four industry sectors were named winners at the inaugural Marcum Innovator of the Year Awards last Thursday, November 14. The awards honored the contribution of innovation to the Philadelphia area economy and the companies behind the ingenuity. Winners included:


2013 has been a year of historic change for the LGBT community. The landmark Supreme Court decision in U. S. v. Windsor, decided on June 26, 2013, held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (defining marriage for federal purposes as being between a man and a woman) violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution and is therefore unconstitutional.


Investors in the LGBT community are more optimistic about the economic outlook and their personal finances than other Americans, according to a special edition of UBS Investor Watch.


Connecticut has its share of tech giants, like Priceline.com and TicketNetwork. But it's increasingly up against stiff competition from other states to grow and retain technology companies.


The higher tax rates passed by Congress this year have some top U.S. earners seeking last-minute strategies to lower their tax bite as year-end calculations turn up unpleasant surprises.


The following are upcoming air dates/times:

Sunday, November 10th , from 3:00-4:00 pm on WCHE/1520AM


What advice would you give to female college students about the opportunities for women in the accounting profession?


What exactly is a good fit when it comes to partnership? While some industry standards, like CPA certification requirements, have remained intact, the role of partner within public accounting firms has shifted, placing new emphasis on leadership and entrepreneurial prowess in light of a relatively futile economic climate.


Based in Melville, Wiener oversees the national alternative investment industry group’s day-to-day operations, including practice development, client service, strategic planning, department administration and the setting of policies and procedures.


It may be the Halloween season, but there’s nothing scary about the situation in New Jersey for same-sex couples ready to take advantage of tax, estate, and social security benefits following the state Supreme Court lifting of the marriage ban.


"We're seeing more Microcap transactional business than we've seen in five years," David Bukzin, Partner at Marcum tells Private Equity Strategies, in a conversation about Microcap companies. "We're seeing that activity across all types of transactions, IPOs, SPACs." Bukzin works with a number of Microcap companies and private equity firms as an accountant for Marcum.


Innovation is defined as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulate needs, or existing market needs. That’s what Wikipedia says. When looking at businesses, innovation is really taking an idea or thought about how to improve a process, product, way of life or otherwise make things better than they are today, while achieving profitability and sustaining growth.


As the summer comes to a close, we can look back at some stalled 2013 tax proposals that just might be a sign of things to come. Earlier this year, Senator Carl Levin introduced legislation entitled as the Cut Unjustified Tax Loopholes Act (S. 268, introduced on 11 February 2013; also known as the CUT Loopholes Act).  This ominous sounding legislation includes many provisions designed to make investment managers and their investors less wealthy or perhaps poorer depending on your view of the glass as either half full or half empty.


Marcum LLP has announced that Edward J. Reitmeyer has joined the firm as a Partner in its Philadelphia Tax & Business Services Department. A real estate tax expert, Mr. Reitmeyer will co-lead Marcum's Real Estate Services Practice group in Pennsylvania.


Launched in 2000, the Top 50 program recognizes the Island’s top women professionals in business, education, government and the not-for-profit fields for their business acumen, mentoring and community involvement.


Brian Sackstein, CPA is a director in Marcum LLP's Melville office specializing in the healthcare and not-for-profit services practice for the New York metropolitan area.


Legislatures rarely enact laws proactively to prevent problems. While the reasons may vary, they tend to instead react to significant events or scandals. For example, in Connecticut, the mass shooting of children and teachers in a Newtown elementary school last December spawned stringent firearms regulations. Allegations that former Connecticut governor John Rowland accepted gifts and favors from state employees and private contractors led to changes in state contracting, ethics, and campaign finance laws.


Phillip Wilson has assumed the role of partner-in-charge at Marcum LLP’s Southern California market. He will be based in the firm’s Irvine office where he will also oversee all client services and operations in the Los Angeles office.


Since I wrote a recent explainer about government subsidies for self-employed individuals who purchase health coverage through the Obamacare insurance marketplaces, many readers have followed up with tax-related questions. (In a nutshell, the Affordable Care Act subsidies I described are available to individuals making up to about $45,000 annually and four-person households bringing in about $94,000.) Here are a few answers on how self-employed individuals’ taxes will be affected.


There has been no shortage of media coverage on this year's higher tax rates and new taxes, but accountants expect many of their clients to still be surprised when the bill comes due next April.


More than three months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, same-sex married couples face some significant changes in the rules involving tax-deferred retirement accounts.


With fewer tax-cut expirations on the horizon, there's less uncertainty. High-wage earners are facing higher taxes.


South Florida accountants said the federal government shutdown is affecting the ability to resolve some matters with the IRS.


Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has made many changes to the rules for deducting medical expenses. Several provisions that go into effect this year will impact the way many people fund their medical care.


Norwalk-based Datto Inc. took top honors at the 2013 Marcum Tech Top 40 Awards recently, named the fastest-growing technology company in Connecticut.


The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, defined marriage as between a man and a woman, which meant married same-sex couples had to file their taxes individually. But the Supreme Court's summer ruling overturned that law. Now these couples are not only able to file as married going forward, but they have the option of amending their tax returns for the past three years if it would benefit them.


Norwalk-based technology company Datto has topped the Marcum Top Tech 40, an annual award recognizing Connecticut's most rapidly growing companies.


A Norwalk provider of data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity services was honored Thursday as the fastest growing tech company in the annual Marcum Tech Top 40.


Kat Morgan will check a "married" box on her federal tax return next year for the first time since her 2009 wedding, now that the Internal Revenue Service will recognize same-sex marriages no matter where couples live.


David Glusman, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Philadelphia Office, interviewed in NBC10 Segment "Tax Implications for Same-Sex Married Couples in Pennsylvania."


Many taxpayers are aware of the existence of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit, but are not fully versed in its scope. In fact, there are many businesses eligible for the R&D tax credit that do not take advantage of this valuable incentive.


Maybe the Great Recession wasn’t all bad: Major losses related to the economic downturn are helping some companies reduce or even eliminate current tax burdens.


Frank Rudewicz, of Marcum LLP, will conduct an independent investigation of Police Chief Jeff Jaran's behavior at the Squealing Pig, the board of selectmen decided Wednesday. Rudewicz is experienced in police department investigations – in at least two cases, police chiefs resigned following his reports.


The Connecticut Society of CPAs announced the 2013 "New and Young Professionals to Watch," three emerging leaders age 35 or younger who have differentiated themselves in the accounting profession.


By most accounts, the long-awaited IRS federal tax ruling recognizing same-sex marriages, regardless of state residency—in effect, upholding “state of celebration”—won high praise last week from a wide class of LGBT accountants, lawyers and finance planners.


Marcum LLP has named Timothy R. Larson as partner-in-charge (PIC) of the firm’s New York Tax Department and Brett McGrath partner-in-charge (PIC) of the firm’s Connecticut Tax Department, both effective immediately.


Last week, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on the individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with few changes to the provisions of the proposed regulations.


This is not a complicated case.Not exactly the opening sentence you expect to hear from a federal judge. But after you read the 16-page decision by Judge Timothy S. Black of the U.S. District Court for the Southern district of Ohio, it's hard not to agree with him.


It's now official: same-sex married couples across the country are allowed to check one of the "married" boxes on their federal tax returns, even if their own state doesn't recognize their union.


When same-sex couples marry, their financial future is often on equal footing with their desire to publicly and joyously declare their love as a motivating factor.


All same-sex couples who are legally married will be recognized as such for federal tax purposes, even if the state where they live does not recognize their union, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.


The Internal Revenue Service's decision Thursday to recognize same-sex married couples for tax-filing purposes, regardless of where they live, places more pressure on the Social Security Administration to adopt a similar policy.


As many graduates continue to struggle to find employment, those departing college with an accounting degree are finding opportunities aplenty.


J.C. Penney reported its second-quarter results today, and the biggest takeaway was that it's essentially hitting the undo button on former CEO Ron Johnson's tenure.


Proceed with care. That's what bankers, accountants and wealth managers are telling same-sex couples considering financial changes because of the Supreme Court's rejection of a federal law denying them benefits.


As companies become increasingly attuned to the vulnerability of their computer systems to cyberattacks, many may be overlooking a more obvious hole in their protections: The front door.


CNNMoney hosted a Facebook chat last week where three experts in constitutional law, financial planning and taxes answered questions about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Defense of Marriage Act, which previously defined marriage as between a man and a woman.


Northport Physical Therapy chief Heather Williams successfully defended her title of Top Dog at last week’s Marcum Workplace Challenge, finishing the 3.5-mile race in 21 minutes 33 seconds and ahead of 34 other top executives in the class.


If all goes well, we'll never hear much about Rupert and Wendi Murdoch's divorce. The News Corporation chief executive and his wife will reach a settlement out of court for his third and her second divorce. If talks break down and the divorce goes to trial, however, we could be in for a round of sensational stories.


By its very nature, the audit function has to be somewhat conservative and backward-looking -- but that doesn't mean it's immune to change.


A record number of runners and walkers turned out for last week’s Marcum Workplace Challenge. The weather was pleasant for the 8,400 participants – from 211 companies, organizations and government agencies – who registered for the 3.5-mile race at Jones Beach State Park. Total attendance topped 10,000.


Many contractors wonder why the amount of net income on their financial statements differs from the amount of taxable income on their tax returns. Simply stated, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows different methods of accounting for construction contracts for income tax reporting purposes, as opposed to financial statements that usually are required to be based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).


On Tuesday, the Marcum Workplace Challenge was held at Jones Beach.  Featuring hundreds of Long Island businesses, executives and employees, the Challenge is a major event for Long Island’s business community and an otherwise enjoyable day for co-workers, colleagues and friends to come together.  Held at Jones Beach, one of Long Island’s most scenic and popular locations, the Challenge is one of my favorite annual Long Island events.


The 2013 Marcum Workplace Challenge took place at Jones Beach State Park on July 30. Over $350,000 has been raised by the annual run/walk to date, for three outstanding Long Island charities – Long Island Cares: the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Long Island Children’s Museum, and the Children’s Medical Fund of New York.


Cecelia Garber, Partner-in-Charge of the Florida region for Marcum LLP, has been named one of 25 Influential Business Women by South Florida Business Journal. Marcum is a top national accounting and advisory firm with Florida offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.


Next week’s Marcum Workplace Challenge charity run has attracted some of the fleetest captains of local commerce, including Bethpage Federal Credit Union chief Kirk Kordeleski, Olympus CFO Pierre Lacroix and Hubert Keen, the president of Farmingdale State College.


Carolyn Mazzenga, Partner-in-Charge of the Melville Office, discusses the 2013 Marcum Workplace Challenge on CBS2 TV.


Leasing is a major activity for many entities. It is a means for gaining access to assets, obtaining financing and reducing an entity's exposure to the risk of asset ownership. However, a proposed change in the guidance for lease accounting will profoundly change the financial scenario for lessees by ending the customary practice of treating leases as off balance sheet liabilities.


Beth Wiener, partner-in-charge of the Alternative Investment Group at Marcum, sat down with Accounting Today managing editor Tamika Cody to share what she does to pave the way for rising female leaders in the accounting profession.


I am fairly optimistic about the economy, and I think things will continue to improve. The June job numbers were better than expected, and companies are hiring, which of course is good news for the economy as a whole but also for us, because as companies expand, so does their need for accounting and advisory services.


Entrepreneurs beginning new technology companies have many issues to deal with, including developing their products and bringing them to market, raising capital, and growing their companies.


Gay and lesbian married couples are expected to seek new federal tax benefits following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.


South Florida firms that represent clients in mergers and acquisitions are hoping for a good year in 2013.


The U.S. Internal Revenue Service, already under unprecedented scrutiny, must make another tough call - whether to recognize the same-sex marriages of taxpayers whose home states don’t consider the unions legal.


Irvine-based accounting firm WilsonMorgan LLP has merged into the Orange County office of New York-based Marcum LLP.


One of the nation’s largest accounting firms, Marcum LLP is merging Irvine, Calif.-based WilsonMorgan into its business, adding five partners and 30 staff to its Southern California practice.


WilsonMorgan LLP has agreed to merge into Top 100 Firm Marcum LLP's Southern California practice.


As the July 4 holiday approaches, the Supreme Court justices can enjoy these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Meanwhile, they have given armies of lawyers, accountants, gay rights advocates and bureaucrats reason to work overtime.


Today I had the good fortune of speaking with Nanette Lee Miller, CPA, who is the National Leader of Marcum LLP's LGBT & Non-Traditional Family Practice Group.


Currently, same-sex marriage is legal in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and the court's other decision on Wednesday, to strike down California's Prop 8, paves the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California as well.


As a young professional, some of my favorite events of the year are not the large and grandiose ones that pull out all the stops, but the simpler events that take advantage of Long Island and its picturesque surroundings and temperate weather.


Janis Cowhey McDonagh, Tax & Business Services Partner, comments about tax filings for same-sex married couples, on National Public Radio’s "Morning Edition".


Nanette Lee Miller, West Coast Partner-In-Charge of Assurance Services and Leader of the LGBT Practice Group, was featured on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."


Marcum LGBT Family Practice Leader Nanette Lee Miller on the financial implications of the Supreme Court decision for gay couples.


Marcum’s Janis Cowhey McDonagh discusses the economic implications of today's Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.


As our economy continues its perpetual evolution and experiences its climbs and dips, the Los Angeles Business Journal turned to some of the leading accountants in the region to get their assessments regarding the current state of business accounting and the various trends that they have been observing, and in some cases, driving.


The Supreme Court could throw out the federal law that bans gay marriage as early as today in one of two decisions due from the nation's top court in the coming days involving same-sex marriage.


Marcum LLP has announced that David C. Bukzin has been named Partner-in-Charge of the firm's New York City office. Mr. Bukzin also continues as Partner-in-Charge of Marcum's national SEC and Transaction Services practices, as well as the New York City Assurance Services division.


As he builds Marcum into a national player, Jeff Weiner also has America's favorite killer to worry about.


Confident investors pushed the number of hedge fund launches to its highest point in a year during the first quarter, and continued to push down the fees they pay fund managers.


Gay and lesbian couples want relationship equality -- and are hoping to get that treatment with an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. If the high court strikes down the law, same-sex marriage would be legal in the eyes of the federal government.


Marcum’s LGBT practice leaders sat down with managing editor Tamika Cody to discuss some of the inequalities LGBT clients face when trying to file taxes.


Micro-cap companies looking for investors, and corporate growth support presented their case before hedge funds, private equity firms, investors and advisors at the invitation-only Marcum MicroCap conference.


Legal experts with a view of the regulatory standoff between China and the United States are placing little hope in a recent agreement between the two countries to end the stalemate.


Some of L.A.'s richest residents elude the spotlight while piling up millions and even billions in low-profile industries.


A growing number of identity thieves are stealing social security numbers and filing electronic tax returns in their victims' names to collect their refunds.


Carolyn Mazzenga is the partner in charge of the Melville office of Marcum, which with 225 employees is the largest of the firm's 20 offices.


A Friday agreement allowing U.S. regulators to seek documents from Chinese accounting firms targeted for enforcement actions marked an improvement in relations between the two countries, but analysts say investors will remain vulnerable to fraud until U.S. regulators can perform regular audit reviews in China.


The U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced a deal Friday with Chinese regulators to access documents held by Chinese auditors, defusing but not fully resolving serious disputes with China.


Marcum’s Nanette Lee Miller and Janis Cowhey McDonagh sat down with managing editor Tamika Cody to discuss some of the obstacles women in the accounting profession face when trying to make their way into leadership positions.


Marcum’s Nanette Lee Miller and Janis Cowhey McDonagh sat down with managing editor Tamika Cody to discuss some of the obstacles women in the accounting profession face when trying to make their way into leadership positions.


The fate of the Defense of Marriage Act, also referred to as DOMA, currently sits in the hands of the Supreme Court. In 2011, the Obama administration deemed parts of the Act unconstitutional because it doesn’t acknowledge same-sex marriages.


In an effort to expand its real estate practice, New York City–based national accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP has merged with Cornerstone Accounting Group, a real estate accounting and assurance firm also based in Manhattan.


Q: What are the most important financial and accounting concerns for contractors who have just begun to experience a heavier workload?


Liquidity is a measure of business assets’ availability for conversion to cash—a critical element in meeting the ever-changing demands of a complex, competitive marketplace.


Marge Filippelli has been named partner in charge of the Roseland, New Jersey, office of Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm. Filippelli's appointment follows the merger of Cornerstone Accounting Group LLP, an accounting and assurance firm focused on the real estate industry, with Marcum.


Marcum is merging Manhattan-based Cornerstone Accounting Group into its operations, expanding in New York City and New Jersey.


Marcum LLP, a national accounting and advisory firm on Monday announced a merger with Cornerstone Accounting Group, an accounting and assurance firm, focused on the real estate industry, with headquarters in NYC and offices in New Jersey.


Marcum LLP has announced a merger with Cornerstone Accounting Group, an accounting and assurance firm, focused on the real estate industry, with headquarters in NYC.


Marcum LLP has merged in Cornerstone Accounting Group, an accounting and assurance firm that focuses on the real estate industry.


The construction industry continues to be a risky business, struggling to grow under weak demand and budget constraints.


When the board of J.C. Penney ousted its chief executive, Ron Johnson — news that broke last Monday — you might say it was, in some small way, because he didn’t understand Tracie Fobes.


The amount of money corporations and rich folks send offshore to avoid paying taxes could save the MBTA and put thousands of dollars in the pockets of Massachusetts taxpayers every year, according to a MassPIRG study released today to coincide with tax season.


Peter Buell's 20-plus years of accounting experience is heavy on income tax planning and estate and trust planning and compliance.


If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a federal law defining marriage as between a man and woman, the newfound rights for gay married couples may bear something not so welcome - a bigger tax burden.


On the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments on the definition of marriage under the Defense of Marriage Act, Nanette Lee Miller was interviewed by Bloomberg Radio.


How the Supreme Court decides the Defense of Marriage Act could mean changes for how same-sex couples file taxes. But experts say checking off the "married" box on tax forms will be a mixed bag for some gay couples.


Marcum Head of LBGT Practice Nanette Lee Miller discusses the Supreme Court hearing arguments on same-sex marriage. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."


Editor: Please give us an overview of the financial aspects of litigation. Where can surprise costs arise?


In a first-its-kind meeting, members of four NYSSCPA committees — Investment Management Family Office, Investment Companies, Private Equity and Venture Capital — held a joint continuing professional education session on Jan. 8.


Tax expert Nanette Lee Miller explains how same-sex couples can deal with the tangled ball of wires that is the American tax system.


For Mina Meyer and Sharon Raphael, two women in their 70s who fell in love more than four decades ago and have been married for more than four years, the U.S. Supreme Court's pending consideration of a law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing unions like theirs is about more than civil rights.


Accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP introduced an interactive online map last month that tracks the status of same-sex marriages in each of the 50 states and how such unions are treated for tax purposes.


Employment in the state's financial sector continued to slump in 2012, and some in the industry doubt the number of jobs will ever return to pre-recession levels.


It was a year of ups and downs for auditors serving Securities and Exchange Commission clients, with mixed results for firms of all sizes.


Drew Bernstein, co-managing partner of U.S.- and China-focused accounting firm Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk, said in an interview that Chinese companies face reputational challenges in the wake of the recent accounting scandals involving firms listed in the U.S.


J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N) reported sales at stores open at least a year fell 31.7 percent in the fourth quarter, a much worse-than-expected plunge that might put Chief Executive Ron Johnson's future at the company at risk.


After years of changes and political arm-twisting, the federal estate tax rules became clear and stable with the year-end fiscal cliff deal. They are now set permanently into the tax code - at least until the tax code changes again.


We asked accountants how they felt about Congress' handling of the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling and sequestration.


Hedge fund managers will have the chance to market and advertise their funds once the JOBS Act rules are finalized. To get some insight into what managers should do to be better marketers and some pitfalls to avoid, we chatted with Beth Wiener of Marcum LLP.


If you're thinking of making improvements to your office space, restaurant or store, this is the year to do it – again.


Once the loss is determined, the deduction is calculated by subtracting insurance payments and government aid as well as a deductible based on 10 percent of a taxpayer's adjusted gross income plus $100.


Comparing a sweetheart to a summer’s day may be one of the last pieces of lovemaking available without a price tag.


Accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP has introduced an interactive online map that tracks the status of same-sex marriage in each of the 50 U.S. states and how such unions are treated for tax purposes.


The payroll tax cut quietly expired at the end of 2012, and for many American families who are struggling to keep pace in a tight economy, that has raised questions of what to do.


Gay and lesbian couples, especially if married or in domestic partnerships under state law, face complex tax and accounting issues due to conflicting state and national law.


Americans shopped the winter clearance racks in January, resulting in strong sales during the month for retailers. But spending is expected to slow as the deals dry up heading into the spring, and Americans digest rising gas prices and a 2 percent payroll tax hike that started in January.


Mr. Glusman discussed the difference between suing someone vs suing with the expectation of a return and shares his insights on what businesses can do to minimize the incidence and opportunity for fraud in their firm.


New York accounting firm Marcum LLP has merged local firm Parent, McLaughlin & Nagle CPAs Inc. into its Boston office.



The long-running debate over who's responsible for developing a framework for standards for financial reporting by privately held, small and midsized US businesses is far from over.


Given the enormous dynamism of China’s economy, it may come as a surprise that a majority of the country’s wealthy citizens are considering seeking their fortunes elsewhere. Today, China is estimated to have over a million millionaires.


Marcum LLP has merged the offices of Parent, McLaughlin & Nangle CPAs, Inc. into its New England practice, effective immediately.


Garber is partner in charge for the Florida region, and also serves as a partner in the Advisory Services division. She concentrates her forensic accounting services in matrimonial litigation support, bankruptcy, fraud investigation, personal injury damage calculation, commercial business damage calculation and business valuation.


Topic: How the New 2013 Tax Rates will Affect Top Earners, Particularly High Income Married Couples


Retired U.S. Army General and former presidential contender Wesley K. Clark was the chairman and public face of a Wall Street investment firm that rode a wave of interest in Chinese stock, and then plunged on reports that much of the profit was hype and many of the companies were outright frauds.


Q&A talks about the impending tax season with Brett McGrath, a tax partner in the Hartford office of Marcum Accountants and Advisors.


Husband and wife tax and accounting specialists Michael F. D'Addio and Gail J. D'Addio have joined accounting-advisor Marcum LLP.


U.S. taxpayers with income of more than $200,000 a year will see federal tax rates rise this year on wages and investments.


In the recent fourth-quarter hiring season – when many firms beef up in anticipation of tax season – Long Island firms found that while there is a decent availability of talent in the marketplace, filling certain specific requirements can be a challenge.


Shares of Best Buy Co. jumped more than 16% after the electronics giant had a better-than-expected showing during the crucial holiday season.


New Haven accounting-advisory firm Marcum LLP has carved out a services group focused solely on closely held firms and their owners.


The sooner a company plans for passing the reins, the better, as it will allow the owners more time to attract and groom the right candidate, said Robert Spielman, a partner in the tax and business services division in Marcum’s Melville office.





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