Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives pulled a fast one. They approved a bill allowing several tax incentives that had expired at the end of 2013 to be extended through December 31 of this year. Although there is no certainty, it is likely that the bill will get final approval by the Senate and the President for 2014, and there is also broad consensus that the incentives will be extended into the future.
Our business principally consists of auditing Chinese companies that are publicly traded on U.S. exchanges and U.S. companies with operations in China. But we also perform due diligence for investors and companies looking to invest in China. And we have recently begun assisting more Chinese investors to make investments here in the U.S., for instance, with immigration matters relating to the EB-5 program. This is a trend that is growing very fast.
New York-based Marcum LLP (FY13 net revenue of $350.2 million) has admitted Philip Wilson as PIC of the California region. In this newly created role, Wilson is responsible for overseeing all client services and business operations in Marcum’s California offices and for the firm’s business development and regional expansion statewide.
Lines at some stores began forming early Thursday as consumers eschewed Thanksgiving dinner with an eye toward wolfing down discounted merchandise at any of approximately two dozen chains that were opening at some point during the holiday. On Friday, shoppers continued to stream into stores as retailers rolled out fresh deals to keep the momentum up through the Thanksgiving weekend.
Discounters and mid-priced chains, eager to gain an edge on competitors for limited gift budgets, have again moved their opening times earlier into Turkey Day, with Kmart leading the pack by launching specials at 6 a.m. Higher-end retailers, however, are keeping their doors firmly shut until Friday
One way to take the pulse on a region's economy is to talk to an accountant with a big book of business.
This week, I talked to Mike Balter. Marcum LLP, one of the nation's largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms, had just named him the new partner-in-charge for its Florida region.
Michael Balter, CPA, has joined national accounting firm Marcum LLP as Partner-in-Charge of its Florida Region. He additionally serves as Partner-in-Charge of Assurance Services for the Florida Region and also has joined the Firm’s Executive Committee.
Michael Balter has joined Marcum LLP as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Florida Region. He additionally serves as partner-in-charge of Assurance Services for the Florida Region and also has joined the firm’s executive committee.
Michael Balter has been admitted to New York-based Marcum LLP (FY13 net revenue of $350.2 million) as PIC of its Florida Region. He additionally serves as PIC of assurance services for the Florida Region and also has joined the firm’s executive committee.