September 30, 2022

Accounting News Roundup: Camp Not Sold on Repatriation; Tax Reform Needs ‘All the Oxygen’ From DC; Former Marc Jacobs CFO Wants Pole Dancing, Porn Addressed | 06.22.11

FedEx Joins Ford in House Tax Chief’s Portfolio, Panel Witness Chairs [Bloomberg]
Since becoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in January, Representative Dave Camp has invited executives from 13 publicly traded companies to testify on tax and trade policy. The chairman owned shares in six of them. Camp, a 57-year-old Michigan Republican, owned stocks and bonds issued by dozens of individual companies, according to his annual personal financial disclosure form, which was filed June 15 and covers the year ending Dec. 31, 2010.

Rep. Camp Wary of Repatriation Tax Holiday [CFOJ]
“We did repatriation a few years ago, and here we are with the same problem,” Camp said. He made similar complaints about other tax proposals, including an extension of the payroll tax holiday which is currently set to expire.

Geithner Says Corporate Tax Reform to Follow Deficit Talks [CFOJ]
“Our hope and our expectation is that after we get this deficit reduction done, we can move to corporate tax reform,” Secretary Geithner told the CFO Journal Conference in Washington D.C. Tuesday morning. He added that corporate tax reform would not be part of the deficit reduction negotiations, because dealing with the budget “requires all the oxygen there is in this town.”

Why Won’t the SEC Investigate Motorola … Again? [Accounting Onion]
Tom Selling digs in on the KPMG inspection report, “Why has the SEC apparently not followed up on the PCAOB’s findings? For one thing, the PCAOB inspection report provides highly credible evidence of very large accounting misstatement made by a high-profile registrant with the apparent complicity of its Big Four auditor. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the PCAOB is correct in its allegations as a matter of course, but someone should called to account by the SEC: if not Motorola and/or KPMG, then the PCAOB for a faulty inspection report.”

Say Anything: The Big 4 Defense Of Overtime Exemptions [Re:The Auditors]
Meanwhile Francine McKenna digs in more on Campbell v. PwC.

Fired Marc Jacobs Employee Demands Robert Duffy Personally Address Sexual-Misconduct Accusations [NYM]
Yes, the pole dancing. And the porn.

Former federal accountant sentenced for embezzling $1.4 million [LAT]
Kathy Stamps, 39, of Rancho Cucamonga, an accountant at the Angeles National Forest office in Arcadia, fabricated internal records to receive tax refunds, authorities say. From 2002 to 2004, Stamps received six checks from the U.S. Treasury totaling $1.4 million. She spent nearly $1.1 million on personal items ranging from cars and mortgage payments to jewelry and plastic surgery, authorities said.

FedEx Joins Ford in House Tax Chief’s Portfolio, Panel Witness Chairs [Bloomberg]
Since becoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in January, Representative Dave Camp has invited executives from 13 publicly traded companies to testify on tax and trade policy. The chairman owned shares in six of them. Camp, a 57-year-old Michigan Republican, owned stocks and bonds issued by dozens of individual companies, according to his annual personal financial disclosure form, which was filed June 15 and covers the year ending Dec. 31, 2010.

Rep. Camp Wary of Repatriation Tax Holiday [CFOJ]
“We did repatriation a few years ago, and here we are with the same problem,” Camp said. He made similar complaints about other tax proposals, including an extension of the payroll tax holiday which is currently set to expire.

Geithner Says Corporate Tax Reform to Follow Deficit Talks [CFOJ]
“Our hope and our expectation is that after we get this deficit reduction done, we can move to corporate tax reform,” Secretary Geithner told the CFO Journal Conference in Washington D.C. Tuesday morning. He added that corporate tax reform would not be part of the deficit reduction negotiations, because dealing with the budget “requires all the oxygen there is in this town.”

Why Won’t the SEC Investigate Motorola … Again? [Accounting Onion]
Tom Selling digs in on the KPMG inspection report, “Why has the SEC apparently not followed up on the PCAOB’s findings? For one thing, the PCAOB inspection report provides highly credible evidence of very large accounting misstatement made by a high-profile registrant with the apparent complicity of its Big Four auditor. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the PCAOB is correct in its allegations as a matter of course, but someone should called to account by the SEC: if not Motorola and/or KPMG, then the PCAOB for a faulty inspection report.”

Say Anything: The Big 4 Defense Of Overtime Exemptions [Re:The Auditors]
Meanwhile Francine McKenna digs in more on Campbell v. PwC.

Fired Marc Jacobs Employee Demands Robert Duffy Personally Address Sexual-Misconduct Accusations [NYM]
Yes, the pole dancing. And the porn.

Former federal accountant sentenced for embezzling $1.4 million [LAT]
Kathy Stamps, 39, of Rancho Cucamonga, an accountant at the Angeles National Forest office in Arcadia, fabricated internal records to receive tax refunds, authorities say. From 2002 to 2004, Stamps received six checks from the U.S. Treasury totaling $1.4 million. She spent nearly $1.1 million on personal items ranging from cars and mortgage payments to jewelry and plastic surgery, authorities said.

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