Accounting News Roundup: Knock It Off With the Disclosures; A Cap on Taxes; A Huge Duck | 11.11.14

Ed. note: A thank you from all of us to all those who served. We will be on a somewhat regular schedule today but hope everyone takes a moment to honor our veterans. Love, granddaughter of a Marine ~AG

Decline in Bar Exam Scores Sparks War of Words [WSJ Law Blog]
You are allowed to gloat here.

Georgia Becomes First State to Cap Income Taxes [Governing]
Georgia has become the first state to put a ceiling on its income tax rate as a ballot measure that lawmakers say will put the state on a more level playing field with its tax-friendlier neighbors cruised to an easy victory. With 85 percent of counties reporting, 75 percent of voters approved the ballot measure, capping Georgia’s income tax rate at 6 percent.

Oh goodie [Twitter]


It is racist to rely on employee referrals for hires, when the typical social network of a white American is 1% black [Fast Co]
Unintentionally racist, that is.

Canton accounting firm merging to form Hoffman, Eells & Gray CPAs, P.C. [Watertown Daily Times]
In accounting firms you've never heard of news…

City of Hattiesburg accountant arrested on drug charges [Hattiesburg American]
We have a Walter White situation here: "Investigator Nick Calico said James Eugene Polk was arrested Thursday for possession of methamphetamine and manufacture of methamphetamine — both felonies — as well as a misdemeanor of disturbance of the family."

Welcome to the CPA Profession [Tom Hood via LinkedIn]
Maryland has a few new protectors of capital markets.

At Last, a Chance to Get to the Bottom of the IRS Mess [WSJ]
Oh good, just what we need!

Huge Duck Scares Woman [Gawker]
DUCK, it says DUCK.

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