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Commissioner Aguilar Suggests More Transparency In Waiver Process

Commissioner Aguilar Suggests More Transparency In Waiver Process

SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar suggested making the waiver process more transparent and accountable.In the past year, waivers have become a contentious issue, with critics saying the SEC is too lenient to big banks that repeatedly violate the laws but are given waivers to continue business as usual. SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar said he wants the […]

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Brokers challenge restrictions in small stock pilot program

Brokers challenge restrictions in small stock pilot program

Brokerage firms and investment industry trade groups said an SEC plan to test an increase in the trading increments for small company stocks includes trading restrictions that will undermine the purpose of running the test. The SEC said the restrictions are needed to stem the migration of trading volume away from the regulated exchanges. Brokerage […]

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SEC Pressure May Roll Back Auditor Independence Agenda

SEC Pressure May Roll Back Auditor Independence Agenda

SEC officials want the PCAOB to shift direction and forego its work on its planned independence standards. The officials prefer that the audit regulator focus its efforts on standards dealing with the matters that auditors regularly encounter instead of imposing rules the accounting firms have fought strenuously for years. SEC Chief Accountant James Schnurr, in […]

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KPMG Settles Auditor Independence Complaint for $8.2 Million

KPMG Settles Auditor Independence Complaint for $8.2 Million

The SEC said Big Four firm KPMG LLP violated the auditor independence rules by providing consulting services to its audit clients. The firm didn’t admit or deny its guilt, but it agreed to pay $8.2 million and change its employee policies and training to limit the likelihood of more problems with the conflict-of-interest rules. The […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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