John Brian Fast, CPA

Accounting, Auditing, Taxes, & Technology

The SEC continues to put insider traders in the spotlight

    The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been actively pursuing insider trading in the first part of 2014.  We have listed just a few of the many cases they have settled. They have caught 4 California residents, 3 sales managers,… Continue Reading →

A growing accounting firm, BKD, gets bigger

    One of the top fifteen accounting firms in the country, BKD LLP, has expanded its presence in the Dallas market with the acquisition of loan review services firm Kacinski & Associates, Inc.

The government turns to social media

  The US General Service Administration (GSA) and other government agencies are encouraging the use of social media.  

Identity theft is expensive for the US government

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may move up its W-2 filing deadline to January 31 and lower the threshold for requiring electronic filing of W-2 returns in an effort to curb the growing trend of identity theft related tax fraud.

SEC pays whistleblower a record $30 million

      The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced an expected award of more than $30 million to a whistleblower who provided key original information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. The award will be the… Continue Reading →

Jack Ma has big pay day

    With Alibaba’s first big day on the New York Stock Exchange come and gone, the trades are settled, leaving CEO Jack Ma with $18 billion. Ma, who founded the company in his apartment in Hangzhou 15 years ago,… Continue Reading →

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