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Accounting and Auditing

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  • Florida one of the most expensive for tax preparation

    Florida one of the most expensive for tax preparation
    You're not alone if you're low on cash after paying someone to prepare your federal income taxes. Florida is one of the least affordable states to get tax help, according to a new study that compares the state's average hourly pay of accountants and...
  • L.A. audits: Costly police, firefighter workers' comp claims avoidable

    L.A. audits: Costly police, firefighter workers' comp claims avoidable
    Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages filing "excessive" workers' compensation claims, according to a pair of city audits released Thursday, and taxpayers are doling out up to $28 million per year for what amount to...
  • Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch

    Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch
    A long-awaited audit of Maryland's health insurance exchange has found that the state improperly billed the federal government $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled...
  • Irvine council considers legal action in wake of Great Park audit

    After receiving the final report in the Orange County Great Park audit, the Irvine City Council voted Tuesday to consider legal action regarding findings of the "appearance of impropriety." The report recommended further investigation of billing and...
  • Former PTA president charged with theft

    Former PTA president charged with theft
    A Baltimore County woman was arrested Thursday and charged with stealing close to $10,000 from the Orems Elementary School's PTA during the time she was the group's president. Christine Samuels, 43, of Essex turned herself in to authorities Thursday...
  • 'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find

    'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find
    Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages filing “excessive” workers’ compensation claims, according to a pair of city audits released Thursday, and taxpayers are doling out up to $28 million a year for what...
  • Apparent Nepotism In Hartford City Jobs Looks Bad

    Apparent Nepotism In Hartford City Jobs Looks Bad
    Nepotism is fine in a family-owned business, but it has no place in municipal government. The taxpayers deserve the best and brightest, not the best connected. An audit released this week suggests the favoritism fix was in for several well-connected job...
  • Should Broward County attorney get super-raise?

    Should Broward County attorney get super-raise?
    When it comes to giving a raise to the county attorney, Broward Mayor Tim Ryan has an idea: Super-size it. Broward County government's three top employees sat in silence on the dais last week as their bosses took up a touchy topic — whether they...
  • Report calling for more oversight to prevent charter school fraud draws rebuke

    Report calling for more oversight to prevent charter school fraud draws rebuke
    California lawmakers must strengthen financial oversight of charter schools to stem cases of fraud and mismanagement that have already cost taxpayers $81 million, according to a new report from several advocacy groups. The report by the Center for...
  • HUD, Hartford Officials To Meet About Loan Program Audit

    HARTFORD — Officials from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development have requested a copy of an internal audit report that found the city has not collected on millions of dollars in housing grant-funded loans. Rhonda Siciliano, a...
  • Why did it take 7 months to learn Blue Shield lost tax-exempt status?

    Why did it take 7 months to learn Blue Shield lost tax-exempt status?
    Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California and state tax authorities both came under fire for not disclosing seven months ago a landmark decision taking away the insurer's tax-exempt status, which had been in place since 1939. The Times first...