Tax professionals can once again renew or apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) after the IRS reopened the PTIN system on June 21. The agency had temporarily shut down the PTIN system on June 2 following a US District Court decision that now prohibits the IRS from charging tax preparers a PTIN user fee. Up until the June 1 ruling in Steele v. United States, the IRS charged a $50 annual fee to renew or apply for a PTIN.
Interest rates on tax overpayments and underpayments will stay at their current levels for the third quarter of 2017, the IRS announced on June 9. According to Revenue Ruling 2017-13, interest rates for the calendar quarter that begins on July 1 will be:Interest rates on overpayments and underpayments of tax are determined on a quarterly basis, in accordance with Section 6621 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) will consider adopting a new standard next week that would provide additional information in the auditor’s report to investors and other users of financial statements. An open meeting has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET on June 1 when the board is expected to take final action on the new auditor reporting standard.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".