My cpa filed my monthly sales and use taxes incorrectly since 2009. Now i owe the irs $25,000. She filed my business under exempt, which i am not exempt, and not sure why she done that, and then she would prepare my monthly taxes and say i didn't owe anything and to just send $15.00 in and the times that she did say i owed something come to find out was the wrong amount. She has this this information actually written on the copies she gave me of my tax returns. I noticed something was wrong this year when i kept getting letters from the irs stating i owed "x" amount of dollars. When i would try to ask my cpa about these letters, i could never get in touch with her or she would tell me it was taken care of. After several months of this, i asked for an audit trying to be an honest person and do the right thing, and i also quit using my cpa. Now i want to sue my cpa for the interest, penalties, lawyer fees, court cost, damaging stress (which is medically noted), and grief payment. This has been severely damaging to my family and has almost caused a divorce between me and my husband this is also been damaging to my business, and i have almost had to shut my doors due to money issues and stress.+2 Other Responses
I need an expert with an accounting background to review the due diligence undertaken by an accountant in connection with the sale of a business and provide an expert report and possible testimony as to whether the accountant who performed the due diligence was careless and/or not thorough in doing the due diligence and should have been able to determine some adverse financial information.+30 Other Responses
I work for a market research firm serving the global 1000 companies. We are researching the accounting, tax, consulting relationships between big 4 accounting firms and their clients.
1) what are the different types of contract models companies enter into with big 4 consulting firms (strategy, operations, bas and tax consulting)?
2) is it a global, regional or local engagement? Does it vary by service line, geography; spend size and type of supplier (big4 vs. Non-big4)?
3) when do companies opt for a master service agreement (msa)? Does it vary by service line, geography, spend size and type of supplier (big4 vs. Non-big4)?
4) in case of a msa, how is the agreement governed (client-service provider relationship and stakeholder involvement)?
5) what spend categories (for example bas, tax etc.) are generally kept under msas? What are the reasons for keeping these categories under msa?
6) what are the challenges faced by organizations (internally as well as externally) in implementing msas with these consulting firms? How do they mitigate these challenges? 7) what value can procurement divisions drive in shifting from local/regional engagements to global contracts or movement towards msa? (savings and other qualitative advantages generated)
8) management consulting billing rates for netherlands (2012,2013 and 2014)+12 Other Responses
Pet Food Industry
We need an pet food industry expert that can testify in the court on the matters include the traceability of pet food and pricing environment and market supply issues. Desirable qualifications would include the following:
• forensic accountant
• significant jury trial experience, with track record of success
• food / pet food experience a plus
• midwest connection a plus
• no daubert
• would be able to testify about and trace shipments from an ingredient supplier through a broker to a manufacturer.
• would be able to testify about the pricing environment and market supply issues.+5 Other Responses