EMPLOYEE PAID BUSINESS EXPENSES
A fascinating article by Linda Campbell, Kasey Martin and Marshall K. Pittman, about the pros and cons of accountable plans.
DOWNSIDE OF A DISCHARGED STUDENT LOAN
Dr. Carolyn Conn and Dr. Christopher Proschko had a teaching case accepted for publication in Issues in Accounting Education. They co-authored the case with Dr. Louise Single of St. Edward's University. The case, "Downside of a Discharged Student Loan," focuses on a new professional accountant who is asked by a friend to assist with his unexpectedly complex individual tax return. The complexities are due to unclear regulations about the taxability of a discharged student loan as well as possible income exclusions due to the taxpayer's disability. (Discharged student loans, particularly for disabled taxpayers, have recently received much national media attention.) The accountant must also consider applicable professional codes of ethics.
MARKET RESPONSE TO AUDITED INTERNAL CONTROL WEAKNESS DISCLOSURES
Dr. Binod Guragai had the following published:
"Market Response to Audited Internal Control Weakness Disclosures," with coauthors, Ananth Seetharaman and Subash Adhikari, has been accepted for publication at Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.
"Financial Performance Following Discontinued Operations," with coauthor Paul Hutchison, has been accepted for publication at Review of Accounting and Finance.