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Fed raises its policy rate by 75 basis points and sees more increases

Fed raises its policy rate by 75 basis points and sees more increases

The Federal Reserve raised its policy rate by 75 basis points on Wednesday, the third straight increase of that size and a sign that it is continuing its aggressive push to tame inflation.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 proposes $80 billion in additional funding for the IRS

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 proposes $80 billion in additional funding for the IRS

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 provides significant funding for the IRS over the next 10 years. The IRS is expected to use over half the funds for enforcement. Taxpayers can also expect to see an increase in taxpayer services.
Existing home sales continued its slump, down 21% in 2022

Existing home sales continued its slump, down 21% in 2022

Existing home sales fell for the fifth straight month as the housing market cooled significantly amid steep rises in mortgage rates and housing prices.
Pass-through entity elections are here to stay: What you need to know

Pass-through entity elections are here to stay: What you need to know

Pass-through entity elections are creating tax planning complexity. This article explains what you need to know and what you should do next.
Inflation outpaces consumer spending for the first time this year

Inflation outpaces consumer spending for the first time this year

Personal spending declined on an inflation-adjusted basis in May as spikes in gasoline and food prices depressed consumer sentiment and dampened spending on…
Fed announces largest rate hike in nearly three decades as it seeks to restore price stability

Fed announces largest rate hike in nearly three decades as it seeks to restore price stability

The Federal Reserve lifted its federal funds policy rate to a range between 1.5% and 1.75% on Wednesday as it moves to restore price stability over the medium term.
Oil prices and price gouging: Deconstructing the price of gas

Oil prices and price gouging: Deconstructing the price of gas

The impact of global market forces like the war in Ukraine and OPEC far outweighs whatever influence retailers or refiners have on the prices that consumers pay…
RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index shows 35% probability of recession over next year

RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index shows 35% probability of recession over next year

The RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index declined into negative terrain in May, signaling the impact of high inflation, rising interest rates, the lockdowns in China and the war in Ukraine.
Ninth Circuit reverses IRS win in $35 million partnership adjustment

Ninth Circuit reverses IRS win in $35 million partnership adjustment

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the United States Tax Court on the issue of what constitutes a filed partnership return.
Chart of the day: U.S. existing home sales fall again as rates rise

Chart of the day: U.S. existing home sales fall again as rates rise

Sales of existing homes fell for the third straight month as the housing market continued to cool off amid steep mortgage-rate increases.
Chart of the day: U.S. housing starts fall amid rising mortgage rates

Chart of the day: U.S. housing starts fall amid rising mortgage rates

Housing starts fell by 0.2% on the month to 1.724 million annualized, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The price of war: Risks around the inflation outlook

The price of war: Risks around the inflation outlook

While we expect the annual inflation rate to peak this quarter as the comparisons to the lower levels of a year ago wear off, the risk of rising prices will remain.
Why the U.S. dollar is strengthening

Why the U.S. dollar is strengthening

Policy by the central bank, interest rate differentials and a risk haven move into U.S. dollar-denominated assets are driving up the dollar against major…
Chart of the day: Initial jobless claims point to strong jobs report

Chart of the day: Initial jobless claims point to strong jobs report

New filings for jobless claims last week fell slightly, to 184,000, holding steady below the average pre-pandemic level for the 12th straight week.
SAS 136: The communication of reportable findings

SAS 136: The communication of reportable findings

SAS 136 includes requirements to communicate reportable findings identified as a result of testing relevant plan provisions.
SEC proposals: Private fund advisers and RIA compliance reviews

SEC proposals: Private fund advisers and RIA compliance reviews

The SEC has issued proposed rules, which, if finalized would amend and create new requirements under the Advisers Act.