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Nov 11, 2016
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Launched this fall, the University of Maryland Research Data Center (UMDRDC) is the newest facility of the national Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC) network. A Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Nov. 18, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus.

Nov 01, 2016
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Professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business placed No. 1 in the world for "faculty quality" in The Economist's 2016 full-time MBA rankings, marking the third consecutive year atop the category. Prior to the current run, the school finished No. 2 for faculty quality in 2013. Overall, the Smith School finished No. 47 globally and No. 32 in the United States in the latest rankings, released Oct. 13.

Oct 27, 2016
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A client of Smith School accounting professor Samuel Handwerger recently asked him how to take advantage of something a financial website describes as a “$42 billion consumer rebate program” that Congress passed in December 2015. Under the program, the website boasts, “119 million taxpaying Americans can now get a rebate on virtually every single 2016 purchase.” He and a student looked into the claim and found it...

Sep 01, 2016
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome six new full-time faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Aug 17, 2016
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A recent tax court overruling of the Internal Revenue Service marks "a big win for all MBA students" — according to a Wall Street Journal source. But Smith School accounting professor Samuel Handwerger says not so fast. "MBA students should not automatically expect the IRS to back off on its scrutiny over tuition deductions," he says. "The case represents the latest in a history of cases where the IRS looks at the MBA...

Jun 08, 2016
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the "13th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders" for 2016, as recommended by members of its faculty and administrators.

May 10, 2016
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For a second year in a row, TerpTax “made a big impact” on the campus and local community, say its organizers. The program’s 70-plus student volunteers from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business prepared tax returns yielding about $200,000 in federal refunds collectively for more than 300 UMD students, staff members and off-campus community members.

Apr 07, 2016
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This week the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists began publishing articles drawing on more than 11 million documents from a Panamanian law firm that show the extent to which the global elite has set up secret bank accounts and shell companies, to stash their assets. A Smith School expert, David P. Weber, helped the journalists make sense of the records....

Mar 23, 2016
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"Twitter has a brain-drain problem, which it's fighting it by issuing stock and stock options to employees it wants to retain. Such payments come on top of the stock those employees already own, which has underperformed expectations. The expense represented by that compensation may or not be worth it, but we can all agree it's an expense, right? Actually, no. For accounting purposes, Twitter, like most tech companies, does not consider stock...

Mar 10, 2016
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In some places, they're called 1099'ers, after the tax form on which their income is reported: People who do work for a corporation but are classified as independent contractors. Companies don't have to pay the employer share of Social Security taxes to contractors, who are also denied the right to unionize. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board and the IRS have been cracking down on companies that...

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