Lawmakers seek detailed information on accounting firms after New York Times

Two Democrat lawmakers are seeking information from the nation’s largest accounting firms about the revolving door between the firm’s tax departments and top positions at the Treasury Department. The request from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Washington Representative Pramila Jayapal came later. The New York Times detailed how multinational accounting firms effectively draft tax rules …

How Do Accounting Giants Prepare Appropriate Tax Rules from within the Government?

This year, Mr. Harter returns to PwC. “I fully complied with Treasury Department conflict rules by not meeting with PwC representatives,” said Mr. Despite being involved in the construction offshore tax relief Mr. Harter, after speaking to company lobbyists, said he did not remember speaking to Ms. Olson or other PwC officials on the matter. …