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Accounting Today
Jul 19, 2019

Why are communications taxes so complex?
Communications taxes can impact a much broader range of services than many businesses realize.

Accounting Today
Jul 19, 2019

Mnuchin says ‘no commitment' on possible capital gains tax break
The Trump administration hasn't committed yet to index capital gains to inflation, even as White House officials continue to pursue the plan.

Accounting Today
Jul 19, 2019

Product News: Pixie releases practice management software
SAP Concur and AvidXchange partner, and Mastercard expands relationship with Zoho.

Accounting Today
Jul 19, 2019

Firms giving back: Protiviti holds U.S. Intern Day of Service
Prager Metis forms its own charitable foundation; and the Rhode Island Society of CPAs holds its annual charity golf tournament.

Accounting Today
Jul 19, 2019

Firms on the move: ICPAS reunites internship program grads
Prager Metis forms charitable foundation; RISCPA hosts annual charity golf tournament; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Jul 19, 2019

People on the move: ACFE honors Marks Paneth partner
DHG appoints chief data officer; Eide Bailly elects board members; and more personnel news.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

House votes to raise minimum wage to $15
The legislation would gradually raise the minimum wage by 2025 from its current level of $7.25 but is unlikely to advance in the Senate.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

Internal auditors must keep pace with demands for transparency
Internal auditors can't have a positive reputation in such a carefully scrutinized field unless they provide the information needed to make well-informed decisions.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

Tax Fraud Blotter: The taxman goeth
Grass and guns; you owe bigtime; crazy schemes; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

7 ways to take advantage of a summer slowdown at your firm
Summer is a blissful time of year, but it can also be a tough season to be an accountant.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

7 ways to take advantage of a summer slowdown in your accounting business
Summer is a blissful time of year: longer days filled with sunshine, road trips to the beach, and more time with family. But it can also be a tough season to be an accountant.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

Global economic confidence fell in Q2 for accountants
The level of confidence in global economic conditions dropped in the second quarter, especially in the U.S., according to a new survey by the ACCA and IMA.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

Host Analytics names new CEO after acquisition
Grant Halloran takes over from Dave Kellogg, who stepped down earlier this year when Host Analytics was acquired by Vector Capital.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

More questions about how Jeffrey Epstein got island-owning rich
In the short term, the judge and the government need a full accounting of Epstein's wealth as part of the bail determination.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

U.S., France sidestep tax feud for now after G-7 confrontation
The U.S. and France agreed to push ahead with creating a global digital tax system at a Group of Seven meeting, papering over a feud on the matter that still has Washington dangling threats of tariffs.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

Sex toys allowed, not massages, in fine print of Trump tax break
Liquor stores can't claim a hot new U.S. tax break designed to create jobs in poor communities. One of the biggest property developers for marijuana ventures says it can.

Accounting Today
Jul 18, 2019

House vote to repeal Obamacare tax shows health care tension
The House voted overwhelmingly to repeal a tax Wednesday intended to fund the Affordable Care Act, preserving tax breaks for employer-sponsored insurance plans favored by large corporations.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

Senate passes tax treaties with Spain, Switzerland, Japan and Luxembourg
Lawmakers overcame objections from Sen. Rand Paul who had held up the treaties over fears that they could jeopardize U.S. taxpayers' privacy.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

5 signs you've outgrown your current accounts payable tools
Accounts payable is the most time-consuming and paper-intensive function in finance.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

5 signs you've outgrown your current AP tools
Accounts payable is the most time-consuming and paper-intensive function in finance.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

Hacking 2Fa: 10 tech stories you may have missed
H&R Block acquired an accounting platform, Facebook got into cryptocurrency, and eight other developments in technology this past month.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

New York, New Jersey pursue another battle in SALT deduction war
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are again suing President Donald Trump's administration over a provision in the 2017 tax law that limited write-offs for state and local taxes.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

IRS expands HSA benefits for chronic conditions
High-deductible plans can now offer a number of new preventive care benefits.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

FASB to propose delays in major accounting standards
The Financial Accounting Standards Board voted Wednesday to propose to delay some of its major accounting standards — including credit losses, leases, hedging and long-duration insurance contracts — for private companies, nonprofits and small reporting companies.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

B/2BNow earns investment to help customers move from SAP ERP by 2025
B/2BNow automates data migration, including from paper to software, and uses machine learning for automated mapping and integration configuration.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

B/2BNow partnership aims to help SAP customers transition
B/2BNow automates data migration, including from paper to software, and uses machine learning for automated mapping and integration configuration.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

How accountants can help crypto-mining clients
As cryptocurrency mining continues to grow in popularity, accountants must learn better strategies to serve this growing niche.

Accounting Today
Jul 17, 2019

French defiance to Trump on digital tax casts shadow over G-7
A French-U.S. clash over digital taxation overshadowed the start of a Group of Seven finance chiefs meeting as France refused to flinch on its levy that would hit tech giants.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

In the blogs: Form and dysfunction
Biz loss limits; 1040 re-redux; looming legislation; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

ICPAS hosts internship prep program reunion
The state society welcomed more than 40 graduates of its internship preparation program for minorities.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

Illinois CPA Society hosts Mary T. Washington program reunion
The state society welcomed more than 40 past graduates of its internship preparation program, which honors the first African-American woman CPA in the country.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

IRS posts Q&A on Section 165 transition tax
The Internal Revenue Service offered additional information for multinational companies repatriating their foreign profits under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

SEC offers guidance on opportunity zone investments
The Securities and Exchange Commission teamed up with the North American Securities Administrators Association to explain the application of federal and state securities laws to opportunity zone investments.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

SEC offers guidance on opportunity zone investments and securities laws
The Securities and Exchange Commission teamed up with the North American Securities Administrators Association to explain the application of federal and state securities laws to opportunity zone investments.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

AICPA recommends changes in accounting for small-biz taxpayers
The American Institute of CPAs has sent a set of recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service about accounting methods for small-business taxpayers and how to determine whether a taxpayer qualifies as a small business.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

Data defense: 10 tips for tax security
The IRS and its Security Summit partners offer critical steps for keeping client information safe.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

The trouble with WordPress websites for accounting firms
No matter how small or niche-oriented your accounting practice is, a high-quality website is essential.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

Harris wants to cut drug prices, tax ‘price-gouging' companies
The Democratic presidential candidate rolled out a policy blueprint to slash prescription prices when they cost less in other developed countries.

Accounting Today
Jul 16, 2019

4 common challenges tax pros face with cryptocurrencies
For many issues that clients will run across, practitioners are on their own.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

Art of Accounting: Female staff are smarter than male staff
Why are there far fewer women than men partners in CPA firms?

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

IRS drafts tax return for seniors, updates 1040 for 2018
The Internal Revenue Service has posted a draft version of a new tax return for senior citizens, as well as a new draft version of the Form 1040 for 2019 that taxpayers and practitioners will be filing next year.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

IRS drafts tax return for seniors, updates 1040 for 2019
The Internal Revenue Service has posted a draft version of a new tax return for senior citizens, as well as a new draft version of the Form 1040 for 2019 that taxpayers and practitioners will be filing next year.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

AuditFile updates software with improved compliance controls
The Spring release features new automation and practice management capabilities, and extends workflow beyond audit, review and compilation engagements with a new tax trial balance module.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

Sports Direct slumps as retailer delays results on auditing
Sports Direct International Plc shares headed toward a seven-year low after the U.K. sports-apparel retailer delayed publishing its results as auditors increase their scrutiny of its accounting.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

Deadline for MP Elite 2019 submissions extended
The annual list recognizes top leaders from accounting firms across the country.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

June 2019 ACCA exam sitting sees rise in computer-based exams
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants claimed near-universal computer-based exams for its Applied Skills exams, virtually eliminating paper-based exams for the section.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

Second-half-of-life thinking
Do your firm and your life represent who you truly are?

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

'Where will we be in 10 years?'
The current chair of the AICPA, Bill Reeb, shares his passion for the future of the profession.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

Are non-financial institutions ready for CECL?
Much of the focus has been on banks and credit unions, but others may be hit by the new standard, too.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

M&A roundup: Deals in Indiana, Tennessee and Maine
Somerset CPAs and Advisors adds Peters, Browning & Co.; Rodefer Moss & Co combines with Fortner Smalley and Thrower, Blanton & Associates; and Austin Associates acquires Button's Tax Services.

Accounting Today
Jul 15, 2019

M&A roundup: Deals in New Hampshire, Indiana, Tennessee and Maine
Melanson Heath merges in Seelye & Schulz; Somerset CPAs adds Peters Browning; Rodefer Moss combines with Fortner Smalley and Thrower, Blanton & Associates; Austin Associates acquires Button's Tax Services.

Accounting Today
Jul 12, 2019

IIA installs new global board of directors
The Institute of Internal Auditors has installed a new global board of directors with veteran internal auditor J. Michael Joyce as the new global chairman.

Accounting Today
Jul 12, 2019

Where should you be looking for top accounting talent?
Firms are competing ferociously to attract, land and retain the most experienced employees.

Accounting Today
Jul 12, 2019

Intuit sets requirements for QuickBooks Live bookkeepers
The software company has also enhanced payroll and more for QuickBooks Online.

Accounting Today
Jul 12, 2019

Inuit sets requirements for QuickBooks Live bookkeepers
The software company has also enhanced payroll and more for QuickBooks Online.

Accounting Today
Jul 12, 2019

Democratic Senator Brown attacks Trump capital gains tax cut bid
A Democratic senator is pushing back against the Trump administration's plans to cut taxes by indexing capital gains to inflation, a move that he says would only help the wealthy and be illegal.

Accounting Today
Jul 12, 2019

Firms on the move: RSM gives students a ‘Shot at College'
The AICPA announces Special Recognition Award winners; BerganKDV unveils a brand refresh; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Jul 12, 2019

People on the move: Aprio names chief growth officer
Weaver names partner-in-charge of restructured advisory services, Grant Thornton appoints CXO managing principal; and more personnel news.

Accounting Today
Jul 12, 2019

House Democrats consider getting Trump's New York tax returns
Lawyers for House Democrats are looking at a New York law that would give them a route to access President Donald Trump's state tax returns.

Accounting Today
Jul 12, 2019

Trump lawyers argue against Democrats' demand for financial data
Lawyers for Donald Trump are in court Friday morning arguing against a subpoena from congressional Democrats seeking financial information from the president's longtime accountants, Mazars USA LLP.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

Tax Fraud Blotter: No longer truckin'
From gems to jail; benefiting no one; all engines stop; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

PCAOB offers more guidance on CAMs
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board released two new documents and a video to provide more information to investors and audit committees about the CAMs requirements.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

AICPA issues auditing standards for employee benefit plans and annual reports
The American Institute of CPA's Auditing Standards Board has released a pair of auditing standards related to the financial statements of employment benefit plans and transparency in annual reports.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

LeaseAccelerator acquires Guardian Global Systems
LeaseAccelerator, a provider of web-based lease accounting software based in Reston, Virginia, has Guardian Global Systems, an Australian company that has developed online real estate administration software, for an undisclosed sum.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

Summer reading for accountants — 2019
Long, lazy days offer a great opportunity to catch up on new reading on building a better practice — and to revisit some classics.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

SEC charges accountant in $6.2M insider trading scheme
A San Diego investment fund owner was arrested and charged with running an insider-trading ring that made more than $6 million from illegal tips about Illumina Inc.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

Mazars creates North American alliance
The Paris-based firm has expanded beyond its Mazars USA base in New York and is partnering with BKD, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Moss Adams, Plante Moran in the U.S. and MNP in Canada.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

Mazars teams with U.S. and Canadian firms to build North American alliance
The Paris-based firm has expanded beyond its Mazars USA base in New York and is partnering with BKD, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Moss Adams, Plante Moran in the U.S. and MNP in Canada.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

Stretch IRAs: Replicate, resurrect or R.I.P.
New tax legislation is passing through Congress aimed at addressing several retirement issues.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

Wolters Kluwer releases TaxWise Mobile
Mobility is fast becoming a necessity for accounting professionals who have come to expect remote capability from their software.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

5 ways texting can improve client relations
Communication is a cornerstone of your CPA firm. If your clients aren't already trying to communicate with you via text, they want to.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

HSBC key target prone to manipulation by managers, auditors said
HSBC Holdings Plc's auditors cautioned top executives that pressure to meet earnings targets gave managers an incentive to massage their numbers.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

The NRA uses creative accounting to post surge in revenue
The embattled National Rifle Association reported some good news this year: Revenue from membership dues jumped 33 percent last year to $170 million. But that picture may not be as rosy as those numbers suggest.

Accounting Today
Jul 11, 2019

U.S. investigates France's plan to impose a tax on tech giants
The move could be a prelude to new tariffs under the Trump administration.

Accounting Today
Jul 10, 2019

BQE Software debuts voice-enabled intelligent dashboard for accountants
Accountants and their clients can talk to the dashboard about complex business information and analytics.

Accounting Today
Jul 10, 2019

SEC giving extra scrutiny to certain revenue recognition issues
The Securities and Exchange Commission is paying extra attention to the way public companies are adhering to the new rev rec standard.

Accounting Today
Jul 10, 2019

Cost segregation: Understanding a complex history to maximize future value
In recent years, knowledge of and access to cost segregation services have grown significantly.

Accounting Today
Jul 10, 2019

UWorld acquires Roger CPA Review
The CPA Exam prep provider will continue to operate under the same brand.

Accounting Today
Jul 10, 2019

Taxpayer Advocate creates 'subway map' of the IRS for taxpayers
Nina Olson also suggested different ways to increase the participation rate of eligible taxpayers in claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Accounting Today
Jul 10, 2019

AICPA issues new forensic accounting standards
The Statement on Standards for Forensic Services No. 1 provides guidance for members providing litigation and investigative services.

Accounting Today
Jul 10, 2019

Protiviti examines next generation of internal auditing
International consulting firm Protiviti has released the 15th annual edition of "Internal Auditing Around the World", providing insights of internal audit leaders on digital initiatives across industries globally.

Accounting Today
Jul 10, 2019

SEC deputy chief accountant Julie Erhardt steps down
The deputy chief accountant for technology and innovation in the Office of the Chief Accountant plans to leave the SEC this month after more than 14 years.

Accounting Today
Jul 10, 2019

Back to backup
The accounting industry is on edge about security, and rightly so. Here's the lowdown on backing up data.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

In the blogs: A tenuous unity
Churn of the rich; the rise of AI; collection time; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

GILTI rule change may mean more amended returns and K-1s for partnerships
Substantial changes in the regulations for the new Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income could mean that many more amended K-1 schedules will be necessary for tax practitioners this year.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

GILTI rule change may mean more amended returns for partnerships
Substantial changes in the regulations for the new global intangible low-taxed income could mean that many more amended K-1 schedules will be necessary for tax practitioners this year.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

IMA premieres podcast series
The Institute of Management Accountants launched "Count Me In," featuring perspectives on accounting and finance from industry experts.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

ADP teams with CountingWorks Pro on marketing library for accountants and tax pros
Accountants can promote their practices and create customized marketing videos, brochures and blog content.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

GASB proposes changes in government accounting guidance
The omnibus exposure draft addresses a variety of issues identified during the implementation and application of different pronouncements.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

FASB looks for feedback on accounting for intangible assets and goodwill
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued an invitation to comment document asking for input from its constituents on the accounting for certain identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination and the subsequent accounting for goodwill.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

This summer work on your tan, not your budget
Move to a rolling forecast, and spend more time relaxing.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

It may be now or never in Trump fight to keep Mazars accounting records from House
Time is tight for Donald Trump's lawyers in their fight to keep the president's financial records out of the hands of congressional Democrats.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

Making Trump's tax cuts permanent would cost nearly $920B
Extending tax breaks that are intended to benefit families and small businesses come with a steep cost, according to Congress's nonpartisan scorekeeper.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

Wealthy masses bet $500M as new funds chase opportunity zone tax perk
Investors are starting to pour money into the real estate projects after more than a year of indecision.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

New risks for tax audits
IRS audit rates have dropped, but that doesn't mean clients shouldn't be prepared.

Accounting Today
Jul 09, 2019

AICPA honors two with Special Recognition Award
The American Institute of CPAs recognized Gerard Schreiber, Jr. and John Dailey, Jr. for their influence on and commitment to the CPA profession.

Accounting Today
Jul 08, 2019

IRS announces summer downtimes
The Modernized e-File system will be unavailable for two short periods in July and August.

Accounting Today
Jul 08, 2019

IRS's unmet tech support needs lead to higher admin costs
The Internal Revenue Service's unmet needs for information technology support are producing inefficiency and higher tax administration costs, according to a new report.

Accounting Today
Jul 08, 2019

RSM US launches Shot at College Program
The Top Five Firm's program, in coordination with the Zach Johnson Foundation and Kids on Course, will provide financial support and mentorship to three college-bound students per year.

Accounting Today
Jul 08, 2019

Accountants under pressure: Creating a more mindful workplace
Tech leaders from LinkedIn, SAP and Calm talk about creating systems to address mindfulness on an organizational level.

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