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Accounting Today
Apr 22, 2024

Art of Accounting: I walked the talk
Tax season is the best time of the year for memorable on-the-job experiences.

Accounting Today
Apr 22, 2024

Work less, do more
Consultant Geraldine Carter explains why it's not the hours you work that matter, but what you and your clients get out of them.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

IRS targets 'ghost employers'
The Internal Revenue Service's criminal investigators have been on the lookout for tax evasion by businesses that don't pay employment taxes.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

New CPA exam section on financial planning links tax and wealth
After a decade-long effort by holders of the personal financial specialist credential, aspiring candidates can be tested on investments, retirement plans and other areas.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

IRS unveils draft 1099-DA for crypto
The Internal Revenue Service previewed a draft form for crypto brokers for reporting on the proceeds of digital asset transactions to their customers.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

IRS unveils draft Form 1099-DA for crypto reporting
The Internal Revenue Service previewed a draft form for crypto brokers for reporting on the proceeds of digital asset transactions to their customers.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

PCAOB finds auditor evaluation deficiencies
Seventeen percent of comment forms in 2021 and 2022 contained auditor evaluation deficiencies, according to the PCAOB.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

Hong Kong regulator to probe PwC auditing role over Evergrande
The Accounting and Financial Reporting Council will be investigating an anonymous whistleblower report alleging potential deficiencies in the firm's systems of quality management and the quality of its audits of the Chinese real estate giant.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

Hong Kong regulator to probe PwC over Evergrande
The AFRC will investigate an anonymous report alleging deficiencies in the firm's quality management and the quality of its audits of the Chinese real estate giant.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

Biden unveils winners of $2B in green tax credits
Battery-material maker Novonix, electric vehicle charger manufacturer Wallbox and rare earth producer MP Materials Corp. were among about 35 recipients of clean energy tax credits totaling nearly $2 billion.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

On the move: Aprio adds five partners
KPMG enters $1.1 million partnership with Women's Health Access Matters; UHY releases nonprofit trends report; and more news from across the profession.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

Clients who claim a questionable ERC could mean trouble
Tax preparers who fail to take note of red flags and proceed with ERC calculations they know aren't reasonable, or fail to amend an existing claim, might face disciplinary proceedings.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

Tech news: Certinia stresses automation and analysis
Plus, LeaseCrunch announces webinar on lease changes and remeasurements; and other accounting technology updates.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

Tech news: Certinia stresses automation and analysis in latest release
Plus, LeaseCrunch announces webinar on lease changes and remeasurements; and other accounting technology updates.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

'Advisory as a replacement' can dramatically scale your practice
Firms have to cut the cord tethering them to the compliance work of old.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

Are remote partners the future?
While still a minority in the accounting world, remote partners offer unique benefits amid talent shortages.

Accounting Today
Apr 19, 2024

The highs and lows of remote partners
Remote partners bring many advantages, but firms do need a little more thought when it comes to managing them.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Tax Fraud Blotter: Severe and widespread
Speedy decision; trouble in paradise; diplomatic imbecility; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Fighting stubborn racial disparities in homeowner tax subsidies
Experts from the Fed, Intuit and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center explored ideas for more effective ways to advance the goals of the mortgage interest deduction.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Avalara's new president to emphasize customer experience
Ross Tennenbaum said he intends to improve its customer experience, and hinted at an e-invoicing partnership with a blue chip company.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Accountants feel more upbeat about global economy
Accounting and finance professionals are expressing greater confidence about the world economy this year, according to a new survey.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

PwC shakes up U.S. firm
PricewaterhouseCoopers US is realigning its organizational structure across three lines of service — Assurance, Tax and Advisory — starting in July.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

PwC shakes up US firm
PricewaterhouseCoopers US is realigning its organizational structure across three lines of service — Assurance, Tax and Advisory — starting in July.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

RSM Int'l names new CEO
Ernest John Nedder, a partner and chief strategy officer at RSM US LLP, will be the next CEO of the RSM International network, succeeding longtime CEO Jean Stephens on June 1.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Poor cash flow can sink any business
If an enterprise doesn't accurately measure and manage cash flow effectively, it won't be able to make sound financial decisions for the future.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

SEC's market surveillance tool called unconstitutional in Texas lawsuit
The lawsuit accuses the SEC of acting without authority to create the Consolidated Audit Trail.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Lawsuit calls SEC's market surveillance tool unconstitutional
The suit in Texas accuses the SEC of acting without authority to create the Consolidated Audit Trail.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Trump pushed to embrace 17% income tax for all
Donald Trump is under pressure from economists in his circle to embrace a flat tax rate, softer trade stance and to hold the line on the state and local tax deduction.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Trump pushed to embrace flat tax
Economists in Donald Trump's circle are pressuring him to to embrace a 17% tax rate for all, and to hold the line on the state and local tax deduction.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Trump's advisors want to cut SALT write-off limit to below $10,000
Economists advising Donald Trump are pushing to keep a cap on the state and local tax deduction, limiting a valuable tax break for many residents of New York, New Jersey and California.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Trump advisors want to keep $10,000 SALT limit
Economists advising Donald Trump are pushing to keep a cap on the state and local tax deduction, limiting a valuable tax break for many residents of New York, New Jersey and California.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Top tax issues to watch after Tax Day
Biden's pitch for a fair Tax Code and Werfel's quest for a digitally transformed IRS are among the key issues to pay attention to after the dust has settled on tax season.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Remote partners open up new markets
Some remote partners act as a beachhead in new markets, allowing access to clients far beyond a firm's local geography.

Accounting Today
Apr 18, 2024

Becoming a remote partner
The process of becoming a remote partner isn't much different from the traditional path — but it may take a little extra effort.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

PCAOB local forums coming to 5 cities
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board plans to host a series of five in-person forums this year, with different members of the board visiting cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, and Jersey City.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

Students take a new path to 150 hours
The first class members of the AICPA and NASBA's pilot Experience, Learn & Earn program are completing their inaugural semester.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

The IRS 2024 Dirty Dozen
A phish, a mill and a stroll overseas are just three of the 12 major scams the Internal Revenue Service for this year's rogues gallery.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

Commitment to DEI is a leadership imperative
Diverse teams and inclusive work environments produce better results.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

Video summaries take center stage at tax time
There are just three things clients want to know at tax time, and video summaries can provide the answers.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

Biden mocks Trump Media share drop in broadside over tax plan
Biden's comments, timed to follow Tax Day, sought to highlight differences between his tax and economic agenda and Trump's.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

Hedge fund founder on trial in £1.4B tax scam
Cum-Ex was a tax-driven trading strategy in which bankers, lawyers and others exploited dividend payout laws across Europe to reap duplicate tax refunds.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

Uber raided in tax probe of Portuguese partners
Food delivery fleets allegedly used false invoices that didn't match the services they provided.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

Treasury cash balance hits 2-year high as tax payments rise
Payments poured in at the government's mid-April deadline for income taxes.

Accounting Today
Apr 17, 2024

The rise of the remote partner
The process of becoming a remote partner isn't much different from the traditional path — but it may take a little extra effort.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

IRS extends RMD relief to 2024
The Internal Revenue Service is extending tax relief on required minimum distributions from retirement accounts not made in 2024 after providing similar relief in recent years.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

IRS chief defends budget as tax season concludes
Internal Revenue Service commissioner Danny Werfel testified at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee to discuss this past tax season and the proposed budget for carrying out the agency's future plans.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

In the blogs: Getting things done
Clock ticks on 2020 returns; remembrances; what's ahead for marketing tech; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

New FAQ clarifies tax treatment of work-life referral services
A set of frequently asked questions from the IRS says the benefit can be excluded from income.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

Engage the AR function as a strategic partner
The impact of providing accounts receivable staff with automated AR processes goes far beyond the finance function.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

Engage the AR function as a strategic partner for growth
The impact of providing accounts receivable staff with automated AR processes goes far beyond the finance function.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

73% of accountants not using AI, 35% have no plans to
A recent poll from Rightworks has found that 73% of accountants are not using AI and 35% have no plans to do so in the future.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

Temenos probe rejects accounting allegations
Short-seller Hindenburg had alleged 'major irregularities' and 'manipulated earnings' at the Swiss fintech.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

PwC denies anonymous allegations on Evergrande work
PricewaterhouseCoopers said it will investigate an anonymous letter circulating on social media that made "false allegations" about the company and its partners over its role in auditing China Evergrande Group.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

The Bidens release their taxes
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden paid $146,629 in federal income taxes on a combined $619,976 in adjusted gross income in 2023.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

Tax refunds decline 3.3% this year in run-up to deadline
Fewer U.S. taxpayers have received a refund this year in the run-up to tax day compared to 2023, signaling some consumer spending may be disrupted.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

Who's responsible for payroll taxes?
A CPA's embezzlement turns out to be no excuse for trust fund recovery penalties.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

Tax season so far: Increasing the pace
The number of individual income tax returns received rose by more than 17.5% in just one week, as tax season entered its final stretch.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

AI and the move to holistic client services
Embracing artificial intelligence can help firms transition from traditional to holistic client services based around advisory offerings.

Accounting Today
Apr 16, 2024

Marcum releases AskMarcum.ai tool
Top 25 firm Marcum has released a new AI tool called AskMarcum.ai, which has been in development for 18 months and is already being used by its professionals.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

IRS offers tax relief to corporations
The Internal Revenue Service is waiving penalties to companies that fail to pay their estimated taxes for the first quarter for the corporate alternative minimum tax.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

How a life insurance strategy could save some wealthy estates millions
Some financial advisors and tax professionals with high net worth clients could find big advantages before the expiration of provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

AI evolves for CFOs and accountants
Generative AI delivers genuine business value to the CFO organization after all the hype has been subtracted.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

Accountants' top concerns this election year
The economy, the national debt, and tax reform are accountants' top concerns this election season, according to a new Arizent survey.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

IESBA sets ethics standards for corporate tax planning
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants has unveiled a set of ethical standards for business tax planning in response to complaints over tax avoidance by multinational companies.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

Accountants and the 2024 election
Overall, the accounting profession generally leans Republican in its political preferences, but it's much more neck and neck in the presidential race.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

IRS wraps up tax season
The Internal Revenue Service reported stronger performance on Monday, April 15, as it concluded this year's tax filing season, saying it had answered 1 million more phone calls from taxpayers and helped 170,000 people in person compared to last year.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

Wall Street sees fewer T-bills sold, thanks to tax season
The annual rush to pay Uncle Sam means the Treasury doesn't need to issue as much short-term debt as in other months to fund the U.S. government.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

Art of Accounting: How do you feel about how tax season went?
if you do not feel good about tax season, ask yourself what upsets you.

Accounting Today
Apr 15, 2024

Art of Accounting: How do you feel tax season went?
if you do not feel good about tax season, ask yourself what upsets you.

Accounting Today
Apr 12, 2024

IRS prepares for flood of last-minute returns
The Internal Revenue Service is getting ready for an onslaught of tax returns arriving by Tax Day on Monday, though many taxpayers will be eligible for automatic extensions due to natural disasters across the country.

Accounting Today
Apr 12, 2024

On the move: Sax hires first CIO
CohnReznick launches new digital advisory practice; Kruze Consulting and KPMG separately release CEO reports; and more news from across the profession.

Accounting Today
Apr 12, 2024

Lights, camera, taxation! Accountants on screen
Some of our favorite CPAs of the silver and small screen.

Accounting Today
Apr 12, 2024

The path to profitability: Upsell to advisory
Use your expertise and knowledge to help guide your clients to create growing and more profitable businesses.

Accounting Today
Apr 12, 2024

Tech news: CohnReznick launches digital advisory practice
Plus, DataSnipper releases new suites for cloud collaboration, data extraction; and other accounting tech updates.

Accounting Today
Apr 12, 2024

New 2023 K-1 instructions stir the CAMT pot for partnerships and corporations
The IRS threw a late curveball at tax professionals scrambling to meet the April 15 deadline.

Accounting Today
Apr 12, 2024

New 2023 K-1 instructions stir the pot
The IRS threw a late curveball at tax professionals scrambling to meet the April 15 deadline, and for partnerships and corporations in general.

Accounting Today
Apr 12, 2024

Ohtani's translator charged with stealing $16M for 19,000 bets
The alleged bookmaker is under criminal investigation by the IRS as well.

Accounting Today
Apr 11, 2024

Crowe adds KMJ Corbin
The Chicago-based firm is expanding in Southern California in the third M&A deal it has announced this month.

Accounting Today
Apr 11, 2024

Tax Fraud Blotter: For the birds
Disunion; cell phones; only the lonely; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Apr 11, 2024

IMA sees role for AI in accounting
The Institute of Management Accountants is examining the possibilities of artificial intelligence in the accounting profession while undergoing staff cutbacks.

Accounting Today
Apr 11, 2024

IAASB and IESBA adjust strategic plans
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants both published new strategic plans for the next few years.

Accounting Today
Apr 11, 2024

Tax season nears its end, but uncertainties linger
From BOI reporting to tax legislation in limbo, even the most 'normal' filing season in a several years still has unresolved questions.

Accounting Today
Apr 11, 2024

What should accounting firm owners call themselves?
A professional title infers a level of authority, responsibilities and legal accountability, so it's important to choose wisely.

Accounting Today
Apr 11, 2024

What should owners of an accounting firm call themselves?
A professional title infers a level of authority, responsibilities and legal accountability, so it's important to choose wisely.

Accounting Today
Apr 11, 2024

EY weighs another 100 job cuts in Oceania
The cutbacks in the Australia region are the latest sign of pressure in an industry that spans accounting, audit and consulting.

Accounting Today
Apr 11, 2024

Tax deadline is pivotal for funding markets, Fed's balance sheet
The annual rush to pay Uncle Sam tends to suck hundreds of billions of dollars from the banking system.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

Users must reapply to IVES by May 1; fees to increase
An earlier postponement of the reapplication date has been rescinded.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

PCAOB crackdown shifting to focus on firms
A new report shows that, increasingly, the respondents in Public Company Accounting Oversight Board enforcement actions are firms, rather than individuals.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

IASB unveils financial performance standard
The new standard represents one of the biggest changes to IFRS in decades.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

LPL drops lawsuit seeking $5.4M tax refund from IRS
The firm may pursue its claims through an administrative office at the agency after agreeing with the federal government to dismiss its case.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

M&A watch: Crete and Level Four expand
Crete Professionals Alliance added Reid Tax & Advisory Services; and Financial Independence joined Level Four Financial.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

Master the art of timekeeping for gov't contracting
Failure to maintain an acceptable accounting system may result in the withholding of payments from the government to a contractor.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

Master the art of timekeeping for government contracting compliance
Failure to maintain an acceptable accounting system may result in the withholding of payments from the government to a contractor.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

Ex-Trump CFO sentenced to five months in jail
Allen Weisselberg admitted to falsely testifying about his role in the valuation of assets the state proved at trial had been inflated for years to get favorable terms on loans.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

PCAOB levies $27M in fines for exam cheating
The board imposed its largest-ever penalty of $25 million against KPMG's firm in the Netherlands, in addition to $2 million in fines against Deloitte's firms in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

PCAOB levies $27M in fines for exam cheating against KPMG Netherlands and Deloitte Indonesia and Philippines
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board imposed its largest ever penalty of $25 million against KPMG's firm in the Netherlands, in addition to $2 million in fines against Deloitte's firms in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Accounting Today
Apr 10, 2024

AI targets tax refunds, and other tech stories you may have missed
Plus, Google is making massive changes to Chrome, AI-powered tax chatbots aren't performing well, and seven other things that happened in technology this past month.

Accounting Today
Apr 09, 2024

Jackson Hewitt settles 'no-poach' case for $10.8M
The tax prep giant settled a proposed class-action suit that said it schemed to prevent employees from moving between corporate and franchisers.

Accounting Today
Apr 09, 2024

2024 Accounting MOVE Project launches
Registrations are open for the 2024 Accounting MOVE Project, with a focus on private equity's impact on accounting career paths.

Accounting Today
Apr 09, 2024

IRS proposes rules for stock buyback tax
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department issued proposed rules for the stock buyback tax for large corporations.

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