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Accounting Today
Jun 15, 2019

Storm victims in S.D., Ark. get filing relief
As long as the necessary payments or deposits were made on a timely basis, reporting deadlines will be extended, according to the IRS.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Corporate America gets clarity on tax bills for offshore profits
Multinational corporations got some long-awaited clarity from the IRS, which issued new rules on Friday clarifying how they must compute a new international tax.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

BDO: Nonprofits face ‘starvation cycle'
NFPs can fall prey to a cycle where overspending on services leads to a lack of investment in infrastructure and expanding capabilities.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Nonprofits face ‘starvation cycle'
Not-for-profit organizations can fall prey to a cycle in which their critical infrastructure and technology can be underfunded in relation to high program-related spending.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

5 keys to achieving greater profitability through data analytics
Data drives an increasing number of business decisions in the digital age.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

5 keys to greater profitability through data analytics
Data drives an increasing number of business decisions in the digital age.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Ex-Arthur Andersen exec oversees bold rollout of successor firm across globe
The firm's spirit lived on long after it was liquidated and shut down 17 years ago.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

U.S. slow-walks digital tax talks, hoping to wear down allies
The Trump administration is deep in talks with 129 other countries on implementing a new standard for taxing digital companies, but its heart lies elsewhere.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Congress may kill some hated special-interest tax breaks for good this year
If liberal and conservative advocacy groups can agree on anything, it's this: A suite of more than three dozen or so corporate tax breaks that have expired over the past two years should stay dead.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Navigating remote work and virtual offices
Jim Boomer of Boomer Consulting discusses the benefits and challenges of remote staff at the 2019 AICPA Engage conference.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Firms on the move: Blumshapiro teaches financial literacy
AICPA and AAM bestow variety of awards at the Engage conference; HLB International celebrates 50 years with international day of giving; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Firms on the move: Blumshapiro teaches financial literacy for JA in a Day
AICPA and AAM bestow variety of awards at the Engage conference; HLB International celebrates 50 years with international day of giving; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

People on the move: Grant Thornton shifts CEO to emeritus
Grassi & Co. hires cyber and information security lead; Xero appoints Hubdoc co-founder GM of product, accounting and global services; and more personnel news.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

People on the move: Grant Thornton shifts CEO to emeritus role
Grassi & Co. hires cyber and information security lead; Xero appoints Hubdoc co-founder GM of product, accounting and global services; and more personnel news.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

Tax Fraud Blotter: Refund in the parking lot
Secret records; cashed out; relatives, acquaintances and Social Security numbers; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

Melancon and Reeb: Help us re-imagine the profession
Accountants are well-positioned for the future, say the AICPA's president and CEO and its new chairman.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

Congress passes IRS reform legislation
The Senate passed a far-reaching package of IRS reform legislation Thursday known as the Taxpayer First Act only days after it passed the House for the second time, sending it to President Trump's desk for his signature.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

How your accounting firm can achieve a position of privilege in the market
Does your firm need a brand tune-up?

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

GASB proposes guidance on public-private and public-public partnerships
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has proposed some new guidance on the accounting and financial reporting for public-private and public-public partnership arrangements, along with availability payment arrangements.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

EisnerAmper adds cybersecurity firm
The merger is part of a growing trend of large accounting firms merging in non-CPAs, particularly in technology.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

EisnerAmper adds cybersecurity firm CSAM Marketing
EisnerAmper LLP, a Top 100 Firm in New York, has merged in CSAM Marketing Inc., also known as Computer Systems and Methods, a managed IT security services firm with offices in New York and New Jersey.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

It's over: States lose fight against SALT deduction cap
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been fighting a new cap on state and local tax deductions ever since it was included in the 2017 Republican tax overhaul.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

Clark Schaefer Hackett expands to Michigan by merging in two firms
Warmels & Comstock and Layton & Richardson in East Lansing have agreed to combine with CSH, effective July 1, 2019.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

Clark Schaefer Hackett expands to Michigan with double merger
Warmels & Comstock and Layton & Richardson in East Lansing have agreed to combine with the Top 100 Firm, effective July 1, 2019.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

CPA.com launches initiative to prepare accountants for the future
The initiative, dubbed Navigating the Future, will include collaboration with innovation expert Pascal Finette and his firm, Radical.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

Forget disruption — aim for transformation
Accountants should transform their services now, before they have to, say Erik Asgeirsson and Mark Koziel.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

PwC's $5.8M fine gives fresh ammunition to audit critics
PricewaterhouseCoopers was fined 4.55 million pounds by the U.K.'s accounting watchdog over failings in its handling of technology firm Redcentric.

Accounting Today
Jun 13, 2019

The accounting professional of the future: Non-CPAs?
As the profession transforms, so do the skills and talent needed to serve tomorrow's clients — from those with a license and those without.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

How to engage NextGen clients
Jennifer Wilson dives into how your firm can prepare for a new generation of clients at the 2019 AICPA Engage Conference.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

Pacioli's pioneering accounting book sold at auction for $1.2M
Luca Pacioli's groundbreaking text on bookkeeping, accounting and mathematics, sold for $1,215,000 at an auction Wednesday at Christie's in New York.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

IRS offers preview of income tax withholding guidance for employers
A special early draft of the IRS publication on federal income tax withholding gives employers an advance look at the changes in the new Form W-4.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

IRS offers preview of withholding guidance for employers
A special early draft of the IRS publication on federal income tax withholding gives employers an advance look at the changes in the new Form W-4.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

Johnston: Top tech picks for small firms
Randy Johnston of K2 Enterprises presents the lay of the technology landscape at the AICPA Engage conference.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

Small firm technology at AICPA Engage
Randy Johnston of K2 Enterprises presents the lay of the tech landscape as he sees it in 2019.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

AICPA honors 2019 'Most Powerful Women in Accounting'
The American Institute of CPAs recognized 25 female accounting leaders at the ongoing 2019 AICPA Engage conference in Las Vegas.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

Federal agencies reducing incorrect 1099-MISC statements
The accuracy of miscellaneous income statements submitted by federal entities on the Form 1099-MISC has significantly improved, but could be better.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

Create a content strategy to satisfy prospective clients and search engines
To garner a return on your firm's content, it must be picked up by search engines, then viewed and acted on by readers.

Accounting Today
Jun 12, 2019

In the blogs: What is Uncle Sam's cut?
Dismal Data Book; another state to collect remote sales tax; new polish for old scams; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

Xero appoints Hubdoc's Jamie McDonald new GM of product
Xero has appointed Hubdoc co-founder Jamie McDonald as executive general manager of product, accounting and global services

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

Bloomberg adds IFRS support to Advantage Leased Assets
Bloomberg Tax & Accounting has added support for the new lease accounting standard under International Financial Reporting Standards to its product, which already supports the ASC 842 standard under U.S. GAAP.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

Treasury deals final blow to SALT cap workarounds in high-tax states
States like New York and New Jersey that hoped to help residents circumvent the new $10,000 limit on state and local taxes won't be able to do so.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

State sales taxes on business purchases deemed too high in new study
State sales taxes on business-to-business purchases accounted for 41.7 percent of state and local sales taxes, according to a new study by Ernst & Young.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

30 minutes of your time could save you 30 days of work
Use idea filters for a big impact.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

House passes IRS reform bill again, this time without Free File provision
The House voted for a second time to approve bipartisan legislation to overhaul key aspects of the way the IRS operates, but without a controversial provision.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

Appeals court again upholds IRS on cost-sharing agreements in Altera
In a case whose outcome was cited by a number of companies as a potential risk on their financial reports, the Ninth Circuit reversed the Tax Court and decided in favor of the Internal Revenue Service.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

H&R Block to acquire Wave Financial for $405M
The tax prep giant is buying a provider of small business accounting software.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

Deutsche Bank tax probe targets about 80 current, former staff
About 80 former and current employees of Deutsche Bank AG are suspects in an investigation by German prosecutors into an alleged tax fraud, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

Trump urges appeals court to reverse House access to accounting records
The president's personal lawyers told the court it must reverse a judge's ruling allowing the House Oversight and Reform Committee to subpoena financial records from his accounting firm.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

Preparers hopeful but wary of new efforts to regulate prep
Tax practitioners are strongly in favor of weeding out the incompetent and unethical.

Accounting Today
Jun 11, 2019

What taxpayers really think
7 insights from the latest IRS Survey on Taxpayer Attitudes.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

IRS commissioner: ‘You're going to be seeing a lot of me'
Charles Rettig wants to see a ‘fully functioning' Internal Revenue Service -- on both service and enforcement.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

Accounting automation tool Roger raises $7.35 million Series A funding
Roger.ai has raised $7.53 million in Series A funding for its artificial intelligence-driven accounting automation tool.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

AICPA will oversee new .cpa Internet domain
The American Institute of CPAs has been selected to oversee the newly minted Internet domain, .cpa, by the Internet's global governing body.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

Tax relief for storm victims in Nebraska, Oklahoma
Some taxpayers affected by the severe winter weather and flooding in those states are being granted additional time to file.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

AICPA offers recommendations for IRS priority guidance plan
The American Institute of CPAs submitted more than 140 recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service regarding its 2019-20 Guidance Priority List.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

AICPA honors Personal Financial Planning Standing Ovation recipients
The American Institute of CPAs announced that seven CPAs under the age of 40 were recognized for their early contributions to the personal financial planning space.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

G-20 ministers agree to redouble efforts to tax tech behemoths
Finance Ministers from Group of 20 nations agreed they need to find a common method to tax technology giants, whose digital business models have grown exponentially faster than systems to tax them.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

News from AICPA Engage 2019
The latest from the largest accounting conference of the year.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

Art of Accounting: The best job in accounting
The only thing holding back small firms is their hanging onto the past.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

The new rainmaker
The old model of the lone-wolf extrovert who drums up business single-handedly is changing, with roles for more and more members of the firm in business development, says Sarah Dobek of Inovautus Consulting.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

ACI — June 2019: A return to optimism
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Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

Tax pros report ‘record-setting' number of extensions
The TCJA and taxpayer confusion led to more returns than normal being scheduled for after April 15.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

Taking the time to get to your ideal days
Accounting professionals are notorious for living by their work calendar — and that should change.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

Trust begets opportunity for accountants in assurance
Susan Coffey discusses trust, value and opportunity in assurance at AICPA Engage 2019.

Accounting Today
Jun 10, 2019

Bill.com debuts AI-enabled business payments platform
The new suite that leverages artificial intelligence for end-to-end financial workflow automation.

Accounting Today
Jun 08, 2019

Grant Thornton transitions CEO Mike McGuire to emeritus role
McGuire will serve as a "brand ambassador" for the firm, starting August 1, and GT will be led by Bradley J. Preber as interim CEO elect.

Accounting Today
Jun 08, 2019

Grant Thornton transitions CEO to emeritus role
Mike McGuire will serve as a "brand ambassador" for the firm, starting August 1, and GT will be led by Bradley J. Preber as interim CEO elect.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

IRS warns of higher penalties for filing after June 14
The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning Friday to taxpayers who haven't yet filed their 2018 tax returns.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

SEC charges cryptocurrency company Longfin with accounting fraud
The Securities and Exchange Commission has added fraud charges to its previous charges against Longfin Corp., a defunct company that used to promote cryptocurrency and went public under dubious circumstances.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

Large companies face few accuracy-related tax penalties from IRS
The Internal Revenue Service tends to impose relatively few accuracy-related penalties during audits of large businesses, according to a new report.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

Executive pay clawbacks could backfire, says study
Clawbacks on incentive-based compensation for executives could lead to misconduct and misreporting of financial results, according to a new academic study.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

Doc.It adds integration with DocuSign
Doc.It, which provides document management, workflow, document storage and web portal products for accounting firms, now offers DocuSign eSignature integration in the Doc.It Suite and Doc.It Connect portal products.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

Help small business clients raise capital with three accounting practices
No one has better visibility into the finances of a small business than their accountant.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

Help small-business clients raise capital with three accounting practices
No one has better visibility into the finances of a small business than their accountant.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

Trump's tariffs have already wiped out tax bill savings for average Americans
The president's trade wars have already elimianted all but $100 of the average American household's windfall from Trump's 2017 tax law. And that's just the beginning.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

People on the move: Wipfli names new MP
EY appoints new global vice chair of public policy; KPMG hires principal in federal legislative and regulatory services; and more personnel news.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

People on the move: Wipfli names new MP, promotes several
EY appoints new global vice chair of public policy; KPMG hires principal in federal legislative and regulatory services; and more personnel news.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

Firms on the move: ConvergenceCoaching celebrates 2019 graduating class
AFWA releases 2019 Accounting MOVE Project Report and Best Accounting Firms for Women lists; AICPA graduates 99 minority students from leadership workshop; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

Ex-HP head Meg Whitman accused of ‘trashing' Mike Lynch's reputation
Former Hewlett-Packard Co. head Meg Whitman was accused of "trashing" the reputation of Autonomy founder Mike Lynch without understanding whether fraud had been committed at the firm he sold for $11 billion.

Accounting Today
Jun 07, 2019

Reputations 'trashed' and accusations made in Autonomy fraud trial
Former Hewlett-Packard Co. head Meg Whitman was accused of "trashing" the reputation of Autonomy founder Mike Lynch without understanding whether fraud had been committed at the firm he sold for $11 billion.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

Tax Fraud Blotter: The daily scheme
Contemptible; an extensive history; energy crisis; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

IAASB finally gets new chair
The former COO of the IFRS will be chairing the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board after the previous choice abruptly backed away from taking the post.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

IAASB finally gets new chairman, Thomas Seidenstein
The former COO of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation will be chairing the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board after the previous choice abruptly backed away from taking the post.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

New bill would end tax breaks for college admission donations
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced the legislation in response to the recent college admissions scandal.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

Senator introduces bill to end tax breaks for college admission donations
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, introduced legislation in response to the recent college admissions scandal, ending tax breaks for large donations to colleges and universities by wealthy families if they're made to influence an admissions decision.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

CFOs not doing enough succession planning
Only 34 percent of CFOs agree there is a succession plan in place for their role, and 81 percent of CFOs report there is no internal successor for them.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

CPA business execs lower expectations for economy
The outlook for the U.S. and global economy is getting gloomier, according to a new survey by the AICPA.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

How to originate over $100,000 in new business fees for your firm every year
All partners and partner candidates in small and midsized CPA firms are very aware they need to originate new business each and every year.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

How to originate over $100,000 in new fees every year
All partners and partner candidates in small and midsized CPA firms are very aware they need to originate new business each and every year.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

Latest U.S. salvo against Chinese firms on PCAOB audits could benefit Hong Kong
A U.S. bill that proposes to delist Chinese firms that don't open their audit books to American regulators could benefit Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. as companies instead turn to the city's bourse.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

Democrats to tackle SALT cap despite optics of helping the rich
Good news for taxpayers in New York, New Jersey and California. Lawmakers are going to start talking about rolling back a new limit on a popular break for state and local taxes.

Accounting Today
Jun 06, 2019

Female leadership on the rise, report finds
The annual Accounting MOVE Project's report on female leadership and diversity trends also included its lists of the best firms for women and best firms for equity leadership.

Accounting Today
Jun 05, 2019

Lawmakers introduce tax deduction fix for performing artists
The legislation would correct a problem in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that makes it difficult for performing artists to deduct their work-related expenses.

Accounting Today
Jun 05, 2019

SECURE Act offers possible retirement strategies for accountants to discuss with clients
Not only would stretch IRAs be dead if the legislation were to pass in the Senate, but your clients' profit-sharing plans could be next.

Accounting Today
Jun 05, 2019

10 tax tips for college grads
A short list of pointers for when students put down the diploma and pick up the tax return.

Accounting Today
Jun 05, 2019

EY acquires legal managed services biz from Thomson Reuters
The Big Four firm is expanding its legal consulting practice.

Accounting Today
Jun 05, 2019

EY acquires Pangea3 Legal Managed Services from Thomson Reuters
Ernst & Young has closed on the acquisition of Thomson Reuters' Pangea3 Legal Managed Services business, expanding the Big Four accounting firm's legal consulting practice.

Accounting Today
Jun 05, 2019

Two Latino tax franchises combine
The combination of Los Taxes and Toro Taxes will have 140 locations in 17 states.

Accounting Today
Jun 05, 2019

Pugliese lays out strategic focus for CalCPA
Recently installed as CEO of the society, the former AICPA exec has an ambitious agenda.

Accounting Today
Jun 05, 2019

Evangelist's generous tips and gifts not deductible
The Tax Court has held that the generous tips and gifts that a Catholic evangelist considered to be part of his efforts to spread the gospel were not deductible charitable contributions.

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