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Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

SEC appoints acting chief accountant
The Securities and Exchange Commission tapped deputy chief accountant Paul Munter to become acting chief accountant when chief accountant Sagar Teotia leaves in February.

Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

Treasury plans efforts to deliver missing stimulus payments
The Treasury Department said Friday it plans to launch an all-out effort to deliver Economic Impact Payments to people who haven't yet received the two rounds of stimulus payments that they should have received last year or this month.

Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

SBA releases streamlined PPP forgiveness forms
The U.S. Small Business Administration released a one-page form aimed at simplifying the process of applying for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans, along with newly revised and updated forms to meet the requirements of the latest stimulus legislation.

Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

People & firms on the move: Grassi appoints CMO
Prager Metis names co-MP; Mauldin & Jenkins adds HR advisory services practice; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

IRS isn't verifying millions in QBI deductions
The Internal Revenue Service hasn't been properly vetting millions of dollars in deductions claimed for the qualified business income tax break that could be erroneous, according to an inspector general's report.

Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

Firms giving back: E. Cohen raises $25K for local hunger initiative
Big Four firm EY's College MAP mentorship program also saw 400 high school students receive nearly $800,000 in scholarships for 2020.

Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

5 ways to make disclosures more effective for investors in 2021
Some leading organizations are taking the SEC's cue and tightening up their filings to provide stakeholders with better clarity, focus and insight.

Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

Biden's student loan freeze shows path to erase billions of debt
Thanks to vagaries of the accounting world, Donald Trump's administration had a chance in the final weeks of the presidential race to cancel more than $200 billion of student loans with no immediate hit to the Department of Education's massive portfolio. Yet it didn't do it. Now, perhaps Joe Biden will.

Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

Yellen leaves door open to tax increase on wealthy
The Treasury Secretary-designate said she would work with lawmakers to fast-track a series of tax increases on corporations and wealthy Americans.

Accounting Today
Jan 22, 2021

Yellen leaves door open to tax increase on wealthy Americans
Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen said she would work with lawmakers to fast-track a series of tax increases on corporations and wealthy Americans as the Biden administration tries to pass spending on infrastructure and expanding the social safety net.

Accounting Today
Jan 21, 2021

Benchmarking for Nonprofits from Armanino taps into big data
Benchmarking has become a useful tool for organizations of all kinds to gauge their performance during the uncertain environment the COVID-19 pandemic has created.

Accounting Today
Jan 21, 2021

Tax Fraud Blotter: Trust busters
Drug money; ghosts of a chance; skin games; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Jan 21, 2021

Biden names acting chair for SEC
President Biden has picked Allison Herren Lee, a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the acting chair of the SEC, as nominee Gary Gensler waits in the wings as a more permanent chair once he is confirmed by the Senate.

Accounting Today
Jan 21, 2021

Finance execs see pain points in internal controls reporting
Financial executives feel that the requirements for documenting their organization's internal controls are getting to be too much and many of them are behind the curve when it comes to applying technology for internal control over financial reporting, according to a new report.

Accounting Today
Jan 21, 2021

DHG appoints first chair of insurance diversity and inclusion committee
Top 20 Firm Dixon Hughes Goodman announced that Wesley McLeod, partner for the firm's insurance practice, will head the new committee devoted to diversity in the insurance sector.

Accounting Today
Jan 21, 2021

IASA appoints first chair of insurance diversity and inclusion committee
Dixon Hughes Goodman's Wesley McLeod, a partner at the Top 20 Firm's insurance practice, will head the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association's new committee devoted to diversity in the insurance sector.

Accounting Today
Jan 21, 2021

IIRC revises integrated reporting framework
The International Integrated Reporting Council has published its revised Integrated Reporting Framework, incorporating some major changes since the IR Framework was first published in 2013.

Accounting Today
Jan 21, 2021

How to help your real estate investor clients structure their businesses
From legal considerations to tax implications, these entrepreneurs face some unique challenges.

Accounting Today
Jan 21, 2021

Fox News host Pirro's ex-husband gets last-minute tax fraud pardon from Trump
Albert J. Pirro Jr., a former business partner of Donald Trump and the ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, was pardoned by the departing president on his last day in office at the end of a flurry of clemency.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

M&A roundup: Prager Metis, REDW, Somerset and Fineman West expand
Prager Metis combines with Blair, Bohlé & Whitsitt; REDW joins with CPA Global Tax & Accounting; Somerset CPAs and Advisors adds Rowley & Company; and Fineman West merges in Katz & Associates.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

ACCA finds mixed views on diversity in the accounting profession
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants found the majority of accountants internationally believe they are in an inclusive profession, but nearly two-thirds think the profession still has an issue to deal with when it comes to diversity.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

IRS issues guidance on repayment of deferred payroll taxes
The Internal Revenue Service released information on how employees now have until the end of the year to repay any payroll taxes they deferred from last year.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

Budgeting advice for accountants for 2021
Given the turbulence of the past year, agility should be at the forefront of our minds when building a budget and strategy for 2021.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

Biden to extend student-loan payment freeze until September
President Joe Biden plans to extend a freeze on federal student-loan repayments until at least the end of September, keeping in place a pandemic measure that's reduced costs for tens of millions of borrowers.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

AAM accepting submissions for 2021 Marketing Achievement Awards
The Association for Accounting Marketing is seeking nominations for its Marketing Achievement Awards and Marketer of the Year award.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

Intuit adds more help for small biz and self-employed applying for PPP
The software vendor has updated its free website with interactive tools to help small business owners and the self-employed assess their eligibility for federal relief and related tax credits.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

Embracing the AI wave
Reliance on data automation will only increase as the decade marches on.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

Trump investigators have tax records even before court ruling
Investigators probing President Donald Trump's finances have gotten hold of some of his tax records, allowing them to move ahead even without a Supreme Court order that would give them eight years of his returns.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

PwC employees to get performance raises amid pandemic
The Big Four accounting firm says it worked hard to preserve its workforce and continue providing competitive compensation and benefit packages.

Accounting Today
Jan 20, 2021

The best laptops of the year, and other tech stories you may have missed
Wells Fargo and Bill.com partner on AP automation for SMBs, and nine other developments in technology from the past month.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

PwC reports improvement in audit quality
PricewaterhouseCoopers released an update Tuesday to its annual audit quality report for the firm, pointing to improvements on inspection results from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

AICPA CEO Melancon sees PPP opportunities ahead for accountants
CPA firms will be in a great position to help their small business clients with the latest round of the Paycheck Protection Program, according to Barry Melancon.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

AICPA CEO Melancon sees PPP opportunities ahead for firms
CPA firms will be in a great position to help their small business clients with the latest round of the Paycheck Protection Program, according to Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

MSU to launch two online accountancy master's programs
Mississippi State University's Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy will offer two virtual master's programs, in accounting and taxation, beginning in fall 2021.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

In the blogs: Asked and answered
Ignoring conflict; SALT substitute; your own organizers, cheap; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

The new Form 1099-NEC
Companies and their advisors will want to make sure they're up on what's reported on the form, how it's changing the 1099-MISC, and the state-reporting wrinkles that go along with it, says Janice Krueger of Greatland.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

How to build a more diverse, inclusive accounting firm
As more accounting firm leaders get a better understanding of how to transform their practices, they begin to realize that in order to achieve greatness, they absolutely must have a diverse team.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

Advantage of the rookie mindset
Sometimes having a fresh set of eyes — a beginner's mind — gives you a better perspective on tackling tough problems at your organization.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

Biden's Wall Street watchdogs signal new era of tough oversight
President-elect Joe Biden's team of financial regulators is taking shape, with progressive favorites being chosen for the top jobs at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — moves that mean Wall Street should prepare itself for a new era of tougher oversight and stricter rules.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

Deutsche Bank, ICAP sued as Warburg seeks to recoup tax bill
Deutsche Bank, TP ICAP and two German lawyers are the targets of M.M. Warburg & Co.'s latest legal attempt to recoup the big tax bill it was ordered to pay over controversial Cum-Ex trades.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

CPA firms: It's time to reset your approach to PPP
Here are five ways the latest round of the Paycheck Protection Program is different.

Accounting Today
Jan 19, 2021

New twists on an old tool: Tax pros revamp organizers
Digital formats and a host of pandemic-related questions are transforming this traditional tool.

Accounting Today
Jan 18, 2021

Art of Accounting: Withum's State of the Firm 2021
Not too many firms conduct such meetings, whose purpose is to update all team members on how the firm is doing.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

AI, applied: Lessons from 2020
Adoption accelerated, and competitive advantage faded, experts say.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

AI, applied: What to expect from AI 2.0
Now is the time for firms to be creative, thinking about new industry-specific applications and firm-specific pain points where AI could play a role.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

Is denial a river in Egypt or the state of your firm?
Many firm leaders are in denial and fall short of what's required, and that's the principal reason why so many firms can't get to the next level.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

IIA grades U.S. corporate governance at B- for last year
The Institute of Internal Auditors is giving corporate America only a modestly better grade on governance in 2020 compared to 2019, and any improvement is probably due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

Firms giving back: Dixon Hughes Goodman donates over 1.5M meals
Big Four firm KPMG makes donations to mark MLK Day; Baker Newman Noyes donates laptops to Maine schools; and more charitable initiatives.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

IRS to delay tax season until Feb. 12
The Internal Revenue Service plans to open filing season on Feb. 12, although it is making its Free File program available starting Friday.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

People & firms on the move: KPMG names national ENRC leader
Topel Forman appoints new managing partner; Armanino promotes record number of partners; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

Illinois CPA Society names 2020 'Mary T. Washington' program grads
Thirty minority students are the latest group to graduate from the state society's annual diversity and internship training program.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

‘Finish them' email pressures Deutsche Bank board member
A member of Deutsche Bank AG's supervisory board faced criticism from lawmakers and the bank itself for suggesting that Wirecard AG go after journalists that had written critical stories about the since-collapsed payments company.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

Here are the major parts of $1.9T Biden relief plan
President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan is designed to both pump money into the economy and contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

Biden urges swift action on giant aid plan with Republicans wary
President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion economic relief proposal serves as the opening salvo in a legislative battle that could be prolonged by the go-big price tag and the inclusion of initiatives opposed by many Republicans.

Accounting Today
Jan 15, 2021

Individual CPAs can apply for .cpa domains now
The use of a .cpa domain allows practitioners to strengthen their brand identity in online communications and provides better security and resistance to Internet fraud, such as phishing and spoofing.

Accounting Today
Jan 14, 2021

IRS warns of coronavirus relief payment scam
The Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Division issued a warning Thursday about a new wave of COVID-19 scams tied to the latest round of stimulus payments, especially targeting taxpayers in the District of Columbia.

Accounting Today
Jan 14, 2021

Picking the top tax breaks from the latest stimulus package
Last month's COVID-19 relief bill has accountants recommending some deductions to clients, and wondering about the applicability of others.

Accounting Today
Jan 14, 2021

Wyden lays out Senate tax priorities
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, who is chairing the Senate Finance Committee now that Democrats have won control of the Senate, described some of his policy priorities, including the tax area where his committee has oversight.

Accounting Today
Jan 14, 2021

Tax Fraud Blotter: The maleficent seven
Smells fishy; getting the boot; quit the day job; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Jan 14, 2021

U.S. says Austria, Spain, U.K. digital taxes are discriminatory
The U.S. added Austria, Spain, and the U.K. to the string of countries it says are discriminating against American companies through their decisions to tax local revenue of internet giants such as Facebook Inc.

Accounting Today
Jan 14, 2021

CCH Axcess Knowledge Coach adds new subject areas
The updated practice aids are designed to help firms implement the new requirements in SAS 134-140 and SSARS 25.

Accounting Today
Jan 14, 2021

10 areas CPAs can focus on to add value, grow their practice and serve their stakeholders
Hindsight is 20/20 and 2021 is finally here.

Accounting Today
Jan 14, 2021

10 areas where CPAs can add value, grow their practice and serve stakeholders
Hindsight is 20/20 and 2021 is finally here.

Accounting Today
Jan 14, 2021

SBA reopening PPP to lenders Friday
The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to reopen the Paycheck Protection Program to small lenders on Friday and to all lenders next Tuesday.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

Midmarket CFOs expect revenue growth in 2021
A majority of middle-market CFOs are predicting an economic recovery and revenue increases for their companies in 2021, according to a new survey by BDO USA.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

IMA CEO sees 6 ‘megatrends' for accountants this year
Institute of Management Accountants president and CEO Jeff Thomson is predicting six major developments in the finance and accounting profession this year.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

IMA CEO Thomson foresees ‘mega trends' for accountants this year
Institute of Management Accountants president and CEO Jeff Thomson is predicting six mega trends in the finance and accounting profession this year.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

IRS Advisory Council names 2021 members
Thirteen people joined IRSAC, including nine accountants and tax practitioners.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

Refund delays, stimulus check errors foreshadow rough tax season
Tax-refund delays and stimulus-payment hiccups could spill into the upcoming tax season as the Internal Revenue Service continues to face challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic and as Congress considers yet another round of direct payments.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

NJCPA announces inaugural 'Student Loan Debt Lottery' winners
The New Jersey Society of CPAs has awarded $1,200 each to ten of its members to help offset tuition costs on the road to becoming a CPA.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

SEC chief accountant Sagar Teotia stepping down next month
Sagar Teotia, chief accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission, plans to leave the SEC at the end of February.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

Tech news: ErpCommerce now available on Sage Cloud Marketplace, and more
Bento for Business updates spend management solution, and Net at Work is named Sage Partner of the Year.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

Stimulus payments and tax returns: What tax pros need to know
With the filing season upon us, a raft of brand new challenges await ahead of the April 15 deadline.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

What tax pros need to know about stimulus payments heading into filing season
With the tax filing season upon us, a raft of brand new challenges await ahead of the April 15 deadline.

Accounting Today
Jan 13, 2021

Biden aims for deal with Republicans on COVID relief package
President-elect Joe Biden will seek a deal with Republicans on another round of COVID-19 relief, rather than attempting to ram a package through without their support, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

Biden poised to pick ex-CFTC chief Gary Gensler to lead SEC
Gary Gensler, a former head of the U.S.'s main derivatives regulator, is President-elect Joe Biden's likely pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

Biden to pick ex-CFTC chief Gensler to lead SEC
Gary Gensler, a former head of the U.S.'s main derivatives regulator, is President-elect Joe Biden's likely pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

CalCPA chief Anthony Pugliese picked as new IIA CEO
Pugliese will succeed the longtime leader of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Richard Chambers, at the end of March.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

CalCPA chief picked as new IIA CEO
Anthony Pugliese will succeed the longtime leader of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Richard Chambers, at the end of March.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

VSCPA launches mental health series
The Virginia Society of CPAs is offering local professionals a series of programs to counter mental stress and hardships from the ongoing pandemic and social climate.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

Labor Department's independent contractor rule may not stand for long
The new rule for defining an employee vs. an independent contractor is likely to be challenged in the incoming Biden administration.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

In the blogs: Loan wolves
The latest on PPP; retirement drawdowns; goals of your practice; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

AICPA offers guidance on third-party assessment engagements
The American Institute of CPAs released a set of technical questions and answers on performing a third-party assessment engagement, offering what it called "non-authoritative" guidance on third-party assessment programs, describing the steps practitioners should follow when conducting such engagements.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

Withum pledges to 'Stay Connected' in annual meeting
The Top 100 Firm embraced togetherness for its staff members in the year ahead despite the ongoing limits of the coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

Board member J. Robert Brown latest to depart PCAOB
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board said Tuesday that board member J. Robert Brown will be leaving the PCAOB at the end of this month, the latest in a string of high-profile departures in recent years.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

2021: Good strategy, bad strategy or no strategy at all?
Often the hardest part about developing a new habit is just getting started.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

Whistleblowing soars to record with Americans working from home
The work-from-home phenomenon has triggered a fresh frustration for U.S. corporations: Americans are blowing the whistle on their employers like never before.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

Colleges paying top dollar for coaches will pay extra to IRS
Highly paid college sports coaches and hospital executives are among the nonprofit employees the Internal Revenue Service is targeting in the final version of a tax-law regulation.

Accounting Today
Jan 12, 2021

Improper revenue recognition pervades financial fraud
The Securities and Exchange Commission has been launching enforcement actions against various types of financial fraud schemes, with improper revenue recognition seen as the most common type of fraud, according to a new analysis.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

IRS reports progress on Taxpayer First Act compliance
The Internal Revenue Service sent a set of recommendations to Congress for how it plans to carry out the far-reaching set of reforms.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

Tax advisory market lost $3B globally in 2020 due to coronavirus
Tax advisory firms took a projected $3 billion hit on their revenues around the world last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

SBA and Treasury reopen Paycheck Protection Program
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department relaunched the Paycheck Protection Program on Monday to new borrowers, prioritizing loans from community lenders.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

Art of Accounting: Top 10 all-time leadership and management books
These are books I learned a lot from and wholeheartedly recommend to my colleagues and all business managers and leaders.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

Avalara debuts managed sales tax product for accountants
Avalara Managed Returns for Accountants automates sales tax preparation and filing, providing clients with a fully managed returns service.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

The future is remote
The changes of the past year around how and where staff can work are irreversible, and accounting firms need to adjust and find ways to make the most of the tremendous opportunities afforded by "boundaryless" work, say Jennifer Wilson and Renee Moelders of ConvergenceCoaching.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

NAEA appoints new EVP and chief of staff
The National Association of Enrolled Agents has named association executive Megan Killian to effectively lead the organization.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

NAEA appoints new EVP and chief of staff to lead enrolled agent group
The National Association of Enrolled Agents has named association executive Megan Killian as its new executive vice president and chief of staff to effectively lead the organization. She took office Monday.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

Deloitte and Autonomy: How two auditors can get too close to clients
The U.K. arm of Deloitte got a record fine from Britain's accounting watchdog in September. With the full judgment against the firm laid bare last week, you can see why.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

Biden's go-big stimulus plans set up fresh fight in split Senate
President-elect Joe Biden's plan to pass a multitrillion-dollar economic stimulus package early in his administration faces challenges in a closely divided U.S. Senate, with a potential impeachment trial for Donald Trump that could add to delays.

Accounting Today
Jan 11, 2021

Opening the black box: AI, applied
Artificial intelligence is being put to the test in service areas far beyond just audit.

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