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Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

New Taxpayer Advocate takes the reins early
Erin Collins is getting a jump on handling coronavirus-related issues.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

$2.2T coronavirus stimulus package signed into law
The measure contains tax relief for both businesses and individuals, and other stimulus measures.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

Lukka debuts resource library on all things cryptocurrency
The papers are mostly short form, and each addresses a specific issue and is meant to provide viewers with cutting-edge perspectives on issues related to the crypto ecosystem's most hotly-debated topics.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

How financial close automation can turn data noise into narrative
We live in an age of enormous technological advancement, yet most finance organizations continue to operate with significant manual intensity.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

Tax Strategy: New health reimbursement arrangements for 2020
Employers have more options for helping employees with medical care.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

Three tenets of accounting firm sustainability
Accounting firms that manage people, performance and profitability will have the insights and resources to prepare for threats and opportunities.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

Accountants find themselves working through a public health emergency with coronavirus
A conversation that all accounting firms and departments need to have, especially during times of viral epidemics and other public health crises, is how to keep the business running efficiently during these times.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

Keeping accounting teams afloat during the coronavirus crisis
A conversation that all accounting firms and departments need to have, especially during times of viral epidemics and other public health crises, is how to keep the business running efficiently during these times.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

Senate staffers offer answers on coronavirus recovery rebate checks
Republican staff on the Senate Finance Committee have released a set of answers to frequently asked questions about the stimulus payments.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

People & firms on the move: Crowe outlines CEO succession plan
AAM extends awards deadlines; Seidel Schroeder admits two partners; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

Deadline extended for Accounting Today 'Best Firms for Technology' submissions
Firms will be selected based on the policies and technologies they have in place, their philosophies and strategies surrounding technology in their practice, and their history in leveraging and implementing technology for their own and their clients' benefit.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

IRS closes Practitioner Priority Service and e-Services Help Desk due to coronavirus
The Internal Revenue Service is shutting down its Practitioner Priority Service line, e-Services Help Desk, as well as the e-Services FIRE and AIR system help desks, until further notice, due to staff limitations amid the pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

Major changes in RMDs and retirement contributions in $2T stimulus plan
The passage extends the IRA contribution deadline and waives RMDs for 2020. Here's what else financial advisors need to know.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

CIMA exams to allow first-ever remote testing
Starting May 2020, CIMA students can take their exams outside of testing centers due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

CIMA exams to allow first-ever remote testing during coronavirus crisis
Starting May 2020, CIMA students can take their exams outside of testing centers due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

AICPA asks IRS for wider tax relief amid coronavirus
The American Institute of CPAs wants the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department to give taxpayers more tax filing and payment relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 27, 2020

Avoid these traps when dividing partner compensation
For small and midsized CPA firms, one of the most common complaints among both line partners and senior management involves compensation and annual adjustments.

Accounting Today
Mar 26, 2020

Tax Fraud Blotter: Financial wrecks
Quite an education; food for thought; Motion denied; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Mar 26, 2020

AccountingSuite and Tax1099 integrate to make e-filing easier for contractors
The deadline for 1099-MISC filing for non-Box 7 amounts is March 31.

Accounting Today
Mar 26, 2020

NASBA, AICPA and Prometric announce emergency testing period
The 2020 Q2 CPA Exam testing window will now be extended from June 10 to June 30, 2020.

Accounting Today
Mar 26, 2020

Leadership: The hardest soft skill CPAs need today
How to deal with the emotional ramifications of coronavirus.

Accounting Today
Mar 26, 2020

Senate coronavirus relief package includes CECL delay
The $2.2 trillion package passed by the Senate includes a provision that would allow banks the temporary option to postpone compliance with the credit losses standard.

Accounting Today
Mar 26, 2020

GASB may postpone some standards and implementation guidance due to coronavirus
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board is considering delaying the effective dates of its standards and implementation guides because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 26, 2020

Senate approves $2.2T coronavirus rescue package with tax breaks
The Senate voted 96-0 late Wednesday to approve a sweeping $2.2 trillion stimulus package to help the nation emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 26, 2020

Virus tax breaks could boost Walmart, vodka distillers, students
Large retailers like Walmart Inc. and Target Corp., as well as student loan borrowers, are on a long list of potential winners from tax breaks included in a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill approved by the Senate.

Accounting Today
Mar 26, 2020

Intruder alert: What tax pros say to those who interrupt work
Practitioners share ways to respond to clients who think the postponed deadline means they're not busy.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

Trump's April 6 deadline for virus stimulus checks could be hard to meet
The payments are one of the central provisions of the $2 trillion stimulus package awaiting a Senate vote.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

Winners and losers in Congress's $2T virus rescue plan
Days of negotiations between the Trump administration and Congress — and fierce lobbying by industries eager for assistance dealing with the coronavirus outbreak — has yielded a rescue package worth more than $2 trillion in spending and tax breaks.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

IRS offers more time to file FATCA form amid pandemic
The Internal Revenue Service is giving foreign banks and financial institutions more time to file information about U.S. taxpayers with overseas bank accounts because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

IRS lightens taxpayers' compliance and enforcement burden to help with COVID-19
The Internal Revenue Service is taking a "sweeping series of steps" to help taxpayers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

Seven common mistakes in tax preparation
Whether you are a 20-year accounting veteran or just entering the field, it behooves you to keep a list (and check it twice) of the most common tax preparation blunders.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

The Tech Take: After coronavirus, maybe we'll all work from home
This is the new reality: We are all remote now. It's hard to see an end date, but it's even harder to imagine what will happen when all 50 states get the all-clear from our leaders. Will everything go back to normal, just like that?

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

Virus payments from IRS may take months, not weeks, to hit bank accounts
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he wants direct payments to households to go out within three weeks of Congress passing a stimulus law, yet former IRS officials say those payments could take months to reach households.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

SEC extends financial filing relief due to coronavirus
The Commission is extending the filing periods covered under its previous reporting relief for companies due to the COV-19 pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

IRS releases guidance on tax deadline postponement
The Internal Revenue Service posted a frequently asked questions page about the recently announced delay in tax filing and payments until July 15 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

IRS releases guidance on tax deadline postponement for coronavirus
The Internal Revenue Service posted a frequently asked questions page about the recently announced delay in tax filing and payments until July 15 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 25, 2020

Communicating truthfully, timely and thoughtfully
In the face of the coronavirus, no accounting firm gets a pass from keeping in contact with clients and employees.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

In the blogs: Plandemics
Tips for working remotely; when days become years; bad preparers; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

Time out: How the deadline postponement is affecting tax preparers
One thing they all agree on: It hasn't cut their workload.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

CFOs can play a 'crucial role' in coronavirus crisis, says IMA
Financial execs can provide critical reassurance and information through proactive communication.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

Tax season, interrupted
Coronavirus, postponed deadlines, stimulus bills and social distancing bring new levels of complexity to tax.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

Melancon sees obligations, opportunities for CPAs amid pandemic; a chance to be a 'calming force'
Accountants can offer more for clients than help complying with the newly extended deadlines, according to the institute's leadership.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

Melancon: Amid pandemic, a chance for CPAs to be 'a calming force'
Accountants can offer more for clients than help complying with the newly extended deadlines, according to the institute's leadership.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

Next-level inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are top priorities in today's fast-paced and dynamic environment — especially as clients, customers, business partners and the employee pipeline include a broad spectrum of diverse characteristics.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

Distance learning and future-ready CPAs: Actions CPAs can take to help accounting students
The coronavirus has made it necessary for white collar professionals to work remotely and for all to practice social distancing. Being away from the office doesn't cancel paying it forward. Here are a few things CPAs can do.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

Creating future-ready CPAs: What you can do now to help accounting students
The coronavirus has made it necessary for white collar professionals to work remotely and for all to practice social distancing. Being away from the office doesn't cancel paying it forward. Here are a few things CPAs can do.

Accounting Today
Mar 24, 2020

We can help protect the economy if we protect our people
PwC's U.S. leader discusses how his firm and the heads of other large organizations can do more to support their employees and the communities around them.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

AICPA on remote audits during pandemic: Get creative, stay skeptical
Existing general auditing standards can and should be complied with, despite difficulties.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

AICPA on remote audits during the pandemic: Get creative, stay skeptical
Existing general auditing standards can and should be complied with, despite difficulties.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

I applied for SBA COVID-19 relief — here's how it went
High Rock Accounting provides clients with cash flow assistance and guidance. But what happens when a firm needs the same assistance?

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

PCAOB offers 45 days of relief from inspections during coronavirus outbreak
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is giving firms a pause until May 11, given the difficulties businesses are facing from COVID-19.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

PCAOB offers audit firms 45 days of relief from inspections during coronavirus outbreak
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is giving firms a pause until May 11, given the difficulties businesses are facing from COVID-19.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

AICPA coalition urges feds to channel coronavirus funds to small biz through payroll processors
The coalition proposed the federal government set up and fund a central payroll account for small-business payroll processors to use to direct funds to small businesses to keep paying employees.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

FASB may need to revise CECL to deal with coronavirus fallout
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has come under pressure to relax its credit losses standard as banks and other financial institutions see the value of their assets plunging from the sell-off in the capital markets amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

PwC donates $2.85M to coronavirus-related efforts
The Big Four firm's Charitable Foundation will split its donation among Feeding America, Direct Relief and local nonprofits.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

Employers can use payroll tax credits for paid leave for coronavirus
Two new refundable payroll tax credits are aimed at immediately and fully reimbursing employers, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing coronavirus-related leave to their employees.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

Art of Accounting: Tax season in the new reality
What we did yesterday is no longer relevant during the coronavirus pandemic, and we need to adapt and quickly. Here are some issues to consider.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

Look for the opportunities amid COVID-19: AICPA
A recent webcast urged businesses to focus on potential upsides and customer/employee engagement amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

Supreme Court overturns rule on who owns corporate tax refunds
The decision means companies and subsidiaries will want to establish clear tax allocation agreements.

Accounting Today
Mar 23, 2020

'Challenges create opportunities'
CohnReznick's newly installed CEO, David Kessler, shares the challenges facing his Top 100 Firm and the profession at large — as well as how the firm has reacted to the coronavirus.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

Staying connected amid disconnection
With offices closed, and staff and clients scattered, maintaining relationships (and sanity) can be hard.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

Senate Republicans and Democrats offer competing tax proposals for coronavirus
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have released separate sets of tax proposals aimed at alleviating the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, in contrast to the two bipartisan bills that have been signed into law already.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

Updates on industry events impacted by coronavirus pandemic
Updates on industry events impacted by coronavirus pandemic

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

Trump tax-return fight put on hold again to await McGahn ruling
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington issued a stay on the tax case Friday — the second in two months — to wait for a full federal appeals court.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

People and firms on the move: KPMG hires 10 to tax practice
BPM provides coronavirus online resource center; BKD debuts virtual chief information officer advisor services; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

Tech and tax companies provide free and charitable services during coronavirus pandemic
This list will be updated periodically as companies announce their free services.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

Tech and tax companies provide free services during pandemic
This list will be updated periodically as companies announce their free services.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

AICPA, CIMA postpone 2020 Engage conference
The annual accounting and finance event in Las Vegas has been delayed until an unspecified time "later this year" due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

IRS pushes tax date to July 15, same as payment deadline
Tax forms and payments won't be due to the Internal Revenue Service until July 15 this year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a tweet, as the government looks for ways to respond to the coronavirus.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

Trump moves tax day to July 15 because of coronavirus
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted Friday that President Trump has directed him to move Tax Day to July 15, giving taxpayers more time to file their taxes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Mar 20, 2020

How have global tax rates on intellectual property stayed so low?
Some common planning techniques have emerged to maintain favorable IP tax rates.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

Tax Fraud Blotter: Sleepy time
Dying to steal; just getting behind; apple and the tree; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

McConnell coronavirus stimulus plan to give $1,200 to individuals, $2,400 to couples
A centerpiece of the package is tax rebates to individuals of $1,200 and $2,400 for married couples. Rebates are completely phased-out for taxpayers with incomes exceeding $99,000 for individuals or $198,000 for a couple.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

Gravity Software adds multi-currency and enhanced multi-entity accounting
The new features, and Gravity Software's platform as a whole, are aimed at businesses that manage multiple companies, each with its own separate database.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus relief law includes tax breaks for paid sick leave, family leave
The initial package of coronavirus relief legislation that was signed into law Wednesday includes provisions for paid sick leave, family leave and medical leave, along with tax credits to help employers and the self-employed pay for them.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

Senators introduce bill to extend tax-filing deadline to July 15
Bipartisan legislation would extend the deadline after guidance from the Treasury Department fell short.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

Senators introduce bill to extend tax-filing deadline to July 15 amid coronavirus
Bipartisan legislation would extend the tax-filing deadline after guidance from the Treasury Department fell short.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

PCAOB adjusts its audit inspections to remote work amid coronavirus
Officials and employees are working from home and doing inspections of U.S. audit firms remotely to protect them from infection.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

NCCPAP calls for pushing all tax deadlines to Oct. 15
The group says the Treasury's actions so far don't reflect the difficulties taxpayers and tax professionals are facing.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

Embracing digital disruption to drive growth
Here are some ways accounting firms can thrive in the digital age.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

Mnuchin backs $1K per adult, $500 per child in payments
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he supports direct payments of $1,000 per adult and $500 per child to Americans within three weeks if Congress backs the plan.

Accounting Today
Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus delays 2020 CPA Exam testing
NASBA and the AICPA announced the decision after test administrator Prometric closed its test centers across the United States and Canada for 30 days.

Accounting Today
Mar 18, 2020

New email scam targets tax pros warning their EFINs will be suspended
The IRS cautioned tax professionals about a new version of a phishing email scam targeting them.

Accounting Today
Mar 18, 2020

IRS and Treasury offer guidance on deferring tax payments amid coronavirus
The relief is only for income taxes, and doesn't change any filing deadlines.

Accounting Today
Mar 18, 2020

VAT is becoming the global fiscal tool of choice during the coronavirus downturn
One strategy being used across international regions is to utilize value-added tax measures as a flexible and effective response to the economic slowdown.

Accounting Today
Mar 18, 2020

How to ask questions at work: A guide you didn't ask for, but now need more than ever
In this confusing time, the ability to ask questions at work becomes all the more important.

Accounting Today
Mar 18, 2020

KPMG partners with Thomson Reuters, universities on interactive case study
The Big Four firm helped modernize the skills of students at three schools, with plans to reach more schools throughout 2020.

Accounting Today
Mar 18, 2020

Automating and synchronizing forward-looking financial statements
The first quarter is quickly coming to an end, and finance teams around the country are busy preparing for questions from the board.

Accounting Today
Mar 18, 2020

Virus-panicked jury rushed polygamist tax case, defense says
Businessman Lev Dermen, 53, was found guilty Monday as part of a scheme to cheat the IRS out of $512 million through a program designed to promote clean fuels.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

In the blogs: The Rona
Extensions; H.R. 6201; OICs; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

Client development during a crisis
Now is the time to be there for your clients.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

Tax payments deferred until July 15
The Treasury is still encouraging taxpayers to file by April 15

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

CFP Board announces closure of all exam testing sites
CFP exam registrants affected by the closures will be rescheduled for the July 2020 exam, currently scheduled for July 7-14, 2020, at no additional cost.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

Treasury delays April 15 tax payment deadline by 90 days for millions
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that his department is pushing back the April 15 tax filing deadline, giving individuals and many businesses 90 extra days to pay taxes they owe.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

Tax payments delayed 90 days for millions of taxpayers and $1K stimulus checks planned
Individual taxpayers can get a deadline extension on paying taxes of up to $1 million and corporations can defer tax payments of up to $10 million.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

April 15 tax deadline delayed 90 days for millions of taxpayers and $1K stimulus checks planned
Individual taxpayers can get a deadline extension on paying taxes of up to $1 million and corporations can defer tax payments of up to $10 million.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

Deadline for tax payments deferred 90 days for millions of taxpayers
The administration is also planning $1,000 stimulus checks.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

AuditBoard releases risk, compliance, audit solution RiskOversight
RiskOversight is designed to elevate and execute risk management programs across the enterprise, including risk identification, assessment, response, mitigation and monitoring.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

Internal auditors are overlooking risks
Plans for internal audits often don't take into account some of the most common risks, such as cybersecurity, governance and sustainability, according to a new report from the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Accounting Today
Mar 17, 2020

How to file Schedule H for your clients with household employees
As you're gathering documents this tax season and preparing personal tax returns, you may come across clients who have employed domestic help in the past year.

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