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Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

Tax relief granted for Oregon fire victims
New legislation aims to offer even more help.

Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

SASB expands into standards for internet content moderation and human capital
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board is moving beyond environmental issues and more into the areas of social and governance reporting.

Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

Accounting Today calls for nominations for 2020 Top 100 People
The annual list recognizes thought leaders, decision-makers, standard-setters and others who are shaping the future of the profession.

Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

People & firms on the move: KPMG International names global head of advisory
Prager Metis launches Latin entertainment group; KPM CPAs hires six; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

Mauldin & Jenkins adds Plush Smith
The Top 100 Firm based in Atlanta has acquired Plush Smith P.A., a firm in Sarasota, Florida.

Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

Acumatica software update responds to new challenges faced by businesses
The update includes a new point-of-sale tool, advanced expense management, and a new, deep integration with Shopify.

Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

Acumatica update focuses on COVID-19 challenges
The update includes a new point-of-sale tool, advanced expense management, and a new, deep integration with Shopify.

Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

Cash-starved cities test new approach to taxing streaming services: franchise fees
As state and local tax forecasts continue to paint a very ugly budget picture, there is little reason to doubt that officials are casting about in search of new sources of revenue.

Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

An audit cycle unlike any other
With the incremental complexities and associated risks this year, companies and auditors cannot afford to fall behind.

Accounting Today
Sep 18, 2020

Investors call for climate disclosures in company accounts
Money managers and pension funds want companies to publish their 2020 annual reports in line with guidance from the International Accounting Standards Board that calls for incorporating climate-related risks in financial statements.

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

Tax Fraud Blotter: Foul ball
Difficult and complex; $4,000 tax on $2 million; little horse sense; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

N.J. governor, lawmakers agree to raise tax on millionaires
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Democratic legislative leaders have agreed on a budget deal that will raise taxes on millionaires to fund rebates for about 800,000 middle-class households.

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

Democrats introduce wildfire disaster tax relief bill
Democrats introduce wildfire disaster tax relief bill

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

FASB updates nonprofit accounting standards for gifts in kind
The Financial Accounting Standards Board released an accounting standards update Thursday to enhance the transparency of how nonprofits report contributed nonfinancial assets, also known as gifts in kind.

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

New bill would give tax breaks for training employees not to spread coronavirus
Rep. Pete Olson, a Republican from Texas, has introduced a bill that would offer tax incentives to employers who train workers about best practices for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

Deloitte fined £15M in U.K. for Autonomy audits
The U.K.'s Financial Reporting Council sanctioned Deloitte and two of its former partners for their audits of the software company Autonomy prior to its acquisition by HP and levied a record penalty.

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

CalCPA announces partnership with MindBridge
The state society will have the Canadian company educate its members on AI and data analytics, as well as MindBridge's software solutions.

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

Your job is changing — and that's a good thing
You didn't like that old job much anyway.

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

Wall Street workers may want bonuses ahead of possible Biden win for tax reasons
Wall Street firms may start facing pressure to pay out bonuses earlier than usual as their employees worry about the prospect of higher taxes under a Biden administration and Democrat-controlled Senate.

Accounting Today
Sep 17, 2020

Advisory services in the pandemic: A mutually beneficial right thing to do
Delivering advisory services to help small businesses through the pandemic is a win for everyone.

Accounting Today
Sep 16, 2020

IRS set to begin rolling out new case management system
The Internal Revenue Service is starting with the customer support area of its Exempt Organizations unit.

Accounting Today
Sep 16, 2020

IMA makes new push to spotlight CMA value during tough economic times
The Institute of Management Accountants has launched a new promotional campaign to highlight the role of Certified Management Accountants in real-world situations, taking a more serious tone in the midst of the pandemic than its humorous ad campaigns.

Accounting Today
Sep 16, 2020

CCH Axcess e-filing goes down on tax deadline
Tax preparers started noticing e-filing was not functional on Tuesday, September 15, some accountants receiving a message saying the system was experiencing "temporary filing errors."

Accounting Today
Sep 16, 2020

AppZen introduces AI system for audit analysis
Mastermind Analytics identifies spending risks, provides benchmarks on demand, and gives finance teams more visibility into behavior patterns.

Accounting Today
Sep 16, 2020

QuickBooks Desktop 2021 updates respond to new COVID realities
There has been a rise in customer requests for help with finding remote hosting solutions.

Accounting Today
Sep 16, 2020

Public-private sector experience benefits quality across accounting
A former FASB chair believes the "revolving door" from firms to regulators and back is good for the capital markets.

Accounting Today
Sep 16, 2020

Senate, Supreme Court opt out of Trump payroll tax deferral
The U.S. Senate and Supreme Court are joining the House in not implementing President Donald Trump's order allowing employers to defer payroll taxes owed by workers.

Accounting Today
Sep 16, 2020

Banks in accounting, and other tech stories you may have missed
Facebook Financial, transcriptions in Word, and eight other developments in technology this past month, and how they'll impact your clients and your firm.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

In the blogs: Useful results
Crypto help wanted; PPP and R&D; SEO tips; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

FASB's new chairman plans review of impact of standards
Richard Jones is making post-implementation reviews of standards one of his top priorities, and taking a closer look at FASB's crowded agenda.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

IRS finalizes regulations for rehabilitation tax credit
The Internal Revenue Service released final regulations Tuesday for taxpayers who claim the rehabilitation credit under changes made in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

CFOs expect corporate tax rates to go up after election
A majority of CFOs and other C-suite executives anticipate corporate tax rates will rise after the election, no matter whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins in November, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

AICPA Foundation awards 2020 William (Bill) Ezzell Scholarships
The American Institute of CPAs awarded the scholarships to five CPAs pursuing doctorates in accounting.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

Deloitte sees global revenue grow 5.5% to $47.6B despite coronavirus
Deloitte and other large firms such as PwC, Ernst & Young and BDO have been reporting revenue increases in recent weeks despite the pandemic.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

Build an inclusive community and culture in remote virtual work-related spaces
How can we adapt techniques that educators and educational institutions use in preparing for online classes to our fall work lineup?

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

The future of accounting marketing is strategy
The coronavirus pandemic changed the game for everyone, but we'd be missing the beat if we didn't take a minute and look at the opportunity for growth.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

Auditor EY expresses ‘regret' over failures after Wirecard collapse
The collapse of Wirecard AG prompted accounting firm Ernst & Young to send a letter to clients expressing "regret" that it failed to uncover fraud at the company sooner.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

Penalty relief may be available to taxpayers who miss Sept. 15 tax deadline due to COVID-19
The Sept. 15 tax filing deadline is causing worries among taxpayers and tax practitioners in the midst of the pandemic, but the American Institute of CPAs believes that taxpayers will be able to avoid tax penalties if they write "COVID-19" at the top of their tax return.

Accounting Today
Sep 15, 2020

Penalty relief may be available to those who miss Sept. 15 deadline due to COVID-19
The AICPA believes taxpayers will be able to avoid penalties if they write "COVID-19" at the top of their return.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

Xero revamps Starter U.S. plans, debuts ‘Xero on Air'
Xero has revamped its "Starter" plans in the United States, prompted by the need to better support small and mid-sized businesses while they deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

Wolters Kluwer buys XCM Solutions
The acquisition offers integration opportunities with CCH Axcess, Wolters Kluwer's cloud-based software suite for professional firms.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

IRS adds marijuana industry page to website
The Internal Revenue Service has added a page to its website aimed at the marijuana industry to inform cannabis business owners about their tax compliance responsibilities.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

BDO USA sees revenue rise 11.3% to $1.8B despite pandemic
The biggest increase came in the advisory practice, where revenue rose 29.4 percent, followed by tax at 8.8 percent and assurance by 6.0 percent.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

Remote work has made close management software indispensable
The move to remote work has made us realize that modern accounting software such as financial close solutions is no longer a nice-to-have, it's a must-have.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

Working from home may create home office, nexus issues
Mandated by the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work can also bring serious tax consequences.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

AICPA opens 2020 CAS benchmark survey
The annual poll gathers input on key performance indicators, management strategies, staffing and financial results from accounting practices across the country.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

Art of Accounting: Planning a job
The better planned the job is, the better organized it is and the better it gets done.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

The tax season that never ends
It's been a most unusual year for tax pros, and National Conference of CPA Practitioners president Neil Fishman dives into the major issues — and what's to come.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

House rejects Trump's payroll tax deferral for its staff
The U.S. House of Representatives won't implement President Donald Trump's order allowing employers to defer payroll taxes owed by workers, joining major companies in rejecting the option.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

Millionaires would pay up under Biden tax plans, study shows
Millionaires could see much bigger tax bills if Democrat Joe Biden is elected president in November, but levies on most households below the top income brackets would stay about the same as under President Donald Trump, an outside analysis shows.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

Millionaires would pay up under Biden, study shows
Millionaires could see much bigger tax bills if Democrat Joe Biden is elected president in November, but levies on most households below the top income brackets would stay about the same as under President Donald Trump, an outside analysis shows.

Accounting Today
Sep 14, 2020

Just keep leading
Now is the time to redouble your efforts, not to rest on your laurels.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

IRS updates per diem rates for 2020-2021
The Internal Revenue Service issued the special daily rates that taxpayers can use to substantiate the amount of expenses they can deduct for lodging, meals and incidental expenses.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

Common mistakes firms make in developing and executing their strategic plan
Strategic planning is misunderstood in most small and midsized CPA firms.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

Fraud on the rise during coronavirus pandemic
Anti-fraud experts are seeing a rise in various types of fraud this year due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released Friday by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

Tax help available in more languages
Among other things, the IRS is providing the 1040 in Spanish for the first time.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

Sustainability standard-setters pledge to work together on common goals
The Carbon Disclosure Project, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, the Global Reporting Initiative, the International Integrated Reporting Council and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board will work on a common set of disclosures.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

People & firms on the move: Wolcott & Associates transitions ownership, name to Aviation CPAs
IRS named deputy chief of criminal investigation; Belfint, Lynos & Shuman promotes five; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

Armanino blockchain attestation tool gets real world use
In 2019, Armanino debuted TrustExplorer, an assurance platform that uses blockchain technology to provide continuous evidence collection and on-demand audit opinions.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

Major companies have rejected Trump's payroll tax deferral
A month after President Donald Trump moved to shore up workers' incomes by giving employers the option of deferring payroll taxes, the effort has failed to energize a U.S. economy still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

Major companies reject Trump's payroll tax deferral
A month after President Donald Trump moved to shore up workers' incomes by giving employers the option of deferring payroll taxes, the effort has failed to energize a U.S. economy still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

Pathways to Growth: AI is the real thing
MindBridge's Eli Fathi and the revolution of AI in accounting.

Accounting Today
Sep 11, 2020

Boomer's Blueprint: The benefits of a pandemic
2020 has been a year of disruption -- but also of innovation and rapid evolution.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

Tax Fraud Blotter: Risky business
Contemptuous; fashion misstatements; handwritten document; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

Meet the 2020 Best Midsized and Large Firms to Work For
An introduction to the members of Accounting Today's annual ranking of the top workplaces in the profession.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

Meet the 2020 Best Small Firms to Work For
An introduction to the members of Accounting Today's annual ranking of the top workplaces in the profession.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

IRS allows more forms to be signed digitally due to coronavirus
The Internal Revenue Service added six more forms to the 10 that can be signed digitally by taxpayers and tax professionals as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make it difficult for tax practitioners and their clients to meet in the same room.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

Ernst & Young reports global revenue grew 4.1% despite coronavirus
Ernst & Young reported Thursday that its global revenues grew 4.1 percent in local currency terms to a record level of $37.2 billion in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, despite the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

IRS to mail letters to non-filers about Oct. 15 stimulus deadline
The Internal Revenue Service plans to mail out letters later this month to an estimated 9 million non-filers, encouraging them to claim their economic impact payments by an Oct. 15 deadline.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

IRS faulted on access for taxpayer reps and ID theft exposure
The Internal Revenue Service needs to improve how it handles third-party requests for access to taxpayer information and electronic signatures from representatives such as CPAs, enrolled agents and attorneys that could leave taxpayers at risk of identity theft, according to a new report.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

Fighting financial fraud takes a village
COVID-19 has created new challenges and a remote work environment that heightens the risk of fraud at public companies.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

IRS gives some answers to payroll deferral questions
But enough issues remain that employers are not over-enthusiastic about the option, experts say.

Accounting Today
Sep 10, 2020

Real life is like high school, and why CPAs should care
There's never been a better time to build client relationships.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

Illinois CPA Society honors 2020 Women to Watch
The state society honored three female professionals across Experienced and Emerging Leader categories.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

H&R Block reports strong tax season
The coronavirus delay to July 15 helped the tax preparation chain launch its FY 2021.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

Fees and income still growing at firms despite coronavirus
Accounting firms are still managing to see increases in their fees and income per partner this year, despite the economic downturn from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest edition of the annual Rosenberg Survey.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

Stimulus vote to test Republican unity under election pressures
Senate leaders will be trying to hold their parties together for a vote Thursday to advance a slimmed-down stimulus bill that Democrats have already rejected, with both sides jockeying for advantage in public perceptions two months before the election.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

Penalties ahead for unpaid employment taxes?
The pandemic may encourage business owners to ‘borrow' from the government.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

Biden plan sets tax penalties for companies' offshore profits
The Democratic presidential nominee is proposing a 10 percent tax penalty on companies that move operations overseas and a 10 percent tax credit for companies that create jobs in the U.S.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

5 ways to reinforce value with clients
Clients' expectations are constantly shifting, and that's never been truer than in recent months with the COVID-19 pandemic sending businesses into a state of uncertainty.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

Transforming your firm in a market disrupted by COVID-19
Accounting professionals who embrace a willingness to adapt are the ones more likely to emerge successfully from today's volatile market.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

Growing wealth management in a pandemic
The right communication strategy and strong deliverables are key.

Accounting Today
Sep 09, 2020

Empowerment in audit
It doesn't need to be an oxymoron.

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

In the blogs: Daring adventures
Deferring payroll taxes; another way to track EIPs; managing needy clients; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

10 tips for conducting more engaging online tax and accounting CPE
An engaging presentation in the online world is quite different than in live events.

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

10 tips for more engaging online tax and accounting CPE
An engaging presentation in the online world is quite different than in live events.

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

PCAOB adds projects on auditor independence and audit evidence
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board updated its research and standard-setting agendas.

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

AICPA names 2020 George Willie Scholarship and Internship recipients
The American Institute of CPAs honored five ethnic minority accounting students with scholarships worth up to $20K each for pursuing the CPA license.

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

Shedding light on payroll tax deferral
ADP's Pete Isberg explains what we know about payroll tax deferral -- and what we don't.

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

Democrats move to stop payroll tax deferral
Democrats on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee introduced a bill to overturn President Trump's executive action to defer payroll tax contributions, along with a resolution of disapproval that's being coordinated with Democrats in the Senate.

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

Generating alpha through tax-loss harvesting
Effective tax management can add 1% percent to a portfolio annually, and potentially more in highly volatile years

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

Applicants wanted for the IRS CAP program
The Compliance Assurance Process aims to help large corporations with real-time resolution.

Accounting Today
Sep 08, 2020

A world of tax trouble
Constant and confusing changes to rates, rules and regulations globally have made international tax a hot area.

Accounting Today
Sep 07, 2020

Art of Accounting: Price to pay for a practice
My practice continuation tool kit has a sample purchase agreement with explanations of each step of the process.

Accounting Today
Sep 07, 2020

‘Basic' accounting no more
The move to online accounting systems opens up a world of functionality.

Accounting Today
Sep 04, 2020

Employers added 1.4M jobs in August, but subtracted 1.6K accounting jobs
The jobs report showed signs of economic recovery despite the COVD-19 pandemic, although the number of accounting and bookkeeping jobs declined.

Accounting Today
Sep 04, 2020

Employers added 1.4M jobs in August, but subtracted 1.6K in accounting
The jobs report showed signs of economic recovery despite the COVD-19 pandemic, although the number of accounting and bookkeeping jobs declined.

Accounting Today
Sep 04, 2020

ICPAS hosts annual 'Jumpstart' student program
The Illinois CPA Society's program connects local accounting students with motivational speakers, recruiters and coaches to help launch accounting and finance careers.

Accounting Today
Sep 04, 2020

Karbon releases Time & Budgets
The new product helps firms manage budgets, actuals, timesheets and analysis.

Accounting Today
Sep 04, 2020

Employee expectations are higher than ever in the post-pandemic workplace
While accounting leaders were shepherding their firms through a global health and economic crisis this year, their employees were watching closely.

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