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Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

IRS expands in-person tax compliance visits
The Internal Revenue Service is expanding its efforts to ensure businesses and individuals are paying their taxes, particularly payroll taxes, with in-person visits planned by revenue officers to more parts of the country, starting recently in Wisconsin and later this month Texas and Arkansas.

Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

FASB makes deferral official for leases, CECL, hedging and insurance standards
The Financial Accounting Standards Board officially delayed the effective dates of its accounting standards for leases, credit losses, hedging and long-duration insurance contracts by issuing a pair of accounting standards updates.

Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

Firms on the move: Marks Paneth raises $20K for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of late partner
AFWA celebrates Member of the Year and President's Award winner at Women Who Count luncheon; KSCPA announces new board and executive committee members; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

People on the move: Weaver hires risk advisory partner
Friedman appoints leader of estate and trust group; KPMG Foundation president announces retirement; and more personnel news.

Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

Board gender diversity slowly rising in U.S., KPMG report finds
Women comprised 24 percent of S&P 500 company directors in 2018, but the U.S. still trails a number of Western countries in female representation.

Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

Xerocon London: New tools for small businesses
Xero has invested heavily in the past year to expand its small business products beyond their core accounting services to help small businesses manage staff, operate, and scale.

Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

220 changes on deck for CenterPoint Accounting and Payroll V. 14.10
New features include a dashboard, which today has become indispensable for accounting software products.

Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

Baker Tilly releases revenue cycle analytics software for health care industry
The software, dubbed Advanced Revenue Cycle, uses artificial intelligence tools for analytics.

Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

Baker Tilly releases revenue cycle analytics software for healthcare industry
The software, dubbed Advanced Revenue Cycle, uses certain artificial intelligence tools that are becoming inseparable from analytics today.

Accounting Today
Nov 15, 2019

Firms giving back: Blumshapiro pledges Thanksgiving meals in New Haven
Marks Paneth raises $20,000 for Light the Night 2019; MSPC CPAs and Advisors gifts $10K to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation; and other charitable initiatives from firms across the country.

Accounting Today
Nov 14, 2019

Tax Fraud Blotter: Steal thyself
Losing bets; out on a limb; Perfect no more; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Nov 14, 2019

Katz, Sapper & Miller acquires Caskey & Daily
The Top 100 Firm has expanded in its home base city of Indianapolis while adding more expertise in servicing health care clients.

Accounting Today
Nov 14, 2019

IRS chief asks CPAs to weigh in on agency changes
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Chuck Rettig told an audience of tax professionals and accountants that he wants to hear from them about the impact of the far-reaching IRS reform legislation that Congress passed earlier this year.

Accounting Today
Nov 14, 2019

Firms named to Fortune's '50 Best Workplaces for Parents'
A number of prominent accounting firms and related businesses were named to Fortune magazine's list, which highlights companies with generous parental leave and flexible schedules.

Accounting Today
Nov 14, 2019

10 M&A questions to ask in a buyer's market for accounting firms
When it comes to mergers and acquisitions in the accounting world, the word "robust" only begins to describe what's happening.

Accounting Today
Nov 14, 2019

5 ways to prepare for tax season success
This is the perfect time of year to work on your upcoming tax season and design it the way you want it to be.

Accounting Today
Nov 13, 2019

Sanders introduces legislation to tax excessive CEO pay
The bill would raise the federal corporate income tax rate on companies that pay their CEO more than 50 times as much as their average employee.

Accounting Today
Nov 13, 2019

FASB approves guidance to help with LIBOR transition
The Financial Accounting Standards Board approved an accounting standards update to help companies make the transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate to newer reference rates.

Accounting Today
Nov 13, 2019

Receipt Bank asks to '#GiveYourBookkeeperaBreak' in new campaign
Small business owners are encouraged to nominate an accountant who's made a "lifesaving contribution" to their business.

Accounting Today
Nov 12, 2019

In the blogs: Resistance is feudal
Warren and realism; how partners slide; protecting clients' cards; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Nov 12, 2019

Donor-advised funds grow in popularity thanks to tax reform
Donor-advised funds grow in popularity thanks to tax reform

Accounting Today
Nov 12, 2019

The IRS agenda for the end of 2019
NCCPAP's Stephen Mankowski shares the service's plans on cyber awareness, implementing the Taxpayer First Act, new forms and more.

Accounting Today
Nov 12, 2019

Finance projects often fail, but they don't have to
Nearly 87 percent of the most recent projects undertaken by financial executives failed to meet either their original timeline or scope, according to a new report.

Accounting Today
Nov 12, 2019

FASB clarifies hedge accounting standard
The Financial Accounting Standards Board released a proposed accounting standards update Tuesday aimed at clarifying some areas of its 2017 hedging standard for derivatives.

Accounting Today
Nov 12, 2019

QuickBooks Connect 2019: Product roundup
QuickBooks Connect 2019 didn't arrive with any big product releases or company news. Instead, Intuit discussed injecting artificial intelligence into its existing products, and adding capabilities to the QuickBooks suite.

Accounting Today
Nov 12, 2019

CECL standard expected to make a major impact
The accounting impact is estimated to affect more than 5,000 commercial banks and other financial entities that provide credit in the U.S., as well as non-financial institutions.

Accounting Today
Nov 12, 2019

AFWA names 2019 National Award recipients
The Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance announced its 2019 AFWA National Member of the Year and President's Award recipient during its annual Women Who Count Awards luncheon, held October 22, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

Accounting Today
Nov 11, 2019

PCAOB considering further overhaul
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board could be making more changes ahead as the audit firm regulator deals with a tumultuous series of transformations in the past two years.

Accounting Today
Nov 11, 2019

10 tech stories you may have missed: Invoices in blockchain
An attack on multi-factor authentication, the cost of not investing, and eight other things that happened in technology this past month and how they'll impact your clients and your firm.

Accounting Today
Nov 11, 2019

California practitioners weather the wildfires
Accountants and tax pros share their experiences weather the fires plaguing the state.

Accounting Today
Nov 11, 2019

FASB issues accounting update for share-based payments
The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an accounting standards update Monday to simplify and increase the comparability of accounting for nonemployee share-based payments, specifically those made to customers.

Accounting Today
Nov 11, 2019

Sales Tax Institute names 2019 'Sales Tax Nerd' winner
Cherie Julius, a senior tax manager at Uline Inc., was recognized for her passion for the field.

Accounting Today
Nov 11, 2019

Art of Accounting: Specialists vs. generalists
I've spent my career as an "expert generalist" so when a book on the advantages of being a generalist was published, many friends called it to my attention and I read it.

Accounting Today
Nov 11, 2019

Blockchain and attest: A big first step
For all the worry about the interaction of blockchain and assurance, there haven't been many real-life examples of it -- until now, with Top 100 Firm Armanino's release of a new attest product around stablecoins. The firm's Scott Copeland and Andries Verschelden share the details, and what it means for the future of assurance.

Accounting Today
Nov 08, 2019

International tax enforcement chiefs search for crypto tax criminals
Leaders of tax enforcement authorities from the U.S., Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom met this week to discuss ways to deal with tax crimes and tax evasion, particularly involving cryptocurrency.

Accounting Today
Nov 08, 2019

Accounting groups meet to discuss integrated reporting and sustainability
Top officials from the International Integrated Reporting Council, the Institute of Management Accountants and the International Federation of Accountants met in New York to discuss what steps they can take to enhance integrated reporting to provide better information on sustainability and other non-financial matters.

Accounting Today
Nov 08, 2019

Firms on the move: MGI Worldwide, CPA Associates International merge
Berdon partners with Rutgers Continuous Auditing and Reporting Lab; Dean Dorton and Baker Newman Noyes move offices; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Nov 08, 2019

People on the move: Grant Thornton names CEO
CalCPA appoints chief learning officer; Katz, Sapper & Miller adds 22 managers; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Nov 08, 2019

Firms giving back: Gumbiner Savett bakes for breast cancer research
Marcum Financial Services will also mark its 10th anniversary by giving back to local communities via financial literacy courses.

Accounting Today
Nov 08, 2019

Rich Preece leaves Intuit after 17-year tenure
His final role was as senior vice president and head of customer success for the small business and self-employed group; his first was as marketing manager for ProSeries.

Accounting Today
Nov 08, 2019

QuickBooks Live: Standing room only
The bookkeeping-on-demand service is proving popular with accountants, and creating new opportunities for Intuit.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

TR's Rushton: Choose to wield technology
With change now the defining characteristic of the profession, accountants can embrace tech - or have it inflicted on them.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

Tax Fraud Blotter: Father crime
Salon scam; Mr. Guilty; secret identity; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

Canopy CEO steps down as tax software company lays off 73
Founder Kurt Avarell resigned as the company continued cutbacks.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

Senators reintroduce bill to roll back audit requirements for small broker-dealers
Three senators have reintroduced a bill that would exempt small broker-dealers from the expanded audit requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and reinstate looser auditing requirements.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

Tax reform influenced charitable giving for half of taxpayers
Approximately 50 percent of taxpayers made at least one change in their charitable giving strategy in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new survey.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

AICPA awards inaugural ASWCPA Lifetime Achievement Award
Olivia Kirtley, former chair of the American Institute of CPAs, was honored for advancing the role of women in the accounting profession.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

Taking control of your business security ahead of tax season
In an era when cyberattacks occur so frequently, it's crucial to be educated and proactive about protecting your firm.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

Thomson Reuters names ‘Luca Pacioli Award' winners
Two firms and two practitioners are recognized for combining technological and accounting expertise to advance the profession.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

Marcum releases 2019 year-end tax guide
The guide provide advice for taxpayers on how to comply with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other tax changes.

Accounting Today
Nov 07, 2019

QuickBooks Online Accountant gets AI injection
Intuit wants ProAdvisors to know it is serious about automation — not just embedding it into its QuickBooks platforms, but also getting accountants to use the capabilities to their fullest potential

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

Client demand and needs drive new service development
Well more than half of accounting firms offer more than three distinct services to business clients.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

Democrats probe opportunity zone abuses with investigation, GAO report and legislation
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, teamed up with several of his fellow Democrats on new legislation and investigations of reported abuses of the opportunity zone tax break for real estate investors.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

IMA aims to improve managerial costing systems
The Institute of Management Accountants has released a new report explaining how accountants can improve their organization's costing models, tools and information to support better decision making.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

Sales tax nexus post-Wayfair: Addressing the risks
The wait is over to see how states will respond to the Supreme Court decision as nearly every state has adopted economic nexus laws or guidance.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

Audit committees need more transparency, says report
Despite new CAMs requirements, disclosures are still needed about how audit committees are interacting with their auditing firms, according to the Center for Audit Quality and Audit Analytics.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

Audit committees need more transparency: report
Despite new CAMs requirements, disclosures are still needed about how audit committees are interacting with their auditing firms, according to the CAQ and Audit Analytics.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

Hard forks, hard tax: IRS issues guidance on unplanned crypto forks
Tax attorneys, accountants and cryptocurrency investors have been asking for this guidance for years.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

NYSSCPA to hold student event in Rochester
The New York State Society of CPAs' Rochester Chapter will host local high school students for a one-day event on career opportunities in the profession.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

IRS increases tax deductions for 2020
The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual inflation adjustments for dozens of tax items and tax schedules.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

IRS increases 401(k) contribution limit to $19,500 for 2020, raises catch-up limit to $6,500
The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual inflation adjustments for retirement plans.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

IRS increases 401(k) contribution limits for 2020
The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual inflation adjustments for retirement plans.

Accounting Today
Nov 06, 2019

In the blogs: Poor it on
Engagement letters' fine line; 382 requirements eliminated; owing California; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Nov 05, 2019

Accounting firms surpass $2B in consulting revenue in China
The consulting practices of accounting firms saw their revenues increase 15.9 percent in 2018 to surpass $2 billion for the first time ever, reaching $2.1 billion, according to a new report.

Accounting Today
Nov 05, 2019

M&A roundup: Prager Metis CPAs combines with M Moskowitz; HBK IT acquires Unicom Solutions
A pair of mergers in New Jersey involving Top 100 Firms were announced Tuesday.

Accounting Today
Nov 05, 2019

AICPA honors 17 CPAs at Forensic and Valuation Services Conference
Two "Volunteers of the Year" and 15 CFFs and ABVs were highlighted for their achievements during the 2019 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference in Las Vegas.

Accounting Today
Nov 05, 2019

Accounting networks MGI Worldwide and CPA Associates International to merge
The deal will encompass more than 250 accounting, tax, and advisory member firms in nearly 100 countries.

Accounting Today
Nov 05, 2019

Grant Thornton taps Bradley Preber as new CEO
Grant Thonton LLP has named Bradley J. Preber as its new CEO after he served as interim CEO since June.

Accounting Today
Nov 05, 2019

From a former revenue officer: How to get your offer in compromise accepted
Here's some advice on how to draft a winning OIC and bring higher acceptance rates to your practice.

Accounting Today
Nov 05, 2019

Are soda taxes the answer?
Taxes on sugary drinks can have positive health effects, but they aren't a panacea.

Accounting Today
Nov 05, 2019

BKR International awards $12K in student scholarships
The accounting, taxation and business advisor association awarded scholarships to seven global accounting students for their academic achievements.

Accounting Today
Nov 05, 2019

Better client meetings: Reader questions answered
I received some great feedback from my series about running better client meetings, so I thought I'd take a moment to answer some of the most common questions.

Accounting Today
Nov 04, 2019

M&A roundup: Marcum merges in CPA Consulting Group, Whitley Penn adds Speer
Firms are joining forces in Tennessee and Texas.

Accounting Today
Nov 04, 2019

M&A roundup: Marcum merges in CPA Consulting Group; Whitley Penn adds Speer
Firms are joining forces in Tennessee and Texas.

Accounting Today
Nov 04, 2019

Woodard Events to offer Scaling New Heights Online with help from Intuit
The web-based event will feature a virtual ‘exhibit floor' that attendees can explore.

Accounting Today
Nov 04, 2019

BKD launches AI-powered lease solution
The three key features of the software are a standards implementation roadmap, AI software to read lease documents, and Microsoft Excel tools.

Accounting Today
Nov 04, 2019

Art of Accounting: A day in Manhattan
Last Wednesday I spent the day in Manhattan and some things occurred that I would like to share here.

Accounting Today
Nov 04, 2019

Florida firm leads in new SEC clients for Q3
A merger put Assurance Dimensions in the lead, while Marcum LLP led among large firms.

Accounting Today
Nov 04, 2019

What does it take to be a Best Firm to Work For?
Leaders from the two top workplaces in accounting in 2019 -- Victor Ramsauer of LevitZacks and James Rinn of Maxwell, Locke & Ritter -- dive into what sets their firms apart.

Accounting Today
Nov 04, 2019

H&R Block names Franchisees of the Year
The tax prep chain Block recognizes three tax practices for their business success and community achievement.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

Strategies to reduce the costs of aging in place
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Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

Tax breaks can help offset costs of hiring household help
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Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

Why public companies can't put lease accounting rules in the rearview mirror
Public companies reached the deadline for compliance with the new lease accounting rules in January, but their journey is far from over.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

M&A roundup: Deals in Illinois, Florida, New York and New Hampshire
Klein Hall joins Wipfli; CLA adds Forehand & Associates; EFPR Group combines with Nowicki & Company; and Thomas Bates joins Nathan Wechsler

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

M&A roundup: Wipfli grows in Illinois, CLA in Florida
Firms are combining in Illinois, Florida, New York and New Hampshire.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

Three professors honored with 2019 Innovation in Teaching Finance Award
The CGMA-sponsored award highlights innovation and excellence in collegiate finance education.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

Firms on the move: BMSS employees volunteer with local nonprofits
Armanino opens AI Lab Resource Center; Friedman opens new offices in California and New Jersey; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

People on the move: Blumshapiro partner named one of 2019's 'Women of FIRE'
Crowe appoints first CIO; Katz, Sapper & Miller names seven to director; and more personnel news.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

UH West O'ahu holds Student Accounting Night
The University of Hawai?i-West O?ahu held its third annual Student Accounting Night on Oct. 21, 2019, hosting 62 local accounting professionals and 126 students.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

UH West O'ahu holds third annual Student Accounting Night
The University of Hawai?i-West O?ahu held its third annual Student Accounting Night on Oct. 21, 2019, hosting 62 local accounting professionals and 126 students.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

A deep dive into research
Laying out the top tax and accounting research providers side by side.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

Practice Profile: A team of problem-solvers
A hundred-year-old firm launches a major management consulting practice.

Accounting Today
Nov 01, 2019

Product News: KPMG makes Diamond Tier status with Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE
OneStream upgrades enterprise management product, and Yahoo Small Business releases business building platform.

Accounting Today
Oct 31, 2019

Tax Fraud Blotter: Trouble in Paradise
Off by $24 million; hard lessons; authentic fake; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Oct 31, 2019

Meet the 2019 Best Firms for Young Accountants
A look inside the 10 best places to start a career in accounting.

Accounting Today
Oct 31, 2019

Szymkowiak merges in Blesy
Szymkowiak & Associates, CPAs, PC, a CPA firm based in Williamsville, New York, has added Blesy & Associates, a firm in nearby Amherst, New York, effective Nov. 1, 2019.

Accounting Today
Oct 31, 2019

Audit committees not compromised by audit firm alumni, says study
Audit committees that include a former partner from a Big Four firm that audits their company can still retain their independence and have high-quality audits, according to a new study.

Accounting Today
Oct 31, 2019

Audit committees not compromised by Big Four alumni, says study
Audit committees that include a former partner from a Big Four firm that audits their company can still retain their independence and have high-quality audits, according to a new study.

Accounting Today
Oct 31, 2019

ADP creates Compliance on Demand product for accountants
The new resource offers regulatory content, an online community and an expert helpdesk.

Accounting Today
Oct 31, 2019

Governmental lease accounting: 10 mistakes to avoid
The new standard transforms the rules that govern accounting for nearly all types of leases, including real estate, vehicle and equipment.

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