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January 9, 2014

Ernst & Young Reaches Out to Minority Students

Ernst & Young’s global chairman and CEO, Mark Weinberger, highlighted the advantages of a career in accounting and tax to college students from diverse backgrounds at an event in New York on Thursday.

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January 2, 2014

Making Sure Your Data is Backed Up

I learned an important lesson in data backup not long ago.

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December 26, 2013

Tax Planning for the New Year

Even though taxpayers aren’t facing the prospect of a looming fiscal cliff and a potential jump in income tax rates next year, there are still plenty of issues to contend with in the New Year.

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December 20, 2013

Hotel and Motel Owners Ready to Reserve Accounting Services

There’s a vacancy at many hotels and motels that have room for a good accounting firm, according to a new report.

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December 6, 2013

Online Retailers Contend with Uncertain Sales Tax Future

Even though legislation requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes from their customers passed the Senate back in May, it remains in limbo in the House, leaving online retailers in a state of uncertainty after the Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear Amazon.com’s appeal of New York State’s so-called “Amazon tax” law.

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December 3, 2013

Women Poised to Diversify Corporate Boards

A new report from Ernst & Young predicts an increasing number of women will be joining corporate boards.

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November 27, 2013

Paychex Offers Advice on Obamacare Employer Shared Responsibility Payment

Payroll service provider Paychex has released an infographic on detailing the steps that employers should take now to prepare for the employer shared responsibility payment under the Affordable Care Act, and the potential costs to employers who fail to act.

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November 25, 2013

Online Guide to Becoming an Accountant

The Web site Bestaccountingschools.net has created an online guide for aspiring accountants in infographic form.

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November 22, 2013

Taxpayer Advocate Warns about Decline in Taxpayer Service

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service at the Internal Revenue Service, decried the plummeting levels of customer service at the IRS in a recent speech.

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November 18, 2013

IFAC Polls Small and Midsize Practitioners

The International Federation of Accountants has opened its annual SMP Quick Poll to survey accountants at small and midsize practices about the main issues confronting them and their clients around the world.

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Deloitte’s Efforts at Greater Diversity and Inclusion

April 23, 2014

Deloitte vice chairman and chief inclusion officer Deb DeHaas discusses the firm's efforts at recruiting a more diverse workforce.

Trends in the Accounting Profession

April 18, 2014

Jim Metzler, former AICPA vice president of small firm interests, and founder of Metzler Advisory Group, talks about how the CPA profession is changing.

Lessons in M&A: Client and Staff Retention

April 14, 2014

Transition Advisors president Joel Sinkin talks about what firms should do after a merger to retain their clients and staff members.

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More Taxpayer Misconceptions

April 21, 2014

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Dumbest Employee Excuses for Being Late

March 31, 2014

Running a little late could have big repercussions, especially at a firm in the midst of busy season. From escaped zebras to must-see TV, employers told CareerBuilder some of the most memorable excuses they've heard from tardy employees.

Common Taxpayer Misconceptions

March 19, 2014

The NAEA’s collection of ridiculous things tax clients believe.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Firms in the U.S.

March 10, 2014

The firms with the highest 2013 revenue growth in our Top 100 Firms/Regional Leaders list.

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March 3, 2014

As companies gain more affordable access to new technology and platforms, they also seek to make smarter investments.

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