Inside Views

  • Anticipating Your Clients' Questions about the New Overtime Rule

    October 25, 2016

    The Department of Labor released the highly anticipated final overtime rule in May, expanding overtime pay eligibility to approximately 4.2 million salaried workers across the country.

  • Enter the ‘Experience Economy’

    October 25, 2016

    What your clients want from you is changing rapidly

  • CCH Connections User Conference 2016 keynote urges more tech for client satisfaction

    October 25, 2016

    On Monday morning, Wolters Kluwer began their 2016 CCH Connections User Conference in Washington, D.C. with a keynote address from Jason Marx, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting North America. Marx presented important details from the 2016 Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting survey and white paper, “Game Plan for the Future: Are You and Your Clients in Sync?”

  • Art of Accounting: Trying to Sell a Practice Led to More Business

    October 24, 2016

    My friend Al is a sole practitioner with seven staff members and a thriving audit practice, besides the typical tax and small business tax clients. He is getting older, and while he has no plans to retire and is actively trying to grow his practice, he periodically meets with larger firms to see if there is an interest in acquiring his practice when that day comes. By doing this he stumbled on a fantastic business development formula.

  • Recruiting Millennial Accountants Poses a Challenge

    October 21, 2016

    The millennial generation is expected to make up more than half the workforce over the next decade, but finding enough of them to staff accounting departments is proving to be a challenge for many companies.

  • IRS Offers Guide to Tangible Property Regulation Compliance

    October 21, 2016

    The Internal Revenue Service issued an Audit Techniques Guide last month governing compliance with the tangible property repair regulations.

  • I'd Really Like You to Be My CPA, but I've Already Engaged Another Firm

    October 21, 2016

    You have a great reputation, excellent credentials, plenty of practical, relevant experience, and you went to all the right schools. I think you may just be the perfect CPA for me and you are exactly what I am looking for to help with my business. But I just signed an engagement letter with another firm. Huh?

  • Uber and Lyft Dominate Expense Reports for Ground Transportation Claims

    October 20, 2016

    The ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft now account for over 50 percent of claims for ground transportation expenses on T&E reports, according to a new estimate.

  • Getting Ready for Tax Season

    October 20, 2016

    For tax preparers getting ready for tax season, the environment has changed, according to Annie Schwab, tax manager at Padgett Business Services.

  • Becker introduces six-week 'FastPass' CPA Exam prep course

    October 20, 2016

    Becker Professional Education announced earlier this month the launch of FastPass Plus - a six-week, express prep course on top of its existing CPA Exam Review programs. The live webcast course looks to help candidates prepare and sit for the exam before the scheduled April 2017 changes.