February 21, 2014
The IRS should have the authority to regulate tax preparers.
February 20, 2014
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen took some time off from his busy filing season schedule to discuss some questions posed by our readers and staff.
February 19, 2014
I spend a lot of time with clients and I believe I have identified the one quality that most of my successful clients haveit is obsession.
February 14, 2014
With over 2.6 billion local searches performed monthly and that number growing by more than 50 percent each year, according to Small Business Community, it is more important than ever to focus on your accounting firms online presence.
February 13, 2014
Although audits are a fact of taxpayer life, they're not particularly pleasant, and they can take up a lot of otherwise free time. So what should preparers say to their clients about audits?
February 12, 2014
Successful client relationships start when you treat each client as if they were your only client or your best client or most important client.
February 11, 2014
With tax season in full swing, its a good reminder that families with household employees have some impending deadlines. As most tax professionals are aware, the often overlooked household employment taxes or nanny taxes present a unique set of challenges.
February 10, 2014
During 2013, the scene was set for significant changes in financial reporting for private companies and evolved into a battle between standard-setting bodies. All the changes centered on the desire to simplify, and therefore reduce the cost of accounting for private companies. The question is, however, is simpler good enough?
February 7, 2014
My husband Doug and I have just returned from exhibiting at the AICPA Advanced Personal Financial Planning conference in Las Vegas. Some of the conversations we had with fellow exhibitors and attendees were simply too good to leave them in Vegas. Over and over, we were asked, How do you grow your practice in the midst of the busy season?
February 6, 2014
Businesses often take a risk in the development of new products and processes.
February 5, 2014
For many accounting firms, the process of upsizing or downsizing their office space can prove to be very difficult, and in some cases result in an unnecessary waste of money. For firms charged with watching the bottom line of other companies, make sure you are making the right decision for your firm.
February 5, 2014
If you want your content to make a direct hit on your target market, aim with precision.
February 4, 2014
Who is the tax preparer's client -- the taxpayer, or the IRS?
February 4, 2014
The last thing on my mind was merging, but it happened.
February 3, 2014
As a young accountant, I remember asking a manager how to make more money in public accounting.
January 31, 2014
Business strategy means a lot to firms nowadays. Growth from new clients is stagnant at best at many firms these days. Your main initiative is to fend off the constant raiding of your customer base by smaller firms offering lower prices, or larger firms soliciting your partner base to join them and bring their clients with them.
January 29, 2014
While President Obama mentioned taxes a number of times in his State of the Union speech last night, the details were scant.
January 28, 2014
One time, one of my clients had a very large equipment term loan from a bank and was in danger of being put out of business because the company had blown an essential loan covenant.
January 27, 2014
As we work through the succession and retirement of senior partners in our firms, a lot of us are also reviewing and updating our internal documents and agreements.
January 24, 2014
Here is a one-question multiple choice quiz for all return preparers.
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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.
April 14, 2014
Transition Advisors president Joel Sinkin talks about what firms should do after a merger to retain their clients and staff members.
April 2, 2014
Gale Crosley of Crosley + Company discusses the practice areas and international opportunities that firms often overlook in trying to grow.
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.
March 19, 2014
The NAEAs collection of ridiculous things tax clients believe.
March 10, 2014
The firms with the highest 2013 revenue growth in our Top 100 Firms/Regional Leaders list.
March 3, 2014
As companies gain more affordable access to new technology and platforms, they also seek to make smarter investments.
January 31, 2014
The Minnesota Society of CPAs recently conducted its annual survey about the most strange and unusual tax deductions proposed by clients.