December 14, 2013
Abraham Briloff passed away recently at the age of 96. Those who love accounting and value truth in corporate annual reports will greatly miss him.
December 13, 2013
As 2013 recedes in the rearview mirror, it is understandable that tax professionals look to the road ahead regarding taxes and Washington.
December 12, 2013
As we come down to the wire for the beginning of busy season, its important to review some of the things we may already know, or think we know, about reporting and filing requirements.
December 10, 2013
My amazing discovery is not only that happy CPAs exist, but that they are not singularly defined by industry, job title, age or gender. Rather, what sets them apart from the rest of the grouchy crowd is what they do differently.
December 5, 2013
The increasing globalization of the economy is resulting in more small and medium-size businesses seeking to expand internationally. While companies are extending their products and services across borders, many dont consider the compliance and planning issues that come with doing so.
December 2, 2013
Is reality what something actually is or what people perceive it to be? Jack Welch of GE fame once said that reality is seeing the world as it is rather than as you wish it were.
November 26, 2013
Its no secret that the legal profession has been facing a host of challenges in recent years, including layoffs and consolidation at many large firms and a steep decline in enrollment at many law schools as students who graduate are confronted with astronomical debts from their student loans and grim job prospects.
November 25, 2013
I have always told my clients to call me before they did anything major or new financially to see if there was anything tax-wise that could be done to help them.
November 25, 2013
In many businesses the accounting for accounts receivable utilizes the allowance method to provide a reasonable estimate of the net collectability of the firms trade receivables.
November 22, 2013
Last week I moderated an Accounting Today Webinar, sponsored by SurePayroll, on the 2014 Tax Season Toolkit.
November 21, 2013
With only weeks remaining in 2013, many Americans have finalized their financial planning for the year, thinking theyve done all they can to maximize tax savings. But many do not know there are still a number of opportunities to do some last-minute finagling to save as much as possible.
November 20, 2013
Some big-dollar tax deductions that affect businesses are set to expire in 2013, so nows the time to make sure your company considers taking advantage of them for the current tax year. Doing so may allow you to buy more equipment, send less to the IRS, or both.
November 19, 2013
People can learn new skills and either do nothing further or use it to grow.
November 14, 2013
Unlike last year, tax planning for 2013 is not hampered by uncertainties over a looming fiscal cliff. Unfortunately, there is always some uncertainty and a few expiring provisions to warrant special attention by taxpayers.
November 12, 2013
Municipal bonds typically represent an investors safest asset or the most conservative component of the overall investment portfolio.
November 11, 2013
While I was working full-time early in my accounting career, I was also picking up clients that I did on the side, also known as moonlighting.
November 8, 2013
Recent calls to get rid of public company audits are way off-base
November 8, 2013
If youre an accountant who loses money, and your spouse is a real estate agent who makes money, can you combine your business with your spouses in order to calculate self-employment tax?
November 7, 2013
When it comes to working with entrepreneurs, theres no hard and fast rule on how to best meet their needs.
November 6, 2013
When I was in high school, I spent a few winter Saturdays helping my father and learning what a CPA did.
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March 14, 2014
Transition Advisors president Joel Sinkin discusses his new book on how accounting firms can execute a successful merger or acquisition.
March 10, 2014
Some key trends spotted in Accounting Today's annual ranking of the Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders.
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.
February 7, 2014
The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has compiled its annual sampling of quirky sales tax changes passed or implemented in 2013.
January 31, 2014
The Minnesota Society of CPAs recently conducted its annual survey about the most strange and unusual tax deductions proposed by clients.
January 24, 2014
The Taxpayer Advocate proposes a list of rights and responsibilities.