December 27, 2013
As CPA firms continue to differentiate themselves, many are turning to strategic consulting services as a way to offer a unique proposition to the business owner.
December 24, 2013
With the New Year right around the corner, business owners are likely scrambling to identify tax credits they can take advantage of or a tax professional to help them ensure theyre properly reporting their tax information for 2013.
December 23, 2013
Tis the time of year when children daydream of possibilities. And, if you have ever seen a letter to Santa written by a seven-year-old, you know that the little ones often swing for the fences.
December 19, 2013
Its never too late for tax planning, a wise CPA once told me. Youve got till the ball drops to take action, and if you do it later than that, then youve got an early start for next year.
December 17, 2013
Mark Twain once said, The report of my death was an exaggeration, upon learning that a newspaper carried his obituary. Talk about a bad way to start your day!
December 16, 2013
Prenuptial agreements are essential in many situations, but it is always awkward for one of the blissfully in love parties to bring it up. Prenups consider the possible failure of the happiest thing in the two peoples lives.
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.
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April 23, 2014
Deloitte vice chairman and chief inclusion officer Deb DeHaas discusses the firm's efforts at recruiting a more diverse workforce.
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 21, 2014
Apparently, theres no end to the ridiculous things taxpayers believe.
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.