October 25, 2013
Worker classification is an ongoing issue that affects accountants and their clients.
October 24, 2013
Now that the October 15 extended filing deadline for personal income tax returns has passed, we have only 10 weeks to help our clients plan for the tax returns that will be due April 15.
October 23, 2013
Every firm is working through the succession maze and dealing with the exit of key partners in the firm.
October 21, 2013
Some accounting industry watchers warn business owners against relying on their CPAs for business advice, but many owners are apparently ignoring the advice.
October 18, 2013
The majority of the U.S. government, including the U.S. Tax Court, shut down on October 1. Late this past Wednesday, Congress voted to reopen the government through January 15 of next year. Despite the shutdown, the statutory deadline of 90 days for filing a petition in the Tax Court cannot be extended. Yet during the shutdown, the Tax Court was not accepting hand delivery and very likely was not opening its mail.
October 17, 2013
When it comes to tax disputes, there are three different forums in which to bring a lawsuit, and sometimes the choice makes a difference in the result.
October 16, 2013
Mastering payroll compliance continues to be a challenge that many small business owners struggle to control.
October 15, 2013
The Olympics are the biggest international sporting event, with athletes from more than 200 nations participating in what are generally considered the most important competition in the world. But are they worth it to the host city and country in terms of the budget and the eventual enormous expenditures?
October 10, 2013
Although most accountants prepare taxes, thats not the only reason that professional liability claims against accountants are most frequent in the tax area.
October 8, 2013
Client meetings are an integral part of being a great accountant.
October 7, 2013
It wont be long before tax season gets underway again, and before the upcoming busy season fades from mind to join all previous busy seasons, I encourage you to reflect. Think about your clients because, after all, theyre the people who contribute significantly to making your busy season what it is, in all its glory and misery. My question for you is: which three clients are you going to fire?
October 7, 2013
I dont think I would be going too far out on a limb to say that the vast majority of accountants did not become accountants so they could get into marketing or sales.
October 3, 2013
Oh what Id give to get a good nights sleep. Weve heard that before, maybe even said it ourselves, especially during tax season. But tax preparer Joyce Linzy was prepared to spend money to make it happen.
October 2, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Friedberg were just another couple of average married taxpayers like any other married taxpayers happily minding their own business until the IRS decided to wage a war of terror on them.
September 28, 2013
As if the tax and accounting business itself wasnt busy enough, demand is also up for teachers of college-level accounting courses.
September 25, 2013
Much attention has been focused on the postponement of the Affordable Care Acts employer mandatethe requirement that businesses with 50 or more employees provide them with health insurance or face significant fines, which the Obama Administration delayed for one year.
September 24, 2013
The way I see it, theres never been a better time to pursue a career in the public accounting and auditing profession.
September 20, 2013
The age-old issue of whether to deduct or capitalize just got a bit more clear.
September 19, 2013
May I ask you a personal question? Do you feel like your job description is last-minute issue tackler? You are not alone.
September 18, 2013
Many accounting firms tout their excellent customer service as what sets them apart from competitors, but if everyone is bragging about the same thing, are they truly unique?
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February 6, 2014
U.S. Wealth Management CEO John Napolitano discusses how CPAs can start a financial planning practice and how the initiative can go wrong.
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.
December 31, 2013
Our editors picks for the biggest stories in accounting in 2013