Inside Views

  • Have You Discussed 401(K) Plans with Your Business Clients?

    July 8, 2016

    Retirement plans are often considered strategic advantages for businesses, yet many small businesses do not offer their employees 401(k) plans. As an accountant, this is a discussion you can have with your business clients, to help them understand the value of retirement plans and how they can build upon the success of their company.

  • Steven Harris elected chairman of National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

    July 7, 2016

    The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) announced on Thursday that Steven Harris, partner-in-charge of RubinBrown’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, was named the new chairman of their Board of Directors. Effective July 1, 2016, Harris will serve a two-year term.

  • Share Your Expertise: Why It Pays and How to Do It

    July 7, 2016

    Tax lawyer Kelly Phillips Erb, aka “taxgirl,” has written for The New York Times and is now a staff writer for, but she never set out to be a famous blogger or national thought leader.

  • IFAC Pushes to Build Accounting Profession in Developing World

    July 6, 2016

    The International Federation of Accountants has been trying to build the reach and influence of the accounting profession in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world.

  • Virginia Society of CPAs Educational Foundation announces 2016-17 scholarship recipients

    July 6, 2016

    The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) Educational Foundation recently announced its college scholarship recipients for the 2016–2017 academic year. The Educational Foundation represents a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting accounting education and encouraging students to pursue careers as CPAs.

  • 5 Reasons Tax Professionals Should Embrace Customer Reviews

    July 6, 2016

    With the regulations that once kept financial advisors and other money-management professionals on the social-media sidelines a thing of the past, the floodgate of tweets, Snaps and Instagram posts should be wide open by now. But the response has actually been quite muted.

  • Dallas, Texas firm Ryan celebrates 25th anniversary with inaugural 'RyanSHARES' day of service

    July 6, 2016

    Dallas, Texas tax services firm Ryan announced on Wednesday that they will hold an inaugural, firm-wide day of service in honor of the firm's 25th anniversary on July 14, 2016. Dubbed the “RyanSHARES” day, the firm's professionals will spend a full day volunteering in their respective local communities.

  • Deloitte Shares Golf Tips with the USGA

    July 5, 2016

    Deloitte has been working with the United States Golf Association to help the USGA broaden the appeal of golf and understand what is drawing players to the game.

  • The Multiple-Employer Trap

    July 5, 2016

    All across America, hard-working people receive their personal income tax returns and wonder why they still owe money at tax time.

  • Art of Accounting: Family Tree of Clients

    July 4, 2016

    For those of us in public accounting, there is a continual need to get new clients. Many times we look beyond what we have for the “new” when the growth is there for the taking.