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  • AICPA CEO Melancon Sees Changes Ahead for CPAs

    October 20, 2014

    AICPA president and CEO Barry Melancon delivered the keynote speech at the 2014 Fall Meeting of Council in Boston on Monday, discussing the unprecedented changes he foresees in the accounting profession in the coming years.

  • Art of Accounting: Growing with a Client

    October 20, 2014

    Last week I told the story of how we were hired to prepare corporate tax returns at a much higher fee than the client said they wanted to pay. This client grew to become our largest client. Here is how it happened.

  • Survey Examines Factors Driving Happiness at CPA Firms

    October 20, 2014

    The CPA Consultants’ Alliance has released a new report on what drives happiness in CPA firms.

  • IRS Didn’t Always Comply with Rules on Levies

    October 20, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service did not always issue a notice of its intent to issue a levy on taxpayer assets, according to a new report.

  • IRS Makes Slow Progress on Issuing ID Cards

    October 20, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service will not meet the Treasury Department’s 2015 goal for full compliance with a directive requiring federal agencies to issue identification cards that allow workers to gain access to federally controlled facilities and information systems, according to a new government report that found IRS officials citing the lack of enough funding and staff as the main obstacles.

  • AICPA Asks EEOC to Back Off on Mandatory Partner Retirement Probes

    October 20, 2014

    The American Institute of CPAs has asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to reject appeals by EEOC staff to investigate and litigate against accounting firms about their mandatory partner retirement provisions, saying in a letter Monday that the classification of partners as employees would be disruptive to the accounting profession and its business practices.

  • Firm News: Oct. 17, 2014

    October 17, 2014

    National Estate Planning Week, AICPA Leadership Academy graduate class of 2014 and more…

  • Tax Strategy Scan: What Clients Don’t Know …

    October 17, 2014

    Our weekly roundup of tax-related investment strategies and news your clients may be thinking about.

  • KPMG and KLJ Are Tops in New SEC Clients

    October 17, 2014

    Big Four firm KPMG lead the pack among large firms in terms of new Securities and Exchange Commission audit clients in Q3, but a small Midwestern firm walked away with the most new engagements.

  • Tax Fraud Blotter: Sib Scam

    October 17, 2014

    Some of our favorite recent tax fraud cases.

  • Preparers’ Fees, Workload Increasing: Survey

    October 17, 2014

    Tax preparers charge an average of $142 for a preparing a 1040 and up to an average of $566 for an 1120, according to a new survey from the NATP.

  • People News: Oct. 17, 2014

    October 17, 2014

    New hires, promotions and more…

  • Work Needed on Social Security Tax Claims

    October 17, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service needs to do more to prevent improper claims for refunds of excess Social Security tax withholding, according to a recent government report.

  • 4 Ways Providing Valuations Can Help Your Accounting Practice

    October 17, 2014

    Business clients see their accountant as a trusted resource with the knowledge and expertise to help them improve their business and avoid pitfalls.

  • AICPA Questions IRS over S Corp Distributions

    October 17, 2014

    In an Oct. 16 letter to the IRS, the AICPA questioned the ordering rule under Internal Revenue Code section 1368, asserting that an ambiguity exists under current rules for determining adjustments to the accumulated adjustment account (AAA) of an S corporation.


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