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  • BDO Leads Q1 in New SEC Clients

    April 18, 2014

    With 11 overall new Securities and Exchange Commission clients and a net gain of eight, Top 10 Firm BDO led the nation’s large firms in the first quarter of 2014.

  • Tips for Late Taxpayers

    April 18, 2014

    The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who may have missed the April 15 tax filing deadline.

  • Tax Fraud Blotter: Nothing But Prison

    April 18, 2014

    Some of our favorite recent tax fraud cases.

  • Construction Industry Revenue Growth Slowing

    April 18, 2014

    Construction companies have seen steady profit and sales growth recovery since 2009, but 2013 figures indicate their rate of growth is slowing, according to data from the financial information company Sageworks.

  • Study Finds Link between Financial Planning and Happiness

    April 18, 2014

    The more discipline an individual brings to their finances, the more financially secure he or she feels in the present, and the greater likelihood they’ll be happy in the future, according to a new study.

  • IRS Doing More Audits of Large Partnerships

    April 18, 2014

    As the number of large partnerships involving 100 or more direct partners continues to grow, the Internal Revenue Service is taking a closer look at them, according to a new government report.

  • Employees Focusing More on Financial Planning

    April 18, 2014

    Employees are becoming increasingly engaged and more proactive in their financial planning, according to a new study.

  • IRS Still Upgrading Computers from Windows XP

    April 17, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service has arranged to pay Microsoft extra money to continue to support its old Windows XP computers beyond the cutoff date that Microsoft has imposed for supporting the old operating system.

  • Firm News April 17, 2014

    April 17, 2014

    NJSCPA gives out more than $500K in scholarships, Fraud & Forensic Accounting Education Conference update, and more...

  • People News: April 17, 2014

    April 17, 2014

    New hires, promotions and more…

  • IRS Audit Rate Hits New Low

    April 17, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service is anticipating the chances of a tax return being audited to be the lowest in years.

  • Court Says SEC Conflict Mineral Rule Violates Speech Rights

    April 17, 2014

    A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring companies like Boeing Inc. and Apple Inc. to disclose whether any “conflict minerals” are used in their products violates their free-speech rights, an appeals court in Washington said.

  • Baker Tilly Offers Tax Credit Mapping Tool

    April 17, 2014

    The accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause has introduced an interactive online mapping tool that helps users determine if a business or development project may qualify under various criteria for the New Markets Tax Credit or Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.

  • ‘Reactive’ CPAs Lose Clients, Survey Says

    April 16, 2014

    Almost three quarters (72 percent) of small-business owners have changed their CPA or accounting firm at least in part because the firm only gave them “reactive service,” instead of proactive advice, according to a new survey.

  • RNC Sues IRS

    April 16, 2014

    The RNC has filed a lawsuit against the IRS for withholding records sought by a 2013 Freedom of Information Act request.

  • Rumsfeld Calls for Tax Reform

    April 16, 2014

    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld yesterday made public a letter he said he sends every year to the IRS, along with his tax return.

  • KPMG Celebrating Earth Day with Living Green Week

    April 16, 2014

    KPMG announced it will be celebrating Earth Day, April 22, with a week dedicated to environmental sustainability service projects.

  • Delayed Start Didn’t Make Tax Season Worse

    April 16, 2014

    Despite the late start to tax season, the Internal Revenue Service generally kept pace with last year, according to a government report.

  • Old Versus Young: Who Makes the Worst Clients?

    April 15, 2014

    One generation of client you’ve known for years, and still they blame you for every change in the tax law. The other generation of client thinks they know it all but at least they can open your e-mail.

  • 10 Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe

    April 15, 2014

    For taxpayers who owe taxes with their tax returns, the IRS has provided ten tips about how to pay.

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Trends in the Accounting Profession

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.

Lessons in M&A: Client and Staff Retention

April 14, 2014

Transition Advisors president Joel Sinkin talks about what firms should do after a merger to retain their clients and staff members.

Are You Missing These Growth Opportunities?

April 2, 2014

Gale Crosley of Crosley + Company discusses the practice areas and international opportunities that firms often overlook in trying to grow.



Dumbest Employee Excuses for Being Late

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.

Common Taxpayer Misconceptions

March 19, 2014

The NAEA’s collection of ridiculous things tax clients believe.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Firms in the U.S.

March 10, 2014

The firms with the highest 2013 revenue growth in our Top 100 Firms/Regional Leaders list.

Top 10 Tech Trends for 2014

March 3, 2014

As companies gain more affordable access to new technology and platforms, they also seek to make smarter investments.

Strangest Tax Deductions

January 31, 2014

The Minnesota Society of CPAs recently conducted its annual survey about the most strange and unusual tax deductions proposed by clients.