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  • 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.

  • In the Blogs: Hue Can’t Hide

    April 15, 2014

    Highlights of some of our favorite tax-related blogs from the past week.

  • Tax Havens Put U.S. Filers on Hook for $1,259 Each, Report Says

    April 15, 2014

    U.S. taxpayers would need to pay an average of $1,259 more a year to make up the federal and state taxes lost to corporations and individuals sheltering money in overseas tax havens, according to a report.

  • Senators Convince Social Security to Stop Seizing Tax Refunds for Decades-old Overpayments

    April 14, 2014

    A pair of senators have called on the Social Security Administration to end the policy of seizing taxpayers’ refunds to hold them accountable for decades-old errors made by the agency that led to the overpayment of benefits, and the agency has agreed to do so.

  • IFAC Receives $8.2M from U.K. to Develop National Accounting Organizations

    April 14, 2014

    The International Federation of Accountants has received £4.935 million ($8.256 million) in funding from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, or DFID, for the purpose of strengthening professional accountancy organizations around the world.

  • GASB Issues Concepts Statement on Measurement of Assets and Liabilities

    April 14, 2014

    The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has issued a concepts statement that will guide GASB in establishing accounting and financial reporting standards for U.S. state and local governments regarding the measurement of assets and liabilities.

  • Wealthiest Pay Bigger Tax Bills with Scant U.S. Economic Harm

    April 14, 2014

    As the political fight over raising taxes for high-income Americans fades away, so are predictions for negative economic fallout.

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Deloitte’s Efforts at Greater Diversity and Inclusion

April 23, 2014

Deloitte vice chairman and chief inclusion officer Deb DeHaas discusses the firm's efforts at recruiting a more diverse workforce.

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.



More Taxpayer Misconceptions

April 21, 2014

Apparently, there’s no end to the ridiculous things taxpayers believe.

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.